In-person program and public performances return in 2022
PHILADELPHIA (March 2, 2021) -- While the COVID-19 pandemic is on its way to a resolution, Russian Opera Workshop opted to continue its 2021 training season as a private Virtual Role Study Workshop.
"As we approach the end of the war against the COVID-19 pandemic, and as in any war, the final days can be highly unpredictable. To avoid complacency, and for the safety of our artists and patrons, this summer we opted to continue as a private Virtual Role Study Workshop. Our in-person program with public performances will return in 2022," commented Ghenady Meirson, the founder and music director of Russian Opera Workshop.
In its 11th summer season, the program includes two separate training sessions of popular Tchaikovsky standards, Iolanta (June 7-18) and Eugene Onegin (July 5-16).
Participating artists will receive daily Russian language classes and intensive role preparation. In addition, special guest speakers include international opera stars Angela Meade and Bryan Hymel, the General Manager of San Francisco Opera Center, Markus Beam, and the preeminent audition coach and AVA faculty, Thor Eckert.
About Russian Opera Workshop
Russian Opera Workshop is a privately operated, independent program, located in summer residence at the Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) in Philadelphia. Founded in 2011, by Ghenady Meirson (AVA, Curtis), the program is focused on one Russian opera per session, offering intensive language and vocal training, and public performances.
Repertoire and Performance History
Mazepa - 2016
The Maid of Orleans - 2014, 2019
Eugene Onegin - 2011, 2014, 2018
The Queen of Spades - 2012, 2017
Iolanta - 2011, 2015, 2019
Romeo & Juliet Fragment - 2013, 2016
Aleko - 2012, 2016
Francesca da Rimini - 2013
The Demon - 2015
Rusalka - 2017
Prince Igor - 2018
High Resolution Photos
Photo is courtesy of Russian Opera Workshop
Martin Luther Clark, Jr. and Samantha Long in Russian Opera Workshop’s 2019 production of Iolanta (Photo by Leonard Meirson)
Ghenady Meirson, Founder and Music Director
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