About the program:
Four weeks of intensive vocal technique and coaching in Opera, Art Song, and Oratorio. International Faculty from the United States, Canada, Italy and the Netherlands: Rebecca Folsom (voice), Valeria Indice (Italian language coaching), Darko Butorac (opera conductor), Judith Could (voice), Deborah Raymond (voice/direction), Jean Anderson Collier (coach/accompanist), Brahm Goldhamer (coach/accompanist), Welmoet Hillen (language/direction/ general assistant), 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, Director of International Opera Studio, Amsterdam,
• Performances in beautiful theaters, churches, and other venues in and around Siena,
• 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 Italian environment provides a unique cultural atmosphere.
“I felt like a real opera singer for the first time since I graduated from college, and I feel like that confidence and experience is exactly what I needed at this point in my life.”
— Brittany Loewen, 2010