The Vocal Academy Week

Golden Voice of Opera

Sep. 20 - Oct. 2 2023

Young singers from 20 to 35 years old have the opportunity to take part

As a result of the success of the FIRST INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF VOCALISTS “GOLDEN VOICE OF OPERA” (September 2022), we are ready and glad to announce a new project of the year 2023: “GOLDEN VOICE OF OPERA- VOCAL ACADEMY WEEK”.


Young singers from 20 to 35 years old have the opportunity to take part

Competition is one of the components of the festival- „Batumian Rhapsody”. Both, the competition and the festival were going to be held in 2020, but due to the global pandemic, it was postponed.

The registration deadline is up to September 1, 2023.

Registration requirements:

  • Program (to be performed within the AcademyMasterclasses – 3 Arias);
  • Video recording (1 opera aria);
  • Copy of identity card or passport;


The singer selected by the mentor for week-term work may be required to provide additional information (CV, photo, contact details, etc.)

The participation fee for the masterclasses is 150 gel. This has to be paid on the basis of video recording of the participant,after admission to the masterclass.


Documents must be sent to:

Tel:+995 571 263 443

The program to be presented within the framework of the Academy Week must meet the following requirements:

 3 Arias, one of which must necessarily be an Italian aria, spread out in form (recitativo, stretta, or cavatina).


Invited mentors of the Academy Week

Veselina Kazarova

World famous Bulgarian mezzo Soprano

Roberto Scandiuzzi

World-class Italian bass

Bozhidar Nikolov

Famous Bulgarian tenor-teacher

Commission Members

Invited Commission Members of the Academy Week

Mark Hildrew

General Director of Artist’s Agencty “Acsonas Holt“, England

Germinal Hilbert

General Director of agency “Hilbert Artist’s management“, Germany

Konstantin Orbelian

Artistic Director of New York City Opera, USA

Christopher Ghristi

Director of “Capitol Theatre“ Toulouse, France

Ariane Hollaender – Calix

“Hollaender – Calix Artists Management”, Austria

Solal del Castillo

Agent of “IMG ARTISTS“ Artist’s management, England


Agent of “TACT Artist’s Management“, Netherlands

Saverio Clemente

Agent, Head of “IN ART artist’s management“, Italy

Tamar Sanikidze

Director of Butler Opera Center and Int.Opera Competition, Austin, USA

Mariam Jakhutashvili

Batumi State Mus.Center’s Opera Troupe’s Artistic Director


The Academy Week schedule




The opening ceremony of the Academy Week




  1. On-site registration in Batumi
  2. Informing about personal contact details such as phone number, e-mail, hotel or residential address, etc. to the competition organizing team.
  3. Distribution in the rehearsal rooms of the music school with pianist-concertmasters (work with a pianist if desired).

*The contestant keeps the right to replace the concertmaster offered to them by the festival organizing group due to incompatibility during the collaboration.



Daily lessons

Daily lessons will be held at Zakaria Paliashvili music school (Batumi, Georgia)



Gala Concert

Gala Concert




A 2-day large-scale hearing will be held by the leading managers of the world opera industry: opera agents, theater directors, and heads of opera schools.

Hearing and registration information will be published in addition.

The singer participating in the masterclass also has the opportunity to participate in the aforementioned hearing.However, the precondition for admission to the hearing is a recommendation from the mentor.

The additional contribution fee for the hearing is 50 gel.


Participants are free to attend concerts, auditions, and masterclasses.