RESIDENCIES, III-IV: Opéra National de Paris’ Académie

As Artistic Director of TOA – Transylvanian Opera Academy, Elizabeth Askren continued the third in a series of four residencies with the Académie of the Opéra National de Paris.

Sponsored by the French Ministry of Culture and supported by the Institut Culturel Français in Cluj, the initiative supports periods of observation, interaction, and transmission throughout the 2017-18 artistic season between the Académie, one of the most developed and elite young artist programs in the world, and TOA – Transylvanian Opera Academy, which opened its doors in 2017 and is the first operatic young artists program in Romania’s history.

The residency periods in November-December, January, March, and June allow a complete overview of the Académie’s seasonal cycle.  Various observations concerning the company’s administration, direction, and implementation can then be analyzed and applied to TOA, ensuring a well-structured foundation for its growth.

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