Season One

We invite aspiring opera singers to join us in our studios within His Majesty’s Theatre.  Whether your singing experience is in the privacy of your own home or as a seasoned chorister we invite you to spend 8 weeks with us and experience what the life of a classical singer entails.

Soprano and workshop leader, Lisa Harper-Brown will lead you in a fully immersive singing experience in a warm, supportive environment that is sure to also have you singing with a smile.  Lisa will introduce you to the world of classical singing and a professional insight into best practice and vocal technique. 

This season’s repertoire includes the Barcarolle/Belle nuit, o nuit d’amor from Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, the dramatic Va Pensiero, commonly known as the Slaves Chorus from Verd’s Nabucco and the classic Danny Boy.

Choose to participate at either the Adagio or Allegro level and prepare to let your voice soar!

The cost of the series is $230 which includes 8 classes.


Adagio - 5.45pm - 7.00pm 

A great class for beginners or those returning to singing.

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Allegro - 7.30pm to 8.45pm

A fast paced class for those seeking a more advanced repertoire. Suitable for seasoned choristers wanting to improve their technique or teachers seeking professional development.

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Critically acclaimed as ‘radiant both vocally and visually‘, Lisa Harper-Brown is a unique and commanding performer. Lisa made her debut for Opera Australia singing Pamina in The Magic Flute. Since then performances including Fiordiligi in Così fan Tutte, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, and Elsa in Lohengrin, have delighted both critics and audiences alike, culminating in a prestigious Helpmann Award for her portrayal of Countess Almaviva in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.

Possessing a vast concert repertoire, and recognised for her ability to cross genres and styles, Lisa is a highly regarded concert, festival and recital performer, having appeared throughout Australia, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK and New Zealand. Her most recent musical collaboration saw her joining forces with Japanese Marimbist, Naoto Segawa, in Epiphanies: performing traditional vocal repertoire which has been reinvented for new musical landscapes. Plans for touring Epiphanies in Festivals throughout the Asia Pacific are currently in progress.

Lisa is heard regularly in ABC Classic FM's Sunday Live! Series and on Radio NZ Concert, has recorded many new works with NZSO, and has released two CDs dedicated to Australian Art Song. She currently divides her time between her performing commitments and her other passion: teaching. Having taught in a variety of educational settings, Lisa’s extensive ‘on-stage’ experience, research into many schools of Vocal Pedagogy and language proficiency make her a highly sought-after Voice Teacher, Choral Trainer and Conductor, and Adjudicator.

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Dates & Times

12 June Monday - 5.45pm (Adagio), 7.30pm (Allegro)
19 June Monday - 5.45pm (Adagio), 7.30pm (Allegro)
26 June Monday - 5.45pm (Adagio), 7.30pm (Allegro)
3 July Monday - 5.45pm (Adagio), 7.30pm (Allegro)
10 July Monday - 5.45pm (Adagio), 7.30pm (Allegro)
17 July Monday - 5.45pm (Adagio), 7.30pm (Allegro)
24 July Monday - 5.45pm (Adagio), 7.30pm (Allegro)
31 July Monday - 5.45pm (Adagio), 7.30pm (Allegro)