Costs and Applications

Singer Program

Learn and perform full operas in a program that matches the rhythm and energy of a professional experience.

Academy offers:

Itailan Classes
Coaching and direction to understand character through music, text, physicality and drama
Masterclasses
Dramatic workshops
Professional development

Singer Program Costs:

Application/Audition Fee: $50 for auditioning to AEDO
Tuition for AEDO: 3000 euros, housing included


Application Requirements:

Application Form
Headshot (8”x10”)
CV
Application fee: $50 CDN – cheque or money order only, payable to Western University


Audition Requirements:

Three arias which best demonstrate your abilities
Please provide a printed copy of your repertoire at your audition
Note: You will need to provide your own pianist


Pianist Program

Further your vocal accompanying experience to prepare for professional opportunities in the world of opera.

Gain experience:

As repetiteurs
Playing for masterclasses
Musical rehearsals
Staging rehearsals
Private coaching with singers
Operatic keyboard technique


Work with:

Distinguished faculty coaches and conductors
Italian lessons


Pianist Program Costs:

Application/Audition fee: $50 for auditioning to AEDO
Tuition for AEDO: 800 euros for housing. Full fellowship covers program costs.


Application Requirements:

Application Form
Headshot (8”x10”)
CV
Vocal Repertoire List
$50 CDN Application Fee – cheque or money order only, payable to Western University


Audition Requirements:

Opera excerpt to be sung and played: Don Giovanni: Act I Finale
Two contrasting selections of your choice, sung and played from Handel’s Alcina
One sight reading excerpt from an opera


Assistant Director and Assistant Conductor Fellowships

Work closely with resident Artistic and Musical Directors
Direct selected scenes
Assist with all scenes
Take a primary director role for a faculty staged opera


Assistant Fellows:

Receive one-on-one mentorship to develop and realize their dramaturgical concepts
Are guided by an international team of directors, conductors, and stage managers
Build understanding for intercultural engagements through a culturally bound setting
Receive Italian lessons


Fees:

Application/Audition fee: $50 for auditioning to AEDO
Tuition for AEDO: 800 euros for housing. Full fellowship covers program costs.


Application Requirements:

Application Form
Headshot (8”x10”)
CV
List of Repertoire (only for assistant conductors)
Statement of purpose explaining why you would like to be part of our program(s).
$50 CDN Application Fee – cheque or money order only, payable to Western University


Instrumentalist Program

The Accademia Europea dell'Opera welcomes applications from all orchestral instruments (both Baroque and non-Baroque) to join a highly successful program in Lucca, Tuscany. The program includes:

Private Lessons (2 per week)
Chamber Music Sessions (2 per week)
Orchestral Participation, Rehearsals & Performances
Chamber Music Concert
Supervised Practice time with Pianist
Thematic Lessons based on Studied Repertoire
Mock Auditions
Italian Class (3 per week)
Accommodations in Downtown Lucca

Fee:

Application/Audition fee: $50 for auditioning to AEDO
Tuition for AEDO: 1700 euros including housing


Application Requirements:

Application Form
Headshot (8”x10”)
CV
$50 CDN Application Fee – cheque or money order only, payable to Western University


Audition Requirements:

Two contrasting pieces, no longer than five minutes each
One orchestral excerpt of your choice
Note: You will need to provide your own pianist