Classic Lyric Arts Italy is an intensive, dual session three-and-a-half week summer training program in the Périgord region of southwest France (June 2-25) and in Novafeltria, Italy (July 19-August13).
An immersive program, CLA provides multi-faceted training tailored to the specific level of each participant, from undergraduate to young professional artist. Participants experience the rich cultural heritage of France and Italy while studying opera and chanson through the perspective of language, providing them with the needed tools to hone their performance skills in the traditional repertoire.
In each program, all students will receive:
Daily 45-minute coaching with one of our coaches
Daily French or Italian courses, adjusted for the level of all participants
Performance opportunities in each of our 5-6 concerts
Scene work in ensemble excerpts from French and Italian opera
Multiple master classes with singers and coaches
Repertoire covering a wide range of opera and art song