lettre de recommandation de M. Peter van der Leeuw

LLM BA coordinator Talent Developpement Opera Nationale & Ballet Amsterdam

Baritone Jean-Philippe Lafont worked as vocal coach during the workshop French Repertoire for singers (1800-1950) at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam from October 20-25, 2014. During the workshop he coached eleven opera singers on an opera studio level.

I consider Jean-Philippe Lafont a flamboyant teacher with huge knowledge regarding repertoire and vocal technique. Mr Lafont breaths opera, working very intensive with singers with great care for meaning of the text. He teaches the importance of understanding the music, and works on musicality and phrasing. In my experience singers should be quite advanced to be able to profit the most from his knowledge about the art of opera singing.

His public master class was a joy for the audience as well as for the singers. Not only does he work very detailed with a singer, but he also shres his immense knowledge of the opera business with the audience in a way only a true opera singer can do.

Feel free to contact me in case you need more information about Jean-Philippe Lafont

Yours sincerely