Preceded by a masterclass series in the late 1990s, the Akademie BelCanto was officially started in 2004, featuring teachers such as Alberto Zedda, Kurt Widmer, and young Joyce DiDonato, in what was probably her first ever masterclass ever. This happened within a Cenerentola project, including a workshop in collaboration with the Theaterakademie August Everding Munich, which at that time was preparing a Cenerentola production of its own. Our NAXOS CD with Joyce DiDonato, José Manuel Zapata, Bruno Praticò and Paolo Bordogna under the baton of mythical Alberto Zedda is still regarded as a state of the art recording and reference of interpretation.
Information regarding the auditions in 2020 can be found here.
Auditions Florence 13 January Opera di Firenze, Berlin 19 January, Krakow t.b.a., Vienna t.b.a.
NOTE DEADLINE FOR AUDITIONS in FLORENCE IS 10 JANUARY, and in BERLIN 15 JANUARY.
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