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Opera Work

l-letterada’s creative output encompasses her performing career as a pianist and her collaborative work with opera singers and the international opera companies in a unique and balanced approach.

She is highly sought after for her expertise in Russian and Czech vocal repertoire, as well as her inspirational coaching of the general operatic repertoire.

Lada has a long standing affiliation with the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Since year 2000 she has been working as a Vocal Coach and Director of the popular Russian Vocal Repertoire Class. The work of the class is annually presented in a full evening concert based on a particular theme. Repertoire is chosen and curated by Lada, and performed by the postgraduate students of the Vocal and Keyboard Departments.

From September 2017 Lada has joined the teaching staff at the Royal Academy of Music as an Opera Roles Coach.

Since 2009 Lada has been working as a guest coach at the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in general repertoire.

She is also a regular guest coach at the National Opera Studio, London.

Lada has given master classes at the Paris Central Conservatoire, Conservatoire de Lyon, at Casa da Musica in Porto, Portugal, and for the Emerging Artists at the New Zealand Opera.

Lada has worked for all the major UK opera companies. Her very first UK engagement for an opera company, whilst still a student at the Guildhall School, was as a prompter for Anja Silja in her role as Emilia Marty in the Glyndebourne’s legendary production of Janáček’s Macropolous Case, directed by Nikolaus Lehnhoff and conducted by Sir Andrew Davis.

She has coached singers such as Sir Willard White, Angela Gheorghiou, Mark Padmore, Nicky Spence and Natalya Romaniw.

In the last two seasons has Lada has worked on highly successful productions of Rusalka/ Scottish Opera, Queen of Spades/ Opera Holland Park, Eugene Onegin/ Garsington Opera, Jenufa/ Grange Park Opera, Kata Kabanova/ Opera Holland Park, Jenufa/ Kungliga Operan, Stockholm, Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel/ Scottish Opera.

In 2018 Lada will work on the new production of Janáček’s “From the House of the Dead” at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conducted by Mark Wigglesworth and directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski. She will also work on the new production of Eugene Onegin for the Scottish Opera, conducted by Stuart Stratford and directed by Oliver Mears.

Other past work includes coaching the cast for the new production of Cunning Little Vixen at the Hamburgische Staatsoper in Germany, working on Eugene Onegine for the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, coaching the cast of Lady Macbeth of Mzensk at the Oslo Opera House and working for the Garsington Opera for their production of Cunning Little Vixen.

Lada also participates in the outreach and education activities. Recent work includes, amongst others, projects devised and directed by Mary King for the Glyndebourne Education department and BBC Proms choral outreach event in connection with Boris Godunov Proms performance.

Lada has a long standing connection with the Philharmonia Voices Chorus, and has assisted in preparation of a number of choral works under the direction of conductor and chorus master Oliver Aidan. Other choruses with whom Lada works on regular basis include BBC Symphony Chorus and the Crouch End Festival Chorus directed by David Temple.

Lada is in demand as a song recitalist and has performed with singers including Natalya Romaniw, Nicky Spence, Roderick Williams, James Platt, Ashley Riches, Pumeza Matshikiza, Anita Watson, Lukasz Jakobski, Joao Fernandes and American bass Laurence Albert.

After her debut at the Wigmore Hall with Daniele Lehner she was aknowledged as “one of the most gifted of all accompanists currently before the public” by the Musical Opinion.