INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL 18-26 August 2019
MASTERCLASS ON THE INTERPRETATION AND PERFORMANCE OF ITALIAN OPERA
This Summer School offers students a full immersion into 19th-century Italian operatic repertoire, with a particular focus on Verdi, and an opportunity for collaboration between singers, conductors and accompanists.
If you are a singer, accompanist or conductor, this is the perfect course for you.
Students of conducting will concentrate on aspects of practical operatic conducting, which are very different from symphonic conducting; the course will provide the necessary tools and know how for putting together an opera.
Singers will receive vocal coaching, lessons in Italian diction, acting, vocal and practical techniques.
Accompanists will gain valuable experience working with the singers and the tutors during the rehearsals, lessons and the recital on 24th August 2019, thus getting professional experience.
At the end of the Summer School, on Sunday 25th August, there will be a semi-staged performance of La Traviata in a local open-air theatre, with the collaboration of the Exedra Ensemble.
M° Francesco Attardi Conductor, teaches at the ‘Scuola Civica di Musica Claudio Abbado’ in Milan.
Prof.ssa Elisa De Luigi Pianist, teaches operatic repertoire and vocal coaching at the Conservatorio G.Verdi in Milan.
Prof.ssa Sonia Grandis Actor and director, teaches performing arts at the Conservatorio G. Verdi in Milan.
Lessons will be held from Monday 19th – Saturday 24th August 2019 (10-13/ 16-19 every day except Sunday) – they will be single and group lessons for duets, trios, quartets etc.
The lessons will be held in Italian and English at Palazzo Francica Nava, home to the Exedra Associazione Culturale, via S. Landolina 5, Siracusa, at the heart of beautiful Ortigia. This gothic palazzo, rebuilt after the 1693 earthquake in baroque style, has large rooms for classes and workshops, a small library and wifi in all teaching areas..
During their free time, participants will have an opportunity to experience Italian culture as well as enjoying the local cuisine and lifestyle.