Corso d’Opera 2018 Advanced Training Course for Young Singers

25 June – 15 July in Cortona, Italy

Faculty includes Hugo De Ana, Alessandro Corbelli and Leonardo De Lisi

From 25 June to 15 July, 2018 the Corso d’Opera returns to Cortona with a new President: Dominique Meyer, current General Manager of the Vienna State Opera. Already a Founding Member of the Corso d’Opera and a member of the Board of Directors, Mr. Meyer took up his function as President in January 2018. With the nomination of Mr. Meyer, the Corso d’Opera – created, inspired and initiated by the late conductor Bruno Bartoletti – is now considered among the best national and international training programs for opera singers. Unique in its approach, the Corso d’Opera offers young professional singers an extensive and focused training program with the objective of making the singers the masters of their profession.  It is this approach that led the Corso d’Opera to place first in the national competition ‘S’Illumina-Copia privata per i giovani, per la cultura’ (the competition recognizes national training programs for young people in culture) promoted by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism and the SIAE. The Corso d’Opera is recognized as the best training program in music. This allows the Corso d’Opera to guarantee free tuition to the 2018 program to up to 12 students of any nationality as long as they are official residents in Italy.

Since its creation in 2012, the Corso d’Opera has sought out the best teachers, coaches and conductors for its Faculty. Among them are Bruno Bartoletti, Bruno Campanella, Luciana D’Intino, Lucio Gallo, Michele Pertusi, Donato Renzetti, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Dolora Zajick, Mirella Parutto, Raphaël Sikorski, Raul Gimenez and top piano collaborators as Richard Barker, Beatrice Benzi, Ulla Casalini, Angelo Michele Errico, Simone Savina, Andrea Severi and Francesca Tosi. The Faculty for 2018 once again represents the highest level of teaching including  Mirella Parutto (Vocal Technique, Simone Savina piano collaborator), Andrea Severi (Interpretation of Italian Opera) and Alessandra Panzavolta (Body movement and Interpretation), the internationally renowned Director Hugo De Ana (Acting and the use of the Theatrical Mask), Baritones Alessandro Corbelli (Technique and Interpretation of Opera and Chamber Music, piano collaborator Angelo Michele Errico) and Leonardo De Lisi (Chamber Music, piano collaborator Ulla Casalini).

Cortona, internationally known as a City of Art and located in the heart of Tuscany, will once again host the 2018 edition of Corso d’Opera from June 25th to July 15th. For students enrolled in the Corso d’Opera (register at www.corsodopera.org), it offers the opportunity to participate in a complex, versatile and multidisciplinary course of study, structured with the aim of “shaping” the young opera singer to meet all aspects of their chosen profession. For music lovers and tourists who will be in Cortona, the Corso d’Opera offers the unforgettable opportunity to attend open classes (30 June, 1-2 and 13-14-15 July) as well as the final concert featuring the students and with the special participation of baritone Alessandro Corbelli. The concert, at the Teatro Signorelli on July 14th  at 9 pm, is presented in collaboration with the Academy of Arditi.

Musical and theatrical class work are complemented by seminars led by industry professionals, providing students with opportunities to meet and study with key players in the field of music and opera. These will include sessions with directors of opera houses, concert organizations, orchestras and conductors, vocal representatives, journalists and critics. Presenting these seminars are: Dominique Meyer (General Manager, Vienna State Opera, founding member of the Corso d’Opera and its current President), Raffaella Coletti (Artist Manager and Director of the Corso d’Opera) and André Comploi (Head of the Press Office at the Vienna State Opera).

Additional seminars are offered by Mario Marella (specialist in biomechanics for soccer, fencing, figure-skating at the University of Florence who will address physical training) , Alberto De Sanctis (trainer and coach in the art of communications and public speaking, who will discuss effective communications beyond performance and team building) and Alessandro Temperani (psychologist and psychotherapist, IBA Certified Bioenergetics Therapist, who will present a session on Bioenergetics).

 The Corso d’Opera’s intention is to create a sustainable financial and educational model that will revitalize Italian opera, one of the country’s greatest assets. By supporting young singers at a critical point in their careers, the Corso d’Opera guides them through their training and development to the international opera stage. Entirely financed by generous contributions from individuals, non-profit organizations and Foundations, the Corso d’Opera offers 12 study grants to selected participants of the 2018 course. These study grants enable the young singers to go on to the next level of their training.

For more information and to register:   www.corsodopera.org  – [email protected]

The Corso d’Opera is grateful to all its supporters, in particular the Foundation of the Cassa di Risparmio of Florence and the City of Cortona and the Consorzio Cortona Vini.

