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

COSI 2018 Program:
June 13 - July 15, 2018

52nd International Vocal Competition 's-Hertogenbosch Preliminary Round, in Sulmona's "Maria Caniglia" Opera House:
June 23, 2018

COSI Academy:
July 5 - July 15, 2018

Opera Chorus Program:
July 1 - July 15, 2018

Opera Creation Lab for composers and singers:
July 5 - July 15th, 2018.

COSI 2018 presents:
W.A. Mozart - Le Nozze di Figaro J. Haydn - Il Mondo della Luna G. Puccini - Gianni Schicchi Dean Burry - Il Giudizio di Pigmalione (World Premiere)

COSI 2018 Applications remain open for video applicants

Apply today!

Sydney-Baedke “I found COSI to be a meticulously crafted program that not only taught the skills needed to thrive in an academic, post-secondary environment, but also introduced professional skills necessary for successful performances. Through the guidance of a wide array of coaches, directors, and instructors, an immense amount of information was at my disposal throughout the entire program, making it extremely easy to learn tools that will prove valuable not only for this year, but over the course of many to come.” – Sydney Baedke, soprano


Andrey-Andreychik“…I didn’t realize that COSI would be so important for me before coming to Sulmona. I really, really enjoyed the program and the entire faculty! The Faculty is devoted and passionate about this program and it shows.  My career is now taking big steps, and COSI has a lot to do with this success.” – Andrey Andreychik, baritone


Katherine-Whyte“I already had international management but COSI gave me the skills and confidence to step into a leading role. It prepared me for my first major professional engagement in a leading role at the English National Opera in London. I am grateful to COSI for helping me with my career at that important juncture.” –
Katherine Whyte, soprano


Leigh-Ann-Allen“I just wanted to say thank you for such an amazing time in Italy. I left COSI armed with so many new tools … and a new appetite for singing and my career.” – Leigh-Ann Allen, soprano


Kimberly-Ann-Bartczak“Thank you for having given me the opportunity to be part of COSI this summer. It was a great experience. I met wonderful people, learned so much, and have already started using many of the tools and advice the coaches, teachers, and colleagues have enlightened me with. I will definitely recommend it to pianists and singers in the future.” – Kimberly-Ann Bartczak, collaborative pianist


Michelle-Harrison“I had an absolutely fantastic time being part of the [Stage Management] team and am so grateful to have had the opportunity….  I really enjoyed every moment of it – the smooth sailing, the challenges, the creative solutions, the superb teamwork.  There’s something so special about working with like-minded people to produce music and art, especially in a setting as beautiful as Sulmona.  It is a unique adventure I will never forget. … Being part of COSI was a joy.” – Michelle Harrison, stage manager


Katie-McCullough“…my time in Sulmona … was one of the most memorable experiences in my life.” – Katie McCullough, soprano


Ian-MacNeil“… I had plenty of opportunities to learn and grow as an artist here at COSI and beyond. I also acquired countless tools thanks to COSI 2012 that will no doubt propel me forward. Similar to my first COSI experience in 2010, but with greater relevance, opera has become more real to me than ever before. Once again I can’t thank you enough for the hard work, dedication and love that fuels this incredible program.” – Ian MacNeil, baritone


Charlotte-Burrage“COSI was an incredible life-changing experience for me. It gave me the opportunity to prove to myself that I know how to turn hard work into results. I had a lot of breakthroughs during my month in Italy … as a result; my music learning and performing is only going to get better. My trip to Sulmona will be an unforgettable landmark in my life.” –  Charlotte Burrage, mezzo-soprano

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