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l-letterada’s creative output encompasses her performing career as a soloist and her collaborative work with singers 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 general repertoire.

Lada is a guest coach at the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and at the National Opera Studio. She has given master classes at the Paris Central Conservatoire, Conservatoire de Lyon, at Casa da Musica in Portugal and for the Emerging Artists at the New Zealand Opera.

She has worked for all major UK opera companies. Her very first UK engagement for an opera company, whilst still a student at GSMD, was as a prompter for Anja Silja in her role as Emilia Marty in the Glyndebourne’s legendary production of Janáček’s Macropolous Case.

She has coached singers such as Sir Willard White, Angela Gheorghiou, Mark Padmore, Kate Royal and many others.

At the Guildhall School of Music and Drama she has been a director of popular Russian Vocal Repertoire Class for the last decade and has nurtured generation of young singers in this very specialised area of expertise.

Her most recent opera work includes: coaching the cast for the new production of Cunning Little Vixen at the Hamburgische Staatsoper in Germany, working on Onegine for the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, coaching 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 is in demand as song recitalist and has performed song recitals with singers including Pumeza Matshikiza, Anita Watson, Lukasz Jakobski, Ashley Richards, Joao Fernandes and American bass Laurence Albert.

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

Most recently she has performed a song recital with Roderick Williams in a programme commemorating the First World War.