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Ellen Williams

Ellen Williams
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Denise Ritter-Bernardini

Denise Ritter-Bernardini
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Liz LaBelle

Liz LaBelle
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Michael Dixon

Michael Dixon
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Michael Dixon

Jacqueline Quirk
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Michael Dixon

Timothy Sparks
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Michele Ricciarni

Michele Ricciarini
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Michele Ricciarini

Stella Peruzzi
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Jennifer Paschal

Jennifer Paschal
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Voice Division

Singers accepted into the program will be able to take advantage of four tracks: opera, musical theater, oratorio and art song. It is possible, and very encouraged, to participate in all four areas of study.

What to expect:

For those cast in DON GIOVANNI:

  • Coaching on role with Maestro Paolo Bellocci
  • Weekly voice lessons
  • Vocal master classes with Stella Peruzzi

For those participating in Musical Theater boot camp: -

  • Five full days of instruction with Michael Dixon
  • Weekly voice lessons
  • Vocal master classes with Stella Peruzzi
  • Public showcases at the end of the week

For those participating in Art Song week:

  • Coaching in song literature with Denise Bernardini
  • Weekly voice lessons
  • Coaching in Italian diction in preparation for Art Song recital of Italian art songs -- Vocal master classes with Stella Peruzzi
  • Two recitals in Tuscany

Voice TrainingUpon acceptance, singers will be asked to submit musical theater and art song selections which they would like to work on during the month and present in performance. Please bring other repertoire as well to work in master classes and lessons.

It is our hope that participants will take advantage of training and performance in all genres all four genres, and the schedule is being constructed to accommodate that aim: operas will be rehearsed and performed in the first two weeks of the month; Musical Theater the first week, At Song and Oratorio the second week, Opera the third and fourth weeks. Lessons and master classes will be scheduled throughout the month.

Applicants should submit a video recording of at least two contrasting pieces to include: one or two operatic aria(s) in Italian, Italian art song, and/or one musical theater selection.

Details for submission are on the application page.