Purpose: Vocational training of the opera pianist in his various specializations: opera coach, répétiteur, piano accompanist, conducting assistant, prompter, stage management assistant, lighting musical assistant
Period: from April 2020 to June 2021 (Summer suspension: July-August 2020)
Application deadline: March 2, 2020
Course attendance fee: None. The attendance of the Course is free
Scholarships: Euro 1,000 gross per month for each candidate admitted at the end of the selection, for a total value of Euro 13,000.00 gross per head
March 14-15-16, 2020 at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino/Florence Opera House, Piazzale Vittorio Gui, 1 – Firenze (Italy).
EXAMS 1) Preliminary round
a) performance of a piano piece chosen by the candidate, maximum 10 minutes in duration;
b) piano performance of the “Finale” of Act Two of The marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, from Allegro assai, “Voi signor che giusto siete” (entrance of Marcellina, Basilio and Bartolo) to the end of the act, with humming the vocal parts;
c) sight reading of opera excerpts of the Italian operatic repertoire. 2) Final round
d) execution and realization of a recitativo secco taken from The barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini, with humming the vocal parts. The recitative, chosen by the candidate, must include at least two characters;
e) piano performance of Act I of La bohème by Giacomo Puccini under a conductor;
f) piano performance, with humming the vocal parts, of:
– an opera excerpt (soloist aria or ensemble piece) in French language;
– an opera excerpt (soloist aria or ensemble piece) in German language;
The attendance of the Young Artists Program is free.
Scholarships: Euro 1,000 gross per month for each candidate admitted at the end of the selection, for a total value of Euro 13,000.00 gross per head.
ARTISTIC ACTIVITY: The Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino/Florence Opera House and the partner musical institutions may offer the participants artistic contracts for preparation and performance of operas and concerts.