‘Phantom of Opera’ Star Teaches Vocal Master Class

What: Vocal Master Class led by legendary “Phantom of the Opera” star Franc D’Ambrosio
When: Thursday, June 9; Check In: 10:30 a.m., class time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Shasta College Music Building, Room 638
Fee: $25 in advance, $30 at door

Westside Performing Arts Company presents a unique opportunity to experience theater star Franc D’Ambrosio in person as he works to pass along his priceless experience and his own insights to a new generation of artists. Franc will lead a Vocal Master Class on Thursday, June 9th from 11:00am – 2:00pm at the Shasta College Music Building. Seating is limited.

Non-singers are welcome to attend too. Organizers say this will be a fascinating experience no matter what side of the stage you prefer to be on. Here’s the format: Ten very advanced Redding vocalists will be the ‘student performers’ with whom Mr. D’Ambrosio will work. Everyone else will be observing and will learn a tremendous amount through the observation and critique.

If there is time at the end of the class, observers may get up and perform. So if you are interested in performing, come prepared with sheet music, but there is no guarentee everyone will get to perform.

Also, Mr. D’Ambrosio will be teaching private one-on-one lessons for students who are interested later that evening. The cost is $50.00 per 1/2 hour for private lessons.

Franc’s accomplishments include:
§  Playing “Phantom” in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera,” performing the part of the “masked man” over 2,000 times
§  an Academy Award-nominated film, playing the adult Anthony Vito Corleone in “The Godfather III”
§  Three Emmy award-nominated television shows,  two Grammy considerations
§  National Theatre Award nomination for his stage work in “Barry Manilow’s Copacabana”
§  1989 Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd”   
§   Studying at the famed Vocal Academy of Lucca in Italy
§  Studying under the legendary tenor Luciano Pavarotti

Advance tickets: Bernie’s Guitar, 3086 Bechelli Lane or Vintner’s Cellar, 1700 California St, Redding.

For more Information: 530-515-7151 or visit www.westsideperforming.com. For more on Franc D’Ambrosio, visit www.francdambrosio.com.

Westside Performing Arts Company is pleased to sponsor this event.  Westside is a non-profit professional performing arts company offering theatrical education and is an auxiliary of the Shasta County Arts Council.


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  1. Avatar Grammalyn says:

    Franc is my favorite performer of all time. When we lived in SF, I went to see PTO as often as the wallet would allow. He has performed in the north state a few times, and puts on a marvelous show. He sings and tells wonderful family stories which makes him so endearing. He is so friendly and kind – just a joy to be around.

    If you are not familiar with his name, I suggest that you YouTube any of his songs and you will be in for a treat. Having trained with Luciano Pavarotti gives you some idea of the caliber of this man's talent.

    I'm sooo looking forward to this event!