The Bel Canto Institute Summer Program and Youth Division Summer Program will be held in residence in Florence, Italy. Singers and coaches will be chosen by means of audition to participate in the program which will not only encompass the musical aspects of style and tradition, but other essential historical and cultural elements which influenced the entire era. The artists will receive coaching sessions and voice lessons and performance classes on style and tradition. In addition to performance classes, participants will perform in one concert performance in a public venue in Florence. Italian language classes will be taught through La Scuola Leonardo da Vinci. All participants will be housed with families, double-occupancy rooms, shared baths. Breakfast and dinner will be provided by the host families. All music classes and Italian diction classes will be held at Il Trillo music school, a short walk from La Scuola Leonardo da Vinci.
2023 Vocal Youth Division Summer Program Details
July 3 – July 22, 2023
The three-week summer program will be in residence in Florence, Italy.
Each participant will receive:
- 6 hours private coachings
- 6 hours private voice lessons
- 24 hours of Italian language instruction
- Italian language books (dictionary not included)
- 4 hours of Italian diction
- 12-15 performance classes on tradition and style in operas and songs of Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini, Verdi, and Puccini
- 1 lecture: “Keeping Your Voice Healthy”
- 1 lecture: “Road to College, Road to a Career
- 1 or 2 concert performances in public venues in Florence
- Breakfast and dinner daily (provided by host families), and a special farewell dinner on the final evening.
|Faculty (subject to change)|
|Eva Hess Thaysen|
Danish National Opera
Metropolitan Opera (retired)
Mannes School of Music
Eastman School of Music
Italian language classes will be taught through La Scuola Leonardo da Vinci. All participants will be housed with families, double and triple occupancy rooms, shared baths. Single rooms are available at additional cost. Breakfast and dinner will be provided by the host families. All music classes will be held at Il Trillo music school, a short walk from La Scuola Leonardo da Vinci.
|Leonardo De Lisi
Opéra de Nice
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Conservatorio di Firenze
Teatro La Fenice
Accademia Musicale di Firenze
University of Michigan
Teatro Comunale di Firenze
Conservatorio di Firenze
|Dr. Youngnan Jenny Cho|
Dr. Anthony F. Jahn
All participants will be housed with families, double-occupancy rooms, shared baths.
15, 16 and 17 years of age.
Youth Division participants must have a cell phone which functions in Italy and is kept on at all times (except in classes). These may be purchased inexpensively in Italy. The phone MUST be in “PHONE” mode, not text mode.
The cost of the program is $6,000.
AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED. Transfers to and from airport are NOT included. Taxis are readily available.
(Program subject to cancellation)