SINGING LESSONS | DRAMATIC COACHING | AUDITION PREP

Classical Vocal Training For Emerging Opera Singers

Classical Vocal Training For Emerging Opera Singers

SINGING LESSONs DRAMATIC COACHINg AUDITION PREParation

Services

Singing Lessons

These singing lessons are for those who want a thorough grounding in classical technique.

Christine Douglas The Magic Flute Papagena

Dramatic Coaching

Develop spatial awareness, understanding proxemics, body language, characterisation and establishing peripheral vision.

Christine Douglas Audition Preperation

Audition Preparation

Learn text analysis and spatial mapping while developing character to facilitate the space of an aria.

Services

Singing Lessons

These singing lessons are for those who want a thorough grounding in classical technique.

Christine Douglas The Magic Flute Papagena

Dramatic Coaching

Develop spatial awareness, understanding proxemics, body language, characterisation and establishing peripheral vision.

Christine Douglas Audition Preperation

Audition Preperation

Learn text analysis and spatial mapping while developing character to facilitate the space of an aria.

Christine Douglas Headshot

Christine Douglas

Operatic Soprano

Christine has had a distinguished career as an operatic soprano with Opera Australia, the Victorian State Opera, State Opera of South Australia, Western Australian Opera, Opera Queensland, Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras and the Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide Festivals.

Having worked as a director for Opera Australia, Opera Queensland, the NZ Singing School, and as founding Artistic Director for Sydney-based company, Pacific Opera, Christine’s creativity spans beyond the stage.

Awarded the Churchill Fellowship and having spent time researching best practice in opera training in the UK and USA, Christine now works as a freelance soprano, producer, director, vocal coach and mentor to the next generation of Australasian operatic talent.

Christine Douglas

Operatic Soprano

Christine Douglas Headshot

Christine has had a distinguished career as an operatic soprano with Opera Australia, the Victorian State Opera, State Opera of South Australia, Western Australian Opera, Opera Queensland, Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras and the Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide Festivals.

Having worked as a director for Opera Australia, Opera Queensland, the NZ Singing School, and as founding Artistic Director for Sydney-based company, Pacific Opera, Christine’s creativity spans beyond the stage.

Awarded the Churchill Fellowship and having spent time researching best practice in opera training in the UK and USA, Christine now works as a freelance soprano, producer, director, vocal coach and mentor to the next generation of Australasian operatic talent.

Portfolio

Operas Directed

— Cosi fan tutte (Mozart)
— Daphnis et Chloé (Offenbach)
— Die schöne Galathee (von Suppé)
— Hansel & Gretel Humperdinck)
— Il mondo della luna (Haydn)
— La sonnambula (Bellini)
— The Barber of Seville (Rossini)
— The Magic Flute (Mozart)

Co-Productions

— Canberra Symphony Orchestra
— Willoughby Symphony Orchestra
— The Marais Project
— Bel a Capella Sydney
— Omega Ensemble
— National Trust of NSW
— Supreme Court of NSW

Positions Held

— Artistic Director Classical, SSNZ
— Opera Director, NZSS
— Founding Artistic Director, Pacific Opera
— Executive Vice-Chair, Pacific Opera
— Associate Director, Melbourne Opera School
— Consulting Executive Director, AOAC

Portfolio

Operas Directed

— Cosi fan tutte (Mozart)
— Daphnis et Chloé (Offenbach)
— Die schöne Galathee (von Suppé)
— Hansel & Gretel Humperdinck)
— Il mondo della luna (Haydn)
— La sonnambula (Bellini)
— The Barber of Seville (Rossini)
— The Magic Flute (Mozart)

Co-Productions

— Canberra Symphony Orchestra
— Willoughby Symphony Orchestra
— The Marais Project
— Bel a Capella Sydney
— Omega Ensemble
— National Trust of NSW
— Supreme Court of NSW

Positions Held

— Artistic Director Classical, SSNZ
— Opera Director, NZSS
— Founding Artistic Director, Pacific Opera
— Executive Vice-Chair, Pacific Opera
— Associate Director, Melbourne Opera School
— Consulting Executive Director, AOAC

Christine Douglas first worked as an Associate Director at The Opera Studio in 2013, on our ‘Making a Scene’ Project. Our company of singers were engaged and delighted by her energetic and positive approach to bringing their scenes to life in an imaginative and meaningful way.  Christine’s professional experience as a performer and director was evident in the confidence and skills she instilled in our Studio singers to be courageous, clear and committed in their story-telling.”

