Hidden Valley Winter Intensive Faculty

Hidden Valley Music Seminars
Carmel Valley, CA
January 2-9, 2017

 
SIr Thomas Allen Sir Thomas Allen is an established star of the great opera houses of the world.  At the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where in 2011 he celebrated the 40th anniversary of his debut with the company, he has sung over fifty roles. The same year he also celebrated the 30th anniversary of his debut at the Metropolitan Opera, New York. Equally renowned on the concert platform, he appears in recital in the United Kingdom, throughout Europe, in Australia and America, and has appeared with the world's great orchestras and conductors. The greatest part of his repertoire has been extensively recorded with such distinguished names as Solti, Levine, Marriner, Haitink, Rattle, Sawallisch and Muti. Read more...

SIr Thomas Allen

Sir Thomas Allen is an established star of the great opera houses of the world.  At the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where in 2011 he celebrated the 40th anniversary of his debut with the company, he has sung over fifty roles. The same year he also celebrated the 30th anniversary of his debut at the Metropolitan Opera, New York.

Equally renowned on the concert platform, he appears in recital in the United Kingdom, throughout Europe, in Australia and America, and has appeared with the world's great orchestras and conductors. The greatest part of his repertoire has been extensively recorded with such distinguished names as Solti, Levine, Marriner, Haitink, Rattle, Sawallisch and Muti. Read more...

Graham Johnson OBE Already acclaimed not only as one of the foremost accompanists of our day but also for his major contribution to the development of the song repertoire, Graham Johnson has most recently completed his major recording project of the complete lieder of Schubert for the Hyperion label and has embarked on a similar project of recording the complete lieder of Schumann. He was made an OBE in the 1994 Queen's Birthday Honours list and in 2002 he was created Chevalier in the Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French Government.  He was also made an Honorary Member of the Royal Philharmonic Society in February 2010. In 2013 he was awarded honorary doctorates by Durham University and The New England Conservatory, and was recipient of The Wigmore Hall Medal. Read more...

Graham Johnson OBE

Already acclaimed not only as one of the foremost accompanists of our day but also for his major contribution to the development of the song repertoire, Graham Johnson has most recently completed his major recording project of the complete lieder of Schubert for the Hyperion label and has embarked on a similar project of recording the complete lieder of Schumann. He was made an OBE in the 1994 Queen's Birthday Honours list and in 2002 he was created Chevalier in the Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French Government.  He was also made an Honorary Member of the Royal Philharmonic Society in February 2010. In 2013 he was awarded honorary doctorates by Durham University and The New England Conservatory, and was recipient of The Wigmore Hall Medal. Read more...

Susanne Mentzer American mezzo-soprano Susanne Mentzer has established herself not only as an international singer but also as a writer, teacher and arts advocate. She enjoys a significant opera, concert, chamber music and recital career of over thirty years appearing on four continents with nearly every great opera house and orchestra. She has been a guest artist at the Metropolitan Opera in leading roles since 1989, most recently as Marcellina in the new production of Le Nozze di Figaro  in the fall of 2014. She returned to the Met in February and March of 2016. Read more...

Susanne Mentzer

American mezzo-soprano Susanne Mentzer has established herself not only as an international singer but also as a writer, teacher and arts advocate.

She enjoys a significant opera, concert, chamber music and recital career of over thirty years appearing on four continents with nearly every great opera house and orchestra. She has been a guest artist at the Metropolitan Opera in leading roles since 1989, most recently as Marcellina in the new production of Le Nozze di Figaro  in the fall of 2014. She returned to the Met in February and March of 2016. Read more...

 
Stewart Robertson Scottish born conductor Stewart Robertson thrives on a wide range of musical interests. He has become particularly associated with the music of Mozart, Beethoven, and Britten and his close involvement with new music has led to him having conducted over 100 orchestral and operatic world premieres. Maestro Robertson served as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Atlantic Classical Orchestra in Florida and has been named Music Director Emeritus of Glimmerglass Opera in recognition of the phenomenal musical growth the company achieved under his direction over two decades. Read more...    

Stewart Robertson

Scottish born conductor Stewart Robertson thrives on a wide range of musical interests. He has become particularly associated with the music of Mozart, Beethoven, and Britten and his close involvement with new music has led to him having conducted over 100 orchestral and operatic world premieres. Maestro Robertson served as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Atlantic Classical Orchestra in Florida and has been named Music Director Emeritus of Glimmerglass Opera in recognition of the phenomenal musical growth the company achieved under his direction over two decades. Read more...

 

 

Craig Rutenberg Craig Rutenberg is an accomplished pianist, accompanist, vocal coach and teacher of interpretation. Having studied piano and interpretation with John Wustman, Geoffrey Parsons, Pierre Bernac and Miriam Solovieff, Craig Rutenberg has appeared in recital worldwide with singers including Diana Damrau, Sumi Jo, Susanne Mentzer, Frederica von Stade, Angelika Kirchschla-ger, Dawn Upshaw, Thomas Hampson, Ben Heppner, Jerry Hadley and Simon Keenlyside. Read more...    

Craig Rutenberg

Craig Rutenberg is an accomplished pianist, accompanist, vocal coach and teacher of interpretation. Having studied piano and interpretation with John Wustman, Geoffrey Parsons, Pierre Bernac and Miriam Solovieff, Craig Rutenberg has appeared in recital worldwide with singers including Diana Damrau, Sumi Jo, Susanne Mentzer, Frederica von Stade, Angelika Kirchschla-ger, Dawn Upshaw, Thomas Hampson, Ben Heppner, Jerry Hadley and Simon Keenlyside. Read more...

 

 

Guest Director - Edwin Cahill American director, producer, and librettist Edwin Cahill’s unique background as a concert pianist and Broadway actor “a talented pianist, a first-rate singer, and an engaging stage presence” (New York Times), and linguist with studies at the University of Paris Sorbonne-Nouvelle who served as a French/Italian Political Analyst for Medley Global advisors, informs his “joyful and passionate directing” (onmilwaukee.com) that is “light, effortless, and fits the space like a glove” (Music4awhile), leading to a body of work in theater, musicals, and operas that “will make hearts melt” (Broadway World) Read more...

Guest Director - Edwin Cahill

American director, producer, and librettist Edwin Cahill’s unique background as a concert pianist and Broadway actor a talented pianist, a first-rate singer, and an engaging stage presence” (New York Times), and linguist with studies at the University of Paris Sorbonne-Nouvelle who served as a French/Italian Political Analyst for Medley Global advisors, informs his “joyful and passionate directing” (onmilwaukee.com) that is “light, effortless, and fits the space like a glove” (Music4awhile), leading to a body of work in theater, musicals, and operas that “will make hearts melt” (Broadway World) Read more...