The Elena Obraztsova International Vocal Mastery Workshop

From 25 May to 31 May, 2020

ONLINE

From 25 May to 31 May, The Elena Obraztsova International Vocal Mastery Workshop will be held once again in Moscow.

Due to the world’s current epidemiological situation, the Workshop will be held online this time.

The Kultura.rf web portal, the Foundation’s YouTube channel and the Facebook page will host live broadcasts.

Everyone interested, whose life and professional activities are connected with opera and theatre, is invited to participate in the Workshop.


Throughout her life, Elena Obraztsova gave master classes across the world, and The Elena Obraztsova International Vocal Mastery Workshop has taken place regularly in St. Petersburg and Moscow since 2005. Its mission is to improve the skills of young singers and to ensure sharing of working experience between vocal teachers, singers, accompanists and theatre figures.


This time, in view of the online format’s characteristic features, more lessons will concern a comprehensive approach to the opera singer profession rather than the intricacies of singing. The lessons will include meet-the-celebrity events featuring a stage director, a conductor, vocal teachers, opera singers and music critics.


PROGRAM

On 25 May at 2 p.m.
DMITRY CHERNYAKOV, a Russian opera stage director, frequent winner of Russian and international awards
«A Stage Director and a Singer in Opera. What Should A Young Performer Know About This?»

On 26 May at 2 p.m.
DMITRY VDOVIN, a vocal teacher, director of Young Artists Opera Program of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia
«A Conversation About Vocal Technique and Artistic Interpretation»

On 27 May at 2 p.m.
DMITRY KORCHAK, an opera singer and conductor, Guest Soloist with the Wiener Staatsoper
«A Conductor and a Singer in Opera. What Should A Young Performer Know About This?»

On 28 May at 4 p.m.
ALESSANDRO AMORETTI and ANNA KRIVCHENKOVA, vocal coaches
«The Problem of Italian Vocal Elocution of Russian-Speaking Singers»

On 29 May at 2 p.m.
EVGENY TSODOKOV, a musicologist and music critic
«The Golden Age of the World’s Opera Vocals in 1950th-80th»

On 30 May at 4 p.m.
LYUBOV PETROVA, Guest Soloist with the Metropolitan Opera
«A Vocalist and an Actor in Opera. Combination of Vocal Technique and Acting»

On 31 May at 4 p.m.
ALESSANDRO ARIOSI, an opera manager
«A Singer and a Manager. What Should A Young Performer Know About This?»

All the participants can send their questions to the teachers, which those will be happy to answer on live air. If anyone wishes, they can also send short videos of their performances to be watched by the teachers in advance; some videos might be demonstrated and discussed on the air. Moreover, the participants will be able to ask questions online in the comments during live broadcasts.


The Elena Obraztsova International Vocal Mastery Workshop is implemented as part of the international project «Voices of Heritage» carried out by The Elena Obraztsova Foundation and with the use of a grant of the President of the Russian Federation for the civil society development allocated by the Presidential Grants Foundation.