June 11 - July 7, 2018

adrian-sylveenAdrian Sylveen
Artistic Director
Jurate HeadshotJūratė Švedaitė
Steven FredericksSteven Fredericks
SONY DSCBrunilda Myftaraj
Violin, Concert Master
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Welcome to the Greve Opera Academy and Music Festival!

Now in our fourth season, the 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 the province of Florence.

The Greve Opera Academy and Music Festival provides young singers and instrumentalists the opportunity to learn from and perform (alongside their world-class faculty) leading roles in fully staged full opera productions with professional orchestra. We focus on providing artistic excellence combined with the practical professional experience.

The 2018 Festival will feature productions of Aida and Le Nozze di Figaro as well as other concerts and recitals in multiple locations throughout the Chianti region and Tuscany. Opera performances will take place in Greve in Chianti and San Gimignano, while concerts will take place in Greve in Chianti, Florence and elsewhere.

In the first three seasons, attendees have come from the US, Italy, Canada, China, Austria, Poland, Cypress and Australia, and 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.

Opera Program

Performances of "Aida" and "Le Nozze di Figaro," individual coachings,  master classes, Italian language and more...

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Chamber Music Program

Participation in the festival orchestra, recitals, individual instruction and more...

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Auditions in New York City at the beginning of 2018 and via video submission

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