The Omsk Summer Opera Program is a 3 week cultural program structured for performance artists opera singers, who are looking to gain hands-on training and get the experience in the Omsk State Musical Theatre.
The participants will be awarded with Certificate confirming the participation in the program issued by Omsk State Musical Theatre.
This is a unique opera program where young artists can be a part of a highly professional team and perform with orchestra, choir and tripe of the theatre.
Omsk city has a population over 1 million people and located on the banks of 2 rivers – Irtysh and Om. There are 10 professional theaters, philharmonic, which is one of the best in the Asian part of Russia, 7 state museums, where you could see the famous paintings, artworks, expositions dedicated to the history of the region.
We offer a free of charge tour in Omsk city and also a special road-trip to the northern part of the region, going to the Omsk State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve "Starina Sibirskaya" – exploring a true authentic Russian culture.
Omsk State musical theatre is the largest theatre in the region.
Young artist will receive a huge experience by performing world-known opera “Eugene Onegin” by P.I. Tchaikovsky on native language. Opera will be staged in classical way by chief stage director Alexader Lebedev, winner of various national competitions.
Internationally acclaimed conductor Thomas Rösner will join us specially for this program.
Young artist will get a chance to work with outstanding American and Russian musicians: Robert Breault, Jeffrey Price, Vladimir Nukeev, Valentina Sherchneva and Irina Trusova.
World famous American tenor Robert Breault will stage direct comic opera “The Pirates of Penzance”, that will have a special reduction, adapted for Russian-speaking audience.
Main focus of the program – Russian music, peculiarities of its style, Russian acting technique based on K. Stanislavsky acting system.
We would love to share with you the greatest heritage of Russian culture.
Rehearsals will be run on a professional level.
Each participant will receive:
- 12 hours of training on Russian language per week,
- 2 half-hour weekly coaching with Russian cоaches (Russian repertoire),
- 2 forty-five minute group-coachings per week,
- 2 forty-five minute voice lessons per week,
- 2 forty-five minute acting masterclasses per week based on K. Stanislavsky acting technique (the quantity might be increased up to 3 or 4 times a week, depending on schedule),
- voice masterclasses.
There will be 2 fully-staged performances: “Eugene Onegin” by P.I. Tchaikovsky - performed on Russian language and comic opera “The Pirates of Penzance” by W. Gilbert and A. Sullivan – performed in English language. Please note, that performance of “The Pirates Penzance” opera will exclude the dialogues.
The productions are all double cast (1 Russian, 1 international), including troupe and orchestra of Omsk State Musical Theatre.
Each participant must be approved by The Omsk State Musical Theatre before being permitted to perform in the opera productions or concert.
Singers cast in roles must arrive in Omsk City, Russian Federation, with their roles memorized.
Failure to do so will result in removal from the role.
1st of February 2019 - application due
2nd – 15th of February 2019 - decision making, role approval, invitation letters for the participants;
1st of March 2019 - non-refundable deposit is due;
1st of April 2019 - final payment is due;
24th of May 2019 – arrival in Omsk, Russia. First day of the program;
25th of May - 8th of June 2019 - Russian language training classes, rehearsals, voice lessons, master classes, etc.;
8th - 9th of June 2019 - opera performances of «The Pirates of Penzance» by
W. Gilbert and A. Sullivan;
11th - 12th of June 2019 - opera performances of «Eugene Onegin»
by P.I. Tchaikovsky;
13th of June 2019 – Gala concert;
14th June 2019 - departure from Omsk, Russia.