Opera Gala

Varna International Music Academy (VIMA) is offering opportunities for soloists to be featured in an Orchestral Opera Gala program, in the Summer 2023. Join singers from throughout the country in Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina. VIMA combines prestigious performance opportunities and world-class training under the tutelage of our internationally renowned faculty. All VIMA 2023 programs are eligible for academic credit. For more information, please email our office.


Orchestral Opera Gala

Conductor: Maestro Gregory Buchalter, Metropolitan Opera
Repertoire: (Applicants will be assigned one aria, duet, or ensembles. On your application, please list three arias of your choice. Arias will be assigned at the faculty's discretion.):

Overture
Aria
Duet: Dunque io son (Barbiere did Siviglia) (soprano or mezzo and baritone)
Aria
Sextet from Lucia di Lammermoor (soprano, Mezzo, 2 tenors, baritone, bass)
Aria
Duet: O soave fanciulla (la Boheme) (soprano and tenor)
Die Fledermaus: Trio from act 1 (2 sopranos, baritone)
Act 2 Finale: Brüderlein (sing to love) (2 sopranos, 1 Mezzo, 2 baritones)

Intermission

Orchestra work
Duet: Lakme (soprano and mezzo)
Aria
Duet: Mira o Norma from Norma (soprano and mezzo)
Duet from Pearlfishers by Bizet (Tenor and baritone
Aria
Rosenkavalier Final trio and duet (2 sopranos, 1 Mezzo)
Ride of the Valkyries (Wagner Die Walküre) (8 women)

Encore: Libiamo from la Traviata (tutti, with soprano and tenor soloists)

Soloists Cost & Inclusions:

  • Soloist in the orchestral Opera Gala. Sing an aria or duet with professional orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Buchalter from The Metropolitan Opera at world-class concert venues: The Koger Performing Arts Center and Charleston Gaillard Center.
  • Perform in one voice recital - Italian Serenata
  • Two 40-minute voice lessons per week
  • Two 40-minute coachings per week
  • Vocal masterclasses
  • Italian language classes
  • Alexander Technique classes
  • Masterclass in movement, stage techniques, stage combat
  • 14 nights lodging in South Carolina, with host families and / or students residencies (double occupancy)
  • Breakfast daily (7 days a week)