BRAVA Philadelphia! AVA’s 85th Anniversary!

The Academy of Vocal Arts #AVA brings opera to The Met Philadelphia stage for the first time in over 80 years! Sat Mar 28th, 2020 at The Met Philly. Help secure the legacy of #opera in #America and abroad!

Join AVA as they celebrate their 85th anniversary with BrAVA Philadelphia! on March 28, 2020. Don’t miss an evening of spectacular singing, featuring performances by international opera stars and AVA alumni sopranos Angela Meade and Latonia Moore, tenors Bryan Hymel and Taylor Stayton, bass-baritone James Morris along with rising opera stars soprano Vanessa Vasquez, mezzo-soprano Hannah Ludwig, baritone Jared Bybee, and bass-baritone André Courville. AVA’s current roster of Resident Artists will also lend their voices throughout the evening. The concert will feature a full orchestra, conducted by AVA’s Jeannine B. Cowles Music Director Chair Maestro Christofer Macatsoris. 

Gala Honorees: AVA is pleased to honor the men who rescued and restored The Met Philadelphia with the AVA Distinguished Achievement in the Arts Award: Rev. Mark Hatcher of the Holy Ghost Headquarters, Eric Blumenfeld of EB Realty Management Corporation, and Geoff Gordon of Live Nation. AVA is proud to also bestow this honor on our internationally recognized voice teacher Bill Schuman, who has been on faculty for over 30 years

Please note: For information on the gala portion of the evening, please visit the AVA website. Gala tickets may be purchased through AVA only by calling 215-735-1685 or visiting AVA’s website