Opera workshop will be offered by academy

| 29 Sep 2011 | 03:26

    Sparta — The Biryukov Academy of Art & Music will offer a summer opera singing workshop, beginning July 10, and running for four weekends, ending with a performance on Sunday, Aug. 2. Eight operatic scenes will be chosen, cast and rehearsed and staged by the staff. Barbara Smith-Davis, along with her husband, J.B. Davis, will conduct the workshop. Accompanying the Davises will be musical director/pianist Mary Pinto, who teaches musical theater at William Paterson University. Auditions are required to participate. Call the Biryukov academy at 973-729-8652 to schedule your audition time. The price for the workshop is $799 based on a nine-student enrollment. (Price will decrease with larger student enrollment.) The academy is located at 350 Sparta Ave. For more information, call 973-729-8652.