Advanced course for opera singers

Deadline for applications: January 9, 2023

Course: March 2023 – May 2023

Enrollment and attendance are free of charge

Enrollment is open for the “Advanced course for opera singers” of the Fondazione Teatro Comunale, Modena. The course takes place at the Teatro Comunale in Modena. Enrollment and attendance at the course are free of charge. The internationally renowned course was inspired and initiated by Mirella Freni in 2016. Among the instructors who formerly taught are sine if the most illustrious names of world opera such as Leone Magiera, Mariella Devia, Barbara Frittoli, Chris Merritt and Michele Pertusi. At the end of every course year a concert with orchestra is organized and broadcast live via streaming. Students of former courses are regularly involved in the lyrical productions of the Opera House. Every year on October 12 – Luciano Pavarotti’s birthday – the best students together with those of Raina Kabaivanska take part in a symphonic opera concert.

Students who graduated from the last editions of the course have participated, among numerous other initiatives, in the European project CrossOpera (2022) – with performances in Modena, Linz and Novi Sad – in the productions of Mefistofele (2022), Madama Butterfly (2022), Cinderella (2021 ); in the European Musica Trails project – with concerts in Lispia and Lyon (2022);  in concerts organized at the Italian Cultural Institute in Copenhagen, Madrid, and at the Opéra Grand Avignon (2022). 

The course is organized under the auspices of Modena Città del Belcanto, a project aimed at enhancing Modena’s operatic tradition, in the city in which Luciano Pavarotti, Mirella Freni and Leone Magiera were born.

Enrollment and attendance at the course are totally free of charge. Meals are provided by the organization.


Contact person: Alessandro Roveri

Telephone: +39 059 2033022