Master Class Characters

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Accompanist

Manny the accompanist rehearses with Maria the day before the master class, but she cannot remember him since he is now wearing a different sweater. She tells him that he does not have a distinctive look and that he must acquire one. Manny is an admirer of Maria and does not react badly to her rather rough treatment of him in act one. In act two, he wins her praise.

Anthony Candolini

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Sophie de Palma

See  First Soprano

First Soprano

Sophie de Palma is Maria's first student. She tries to sing an aria from Bellini's La Sonnambula but does not get past the first word before Maria interrupts her. Maria tells her that she is not listening to the music; she is singing but not really feeling the emotions of the character. Maria's relentless criticism, although meant to be constructive, makes Sophie cry. Maria even...

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