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PURPOSES
  • Prepare, create and perform in full operas.
  • Singers from around the world.
  • Conductors and directors from the world's most celebrated opera institutions
  • Musical and dramaturgic study and rehearsal
  • Series of public performances
  • Understand first-hand the musical, intellectual and physical tools needed to build an opera character
  • Masterclasses
  • Coachings with special guests
  • Private voice lessons

About AEDO

Accademia Europea dell'Opera is your ultimate European opera experience.

AEDO, the Accademia Europea Dell’Opera, is a uniquely focused European opera experience, created in collaboration between Western University Canada, Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, centered on the preparation, creation, and performance of full operatic roles. The international program brings together selected singers from around the globe to work with pianists, conductors, and directors from some of the world’s most celebrated opera institutions, during an intense period of musical and dramaturgic study and rehearsal, followed by a series of public European performances.

 

 

AEDO 2014

(JULY 7 - AUGUST 4 / JULY 22 - AUGUST 19)

LUCCA, TUSCANY, ITALY

festival

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Four Fully Staged Operas with Orchestra

Handel’s Giulio Cesare

Puccini's Madama Butterfly

Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro

Britten’s Turn of the Screw

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Participants work at an extremely high level to understand firsthand the musical, intellectual, and physical tools required to build an opera character from concept to performance, and are prepared for similar professional experiences in European and North American opera houses. The program also includes masterclasses and coachings with special guests from Europe’s leading opera programs (past guests have included the head coach from Teatro alla Scala, and the heads of the National Opera Studio London, Opera Studio Nederland, and the studio of Opera du Rhin), and private voice lessons, all in context of a compelling European life setting.

Vocalists of the Accademia Europea Dell’Opera are given the opportunity to learn and perform full operas with orchestras in a program that models the rhythm and energy of the professional operatic experience. Through this elite academy singers are exposed to the European opera performance tradition.

AEDO’s takes place in the spectacular Tuscan city of Lucca, birth place of Puccini, home of the Puccini Festival at Torre del Lago. This picturesque setting provides the quintessential Italian experience and backdrop to AEDO’s program of opera production and musical and dramatic study. Performances take place throughout the Tuscan countryside and artists live in Lucca’s stunning historic centre, less than an hour’s journey to Pisa, Florence, or Mediterranean Sea