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Academy of Vocal Arts

Music Theatre Downtown

The Academy of Vocal Arts provides tuition-free vocal and opera training of the highest quality, and financial support during training, to exceptionally talented and committed young singers who have the potential for international stature, and to present them in professional performances that are accessible to a wide community. Each year, AVA resident artists are presented in four or five fully-staged opera productions accompanied by orchestra. Resident artists are cast in leading roles that they will in all likelihood continue to perform for the rest of their careers.

Calendar of Events
Il Trovatore at Haverford School
Tuesday, November 28
Art Songs of Benjamin C.S. Boyle
Sunday, December 3
Russian Romances
Tuesday, December 12 through Thursday, December 14
Das Rheingold
Saturday, January 20, 2018 through Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Claude Debussy: Biography in Music
Sunday, February 11, 2018

Visitor Information

Academy of Vocal Arts
1920 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-735-1685 phone
215-732-2189 TTY

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