In 2017, Prague Summer Nights introduced the PSN Vocal Academy. This program is designed to offer focused and comprehensive development to young singers as they continue their journey in the opera world. Each year there are a limited number of spots for our Voice Academy.
The singers chosen for this program will have the opportunity to understudy a role from Le nozze di Figaro or Die Zauberflöte, attending staging rehearsals and coaching the role with the PSN faculty. They will attend all workshops and masterclasses offered and will also perform in the PSN cabaret program.
In addition, participants will have the opportunity to perform featured roles in a fully staged opera scenes program, which will include scenes from important Czech operas such as Rusalka and Prodaná nevěsta (The Bartered Bride), in addition to standard operatic repertoire. Students will work directly with coaches and faculty from the Czech National Theater and the Prague Conservatory on diction, language, acting, and character development.
- Featured roles in the Opera Scenes program, featuring scenes from important Czech operas such as Rusalka and the Bartered Bride, performed in a historic theater
- Understudy of a role from Le nozze di Figaro or Die Zauberflöte, attending staging rehearsals and coaching the role with the PSN faculty
- Chorus for Figaro and Zauberflöte
- Performance in a historic Prague jazz club
- Voice lessons and coachings with the PSN voice faculty
- Italian, German, French and Czech diction coachings
- Masterclasses with guest faculty from leading opera companies
- Performance preparation & career development workshops, including: resume building, social media and networking, audition workshops, acting and movement masterclasses
- Opportunities to sing for European casting directors, theater directors and conductors. These individuals are invited to performances throughout the festival