Comprimario Artist

The Varna International Music Academy (VIMA) offers a variety of options for the summer Comprimario Artists Program along the breathtaking shores of the Black Sea in Varna, Bulgaria. VIMA combines prestigious performance opportunities and world-class training under the tutelage of our internationally renowned faculty.

Participants accepted into the Comprimario Artists Program will enjoy feature or supporting roles in fully-staged opera productions (complete with a professional orchestra) and choral-orchestral concerts.

Participation in all tracks is available to singers of all ages.

Choose one of our options below and join us in Varna, Bulgaria for an unforgettable summer of music!


TALES OF HOFFMANN, Offenbach (fully-staged)
STABAT MATER, Rossini

Inclusions

  • Featured or supporting role in Tales of Hoffmann
  • Perform in All American Gala with orchestra*
  • Perform in Serenata Italiana voice recital
  • Perform in Gift of American Song voice recital
  • Perform in the chorus of Stabat Mater
  • Voice lessons and coaching
  • Masterclasses
  • Classes in movement and stage techniques, including stage combat
  • Feldenkrais class: instruction on spinal alignment, posture and relaxation
  • Daily Italian language course
  • Classes in contemporary dance techniques, acrobatics, and pantomime
  • 23 nights lodging in four-star hotel in Varna, Bulgaria (double occupancy)
  • Full breakfast and lunch buffets 7 days a week

TALES OF HOFFMANN, Offenbach (fully-staged)
DIE FLEDERMAUS, J. Strauss (fully-staged)
STABAT MATER, Rossini

Inclusions

  • Featured or supporting role in Tales of Hoffmann
  • Featured or supporting role in Die Fledermaus
  • Perform in All American Gala with orchestra
  • Perform in Serenata Italiana voice recital
  • Perform in Gift of American Song voice recital
  • Perform in the chorus of Stabat Mater
  • Voice lessons and coaching
  • Masterclasses
  • Classes in movement and stage techniques, including stage combat
  • Feldenkrais class: instruction on spinal alignment, posture and relaxation
  • Daily Italian language course
  • Classes in contemporary dance techniques, acrobatics, and pantomime
  • 29 nights lodging in four-star hotel in Varna, Bulgaria (double occupancy)
  • Full breakfast and lunch buffets 7 days a week



* The All American Gala will be performed with piano in the first half and orchestra in the second half. Participants will receive solo, ensemble or chorus positions at director’s discretion.

NOTE: Participants may join other programs within their already paid weeks if does not conflict with their main assignment. Participants may also extend their program for an additional fee.