VIRTUOSO & BELCANTO FESTIVAL

Opera Project

Lucca, 25th June – 7th July, 2018

This new branch of the Festival Virtuoso & Belcanto offers selected candidates a real chance to develop their career by taking part in our course combined with a competition.

The Virtuoso & Belcanto Competition, open exclusively to course participants, will take place in order to select the cast, providing the necessary level is reached, of a new production of the Teatro del Giglio di Lucca, the “Dittico” Suor Angelica / Gianni Schicchi, that will take place in October 2018 and at Ravenna Festival-Teatro Alighieri in autumn 2019.

Furthermore, a small group of singers will be selected for a Cartolina Pucciniana, – a concert of Puccini arias – to be held in Lucca during the Opera Project period.

Masterclasses will be held by famous artists from the opera world.

Two concerts are planned within the concert calendar of the Festival: one student concert and an Opera Gala to close the project, when candidates chosen from the competition will perform.