|Voice Lessons Toronto: Joel Katz Voice and Opera Training Studio|
Toronto voice teacher JOEL KATZ offers lessons in operatic technique and monthly master classes for professional singers and aspiring students of opera. Fach changes and resolution of technical issues are his particular specialty. Director of the Royal Conservatory Summer Opera program, and a Faculty member of the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory, Mr. Katz has had the privilege of training some of the most prominent Wagnerian singers on the international stage. He has had vocal studios in Bayreuth, Germany, Brussels, Belgium, and Manchester, England. His home teaching studio is in Toronto.
Please see the Calendar for upcoming performances, courses, or master classes. Feel free to contact Mr. Katz for an initial voice consultation at no charge, or visit our blog at http://voiceandopera.blogspot.com/
Joel Katz is an internationally recognized performer and pedagogue. He has assisted artists in preparation for roles at the Bayreuth Festival, the Metropolitan Opera, the Staatsoper in Berlin, La Scala and the Wiener Staatsoper. Praised by William Littler and others for his “sonorously deep voice” (Toronto Star), he recently sang the role of the Devil in Alexina Louie’s “Brian Mulroney the Opera” for Rhombus Media, broadcast nation-wide as part of the Met in HD series at Cineplex Odeon theatres. In the 2007-8 season, he performed Sacristan and Jailer in Puccini’s Tosca for Opera Ontario, and the role of the Ancien Evreu in Samson et Dalila. His performance was acclaimed as "distinguished" by the Hamilton Spectator. In April 2008 he sang the role of Bartolo in the RCM's "Le Nozze di Figaro", under maestro Mario Bernardi. Joel sang the roles of Padre Guardiano in La Foirza del Destino and Arkel in Pelléas et Mélisande in the 2011 season for Bill Shookoff's Opera by Request. His performance as Arkel was praised by critic Leslie Barcza as "showing a lovely gravitas". Joel is a past winner of the Munich International Voice Competition.
Joel as Alcindoro/ Benoit in Hamilton!
In April 2010, Joel Katz appeared in La Boheme with Opera Hamilton in the double role of Alcindoro/Benoit.