IMPORTANT UPDATE – March 10, 2020:
We are observing closely the news from Italy as well as the situation in the USA. We will make appropriate changes to the Festival and the Opera Academy very soon.
IMPORTANT UPDATE – March 3, 2020:
The Deadline for applications has been postponed until April 15th. Please contact us by e-mail with any questions you might have. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Operas to be presented in 2020:
Mozart: Don Giovanni
Additional titles under consideration:
Purcell: Didio & Aeneas
Gluck: Orfeo & Euridice
Performances in Greve-in-Chianti, Florence, Figline, Valdarno
Adrian Sylveen, Artistic Director
Paulo Bellocci (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Italy)
Katia Ricciarelli (Italy)
Stefan Szkafarowsky (MET, NYC)
Armando Ariostini (Milan, Italy)
Jurate Svedaite (CLO, USA)
Steve Fredericks (CLO, USA)
Giaccomo Benedetti (Florence, Italy)
Jan Mason (CLO, USA)
other faculty members may be announced
Brunilda Myftaraj – Violin
Luca Rinaldi – Violin
Rebecca Batista de Almeida
Coro del TEATRO G. GARIBALDI di Figline Valdarno
On-line application is available at:
Greve Opera Academy & Music Festival is sponsored in part by:
THE GREVE OPERA ACADEMY
& MUSIC FESTIVAL 2020
June 8 - July 4
Greve Opera Academy & Music Festival is for young opera singers who seek the opportunity to perform leading roles in fully staged opera productions with professional orchestra. We focus on providing artistic excellence combined with the practical professional experience. The 2020 Edition of the festival will feature a production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, 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 the 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.