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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


Scene from Rossini’s “La Cenerentola”

COSI 2017 Opera Scenes are part of Sulmona’s OVID 2000! celebrations. Sulmona’s native son, Ovido Naso, wrote the epic work Metamorfosen which has been recreated in such works as Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady.  The COSI 2017 Opera Scenes will hail Ovid with excerpts selected from:

C.W. von Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice
W.A. Mozart: Apollo et Hyacinthus
F. Cavalli: La Calisto
V. Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi
D. Burry: A scene from the upcoming opera, Pymalion (working title).

The COSI Opera Scenes program is designed for undergraduate and graduate singers working to build their auditioning and performing skills, and develop their performance resume.  Members of Opera Scenes participate in a performance program designed to meet their individual experience and ability, with a focus on maximizing performance opportunities in our Courtyard Concerts of Italian songs and arias. The Opera Scenes curriculum includes dramatic workshops for arias and auditions, Italian language classes, style and lyric diction coaching, voice lessons, and performer-based bodyworks instruction. The Opera Scenes program includes singing in the chorus in one or both of  COSI’s  staged operas. All Opera Scenes program members will receive multiple performances through their opera and courtyard concert assignments.  COSI Opera Scenes is a thorough and heightening program that puts you at centre stage while also training you for peak performance.

Courtyard Concert (Studio)

Courtyard Concert in Cortile San Francesco

Elixir 2011

COSI Scenes program participants as chorus members in Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore”


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