Inspired by Their Favorite Melodies: Pieces Inspired by La favorite

Written by AVA Administrative Associate Stephen J. TrygarCover photo by Manuel Nägeli on Unsplash The Academy of Vocal Art's production of Donizetti's La favorite opens tomorrow! The building has been filled with its soaring melodies and lush orchestration the past few weeks, and we are excited to be bringing it to AVA for the first time! The opera... Continue Reading →

The Guest Singers of BrAVA 2020: Their Times at AVA and Now

This year, the Academy of Vocal Arts is celebrating it 85th anniversary! To celebrate this incredible achievement, our quinquennial BrAVA Gala and Concert is bigger than ever! We will be returning opera back to The Met Philadelphia for the first time in over 80 years! Furthermore, we have a line-up of incredible guest singers!

Russian Romances: The Scenes and Arias in Perspective

All over Philadelphia, homes, businesses, parks, and streets are being decked for the holiday season. Tiny lights twinkle across the city, and colorful ribbons and evergreen trees decorate the facades that line the sidewalks. These lavish designs beckon cold travelers into the warm shops, restaurants, and theaters throughout the town. We invite you to traverse a beautifully festive Spruce Street down to the Academy of Vocal Arts next week, and escape the cold to cozy up to our program of Russian Romances.

A Season of Joy and Thanksgiving: Favorite Opera Moments of AVA’s Resident Artists

Amidst the holiday season, we often find ourselves reflecting on what is most important to us—family, friends, loved ones, homes, professions, hobbies, traditions, etc. This year, I had the pleasure of being able to learn about some of the most beloved moments in the operatic genre with several of our current Resident Artists. It is an honor that I get to share those special operatic moments with you.

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