COSI 2020 Program:
July 1 - July 22, 2020
Lessons, Coaching Sessions
Acting & Stagecraft Instruction
Courtyard & Cathedral Performances
Complete Role Study
Career Forums & Workshops
Mozart Così fan tutte: semi-staged
Stuart Barker, Stage Director
Kimberley-Ann Bartczak, Music Director
Opera Scenes: semi-staged
Melissa Bencic, Stage Director
Nathalie Doucet, Music Director
Mozart Requiem soloists: with the
Ensemble in Residence: Toronto Youth Choir
Matthew Otto, Artistic Director
Helen Becqué, Collaborative Pianist
INTERNATIONAL FACULTY from:
•THE UNITED STATES
The Centre for Opera Studies in Italy gratefully acknowledges the generous founding support of The Bel Canto Foundation for Italian Heritage and Opera.
Opera & Opera Scenes
COSI is training-centred.
Here you signifcantly
sing, act, communicate and
move - thriving as an artist
in your opera goals and career.
Stuart Barker: Director of Productions and Training: British Youth Opera.
Laura Claycomb, soprano:
La Scala, Berlin Staatsoper,
French National Opera,
Houston Grand Opera, LA Opera.
Kimberley-Ann Bartczak, Calgary Opera:
Resident Conductor, and Music Director
of Calgary Opera Emerging Artists.
Opera Program: Mozart's Così fan tutte.
Are you a daring Despina? A formidable Don Alfonzo? An infatuated Dorabella? A flip-flopping Fiordiligi?
Are you a fervent Ferrando, a gobsmacked Guillelmo?
Mozart's Così fan tutte is a marvelous and mischievous comedy that will lift your skills and spirits. Our semi-staging will encompass full character development, and important foundational stage skills without compromising your process within a comparatively brief three-week program. COSI is about training you toward a professional standard, and build you in your personal power of achievement so you are ready to present yourself in auditions, and in full productions.
The Opera Scenes Program is training-rich. It matches your strengths and elevates your areas for growth with richly fulfilling experiences and encouragement. We ideally customize your opportunities for learning in singing, staging, character development and stage interaction. Within a relatively brief three-week program, semi-staging with essential, purposeful, and well-honed movement is vital in building what you can know and do for sure, rather than rushing and skimming. Here you can safely and effectively put it all together in the performing moment - in ways you will remember. You will be immersed in the environment of time, care, tools and inspiration - to flourish. Each COSI faculty member has been specifically chosen because of their renowned success in nurturing singers to their best, and beyond what they have know as their best so far.
Melissa Bencic, Stage Director and stage skills specialist.
Nathalie Doucet, Opera Coach.
Dutch National Opera Academy
From Le nozze di Figaro: Kathryn Johnston as Susanna,
Alessia Vitalli as Cherubino.
Charlotte Burrage, mezzo soprano
Ayako Otake, soprano; Braden Young, piano.