Soprano Lydia Grindatto confirmed her promise with a charismatic, thoroughly inhabited Violetta.
This is likely the best Giargiari Bel Canto competition year in my experience, evidenced in several important ways.
Two young casts due justice to Tchaikovsky’s opera — and bring honor to the Academy of Vocal Arts.
Ghena’s Russian Opera workshops were a source of joy to Philadelphia, and a contribution to music far beyond our city.
Our critics had three top picks, as did the judges… and they were different.
This lovely program of arias, duets and songs reveals an entrepreneurial spirit and undaunted good humor.
Through the now-familiar technology of Zoom, some emerging AVA artists show their stuff.
Seen and heard here, Donizetti’s late work was stronger on vocal power than bel canto nuance.
The production is a mixed bag, but it shows the high vocal standard of AVA’s current artists.
David and Cameron consider 15 promising young singers, vying for a prestigious prize.