Auditions 2020 Akademie BelCanto - BelCanto Academy ABC

Auditions for the Akademie BelCanto, the festival and the scholarships start in Florence January 13 and Berlin January 19. Vienna (early February) and Krakow (end of January) t.b.a. Due to the limited time, the number of participants is strictly limited. Singers that do not want to participate in the Academy, but want to propose themselves for a certain role a kindly requested to announce it in advance. Click on the title to read more.

The auditions will take place in Firenze/Florence (Opera di Firenze) 13 January 11-17 and Berlin 19 January 11-18. Wien/Vienna and Kraków t.b.a. Up to five scholarships for ABC are available (sponsored by Freundeskreis Rossini in Wildbad e.V.) fee up to 1500 euro plus accomodation. Participants will take part in courses and have the opportunity to sing in the concerts and some even to be involved in operatic productions. Singers who do not want to apply for ABC but audition for certain roles, can ask here for audition, sending some samples of there singing online.

Repertory 2020 //not all roles are available for ABC Academy singers, but sometimes covers/understudies are requested// 

Garcia, L’ISOLA DISABITATA 1831 (S-S-T-Bar) German/Polish premiere

Rossini, ELISABETTA 1815 (S-S-Ms-T-T-T)

Rossini, LA SCALA DI SETA 1812 (S-Ms-T-T-Bar-B)

Auber, LE PHILTRE (1831, L’elisir d’amore) (S-T-Bar-Bass) Modern première

Please prepare at least one belcanto aria by Rossini, Mozart, Baroque, Donizetti or Bellini. A common ital. recit (eventually a french recit extra).

The selected singers get invitations for the festival including masterclasses of Akademie BelCanto by Barbara Frittoli, Raúl Giménez, Silvia Dalla Benetta within the festival period from 9-26 July 2020, rehearsal periods vary.

Please send for your enrolment CV, repertory at least one sample of singing but no files of this, only links, document of payment is required after acceptance. No audition without prior payment.

Enrolment until 10 January (Florence), 15 January (Berlin), t.b.a.: Wien, Kraków

Enrolment fee is 50 euro, which includes the enrolment fee for Akademie BelCanto 2020 (ABC20)

PLEASE add PLACE and NAME to your enrolment and to your money transfer as follows: 

Re:       ABC20myPLACE/myNAME (e.g.: ABC20BerlinCallas)

To:       Touristik Bad Wildbad GmbH

Bank:   Sparkasse Pforzheim Calw

IBAN:   DE 95 6665 0085 0008 9819 49

BIC:     PZHSDE66 


Antonio Staude, the secretary of the Academy will answer all your questions.