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Announcing AVA's 2023/24 Opera Season!

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The Academy is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Guzielek as its new president and artistic director effective July 1

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AVA's Significance to the Opera World

The Academy of Vocal Arts aims to stand as the world’s foremost institution for training young artists as global opera soloists. Through rigorous instruction, coaching, and showcasing Resident Artists in various performances, AVA cultivates artists with high career potential, while enhancing lives in Philadelphia and beyond.

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Luke Norvell

tenor · Second year


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Corinne Winters

soprano ’11

"From the emission of her first note until the last, [Winters] is breathtaking. With her powerful and velvety voice, the American dates nuances with exceptional ease and relaxation."

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Opera Outreach Program: Preparing the Audiences of Tomorrow!

Opera Outreach, AVA’s educational program, gives middle and high school students the opportunity to learn about all aspects of opera through comprehensive study guides, followed by live performances of the opera they studied. After each opera performance, students are able to interact with the performers in lively question-and-answer sessions.

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