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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!

To apply to COSI 2018 Summer Opera Program, please follow this link and complete the YAP Tracker form.

COSI 2018 Summer Opera Festival roles

Operas with Orchestra
nozze di Figaro
music by W.A. Mozart, libretto by Lorenzo DaPonte
Count Almaviva BARITONE
Countess Rosina Almaviva SOPRANO
Susanna, the countess’ maid  SOPRANO
Figaro, personal valet to the count BARITONE OR BASS
Cherubino, the count’s page  MEZZO-SOPRANO
Marcellina, Dr. Bartolo’s companion  SOPRANO
Bartolo, doctor from Seville, and a practicing lawyer BASS
Basilio, music teacher  TENOR
Don Curzio, judge  TENOR
Barbarina, Antonio’s daughter SOPRANO
Antonio, the count’s gardener and Susanna’s uncle BARITONE or BASS

Il Giudizio di Pigmalione*,  music and libretto by Dean Burry, Italian translation by Sara Maida-Nicol
Orfeo,  narrator TENOR
Pigmalione, a photo editor for Venus Style Magazine BARITONE
Galatea, a “created” woman  SOPRANO
Venus, CEO of Venus Style Magazine  MEZZO-SOPRANO
Cypra, a protestor  SOPRANO
Ana, a protestor  SOPRANO
Tina, a protestor  MEZZO-SOPRANO
*World Premiere

Il Mondo della Luna  music by Franz Joseph Haydn, libretto by Carlo Goldoni
Ecclitico, a woud-be astrologer  TENORE
Mesto, a cavalier  MEZZO-SOPRANO
Buonafede  BASS
Clarice, daughter of Buonafede SOPRANO
Flaminia, daughter of Buonafede  SOPRANO
Cecco, servant of Ernesto TENOR

L’Opera Va!
Opera with Piano
Two Fables (Due Favole) Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck), and Apollo et Hyacinthus (Mozart)
Euridice, SOPRANO

King Oebalas, TENOR
Hyacinthus, SOPRANO
Priest of Apollo, BARITONE

The Concert Soloist Program: COSI’s “Courtyard & Cathedral” Series

For singers focusing on songs and arias, with performances in Sulmona’s ancient and magnificent courtyards, and its glorious San Panfilo cathedral.

All dates, faculty, and program information and offerings are subject to change and enrolment.


For more information on how to apply to the COSI 2018 Summer Opera Program, please go to the Applications Page

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