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The Course is devoted to the study of belcanto, 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.

The number of participants in the 2022 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.

The names of the two best students of the course will be sent to the Teatro Comunale di Bologna so they may audition for possible involvement in the Fondazione Lirica (Opera), given the compatibility in the Theatre’s programming and the characteristics and availability of the indicated students.


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

It is required to present the following repertoire:

Gaudenzio, basso buffo
– cavatina “Nel teatro del gran mondo”

– recitativo with Sofia “No, no, s’anche si stampa” (scene XIII)
– terzetto (n. 4) “Per un figlio già pentito” (complete)
– another aria to be selected by the candidate

Sofia, soprano
– recitativo “Ah voi condur volete…” and aria “Ah donate il caro sposo”

– duetto with Florville “Quant’è dolce a un’alma”
– another aria to be selected by the candidate

 Bruschino padre, baritone
– recitativo with Gaudenzio “Buon giovane… ho inteso ho inteso” and aria “Ho la testa o è andata via?”

– terzetto (n. 4) “Per un figlio già pentito” (complete)
– another aria to be selected by the candidate

Florville, tenor
– aria “Deh tu m’assisti amore”

– recitativo “Ferma… ascolta…” e duetto with Sofia “Quant’è dolce a un’alma”
– another aria to be selected by the candidate

Commissario di polizia, tenor
– recitativo (scene X) “Qui conviene finirla” and (scene XI) “M’inchino e perché mai tanto favore”

Bruschino figlio, tenor
– Finale “Padre mio!…”

– another aria to be selected by the candidate

N.B. The roles of the Commissario and Bruschino figlio are intended to be played by the same singer.

Filiberto, basso buffo
– duetto (n. 2) with Florville “Io danari vi darò!”

– recitativo with Bruschino (scene XII) “Va tutto ben”
– another aria to be selected by the candidate

Marianna, soprano
– n. 1 Introduction
 duettino with Florville “Marianna!… Voi Signore!”
– aria “Il vecchiotto” from “Il barbiere di Siviglia” (with recitativo) OR Marcellina’s aria from “Le nozze di Figaro” di Mozart OR Fidalma’s aria from “Il matrimonio segreto” by Cimarosa
– another aria to be selected by the candidate

For the singers who are selected for the performance of “Il signore Bruschino”, the prior memorization of the work and particular attention to diction are required. For the freely selected arias, it is advisable to choose from repertoire that is similar to the opera that will be performed.


The 2022 course includes, in addition to the classic program (arias, duets and ensemble pieces), the preparation and staging of the opera “Il signor Bruschino” by Gioachino Rossini.

There will be two complete casts of the opera engaged in as many performances.
Rossini’s opera will be directed 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, Il signor Bruschino (critical ed. A. Gazzaniga, Rossini Foundation), Ricordi, 1998.

In addition to the work, the course will be aimed at deepening solo and ensemble pieces in anticipation of the final concert of the course and any other performances.
In particular, in collaboration with the Conducting course, Symphony no. 4 in G major by G. Mahler (6 August). Female voices are therefore recommended to include the soprano part of the 4th movement of the symphony (“Das himmlische Leben”) in the video-audition program.

with the
Opera Workshop on
Il signor Bruschino
by G. Rossini

collaborating pianist

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

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


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


13 MAY

11 JULY at 9am


Last updated: 29/04/2022