The 2021 Kirov International Music Festival Bel Canto Program offers rigorous audition and competition preparation for vocalists looking to advance their career and studies. Led by the legendary pedagogue Vera Danchenko-Stern and a faculty of 14 career opera singers associated with opera companies such as Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, San Fransisco Opera, Washington National Opera and others, the Bel Canto program is designed to offer comprehensive review of vocal technique and proper career guidance. All students will take daily diction courses in German, Russian, and Italian, and will receive two lessons per week with the faculty of their choice. (Note: KIMF Bel Canto will operate entirely as a virtual program in 2021).
Week 1 (July 12-July 16) – July 5th
Week 2 (July 19-July 23) – July 12th
Week 3 (July 26th-July 30) – July 19th
Week 4 (August 2-August 6) – July 26th