The New Generation Festival Summer School is a 10-day intensive training and performance programme for young aspiring singers at conservatoire level and post-conservatoire level. Participants study with leading professional voice teachers and coaches from major UK conservatoires and training institutions such as the National Opera Studio and the Royal Opera House’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme. Daily in-depth individual coaching sessions and voice lessons are supplemented with internal masterclasses, performance psychology and career management workshops, a public concert and the opportunity to audition for NGF cover roles for the 2020 production. The timetable is carefully organised to provide each student with equal teaching time and performance opportunities. All Summer School participants enjoy the unique experience of being part of the chorus of the New Generation Festival's forthcoming production of Le Nozze di Figaro, in the magnificent Gardens of the Palazzo Corsini al Prato working closely with leading young artists from across the globe.
The New Generation Festival Summer School is now also offering two candidates applying to the programme the opportunity to become a cover in the festival's production of Le Nozze di Figaro. The cover roles of Barbarina and Marcellina are available and come with 5 days' worth of extra coaching and work with our festival directors, on-stage experience, a cover performance, and a discount on the course of £350. The singers fulfilling these two cover roles will be expected in Florence to start rehearsals on Monday 19 August, for which accommodation will be provided.
"I already feel a huge difference in terms of my confidence thanks to the fantastic tutors and a lovely group of singers. The experience has completely revived my love of singing." - 2018 participant
"I can’t recommend the NGF Summer School highly enough." - 2017 participant