The first international opera studio “Vojislav Soldatović” at the Serbian National Theater

International opera studio “Vojislav Soldatović” is slated to start operating within the Serbian National Theater, and is intended for young singers and conductors aged 20 to 35 from the Republic of Serbia, and all other countries, who are ready to begin their training and take their first steps on stage.

Keeping in mind the increasing recognition of the opera of the Serbian National Theater in the region, as well as in Europe, and its successful participation at international festivals, the management of the theater decided to establish the international opera studio “Vojislav Soldatović”, which will start operating from the end of October 2022. The leading team of the opera studio will be Ms. Violeta Srećković, first soloist of the Serbian National Theatre, Maestro Aleksandar Kojić, conductor of the Serbian National Theater, and Mr. Dejan Prošev, stage director and general manager of the Macedonian State Theatre Skoplje. As part of the opera studio program, professional workshops will be organized throughout the year and the participation in opera studio productions will be led by world-renowned pedagogues and conductors, such as Maestro Constantine Orbelian, director of the New York City Opera, Sonia Mazar, opera pedagogue and director of the Jerusalem Opera Festival, Nelson Calzi, opera pedagogue from the Milan Scala, David Garattini Raimondi, stage director, Thomas Böckstiegel, opera director of the Heidelberg Opera, Anthony Bramell, chief conductor of the State Theatre Gärtnerplatz Munich, Željko Lučić our world famous baritone, and many more. The General Manager of the Serbian National Theater, Aleksandar Stankov, said that “the initiation of this type of program for professional training of young talents is extremely important for the affirmation of young artists”, adding that “for the first time in our country, young singers and conductors will have the opportunity to enrich their knowledge, both with professional artists of the Serbian National Theater and with world-renowned artists from all over the world. The Opera Studio represents the legacy of our director Vojislav Soldatović, who left a deep mark on the opera of the Serbian National Theater.”

The audition for the Opera Studio will take place on the 17th of october 2022 at 2 p.m. on the big stage “Jovan Đorđević” of the Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad. Please send your application with attached biography and three arias to the email of the opera director Sandra Milankov:

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