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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

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Be in Italy for COSI 2018!

Join us for the COSI Experience this summer! 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 2018’s performance dates and times.
•Make plans to enjoy the fascinations of Sulmona and the Abruzzo Region.

•Puccini’s Gianni SchicchiHaydn’s Il Mondo della Luna, Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro return to Sulmona in the COSI Opera Festival, as well as the world premiere of Dean Burry’s new opera Il Giudizio di Pigmalione

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

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

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

"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.

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


Artistic Director Darryl Edwards conducts the Verdi “Te Deum” in Sulmona’s San Panfilo Cathedral, July, 2015


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