Linda Thompson

Artistic Director,
Australian Contemporary Opera Co.

Christine Douglas first worked as an Associate Director at The Opera Studio in 2013, on our ‘Making a Scene’ Project. Our company of singers were engaged and delighted by her energetic and positive approach to bringing their scenes to life in an imaginative and meaningful way.  Christine’s professional experience as a performer and director was evident in the confidence and skills she instilled in our Studio singers to be courageous, clear and committed in their story-telling.”

Linda Thompson

Artistic Director,
Australian Contemporary Opera Co.

Vocal Tuition

Since moving to directing opera and training young artists, Christine has imbued her productions and her protegés with that same detailed dramatic conviction. She now finds herself in demand directing opera performances, taking Workshops and training individuals in role and audition preparation.

Singing Lessons

These singing lessons are for those who want a thorough grounding in classical technique.

Having learnt my technique throughout my career, I have a unique, empathetic understanding of singers who feel confused by conflicting opinions and instructions they’ve received over time.

Emphasis is placed on understanding the physiology of voice production, on mastering pure Italian vowels, on enhancing natural, reliable breath flow and singing with an open pharyngeal space.

$110 per 60 min — Melbourne CBD
$110 per 60 min — Zoom
$100 per 60 min — Daylesford

TESTIMONIALS

What Students Are Saying

“Christine, you're such a perceptive teacher! You've quickly identified the vocal habits that were holding me back and rather than simply correcting them, you've taught me to identify these issues for myself and guided me through the process of rebuilding a healthier technique. I have never felt so vocally free in my life. A true testament to a great teacher.”
Taryn
Soprano
“Christine's intuitive, empathic, nurturing, dynamic and detailed approach to singing tuition has utterly transformed both my vocal technique. Christine brings a wealth of performing experience, stage skills, technical skills, dramatic understanding, energy and great passion to everything she does - I can't recommend her highly enough.”
Julia
Soprano
Christine has taught me more in 18 months than I learned in 7 years of vocal sessions (including a bachelors degree in Opera). Initially training as a Mezzo (thinking that I didn't have top notes), to now confidently popping out top B's here there any everywhere, I can safely say that Christine has provided the pivoting technique to get to where I am today. I can't thank you enough."
Luana
Soprano

Dramatic Coaching

Whether you have undertaken private study or have graduated from a Tertiary Institution, it is likely that the percentage of time you have spent studying stagecraft is relatively small.

As an emerging artist, you will be expected to arrive at your first job with the fundamental skills under your belt. These include stagecraft, spacial awareness and the ability to craft a character.

My stagecraft sessions focus on developing these fundamentals so you prepared and in control on your first day of rehearsals.

1 x 60 min session — $120
3 x 60 min sessions — $330

Christine Douglas The Magic Flute Papagena

TESTIMONIALS

What Students Are Saying

I can't thank you enough for all your support and encouragement over the past couple of years. You're such an amazing director and mentor and you've taught me so much. You've helped me to believe in myself and I now feel more confident entering this industry.
Michael
Tenor
Thank you for your obvious kind and caring commitment, and for your enthusiastic approach to coaching so many students to perform at the level they did at the Final Gala Concert. I thought your Music Theatre Chorus was just amazing. Slick and spectacular.
Jill
NZ Singing School
It has been such a joy working with you. The stage skills you've passed down have helped me become the artist I am. You have been a fantastic, supportive, and 'hands-on' mentor. I truly admire your passion for the art, and the wonderful work you do with young singers!"
Anna
Mezzo
Christine Douglas Audition Preperation

Audition Preparation

Walking into an audition prepared and confident that you’ve done everything in your power to showcase your talent is an empowering experience.

My audition preparation sessions focus on text analysis, context, character and spatial mapping, allowing you to create a world for the panel in the space of an aria.

1 x 60 min session — $120
3 x 60 min sessions — $330

Vocal Tuition

Since moving to directing opera and training young artists, Christine has imbued her productions and her protegés with that same detailed dramatic conviction. She now finds herself in demand directing opera performances, taking Workshops and training individuals in role and audition preparation.

Singing Lessons

These singing lessons are for those who want a thorough grounding in classical technique.

