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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 2017 Program Dates:
June 18 - July 16, 2017

COSI Academy Dates:
July 6 - July 16, 2017

Opera Chorus Program Dates:
July 2 - July 16, 2017

Oratorio Chorus Program Dates:
July 17- 24th, 2017, in the San Panfilo Cathedral of Sulmona, and
Madonna della Libera Cathedral of Pratola Peligna

Be in Italy for COSI 2017!

Join us for the COSI Experience! Apply for our programs, or join us in Sulmona for Italian life and culture.

CONTACT US to make your travel and accommodation arrangements, and your plan for an exciting stay.

•Check this page for COSI 2017’s performance dates and times.
•Make plans to enjoy the fascinations of Sulmona and the Abruzzo Region.

•Puccini’s Suor Angelica, Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, and Mozart’s Don Giovanni return to Sulmona in the COSI Opera Festival!

•Czech maestro Jakub Martinec conducts Antonin Dvořák’s Stabat Mater in COSI’s Oratorio program, July 17-24. Surround yourself with acoustic beauty, the profundity of a masterwork, and the architectural grandeur of Sulmona’s San Panfilo Cathedral, and Pratola Peligna’s Madonna della Libera Cathedral. 

Our Courtyard Concerts burst with opera scenes, and favourite Italian songs and arias. 

Puccini’s Suor Angelica, 2013. 



COSI’s Courtyard Concerts! In Cortile Annunziata with soprano Leigh-Ann Allen, pianist Michael Lee, assisted by pianist Kimberley-Ann Barczak.


Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, 2011, with Rachel Fenlon (from far left), Amber Cunningham, and Conrad Siebert (foreground), with the COSI Chorus.

Chorus scene from L'elisir d'amore: COSI 2011

Don Giovanni in rehearsal, with (from left) Andrew Haji, Aviva Fortunata,

"Don Giovanni" in rehearsal, (from left) with Andrew Haji, Aviva Fortunata, Kate Applin, Dimitri Katotakis, Michael Uloth, Elizabeth McDonald, 2012.

Don Giovanni  in rehearsal, (from left) with Andrew Haji, Aviva Fortunata, Kate Applin, Dimitri Katotakis, Michael Uloth, and Elizabeth McDonald, 2012.

COSI’s Courtyard Concerts! In Cortile San Francesco with Tenor Daniel Denino and Pianist Giancarlo Scalia.

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COSI Oratorio! On July 23 and 24, 2017, Czech maestro Jakub Martinec conducts A. Dvořák’s Stabat Mater. Pictured below: Artistic Director Darryl Edwards conducts the Verdi “Te Deum” in Sulmona’s San Panfilo Cathedral, July, 2015.


Oratorio Week, July 17-24, 2017.


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