Fall Virtual Season Information

September 15, 2020

We are excited to unveil details regarding our fall virtual season! With the safety of our Resident Artists, faculty, staff and audiences in mind, we have adjusted our offerings while still maintaining our focus on training singers. The Academy is committed to the well-being of the entire AVA community. While the fall performance season looks different due to the pandemic, AVA is delighted to offer our audiences the opportunity to get to know its Resident Artists in new ways, through online content such as interviews, lectures, performances, and alumni spotlights.

Patrons are encouraged to follow AVA on social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to join our email list and actively visit our website as details emerge for upcoming performances.


Details regarding accessing each online performance will be shared soon! 

Giargiari Bel Canto Competition – airing October 24, 2020 at 7:30 PM

AVA’s annual favorite vocal competition returns, from the comfort of your own home! AVA Master Vocal Coach Danielle Orlando returns as the competition’s music director and pianist. Tickets are just $10 minimum, and we do encourage patrons to pay more if they are able to (Giargiari tickets at the Perelman Center are $50+)! The competition will be streamed via YouTube. Performers, repertoire and additional streaming details will be announced soon. Giargiari will be available to stream for 48 hours after the launch time. Tickets are on sale now here!

Ticketing Assistance – If you are having technical difficulties or are not connected to the internet you can call us directly for assistance, updates and descriptions of the digital experiences we are creating. Our Box Office Director Bill Buddendorf and Administrative Associate Stephen Trygar are eager and available to talk with you. You can call them directly at 215.735.1685, or please email Bill at bbuddendorf@avaopera.org For non-ticket related questions please contact us at info@avaopera.org.


Tune into WRTI 90.1 FM throughout the fall to hear Resident Artists on air:

Please note that AVA virtual performances and WRTI broadcasts are subject to change.