Irina's students competition performances
International Classical Traditional Songs competition in Estonia
- Alla Raguzina – 3rd Prize
Irina Vorobjova is a fully qualified singing teacher and ex opera singer. She started her career at the Kaunas State Musical Theatre (Lithuania) as a soloist (leading singer) performing leading roles in multiple operas and operettas. For example, she performed a leading role of Donna Anna in opera of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart “Don Giovanni”, a leading role of Cio-Cio-San (Madam Butterfly) in opera by Giacomo Puccini “Madam Butterfly”, leading role of Violetta in opera by Giuseppe Verdi “La Traviata”, leading role of Bianka in opera by Vissarion Shebalin “The Taming of the Shrew”, the leading role of the Widow in opera by Eduard Chagagortian “Hat with ear flaps”, etc. She also performed at various concerts and took part in a Music TV film “Maritsa” by E. Kalman “Grafin Mariza”.
Following her career of an opera singer she have been teaching vocal singing in different institutions such as Conservatoire named after J.Gruodis, music schools, grammar schools, secondary schools. Several of her students are the winners of national and international singing contests and competitions. She and the famous Lithuanian stage director Rimantas Vaitkevicius have put together productions of several operas, operettas and musicals for children.
While teaching Irina focuses on vocal singing training and on developing correct breathing techniques to enable students to develop strength and a range of voice. Children and adults will ultimately derive confidence and joy from the ability to manage one’s voice and to sing perfectly. Good vocal technique will always make one feel young, because incorrect vocal techniques exhaust and damage one’s voice and may often result in an illness of your vocal apparatus.
This is the key element of Irina’s lessons , as she believes strong foundation based on academic classical singing will enable students to perform any musical piece in any genre.
Irina’s hobby is oil painting. Some of her works are dedicated to Lithuanian nature’s beauty.