Masterclass and Competition 2018
Application deadline postponed: 25th July 2018
Prizes for winners:
- roles in the opera La Traviata, which will be staged as part of the opera season “Montecatini Opera Festival 2019” – Montecatini Terme (Italy);
- concert activities of the opera season “Montecatini Opera Festival 2019” – Montecatini Terme (Italy);
- roles in the opera La Traviata, which will be staged as part of the Festival “Viva Opera 2019” – Magnitogorsk (Russian Federation);
- 1 Recital/concert in Roncole di Busseto-Parma (Italy) in Giuseppe Verdi’s birthplace
- 1 Recital/concert in Moscow (Russian Federation) in collaboration with the “V.Popov” Academy and the “Svetlana Medvedeva” Foundation.
- concerts and engagements offered by the partners of the M.O.A.
- masterclass offered by “ParmaOperart” with M°Bruson in Busseto-Parma (Italy).
MONTECATINI OPERA ACADEMY
17th-24th August 2018
Montecatini Terme – Italy
Art Director: Maria Giulia Grazzini
The Tuscan Spa-town of Montecatini Terme which offered hospitality to the great leaders of Italian opera such as Verdi, Leoncavallo and Puccini in the past, has now set out to renew its great passion for opera by aiming to shape the voices of the future.
The Academy is an artistic gem which greatly enriches the vast and prestigious programme of the Montecatini Opera Festival. This has become a successful yearly event which runs from April to October and which is turning Montecatini Terme into an international crossroads for music, the arts and culture.
The principal aim of the Academy is to develop a personal vocal and interpretative technique for each individual pupil with a highly formative programme founded on the constant exchange of diverse artistic experience and methodological approaches of various schools, offering a richer artistic experience together with the discovery of new artistic horizons.
Leonardo da Vinci was a universal genius and an excellent musician who can be considered as the ideal figure to symbolise the Academy. He is also linked to the local Nievole Valley, which can be seen in his early sketch of 1473 in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.