Thirteen emerging artists from all over the map came together this month in Center City to study the art of singing Russian opera with vocal coach Ghenady Meirson, a Curtis and AVA faculty member who founded the Russian Opera Workshop in 2011. The result was a concert performance of Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades (La Dame du Pique). WRTI's Lesley Valdes reviews the July 25th recital held at AVA.
Wonder what it's like singing opera? Not easy, right? Now imagine singing in Russian! Ghenady Meirson, a Russian emigre and operatic vocal coach, is an expert in training singers to master the very challenging Russian language and performance style.