Principal Artist

The Varna International Music Academy (VIMA) offers a variety of options for the summer Principal 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 Principal Artists Program will enjoy principal 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!


STABAT MATER, Rossini

Inclusions

  • Soloist in Stabat Mater
  • Voice lessons and coaching
  • Feldenkrais class: instruction on spinal alignment, posture and relaxation
  • 10 nights lodging in four-star hotel in Varna, Bulgaria (double occupancy)
  • Full breakfast and lunch buffets 7 days a week

TALES OF HOFFMAN, Offenbach (fully-staged)

Inclusions

  • Principal role in Tales of Hoffmann
  • Perform in All American Gala with orchestra*
  • Voice lessons and coaching
  • Masterclasses
  • Feldenkrais class: instruction on spinal alignment, posture and relaxation
  • Daily Italian language course
  • 23 nights lodging in four-star hotel in Varna, Bulgaria (double occupancy)
  • Full breakfast and lunch buffets 7 days a week

DIE FLEDERMAUS, J. Strauss (fully-staged)

Inclusions

  • Principal role in Die Fledermaus
  • Perform in All American Gala with orchestra*
  • Voice lessons and coaching
  • Masterclasses
  • Feldenkrais class: instruction on spinal alignment, posture and relaxation
  • Daily Italian language course
  • 22 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.