Vocalist Elise Figa shares what it’s like to be a part of Carnegie Hall’s first early-music professional training program, exploring Baroque performance practice with period-instrument specialists. Led by three members of the celebrated and remarkably versatile ensemble L’Arpeggiata, including artistic director Christina Pluhar, violinist Veronika Skuplik, and cornettist Doron David Sherwin, the workshop will explore vocal interpretation (from the perspective of both singers and continuo players), ensemble playing, and improvisation.
Elise Figa discusses her journey in this first installment of her L'Arpeggiata Master Class vlog.
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Elise Figa frequently performs as a soloist and as an ensemble member of the Magnificat Baroque Orchestra and ¡Sacabuche! at the Bloomington, Boston, and Indianapolis early music festivals. In 2009, she made her European debut at the Festival Europäische Kirchenmusik singing music of the medieval period. In 2011, Ms. Figa performed on stage at Carnegie Hall with the Carnegie Hall Festival Chorus. She holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Indiana University.