Figaro Opera Society
The Figaro Opera Society offers a unique training opportunity for young opera singers at the start of their careers. Created in 2015, the annual two-week summer course takes place every year in one of the most representative cities of Italy: Palermo 2016, Taormina 2017, Rome 2018 and this year in Venice.
Our International Academy for Lyrics Singer offers to international students, who are invited to immerse themselves in the language and culture of Italy while devoting focused time to mastering the art of bel canto and benefiting from master classes given by leading opera singers and vocal coaches. The Italian vocal tradition, if properly learned, gives singers an invaluable and sustainable technique and full access to the great repertoire works. Not all students have specialist and idiomatic training in this tradition at colleges and conservatories.
We have two different levels of learning:
Young Artist Division for singers studying for their undergraduate degree or just beginning a Master’s program and
Emerging Artist Division – Opera Studio project, generally for singers who are almost ready to emerge professionally, we help them to make the first debut in a real Opera production.
This two categories will receive lessons with two different learning methods.
In addition to our solo singer programme, we have intense cooperation with the Association Naxos in Musica for the high-level masterclass of piano solo and piano with orchestra.
In close cooperation with Naxos, we are also developing relationships with important concert hall, national theatres, and international manager; indeed during the our summer courses we will choose our best young singers and pianists to perform a solo recital or a concert with orchestra in one of the most renowned place of the world as : Carnegie Hall of New York, Smetana Hall of Prague, Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, Greek Theatre of Taormina, Theatre of Syracuse ecc..