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 →
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!
The Academy of Vocal Arts' production of Donizetti's dazzling grand opera La favorite is rapidly approaching! Join us for our second opera this season with this exquisite work that will leave you wanting more.
Meet Titus Muzi! The Meet the New Resident Artists! Blog Series is a sequence of Q&As designed for you to get to know our new artists.
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.
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.
On December 3rd and 5th, 2019, AVA master vocal coach Luke Housner will accompany and direct our Fall Recital, titled "German Lieder Rarities". The recital will feature rarely performed pieces by Ludwig van Beethoven, Carl Maria von Weber, Franz Schubert, Alban Berg, and Erich Wolfgang Korngold.
Written by AVA Administrative Associate Stephen J. TrygarPhoto by Myke Simon on Unsplash The Academy of Vocal Arts has been buzzing with activity the last few weeks putting the final touches on our production of Mozart's masterpiece, Le nozze di Figaro. It will be opening this weekend on November the 9th and followed by productions on November 12th,... Continue Reading →
The old walls of the Academy of Vocal Arts contain several of its own ghost stories to tell, but they have been hosting many others as well. This All Hallows Eve, we invite you to indulge in some of our favorite and most recent opera productions with bone chilling librettos and equally eerie scores.