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CALL 2024


The Belcanto Academy selects opera singers and accompanying pianists to participate in the 2024 Academic Program.

Participation in the program is completely free. It is divided into two paths: – Course for solo opera singers
– Course for accompanying pianists/repetiteurs

The courses will take place in Trentino, in locations to be defined, in nine monthly stages starting from March of 5 consecutive days, divided into:

a) Course for solo opera singers
– vocal technique and repertoire lessons
– acting
– literature and history of melodrama
– masterclasses with renowned singers, opera agents and artistic directors – phoniatry and vocology seminars
– specific motor activity paths
– seminars on osteopathy, posturology, naturopathy, music therapy
– counseling and psychology of the performer
– basic classical dance for opera singers
– diction and pronunciation of Italian, German, French, Spanish

b) Course for pianist accompanists/stage collaborators – lessons in piano technique and operatic repertoire
– practice of accompaniment
– rudiments of conducting

– masterclasses with renowned pianists, agents and artistic directors
– literature and history of melodrama
– rudiments of vocal technique and vocology for accompanying pianists – counseling and psychology of the performer
– specific motor activity paths
– seminars on osteopathy, posturology, naturopathy, music therapy
– diction and pronunciation of Italian, German, French, Spanish

The indicative dates of the internships are: 15 - 19 March, 12 - 16 April, 17 - 21 May, 14 - 18 June, 12 - 16 July, 13 - 17 September, 11 - 15 October, 8 - 13 November, 6 - 10 December

Candidates are required to be willing to regularly attend The Academy’s courses and to hold concerts and any further Academy activity (auditions for theaters and managers, concerts, opera performances, etc.): those selected for the program have the obligation to attend at least 75% of the lessons. At the end of the program the final diploma will be awarded.

The students will take part in the creation of the third edition of the Festival Internazionale della Belcanto Academy, which will include various concerts and an opera production being defined in collaboration with the Festival de Opera Maskarade of Santander.

We collaborate directly with the BJM Management agency which will select some students to include in its list.

Various external collaborations are also planned, including with the Mozart & Friends festival of Bressanone for a special project with Mozart productions, with the Teatro Marrucino of Chieti, with the Bitonto Opera Festival, with OperaproduktionCD of Klagenfurt.

Main teachers:

M° William Matteuzzi, world-famous tenor and teacher at the most prestigious Academies M° Marco Iezzi, owner of BJM Management and production director of the Marrucino Theater in Chieti
M° Nicola Colabianchi, superintendent of the Cagliari Opera Theater Foundation

M° Riccardo Canessa, stage director, teacher of theory and technique of stage interpretation at the Salerno Conservatory
Mrs. Giovanna Lomazzi, Vice President and casting manager A.S.L.I.C.O
M° Daniel Serafin, artistic director of the St.Margarethen Festival, Vienna

M° Mauro Gabrieli, director of artistic field in the Teatro Comunale Foundation of Bologna M° Vincenzo De Vivo, director in the Academy of Opera Art of Osimo. Artistic director of the Teatro delle Muse of Ancona and of the Marchigiana Philharmonic Orchestra
M° Stefano Conticello, pianist and orchestra director, Substitute Maestro of the Teatro Comunale of Bologna

M° Carlo Antonio De Lucia, stage director and producer
M° Elena Rizzo, casting manager of the Petruzzelli Foundation of Bari
M° Francesco Di Mauro, artistic secretary of the Sicilian Symphony Orchestra
Dr. Orietta Calcinoni, otolaryngologist and phoniatrist, ENT manager of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan
M° Maurizio Iaccarino, repetiteur pianist at the Verdi Theater of Salerno
M° Giuliano Mazzoccante, pianist, artistic director of the Marrucino Theater of Chieti
M° Marco Voleri, artistic director of Mascagni Academy and Mascagni Festival of Livorno M° Giacomo Fornari, musicologist and musical organizer, former director of the Bolzano Conservatory
M° Lorenzo Castriota, main director Antalya State Opera
M° Aldo Tarabella, stage director and former artistic consultant at the Teatro del Giglio in Lucca
M° Gianluca Breda, bass
M° Cristian Ricci, tenor
Dr. M° Marco Podda, phoniatrician and composer
M° Dr. Cristina Dominguez, opera singer and pianist
Dr. Mariella Micarelli, music therapist
Dr. Elettra Nilo, osteopath
M° Klaus Saccardo, actor and stage director
Dr. Federico Busarello, kinesiologist and head of the Motor Activities Center
M° Massimo Lambertini, pianist, conductor and teacher at the Conservatory of Trento; general coordinator
Dr. Francesca Micarelli, opera singer, violinist and vocologist; artistic director
M° Sebastiano Beozzo, IT and audio/video manager
Mr. Elia Voltolini, organizational and artistic coordinator

In collaboration with Almamed Hotel S.Leonardo Trento, MusicAlma, Slowcinema APS. OPT SurgiSystems

Admission requirements:

Opera singers and pianists of any nationality are admitted to the selections without any limit or discrimination based on age, religion and ethnicity.


Participants must send an email with the completed and signed registration form and attaching a copy of a valid identity document (for citizens of non-EU countries only the passport is considered valid), copy of the tax code (or other personal identity document ) and a short artistic curriculum.

Furthermore, on the registration form you must select the location of the audition and indicate the performance program, maximum pieces (preferably opera arias, complete with recitative and cabaletta if the piece requires it).

The auditions will be held in Milan on February 23rd, in Bitonto at the Traetta Theater on February 28th in collaboration with Bitonto Opera Festival, in Chieti at the Marrucino Theater on February 29th in collaboration with the Teatro Marrucino Theater Deputation Institution.

A contribution to organizational expenses for the auditions of Eu 70.00 is required, to be paid by bank transfer to the Belcanto Academy APS and attached to the receipt form.

The bank transfer must be made to: Belcanto Academy APS

IBAN: IT33J0810234401000041051516


Message on payment: contribution to the Belcanto Academy Opera Studio 2024 audition costs

All questions must be sent to the artistic direction's email: For further information, you can contact the management via WhatsApp on 3483590567.
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