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1 - 7 August 2023, Belgrade, Serbia


Rossi Fest Summer Program focuses on developing necessary professional skills for voice students and emerging opera artists, giving personalized attention to each participant, according to their specific strengths and needs. The third edition of the Rossi Fest Summer Opera Academy will be rounded off by the performance of Mozart's one-act opera, "Der Schauspieldirektor" ("The Impresario").


As the development and upgrading of the necessary professional skills for young opera artists in accordance with world trends is one of the festival's priorities, this Summer Opera Academy will offer young singers a master class with Metropolitan Opera soprano Olga Makarin and conductors Vlad Iftnik (Romania/USA) Adi Bar Soria (Israel) and Stefan Zekić, as well as accompanist Ugo Maio (Italy/France). This year's edition of the summer opera academy is organized in cooperation with CantoFest - Grand Stage International Arts.



• Intensive staging and musical rehearsals for the production of Mozart's Der Schauspieldirektor.

• Individual voice sessions with the Metropolitan Opera soprano Olga Makarina.

• Coaching sessions with conductors: Vlad Iftica, Adi Bar, Stefan Zekic and répétiteur Ugo Mahieux

• Character in Action - acting workshop on creating the character through active stage presence with the director Ana Grigorović (National Theatre in Belgrade).

• Staged performance of Rossi Fest’s adaptation of Der Schauspieldirektor.

• Performances will be followed by the media (follow-up, post-production, interviews, etc.)

• Professional video and audio recordings from the performance.

• Professional photos from all the events, including rehearsals

and behind-the-scenes.


The application is free of charge.

Applications are made via e-mail:

Deadline: July 10th, 2023.

Participation fee: 990€


Rossi Fest will provide a special scholarship for Serbian students. For more info contact us at:


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Artistic team:

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Olga Makarina
sopran, vocal coach
Vlad Iftinca
Ugo Mahieux
vocal coach
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Adi Bar Soria
conductor, vocal coach
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Stefan zekić
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Ana Grigorović
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