Opera Soloists

The Varna International Music Academy (VIMA) offers a variety of options for the summer Opera Soloist 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 Opera Soloist Program will enjoy lead or featured roles in fully-staged opera productions (complete with a professional orchestra) and choral-orchestral concerts.

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


STABAT MATER, Rossini

Inclusions

  • Voice lessons and coaching
  • Master classes
  • 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
  • Option to participate in the Musical Theater Program at no additional cost
  • Lodging in three-star hotel or four-star hotel/apartment in Varna, Bulgaria (double occupancy)
  • Full breakfast and lunch buffets 7 days a week

MUSICAL THEATER / THE GIFT OF AMERICAN SONG PROGRAM

Inclusions

  • Series of recitals, outdoor presentations, coaching, and lessons
  • Voice lessons and coaching
  • Master classes
  • 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
  • Lodging in three-star hotel or four-star hotel/apartment in Varna, Bulgaria (double occupancy)
  • Full breakfast and lunch buffets 7 days a week

DIE FLEDERMAUS, J. Strauss (fully-staged)

Inclusions

  • Voice lessons and coaching
  • Master classes
  • 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
  • Option to participate in the Musical Theater Program at no additional cost
  • Lodging in three-star hotel or four-star hotel/apartment in Varna, Bulgaria (double occupancy)
  • Full breakfast and lunch buffets 7 days a week

TALES OF HOFFMAN, Offenbach (fully-staged)

Inclusions

  • Voice lessons and coaching
  • Master classes
  • Classes in movement and stage techniques, including stage combat
  • Feldenkrais class: instruction on spinal alignment, posture and relaxation
  • Daily Italian language course
  • Option to participate in the Musical Theater Program at no additional cost
  • Lodging in three-star hotel or four-star hotel/apartment in Varna, Bulgaria (double occupancy)
  • Full breakfast and lunch buffets 7 days a week



NOTE: Singers may participate in multiple vocal programs at no additional cost if within their already paid weeks of participation. Participants are also able to extend their program for an additional fee.

Weekly Program Cost
(includes tuition, lodging, two hot buffet meals daily)

4-star hotel/apartment (double occupancy):$1390 per week
3-star hotel (double occupancy): $1290 per week

Single Room Occupancy Rate
4-star hotel/apartment: $280 per week
3-star hotel: $245 per week