PRESS RELEASE: Russian Opera Workshop presents Philadelphia Premiere of The Demon by Anton Rubinstein, and Tchaikovsky's Iolanta in Free Public Concerts
PHILADELPHIA, June-July 2015 | In it's fifth summer season, Russian Opera Workshop presents concert opera productions of Anton Rubinstein's The Demon, a Philadelphia premiere (June 23, 24 & 25), and Tchaikovsky's last opera Iolanta (July 28, 29 & 30) sung in Russian with English supertitles
All performances are free to the public and begin at 7:30 PM at the Helen Corning Warden Theater at the Academy of Vocal Arts, 1920 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, USA. All artists are also presented in Russian Romances concerts on June 22 and July 27.
Participating young artists arrive in Philadelphia from around the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe.
Russian Opera Workshop 2015 Core Faculty
Ghenady Meirson, Founder & Music Director (AVA & Curtis faculty)
Dr. Sharon Bain, Russian language class (Bryn Mawr College)
Benita Valente, a distinguished American soprano (AVA voice faculty)
Thor Eckert, professional development coach (AVA faculty)
William Stone, baritone (AVA voice faculty),
Michael Eberhard, Artistic Administrator of Opera Philadelphia
Daron Hagen, an American composer
Michele Scanlon, voice/opera coach (AVA)
Donald St. Pierre, voice/opera coach (Curtis Institute of Music)
Elise Auerbach, voice/opera coach (Temple University)
Julia Zavadsky, chorus master (Rutgers University)
About Russian Opera Workshop
Russian Opera Workshop is an independent summer training program for aspiring and professional opera singers. The program was founded in 2011 by Ghenady Meirson, faculty member at both the Academy of Vocal Arts and Curtis Institute of Music. The workshop offers an intensive one-month long Russian language immersion and vocal training program followed by free public performances.
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