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23 JULY / 10 AUGUST

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Course is devoted to the study of bel canto, and aims to strengthen the technical and expressive foundation required to perform this repertoire which, while remaining within the Classical sphere, may span from recitar cantando to contemporary works.

To be admitted to the course, each applicant must pass the examination as described below and pay the corresponding attendance fee.  Taking into account that the opera has 6 members and there will be two casts, the number of participants in the 2021 course shall be limited to 12 active students.

The number of auditors is flexible.

During the course, students will also be able to perfect further pieces of their choice. These must be indicated in advance on the registration form. For each piece, the candidate must provide copies of the scores in the original key for the teacher and for the collaborating pianist.

For the singers who are selected for the performance of “L’occasione fa il ladro”, the prior memorization of the work and particular attention to diction are distinctly required. For the freely selected arias, it is advisable to choose from repertoire that is similar to the opera that will be performed.

The names of the two best students in the Course will be sent on to the Teatro Comunale of Bologna for possible involvement in future productions of the Opera Company there, depending upon the compatibility of the programmes scheduled for the Theatre and the characteristics and availability of the two candidates.

ENTRANCE EXAMINATION

Course participants will be selected exclusively on the basis of the online video audition.

It is required to present the following repertoire:

Berenice, soprano lirico di coloratura
– cavatina “Vicino è il momento”
– recitativo e aria “Ma se incerti voi siete”
– recitativo secco “Sposarsi ad un che non s’è mai veduto” (con Ernestina) fino a “tu pensa a compiacermi io penso al resto”
– ulteriore aria a scelta dell’interprete

Parmenione, baritono brillante
– aria “Che sorte che accidente” (completa)
– recitativo secco (con Martino) che precede l’aria “E noi qui che facciam…” fino alla fine “per me voglio la sposa”
– ulteriore aria a scelta dell’interprete

Martino, baritono buffo
– aria “Il mio padrone è un uomo”
– recitativo secco (con Parmenione) “E noi qui che facciam…”
– ulteriore aria a scelta dell’interprete

Conte Alberto, tenore lirico di coloratura
– prima scena “Il tuo rigore insano” fino a “sì amor trionferà”
– aria “D’ogni più sacro impegno”, completa dell’Allegro e preceduta dal recitativo secco con Ernestina “Qual strano caso è il mio… oh alfin vi trovo” fino a “trovar la via saprò di vendicarmi”
– ulteriore aria a scelta dell’interprete

Ernestina, mezzosoprano (o soprano secondo)
Non avendo tale ruolo arie all’interno dell’opera, si richiede:
– “Il vecchiotto cerca moglie” (aria di Berta da Il barbiere di Siviglia di G. Rossini) preceduta dal recitativo secco “Che vecchio sospettoso…”
– aria completa di Fidalma da Il matrimonio segreto di Domenico Cimarosa “È ver che qui in casa…” oppure aria di Marcellina “Il capro e la capretta” con recitativo secco “Presto avvertiam Susanna” da Le nozze di Figaro di W.A. Mozart
– da L’occasione fa il ladro, recitativo secco (Ernestina – Eusebio) “Non lo permetto… il mio dover” fino a “voi mi seguite”

Don Eusebio, tenore di carattere
Non avendo tale ruolo arie all’interno dell’opera, si richiede:
– “Ah, sarebbe troppo dolce” (aria di Alzabar da Il turco in Italia di G. Rossini) preceduta dal recitativo secco “Zaida infelice”
– prima aria di Tonio da La figlia del reggimento di Gaetano Donizetti (versione italiana) “Feste, pompe, omaggi…” preceduta dal recitativo accompagnato “eccomi finalmente”
– da L’occasione fa il ladro, recitativo secco con Ernestina “Non lo permetto…” fino a “e quanto essa dirà, fate, e disfate”

SUGGESTED REPERTOIRE

The 2021 course includes, in addition to the classic program (arias, duets and ensemble pieces), the preparation and staging of the opera by Gioachino Rossini, L’occasione fa il ladro.

There will be two complete casts of the opera engaged in as many performances.

Rossini’s work will be conducted by two different concert masters (one for each of the two performances) from the Conducting course held and coordinated by Maestro Daniele Gatti, directed by Lorenzo Mariani.

Reference edition: G. Rossini, L’occasione fa il ladro (critical ed. Edited by G. Carli Ballola, P.B. Brauner, Ph. Gossett, Milan, ed. Ricordi, 1994).

In addition to the opera, the course will be aimed at deepening solo and ensemble pieces, in anticipation of the final concert of the course and other possible performances.

FRANCESCO DE POLI
collaborating pianist

AGE LIMITS
sopranos and tenors: 32 years
mezzo sopranos, baritones and basses: 34 years

ADMISSION
Mandatory audition
link to a video recording must be included in the online application

TUITION & FEES

APPLICATION FEE must be sent to the Accademia Chigiana WHEN YOU SUBMIT THE APPLICATION!

– Course tuition / ATTENDANCE FEE should be paid only after receiving an acceptance letter from the Accademia to the course or seminar

VIEW THE TABLE OF TUITION/FEES

APPLICATION DEADLINE
30 APRIL

COURSE BEGINS
23 JULY at 9am
course held exclusively
in person in Siena

COURSES
SEMINARS
BAROQUE MASTERCLASSES

Last updated: 05/03/2021