Northern Arizona University College of Arts and Letters, School of Music, in Collaboration with the City of Fidenza (PR), Italy presented: Summer International Opera & Concert Festival
When: June 3-29, 2013
Where: Fidenza (PR) and other surrounding communitities in Northern Italy
Nando Schellen, Artistic Director
Romano Franceschetto, Associate Artistic Director
Deborah Raymond, Associate Artistic Director/Program Coordinator
Nearly four weeks of intensive vocal technique, coaching, and performance in Opera, Art Song, and Oratorio. International Faculty from the United States, Canada, Italy and the Netherlands: Jean Anderson Collier (coach/accompanist), Darko Butorac (opera conductor), Romano Franceschetto (Italian language coaching), John Greer (coach/accompanist, direction), Felicia Gavilanes (language/direction/general assistant), Amy Johnson (voice), Deborah Raymond (voice), Nando Schellen (opera stage director).
Complete Opera Performances Staged with Professional Orchestra• Opera Scenes Staged with Piano• Aria/Art Song Recitals • Oratorio • Church Services (See details on the program page)
• Master Classes with Hans Nieuwenhuis, General Director of the Orfeo Foundation, Amsterdam
•Performances in beautiful theaters, churches, and other venues in Fidenza, Parma, Salsomaggiore, Busseto, and Carpi
• Italian Language instruction and coaching
Our mission is to present a select number of highly talented young singers from all over the world with the performing conditions resembling those of a professional opera singer, while providing them with excellent teaching and guidance. The historical environment of Fidenza and surrounding cities serves as an ideal cultural atmosphere to accomplish our goals.
“Flagstaff in Fidenza was an incredible experience which provided me with the opportunity to study and perform a dream role in an environment that was both supportive and challenging. The organization of the program was exceptional and the entire faculty provided top notch training to all participants. The level of professionalism, musicality, vocalism, and performance that was reached while in Fidenza was truly remarkable, and an experience that I will carry with me forever." —David Clark, 2013
"Not very often in our lives do we have experiences that feel whole and complete. Not very often in our lives do we truly know what it feels like when a dream comes true. This June I was very lucky to experience, to bond, to understand, to create, to grow, and to embody - the place, the time, the dream, the music."