For his opera Eugene Onegin, Peter I. Tchaikovsky expressly wanted singers who were well drilled and technically accomplished. And he was adamant that the first performance of the work should take place at the Moscow Conservatoire, in order to avoid the "ghastly, banal routine" of the conventional opera business. Through the Opera Studio, Bregenz Festival is equally able to ensure exceptional conditions in which talented young singers can concentrate on one work exclusively.
Before stage work commences with the director, the singers selected for the studio will have the opportunity to work with an excellent instructor to acquire a deeper understanding of Tchaikovsky's score than what they have got so far through individual preparation. Part of this master class will be open to the public.
Dmitry Vdovin has worked with young singers for decades. Since 2000 he has been artistic director of the Annual Moscow International School of Vocal Art. He has taught at a variety of institutions, including the opera studios of Houston Grand Opera, Zurich Opera and Dutch National Opera. He is artistic director of the Bolshoi Theatre Young Artists Programme in Moscow, which he founded in 2009. He has been a member of the jury in many voice competitions, and many of his students have gone on to perform at the most prestigious opera houses of the world.
Soloists of the Opera Studio of Bregenz Festival
6 July 2019 – 7.30 p.m., Seestudio
DURATION approx. 1½ hours
PRICE EUR 17