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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

All COSI programs run from Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.  The majority of mornings are dedicated to intensive Italian language training through The English School in Sulmona, and Bodyworks classes.  Afternoons include regular voice lessons and coaching (including a focus on Italian lyric diction) with our esteemed faculty as well as the staging of operas and opera scenes.

Learn more about the programs offered at COSI:

All singers and collaborative pianists participate in masterclasses held Wednesday and Saturday afternoons as well as regular performances throughout the program through the COSI Opera Festival, which showcases opera scenes and aria concerts with piano, as well as fully staged and costumed operas with orchestra.  Each performer’s schedule includes ample time for individual practice, breaks and meals. Sundays are free days with optional day trips to notable locations such as Scanno and Rome available at reasonable rates.


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