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1 - 7 August 2023, Belgrade


Rossi Fest, this time in cooperation with the organization Grand Stage International, organized the third edition of the Summer Opera Academy, during which intensive trainings were held for young solo singers from the country and abroad, with excellent vocal pedagogues and coaches.


For the third time, Rossi Fest had the honor of collaborating with Olga Makarin, a longtime soprano of the Metropolitan Opera, and also with the conductor Adi Bar Soria. Apart from this team, the young singers also had the opportunity to work with excellent conductors and vocal coaches - Vlad Iftinca and Ugo Mahieux, who actively collaborate with the biggest opera names of today.


Rosi Fest owes great thanks to the friends of the festival for their support: the Jewish Municipality of Belgrade, the Ministry of Culture, and the Legate of Josip Slavenski.

Artistic team:

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Olga Makarina
soprano, vocal coach
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Adi Bar Soria
Vlad Iftinca
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Stefan zekić
Ugo Mahieux
vocal coach
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Ana Grigorović
stage director
23L Direktor pozorista


Opera Revue Der Schauspieldirektor

August 7, 2023 at 8 p.m

Jewish Cultural Center

Der Schauspieldirektor (The Impresario) Mozart's short comic opera, presents the life of opera artists behind the scenes. To create a new production, the theater management organizes an audition for singers. Behind-the-scenes actions determine the fate of the play and the theater. The Rossi Fest Summer Academy participants present themselves differently through the opera Theater Director.


Director: Ana Grigorović

Musical preparation: Stefan Zekić

Production: Rossi Fest

Vuk Zekić, director

Pavle Zharkov, assistant

Ana Cvetković, Madam

Sara Stefanović, debutante

The Baruch Brothers Choir

Participants of the Rossi Fest Summer Opera Academy:

Marina Yureva (Russia)

Rakefet Shik (Israel)

Maria Mel (Israel)

Nika Yankelevich (Israel)

Ida Magarašević (Serbia)

Eden Almog (Israel)

Jovana Kovačević (Serbia)

Olivera Gočanim (Serbia)



Piano accompaniment:

Vlad Iftinca (Romania / USA)

Ugo Mahieux (Italy / France)

Concert of the Opera Academy participants

August 7, 2023 at 7 p.m

Legacy of Josip Slavenski


Spiel ich die Unschuld

Arija iz operete Slepi miš

J. Strauss

Rakefet Sik


Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro

Arija iz opere Figarova ženidba

V. A. Mocart

Jovana Kovačević


Batti batti o bel Masetto

Aria iz opere Don Đovani

V. A. Mocart

Eden Almog


Der Hölle Rache

Arija iz opere  Čarobna frula


Ida Magarašević



Duet iz opere Figarova ženidba

V. A. Mocart

Maria Mel i Eden Almog


Ecco respiro appena

Arija iz opere Adrijana Lekuvrer

F. Čilea

Nika Jankelevič


O mio babbino caro

Arija iz opere Đani Skiki

Đ. Pučini

Maria Mel


Жизнь за царя

Arija iz opere Ivan Susanjin

M. I. Glinka

Marina Jureva


Belle nuit

Duet iz opere Hofmanove priče

Ž. Ofenbah

Maria Mel i Nika Jankelevič


Тихо над рiчкою

Ukrajinska narodna pesma

ar. G. Verovki

Maria Mel i Nika Jankelevič

23L Koncert polazika
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