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Internships: Conducting

 

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

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Leslie Dala conducts the COSI Opera Orchestra in Puccini’s La Bohème.(2014)

COSI is pleased to offer training programs with esteemed professionals in its opera productions.

Opera Conducting Internship:
Successful applicants to COSI’s innovative Opera Conducting Internship program will be assigned directly to one of COSI’s operas. They will be Assistant Conductors, they will work directly with the opera conductor. Opera Conducting Interns are offered one-on-one mentoring and coaching sessions in their professional discipline, and will have conducting opportunities with the COSI Festival Orchestra, and soloists in rehearsal. Performance opportunities will dependent upon demonstrated experience and capabilities during the program. The internship will also include coaching repertoire with COSI’s young artists, as well as intensive Italian language training.

 

 

Opera Chorus Conducting Internship:
Successful applicants to COSI’s innovative Opera Conducting Internship program will be assigned directly to one of COSI’s operas with chorus. They will be Assistant Chorus Masters, and will work directly with the ChorusMaster and Artistic Director. Opera Chorus Conducting Interns are offered one-on-one mentoring and coaching sessions in their professional discipline, and are responsible for opera chorus rehearsals under the Chorus Master’s supervision. They will also conduct selected choruses at COSI’s Gala Concert.  The internship includes Italian language training, voice lessons, and bodyworks training.

Diane Murray-Charrett. Opera Chorus Conducting Intern, 2015.

Diane Murray-Charrett: COSI Opera Chorus Conducting Intern, (2015): Così fan tutte, and the Opera Gala concert (shown).

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Samuel Tam: COSI Intern Conductor of Puccini’s La Bohème (2008).

 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Interested applicants should first contact Tania Puglielli at execdirector@co-si.com. In addition to the basic requirements, Opera Conducting Internship applicants are required to upload two contrasting video experts of no longer than ten minutes each, and Opera Chorus Conducting Applicants are required to upload three contrasting video excerpts of 3-5 minutes each.

TUITION information is available on the “Tuition” page, or by clicking here.

 

 

 

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Jordan de Souza: COSI Conducting Intern (2010): Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto

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