handel happy hour


Monday through Friday, July 25-29, 2022
6-8pm each night
Opera America, 330 7th Avenue, 7th floor, NYC

  • attend as few or as many sessions as you like
  • bring 3 paper copies of any Handel arias (English, Italian, or German) you’d like to work on
  • they can be new or old arias for you
  • advance preparation need not include preparing any ornamentation at all
  • know your text, translation, and the basics of your character and plot
  • memorization not necessary
  • please do not consult other people’s recordings or YouTubes, it won’t help!
  • M-Th we will practice extemporizing ornaments and cadenzas and learn all the skills needed to pull off any Handel aria you may encounter
  • consultation for additional repertoire suggestions included
  • Friday we’ll sing through arias we’ve been working on for any guests you’d like to invite
  • spread the word – the more singers we have, the more productive it will be
  • here’s a PDF version to share

sliding scale…

for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday sessions

  • $30 per session
  • $20 each if you bring a friend
  • $15 each if you bring two friends
  • $10 each if you bring three or more friends

for Friday session

  • free if you’re singing
  • $10 if you’re not

payment can be cash, check (payable to “operamission”), or Venmo @ operamission

additional tax deductible donations can be made by credit card through operamission.org


please contact Jennifer Peterson at 917 520-3163 or operamission@gmail.com


About operamission

conductor, vocal coach, pianist, harpsichordist
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2 Responses to handel happy hour


    I’m not sure why I’m on your mailing list, and I don’t ding, but I’m a huge Handel fan and find this so thrilling!!! Thanks!


    • Jennifer Peterson says:

      Thanks and you’re welcome, feel free to join us Friday the 29th if you’d like to just listen!

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