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Internships: Stage Direction


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!


Successful applicants to COSI’s Stage Direction Internship will be assigned directly to one of COSI’s operas. They will be assistant directors, and will work directly with the opera stage director. Stage Direction Interns are offered one-on-one mentoring and instruction, and specific assignments within the opera production. They will also be coaching and instructing COSI’s young artists. and will receive Italian language training and stage movement classes.


In addition to the basic application requirements found on our YAP Tracker page, stage direction internship applicants are required to upload two contrasting video excerpts of no longer than ten 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.

Assistant Stage Director Gareth Mattey (centre) with Stage Director Stuart Barker (Left) and Stage Manager Andreana Christiansen (Right) in rehearsal for Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.”

Julie McIsaac: COSI Stage Directing Intern Alumnist. Artist-In-Residence, Pacific Opera Victoria

Joel Ivany, COSI Stage Directing Intern Alumnist. Founder & Artistic Director: Against the Grain Theatre.


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