Having learnt my technique throughout my career, I have a unique, empathetic understanding of singers who feel confused by conflicting opinions and instructions they’ve received over time.

Emphasis is placed on understanding the physiology of voice production, on mastering pure Italian vowels, on enhancing natural, reliable breath flow and singing with an open pharyngeal space.

$110 per 60 min — Melbourne CBD
$110 per 60 min — Zoom
$100 per 60 min — Daylesford

TESTIMONIALS

What Students Are Saying

“Christine, you're such a perceptive teacher! You've quickly identified the vocal habits that were holding me back and rather than simply correcting them, you've taught me to identify these issues for myself and guided me through the process of rebuilding a healthier technique. I have never felt so vocally free in my life. A true testament to a great teacher.”
Taryn
Soprano
“Christine's intuitive, empathic, nurturing, dynamic and detailed approach to singing tuition has utterly transformed both my vocal technique. Christine brings a wealth of performing experience, stage skills, technical skills, dramatic understanding, energy and great passion to everything she does - I can't recommend her highly enough.”
Julia
Soprano
Christine has taught me more in 18 months than I learned in 7 years of vocal sessions (including a bachelors degree in Opera). Initially training as a Mezzo (thinking that I didn't have top notes), to now confidently popping out top B's here there any everywhere, I can safely say that Christine has provided the pivoting technique to get to where I am today. I can't thank you enough."
Luana
Soprano

Dramatic Coaching

Whether you have undertaken private study or have graduated from a Tertiary Institution, it is likely that the percentage of time you have spent studying stagecraft is relatively small.

As an emerging artist, you will be expected to arrive at your first job with the fundamental skills under your belt. These include stagecraft, spacial awareness and the ability to craft a character.

My stagecraft sessions focus on developing these fundamentals so you prepared and in control on your first day of rehearsals.

1 x 60 min session — $120
3 x 60 min sessions — $330

Christine Douglas The Magic Flute Papagena

TESTIMONIALS

What Students Are Saying

I can't thank you enough for all your support and encouragement over the past couple of years. You're such an amazing director and mentor and you've taught me so much. You've helped me to believe in myself and I now feel more confident entering this industry.
Michael
Tenor
Thank you for your obvious kind and caring commitment, and for your enthusiastic approach to coaching so many students to perform at the level they did at the Final Gala Concert. I thought your Music Theatre Chorus was just amazing. Slick and spectacular.
Jill
NZ Singing School
It has been such a joy working with you. The stage skills you've passed down have helped me become the artist I am. You have been a fantastic, supportive, and 'hands-on' mentor. I truly admire your passion for the art, and the wonderful work you do with young singers!"
Anna
Mezzo
Christine Douglas Audition Preperation

Audition Preperation

Walking into an audition prepared and confident that you’ve done everything in your power to showcase your talent is an empowering experience.

My audition preparation sessions focus on text analysis, context, character and spatial mapping, allowing you to create a world for the panel in the space of an aria.

1 x 60 min session — $120
3 x 60 min sessions — $330

TESTIMONIALS

What Students Are Saying

"How on earth does one begin to express thanks for the incredible support, guidance and wisdom that you have so generously afforded so many people. You have not only given me wonderful experiences but also the encouragement, courage and support to see them through and to get the best from these experiences and from myself.”
Emily
Mezzo Soprano
"I want to thank you for being my mentor the last 3 years. I started out as a complete beginner and now I have just sung my first title role! I cannot thank you enough for your guidance, from silly things like what to wear to the important ones like how to deal with industry professionals. Due to all this, I am now confident and excited to continue my journey in London!"
Cathy
Soprano

My Philosophy

“In order for drama and music to be full partners in operatic performance, singers must have a working understanding of how their bodies communicate and are perceived on stage.

I believe in training young artists to be just as articulate in their physical characterisations as they are in musical and vocal capacities. Spatial awareness, physical coordination & body confidence are critical in communicating effectively with an audience.”

Christine Douglas

“In order for drama and music to be full partners in operatic performance, singers must have a working understanding of how their bodies communicate and are perceived on stage.

I believe in training young artists to be just as articulate in their physical characterisations as they are in musical and vocal capacities. Spatial awareness, physical coordination & body confidence are critical in communicating effectively with an audience.”

My Philosophy

Christine Douglas

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