Adrian Sylveen, Artistic Director

Vocal faculty:
Katia Ricciarelli
Armando Ariostini
Jurate Svedaite
Steve Fredericks

Paulo Bellocci
Rugiada Lee
Erick Rousi
Giaccomo Benedetti

Stage Director/Acting:
Jan Mason

other faculty members to be announced

Festival Pianists:
Luciano Laurentiu

Brunilda Myftaraj – Concertmaster (violin)
Kathleen Schiano – Cello
Douglas Lemke – Double-Bass
Jill Maurer – Davis – Flute
James Forgey – Clarinet


On-line application is available at:


Live Auditions will be held in New York City in the sprin of 2019. Alternatively, audio / video materials can be submitted in the on-line application, or via e-mail if unable to audition in person.

2018 Greve Opera Festival is sponsored in part by:

June 10 - July 6, 2019

Welcome to The Greve Opera Academy, where singers have an 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 2019 Edition of the festival will feature opera productions 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.

Recent students have come from the US, Italy, Canada, China, Austria, Poland, 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.

Instrumental Festival Program focuses on private coaching, master classes, solo works, and chamber music performances with well-known solo performing artists from Europe and the United States. Qualified students will have the opportunity to experience the work in a professional opera orchestra for festival performances of the operas.

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.



e-mail: auditions@ctlyricopera.org

phone: + 1 (860) 325-2826

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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