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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!

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 Summer Opera Festival, which showcases opera scenes and aria concerts with piano, as well as fully staged and costumed operas. Orchestral accompaniment is dependent upon resources and programming.  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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