PROGRAM DRAFT 2022
Giulio Cesare (by Haendel)
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater
IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2022
June 18 – Arrival
June 19 – First company meeting
June 20 – Start of the vocal studies
June 20 – 25 Master Class with Armando Ariostini
June 21 – Opening concert (Vivaldi – Magnificat)
June 24-27 – Master Class with Valeria Esposito
June 30 – Master Class with Paolo Bellocci
July 3 – Opera Performance
July 8 – Final Performance
July 9 – Departure
Other performances will be announced soon, and this schedule will be updated with details
Jan. 15, 2022
Feb. 28, 2022
(For roles available after Jan. 15th)
Online application is available at:
Adrian Sylveen, Artistic Director
2022 Vocal faculty:
Valeria Esposito (Italy)
Armando Ariostini (Milan, Italy)
Jurate Svedaite (CLO, USA)
Deborah Lifton (University of Hartford, HARTT)
Steve Fredericks (CLO, USA)
Paulo Bellocci (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Italy)
Giaccomo Benedetti (Florence, Italy)
other faculty members may be announced
Rebecca Batista de Almeida
Coro del TEATRO G. GARIBALDI di Figline Valdarno
Greve Opera Academy & Music Festival is sponsored in part by:
2022 Greve Opera Academy
June 19 - July 9, 2022
Greve Opera Academy & Music Festival is for young opera singers who seek the opportunity to perform leading roles in fully staged opera productions with a professional orchestra. We focus on providing artistic excellence combined with practical professional experience. The 2022 Edition of the festival will feature a production of Handel's GIULIO CESARE as well as other concerts and recitals. Opera performances and concerts will take place in Greve-in-Chianti and in Florence.
Recent students have come from the US, Italy, Canada, China, Austria, Poland, Romania, Cypress, and Australia. Many have gone on to perform with Connecticut Lyric Opera and the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra back in the US in main-stage productions/performances. In addition to career-building instruction, role preparation, and invaluable performance opportunities, life-long friendships have been forged in the idyllic Tuscan surroundings.
The Greve Chamber Music Festival is for dedicated middle school, high school, and college-aged music students. The program focuses on performance preparation, cultural enrichment, and immersion in Italian cultural heritage. The festival consists of public concerts, private coaching, and master classes with performing artists from Europe and the United States.
Included in the program are visits to historical cities, sites, museums, and vineyards in Tuscany. Qualified students will have the opportunity to experience working in a professional opera orchestra.
Greve Opera Academy and Music Festival is a collaborative effort between the American performing organizations Connecticut Lyric Opera and Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and the municipality of Greve in Chianti in Tuscany, Italy.