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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!

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

COSI is pleased to offer internship 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, and rehearsal conducting opportunities with the soloists and the COSI Festival Orchestra. Performance opportunities will be dependent upon demonstrated experience and capabilities during the program and are not guaranteed. The internship will also include the coaching of repertoire with COSI’s young artists, as well as Italian language training, and stage movement classes.



Opera Chorus Conducting Internship:

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).

Successful applicants to COSI’s innovative Opera Chorus 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 stage movement classes.


In addition to the basic application requirements found on our YAP Tracker page, Opera Conducting Internship applicants are required to upload two contrasting video excerpts 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. Internship offers are directly specific to each applicant. All candidates must apply via YAP Tracker in order to qualify for the Internship. If you require further information, please contact us at cosi.program.manger@gmail.com.


Samuel Tam: COSI Intern Conductor alumnist: Puccini’s La Bohème.


Jordan de Souza: COSI Conducting Intern alumnist: Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto



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