Masterclass Corso d’Opera, from this year in Cortona,
from 21th June to 10th July 2017

With just over a month to go before the beginning of the 2017 program, the Corso d’Opera is pleased to announce that a new President will shortly be leading the organization. Current General Director of the Vienna State Opera, Dominique Meyer, Honorary Member of the Corso d’Opera since 2013 and Founding Member and Consultant since 2017, has accepted the nomination as President of the association, beginning in January 2018. His nomination will be formalized shortly.
With the nomination of Mr. Meyer, the Corso d’Opera – inspired and created by Maestro Bruno Bartoletti, continues the intense and ongoing work, that in the four years since its foundation, has placed it among leading national and international opera training programs.
From 21 June to 10 July, the Corso d’Opera will take place in Cortona, a fascinating city of art located in the heart of Tuscany. The students of this Masterclass will arrive from Argentina, Belgium, the Ukraine, Hungary, Italy, Romania, China and America to participate in a complex, varied and multidisciplinary program that addresses the many facets of professional opera.
The internationally renowned faculty includes soprano mezzosoprano Mirella Parutto (Vocal Technique), bass Michele Pertusi (Vocal Interpretation), baritone Lucio Gallo (Vocal Interpretation – Chamber Music and Opera), pianist Angelo Michele Errico (Concert Preparation), dancer and choreographer Alessandra Panzavolta (Body Movement and Interpretation), along with the collaborative pianists Richard Barker and Simone Savina. They are joined by Giuseppe Oldani (President of ARIACS, the association of Italian agents), Mario Marella (specialist in biomechanics for soccer, fencing, figure-skating at the University of Florence), Alberto de Sanctis (trainer and coach in the art of communications and public speaking) Gabriele Coletti (nutritional expert for high-performance athletes) and Alessandro Temperani (psychologist and psychotherapist I.I.B.A.).
One of the goals of the Corso d’Opera’s is to create a sustainable financial and educational model that will revitalize Italian opera, one of the country’s greatest assets. By supporting young singers at a critical point in their careers, the Corso d’Opera guides them through their training and development to the international opera stage. Entirely financed by generous contributions from individuals, non-profit organizations and Foundations, the Corso d’Opera offers twelve study grants to selected participants of the 2017 course. These study grants enable the young singers to go on to the next level of their training.

Masterclass di perfezionamento Corso d’Opera, da quest’anno a Cortona,
dal 21 giugno al 10 luglio 2017
iscrizioni entro il 20 aprile 

Tecnica vocale, Interpretazione, Bioenergetica, Movimento Corporeo, Self-Managing, Public Speaking e Alimentazione Corretta: sono solo alcune tra le discipline in programma per la Sesta Edizione di Corso d’Opera, l’intenso percorso di alta formazione per giovani cantanti lirici professionisti che, dal 21 giugno al 10 luglio di quest’anno, si terrà da quest’anno nel cuore della Toscana, a Cortona. Tra i docenti di canto, tutti di fama internazionale, che si alterneranno alla guida degli studenti, ricordiamo Dolora Zajlck, Michele Pertusi e Lucio Gallo con la collaborazione dei pianisti Mzia Bachtouridze e Angelo Michele Errico.

Pensato, ispirato e voluto da Bruno Bartoletti, Corso d’Opera si colloca nel panorama nazionale e internazionale dell’alto perfezionamento lirico, con precise e ben connotate caratteristiche che lo rendono unico nel suo genere: il focus viene posto programmaticamente sul “professionista” lirico considerato nella sua accezione più complessa e completa, declinandone la formazione con l’obiettivo di rendere l’artista pienamente padrone della propria professione.

L’intento di Corso d’Opera va oltre la pur necessaria e imprescindibile formazione musicale del cantante, per giungere a plasmare un professionista capace di interagire con il mondo della lirica – teatri d’opera, enti concertistici, orchestre e direttori, rappresentanti lirici, giornalisti e critici – in modo consapevole e nella piena padronanza del proprio ruolo e della propria professione.

Corso d’Opera, con i suoi progetti, intende attuare un modello di investimento sostenibile per restituire vitalità all’Opera lirica, universalmente riconosciuta come autentica eccellenza italiana. Seleziona giovani cantanti, li supporta nella formazione e li guida verso una carriera professionale, perché possano diventare ambasciatori dell’Opera italiana in tutto il mondo. Interamente sostenuto grazie ai preziosi contributi di privati, Enti no profit e Fondazioni, Corso d’Opera finanzia dodici borse di studio destinate ai selezionatissimi studenti che prenderanno parte al progetto formativo 2017. 

Prestigiosi i nomi dei docenti impegnati anche nell’edizione 2017 di Corso d’Opera, che vanno dalla mezzosoprano Dolora Zajick (Tecnica Vocale), con Mzia Bachouritze al pianoforte, al basso Michele Pertusi (Interpretazione), alla danzatrice e coreografa Alessandra Panzavolta (Movimento corporeo ed interpretazione del movimento) al baritono Lucio Gallo (Interpretazione, Musica da camera e operistica), al pianista Angelo Michele Errico (Lezioni di preparazione al concerto). Al loro fianco, Giuseppe Oldani (presidente ARIACS, associazione italiana agenti), Mario Marella (biomedico delle squadre nazionali di calcio, scherma, pattinaggio artistico dell’Università di Firenze), Alberto de Sanctis (formatore, coach esperto di comunicazione efficace, public speaking), Gabriele Coletti (nutrizionista, esperto nel settore delle prestazioni ad alto rendimento fisico), Alessandro Temperani (psicologo e psicoterapeuta I.I.B.A ).

Per maggiori informazioni e iscrizioni:
www.corsodopera.com[email protected]

Corso d’Opera riconosce con gratitudine il supporto di tutti i suoi sostenitori, in particolare della Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze e della Città di Cortona.

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