Masterclasses with opera singer Valdis Jansons

On September 20 and 21, 2023, masterclasses with opera singer Valdis Jansons will be held at the Riga Cathedral Choir School with students from the vocal music department, who will also take part in the closing concert of the masterclasses on September 22.

Valdis Jansons is a laureate of several international competitions and a singer with extensive experience in opera music. He has performed in more than 80 opera theaters, recreating 65 roles. He continuously improves his professional development in additional studies. Having recently obtained a master’s degree in conducting, Valdis is currently working on a doctoral thesis at the University of California, USA. One of his areas of interest is language articulation and imagery (creative biography).

“Valdis Jansons is an excellent Verdi baritone with a neither too light nor too dark vocal timbre, smooth throughout the entire range. The articulation of the language is perfect and the unity with the text is continuous.” Opéra de Saint-Étienne, France, 2023

Masterclasses – September 20-21, 10.00-16.20 at the NSA Emils Darzins Concert Hall
Final Concert – September 22, 18.00 at the NSA Emils Darzins Concert Hall


  • One day – 35 EUR (university students – 25 EUR, secondary level students – 10 EUR);
  • 2 days – 70 EUR (university students – 50 EUR, secondary level students – 20 EUR);
  • Concert – 10 EUR;
  • All events are free of charge for students and teachers of NSA.

The participants of the masterclasses will receive a certificate for improving their professional competence.

To apply, fill the APPLICATION FORM (also for students and teachers of NSA).