Session #1: June 7-18, 2021 IOLANTA by Tchaikovsky Apply Today
Opera Roles René, King of Provence - Bass Robert, Duke of Burgundy - Baritone Count Vaudémont, Burgundian Knight - Tenor Ibn-Hakia, Moorish Healer - Baritone Alméric, armor-bearer to King René - Tenor Bertrand, doorkeeper of the castle - Bass Iolanta, blind daughter of King René - Soprano Marta, Bertrand's wife, Iolanta's nursemaid - Contralto Brigitta, Iolanta's friend - Soprano Laura, Iolanta's friend - Mezzo Soprano
Session #2: July 5-16, 2021 EUGENE ONEGIN by Tchaikovsky Apply Today
Tatyana - Soprano Olga - Contralto or Mezzo Soprano Larina - Mezzo Soprano Filipyevna - Mezzo Soprano Lensky - Tenor Onegin - Baritone Gremin - Bass Zaretsky - Bass Triquet - Tenor
In-person summer program returns in 2022
Russian Opera Workshop is a private and independent program in summer residence at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia.
Applicants are responsible for securing their own housing.
AVA and Curtis student sublets are available.
Excellent options can be found on Airbnb.
Advanced & Young Singers
We encourage both advanced and young singers to audition for the program.
Young singers, undergrads, will be assigned songs and arias according to voice and level, and will understudy full roles. This will ensure a healthy entry level experience into Russian repertoire.
Advanced singers including master's degree and professional levels will add important roles and arias to their repertoire.
Accepted artists will require advance preparation. Upon commitment, singers will get access to electronic files for self guided preparation of operas.