Scuola di belcanto, Urbania. 15th-28th July 2017

Supported by Rosenblatt Recitals

Message of welcome from Matthew Rose

Twenty years ago, I had the great fortune of attending a month’s Italian language and singing course in the beautiful town of Urbania in Le Marche in Central Italy. That month opened the doors to a new world, a world of proper operatic singing through the Italian language, and to much more beyond that; to me deciding to study singing and to twenty wonderful years doing so.

And so it is with great pleasure that I announce the “Scuola di belcanto, Urbania” which will be generously supported by Rosenblatt Recitals. This two week course will give the opportunity for 12 singers and three repetiteurs to rigorously study Italian language at Centro Studi Italiani and then work on the integration of linguistic, vocal, musical and dramatic skills with some world class experts in their operatic fields. Each day all participants will have singing lessons/coachings and will take part in open forums/masterclasses, working towards two concerts at the end of the two weeks. I am completely honoured that David Syrus, head of music at The Royal Opera, Joan Patenaude Yarnell, voice teacher at The Manhattan School of Music and The Curtis Institute of Music, Louisa Muller, director at the Metropolitan Opera, Wolftrap Opera etc and Eric Melear, conductor and pianist at The Vienna State Opera will join me in this exciting and important venture.

There will also be the opportunity for an excursion to Opera di Verona.

It is highly suggested that participants take advantage of the wonderful Centro Studi Italiani and spend at least two more weeks, either before or after, learning Italian. 

As a result of the incredibly generous support by Rosenblatt Recitals, participants will only have to pay for the language course and housing.

Matthew Rose