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Opera Lucca

 Opera Lucca
Summary:Summer course in Italy
Deadline: 19 February 2018
Date Posted: 27 December 2017
Details: Opera Lucca is a summer festival for vocal, piano, and composition students. It will be held at the Lucca Italian School in the summer of 2018, June 11th through July 6th. We specialize in teaching Italian opera and art song through the language. Our distinguished faculty are either native Italian speakers or experts in operatic Italian. Some students will have the opportunity to stay in host families to improve their conversational Italian. Tuition for singers ranges from $3500 to $3900, based on housing options. See tuition page for details.

We are accepting applications from vocalists, pianists, and composers. Contact us at if you are interested in participating!

Daily Schedule:
Each day students will have four hours of Italian classes at the Lucca Italian School and a two-hour masterclass with voice faculty. There will be weekly coachings and lessons as well as regular rehearsals for performances. Students may also request additional Italian lessons, including private lessons with language-school teachers.

Saturdays and Sundays are free to travel around central Italy or relax in town. Lucca is close to many important cultural and tourist destinations: 1.5 hours from Florence, 30 minutes from Pisa, 3 hours from Rome, 2 hours from Cinque Terre, and 30 minutes from the beach at Viareggio.

Composition students will experience a retreat to a Medieval Italian city to focus on setting vocal music through masterclasses and private lessons. Composers will come to the festival with vocal compositions already in progress to be completed while there with the guidance of faculty. Some compositions will be performed on concert programs. Students will also attend Italian classes. Lucca was home to Puccini and Boccherini and provides many locations in and around the city for retreat and inspiration.