Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, Russian Opera Workshop 2020 has pivoted to an online Role Study Workshop.
I am pleased to offer Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin as an additional online summer workshop. Auditions are not required. Submit request here.
One-on-one Russian diction and vocal coaching of Eugene Onegin roles will be available to opera singers on a rolling basis from May to September 2020. When it is safe to travel again, singers will have the option to visit my AVA studio in Philadelphia and run-through their roles (good through May 2021).
While the current Summer Program was substantially restructured, Russian Opera Workshop Artists 2020 opted to participate online and study their assigned roles in Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet and Eugene Onegin, Rachmaninoff’s Francesca da Rimini, and Rubinstein’s The Demon.
Safety-first is the only right choice this summer. Therefore, all in-person activities, public masterclasses, and performances are cancelled.
On a personal note, while downsizing the program to a solo operation this summer, I will deeply miss my team, faculty, and our loyal audience.
When it is safe again, Russian Opera Workshop will be back!
Ghenady Meirson Founder and Music Director Russian Opera Workshop
Ghenady Meirson Russian Opera Workshop Founder & Music Director Biography
“Every summer since 2011, Meirson has conducted Russian Opera Workshop... familiarizing vocal students from all over with the idiom and offering free performances of two focal works.” Opera News
Meirson is “perhaps the preeminent expositor of the Russian vocal repertoire in America, and he does that through the annual Russian Opera Workshop programs." BroadwayWorld
“Russian Opera Workshop is a prime example of the high-level quality and summertime casualness that characterize Philadelphia’s summer music season.” Broad Street Review
“Ghenady Meirson has been the go to-master for two decades in Philadelphia for authentic Russian operatic repertoire.” Huffington Post