Northern Arizona University College of Arts and Letters, School of Music, in Collaboration with the City of Fidenza (PR), Italy present: Summer International Opera & Concert Festival
When: June 4 – 28, 2013
Where: Fidenza (PR) and other surrounding communitities in Northern Italy
Nando Schellen, Artistic Director
Romano Franceschetto, Associate Artistic Director
Deborah Raymond, 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), Judith Cloud (voice), Rebecca Folsom (voice), Romano Franceschetto (Italian language coaching/voice), Brahm Goldhamer (coach/accompanist), Felicia Gavilanes (language/direction/general assistant), Deborah Raymond (voice/direction), 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, former Director of International Opera Studio, Amsterdam
• Performances in beautiful theaters, churches, and other venues in and around Fidenza
• Italian Language instruction and coaching
Our mission is to give a select number of highly talented young singers from all over the world the opportunity to further their vocal and operatic education with excellent performance experiences that will prepare them for their professional careers. The historical environment of Fidenza and other cities provides a unique cultural atmosphere.
“The program has a well-deserved reputation from past participants of being well organized and all performance plans occur exactly as promised." — Marie McCarville, 2009