BelCanto Academy

In cooperation with internationally famous belcanto specialists like Alberto Zedda, Raúl Giménez, Kurt Widmer, Lorenzo Regazzo, etc., Rossini in Wildbad established an education program which became an academy dedicated to the study of bel canto in 2004. One of the first workshops was held by a rising mezzosoprano star: the young Joyce DiDonato.
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.

Auditions for ABC 2020 are completed.

Information regarding ABC 2020 can be found here.

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