We are very happy to announce a brand-new course during our Summer Academy Voice 2023! A course focusing on new music together with Pulitzer Prize-winning librettist Royce Vavrek and composer Rachel J. Peters.

The participants will be assigned arias and songs, specifically written for the chosen singers by Vavrek and Peters. The participants will work together with Vavrek and Peters during the week, ending with the world premiere at Oslo Chamber Music Festival 5th of August.

This program is a rigorous immersion into contemporary opera and music theatre through a wide variety of today’s most singular compositional voices. Participants who are eager to tell new musical stories are encouraged to apply. An excitement to move classical music deeper into the future is major asset!

Royce Vavrek is a Canada-born, Brooklyn-based librettist and lyricist who has been called “one of the most celebrated and sought after librettists in the world”.

Composer/librettist Rachel J. Peters writes exclusively for voices and for the stage, and has written numerous operas, musicals and concert works.

WHEN: July 31st – August 5th 2023

📷Vavrek: Ricardo Beas