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Opera Work

l-letterada’s creative output encompasses her performing career as a conductor, pianist and a vocal and language coach. Each part of her collaborative work with the individual opera singers and the international opera companies contributes to her organic musical approach to different operatic  roles and productions, which consistently  delivers effective and powerful results.

This season Lada worked on the new highly anticipated production of Jenůfa at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden with Vladimir Jurowski conducting and Klaus Guth directing. Although the production had to be cancelled a week before the premiere due to Covid 19, it was promising to be a major event of the season.

In 2018 Lada worked at ROH  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.

        Last season Lada assisted eminent British conductor Sian Edwards on the highly critically acclaimed production of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta directed by Olivia Fuchs at the Opera Holland Park. The production was a part of the double bill together with the Wolf-Ferrari’s Il Segretto di Susanna and is nominated for the  2020 Opera Awards in the New Production category.

          In the same season she also worked at the Garsington Opera on their new production of Smetana’s Bartered Bride conducted by Jan van Steen and directed by Paul Curran. The production received a row of rave reviews and the unfailingly exalted reactions form the audiences.

            In 2018 Lada worked on the new production of Eugene Onegin for the Scottish Opera conducted by Stuart Stratford and directed by Oliver Meirs, which gathered universal critical acclaim.

She is highly sought after for her expertise in Russian and Czech 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.

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.

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

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 acclaimed role of 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, Natalya Romaniw, Nicky Spence, Roderick Williams and Mark Padmore.

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.

         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 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.

As a highly regarded song pianist Lada 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.