Detailed Voice Program Overview

The PSN Opera Program offers singers a month-long intensive course of study with esteemed international faculty and performances in historic venues in Tabor and Prague. Singers will have the rare opportunity to perform on the famed Estates Theatre stage, where Mozart conducted the premier of Don Giovanni in 1787. For four weeks singers participate in rehearsals, lessons and coachings, culminating in public performances for sold out, enthusiastic audiences. Participants perform in professional opera productions with our PSN Festival Orchestra, costumes, award winning sets and experienced staff from the National Czech Theater.
Participate in the PSN Voice Program by singing a lead role in Don Giovanni or Le nozze di Figaro. Be part of the evolution of an opera coming to life in a professional opera house setting. Members of the opera company have the opportunity to coach and perform scenes from Czech operas and other standard repertoire in the charming 19th century Oskar Nedbal Theatre in Tabor. Singers sing an evening of songs from the American Song Book and Broadway for our cabaret performance in a popular jazz club in Prague. Younger singers who want to study to improve their skills may sign up for the Vocal Academy and sing in the opera chorus, understudy a lead role and take advantage of all program offerings at PSN.

Opera Program

Don Giovanni | John Nardolillo, conductor | Patrick Diamond, stage director

Le nozze di Figaro | Timothy Long, conductor | Gayle Shay, stage director

Both productions will be working from the Schirmer score editions.

(Weeks 1,2,3)

Daily rehearsals
   Sing-In (all singers)
   Private coachings and Music Rehearsals as assigned
   Daily staging rehearsals as assigned
Masterclasses in Czech diction with Timothy Cheek
Acting workshops with Gayle Shay and Patrick Diamond
Three private voice lessons

A typical day may include a masterclass or acting workshop in the morning, and/or a block of staging in the morning and afternoon, and a coaching or lesson in the evening.

(Week 4)

Performances: July 11, 12, 13, 14  with the Festival Orchestra at the Estates Theatre, Prague
1 sitzprobe with orchestra per cast
1 piano tech rehearsal on stage per cast
1 dress rehearsal on stage per cast
1 performance on stage per cast
   The chorus (as assigned) will perform 2 performances of each opera  

Opera Scenes

Performance: June 27 at Oskar Nedbal Theatre, Tábor 
Fully staged, with piano, conducted by PSN apprentices

Weeks 1, 2 

Rehearsals as assigned 
Individual and group coachings
Staging rehearsals with faculty director or PSN apprentice director, conducting apprentices



Performance: July 7 at a popular Jazz Club in Prague 

Individual coachings as assigned


PSN Voice Competition

Sign-ups begin in April for PSN participants only

Click here for competition details.

Additional Offerings

Masterclasses – Sing and Observe
June 22: Martin Otava | Masterclass and Opera Scenes coachings
June 22: Jelena Nosková | Masterclass and coachings

Optional Private Lessons 
July 1: Sign up for private coachings, at a reduced cost, with Jelena Nosková


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