COSI 2020 Program:

July 1 - July 22, 2020 

Intensive Italian
Lessons, Coaching Sessions
Acting & Stagecraft Instruction
Courtyard & Cathedral Performances

Complete Role Study
Career Forums & Worshops



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



The Centre for Opera Studies in Italy gratefully acknowledges the generous founding support of The Bel Canto Foundation for Italian Heritage and Opera.

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Singer Intensive Programs:

•Two-Week (non-performance)

•Three-Week (performance)

Soloists for the Mozart Requiem will be selected among any of the three-week programs: Intensive, Opera Scenes, Opera.

COSI’s Singer intensives are offered in two- and three-week training programs, connecting you with superb and acclaimed opera educators and artists.

Keena Eloise, soprano

Nathalie Doucet, Kelsey Lenti, Henry Hubbard

•Meant for: 

      - Singers and pianists building foundational skills

      - Artists and educators seeking professional development. 


•The two-week program will bring you to your best skills and effective, fulfilling artistic growth to invest in your performances throughout the year. 

•The three-week program builds on this, carrying singers and collaborative pianists through to a performance spotlight, and to perform in Sulmona’s magnificent courtyards for a full-circle experience within the program. A role-study focus is available if specifically requested. 

Leann Santos, soprano

Charlotte Burrage, mezzo soprano


Both Programs:

•Italian language classes


•Coaching in diction and style

•Skills in acting, stage movement and stagecraft

•Career Forums

•Master Classes

Three Week Program:

•Courtyard and Cathedral Performances

       - Mozart Requiem soloists will be selected from applicants to all three-week programs. 

All programs, faculty, dates, fees, and offers of financial assistance are subject to change.

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