Opera Hong Kong is honored to invite the renowned music educator and singer Dr. Oliver Lo to share with us. A workshop will be held for all of you to further understand Opera. Don’t miss the chance to attend!
Who’s afraid of opera? What is the difference between Classical and Musical Theatre Singing Techniques?
(Bel canto vs Belting)
In the past, many voice teachers considered belting (a way of singing musical theater repertoire) as a harmful way to sing. However, the recent development shows that belting is actually not that different from the bel canto singing technique. Dr. Oliver Lo, a classically trained singer who has been music director for numerous musicals will share tips in managing these two techniques. He will share insights in understanding Opera and explain why opera, an art form of 400 years old, is still relevant to us.
Date: 13 July 2018 (Fri)
Time: 7:30 – 9:30PM
Fee: HK$600 (Register on or before 30 June to enjoy early-bird rate – HK$528)
Venue: Atelier Lyrique (Flat B, 1/F, Shu Tak Building, 22-30 Tai Wong Street East, Wan Chai)
Dr. See-yin (Oliver) Lo, Tenor
Oliver Lo studied vocal performance at The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and graduated with distinction. He then received a full-tuition scholarship with teaching assistantship to study at the Eastman School of Music of New York, where he became the first Hong-Kong-Born Chinese to receive a Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance (minor in Stage Directing). After teaching in USA for 6 years, he became a full-time music faculty at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), where his class “Music, Drama and Theatre” won the inaugural Common Core Course Excellence Award in 2013. Lo was also the Founding Director of The HKUST Summer Musical and HKUST Staff Choir. In August 2015, he moved back to USA and is now the Director of Opera and Music Theater at The Indiana University of Pennsylvania.