Russian Opera Workshop 2016 to Present Rachmaninoff's ALEKO & Tchaikovsky's MAZEPA

Russian Opera Workshop 2016 to Present Rachmaninoff's ALEKO & Tchaikovsky's MAZEPA

In its sixth summer season, Russian Opera Workshop presents rarely performed Aleko by Rachmaninoff (June 28, 29 & 30) and Mazepa by Tchaikovsky (August 2, 3 & 4), as well as concerts of Russian Romances (June 27 & August 1).

All events are free to the public. Tickets are not required.

Opera and recital performances begin at 7:30 PM. Master classes begin at 1:00 PM. All events take place at the Academy of Vocal Arts, 1920 Spruce Street, Philadelphia.

Selected by an audition process, participating young artists arrive in Philadelphia from around the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Master Classes - 1:00 PM | Free

Academy of Vocal Arts, 1920 Spruce Street, Philadelphia

June 9 & 10 - Benita Valente, Vocal Master Class

June 16 & 17 - Thor Eckert, Professional Development. Audition Class.

July 14 & 15 - Daron Hagen, Professional Development. Audition Class.

July 20 - Angela Meade, Vocal Master Class

July 21 - Florence Quivar, Vocal Master Class

July 22 - Sandra Hormozi, Professional Development. Audition Class.

Russian Romances Concerts - 7:30 PM | Free

Academy of Vocal Arts, 1920 Spruce Street, Philadelphia

June 27 and August 1 - All artists perform. Works by Aliabiev, Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Prokofieff, Shostakovich, Sviridov.<


Opera Performances - 7:30 PM | Free

Academy of Vocal Arts, 1920 Spruce Street, Philadelphia

Aleko by Sergei Rachmaninoff

June 28, 29 & 30

Mazepa by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky

August 2, 3 & 4

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. Centered on one Russian opera per session, each workshop session offers an intensive one-month long Russian language and vocal training program followed by free public performances.

Repertoire History

Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky

Mazepa - 2016

The Maid of Orleans - 2014, Philadelphia premiere

Eugene Onegin - 2011, 2014

The Queen of Spades - 2012

Iolanta - 2011, 2015

Romeo & Juliet Fragment - 2013, 2016

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Aleko - 2012, 2016

Francesca da Rimini - 2013, Philadelphia premiere

Anton Rubinstein

The Demon - 2015, Philadelphia premiere