Coming up in Philly music: Cards, guns, and love, opera-style
Gambling! Murder! Love beyond measure! 'Queen of Spades' sings it all.
The Russian Opera Workshop is a prime example of the high-level quality and summertime casualness that characterize Philadelphia’s summer music season. Its free events feel pleasantly informal, but the workshop is a major learning experience for rising young vocalists from all over the world. Its director, Ghenady Mierson, is an opera coach with an international reputation who teaches at Curtis and the Academy of Vocal Arts. The participants tackle their concert-style workshop performances with the same seriousness they would bestow on a full-dress performance at the Met. Read more ...
Workshopping Saint Joan
Tchaikovsky’s “Maid of Orleans” at the Academy of Vocal Arts
By: Tom Purdom - July 01, 2014
Ghenady Meirson’s Russian Opera Workshop offers local audiences a chance to hear promising young voices singing major works in an informal setting, with no admission charge. Read more
ROW Premieres Tchaikovsky Rarity
By Lew Whittington - July 2, 2014
Pianist and repertoire specialist Ghenady Meirson has been the go to-master for two decades in Philadelphia for authentic Russian operatic repertoire. His Russian Romances concerts at the Academy of Vocal Arts, where he is on the faculty, has an avid following. In recent years he has also established Russian Opera Workshop (ROW) for professional and aspiring opera singers that culminates in performances at the AVA. Read more
Rachmaninoff’s ‘Aleko’ by Russian Opera Workshop
BY: Steve Cohen 07.03.2012
No major American company in this country has ever produced Rachmaninoff’s unfortunately neglected Aleko. Ghenady Meirson’s Russian Opera Workshop
offered a taste of what we’ve missed.
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