Ava Podgorski


Ava Podgorski developed a love for music, especially singing, and theatre from an early age. Upon seeing her first opera (Britten’s The Turn of the Screw) while at 6th form, she quickly fell for the dynamic artform, and went on to study Music to Postgraduate level at the University of Manchester, with opera at the centre of her music inquiry. With diverse professional experience in the arts, charity and education sectors, Ava is passionate about making opera accessible for all and champions operatic innovation through radical adaptation and new works. She is currently studying for a PhD, supervised by the Centre for Cultural Value within the School of Performance & Cultural Industries at the University of Leeds. Her PhD explores the issues of evaluation, learning and legacy in relation to Cities of Culture, and is funded by a scholarship from the University’s Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures.

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