INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF SELECTION
FOR OPERA COACHES / RÉPÉTITEURS

Young Artists Program 2020-2021

 

 

Amendments to the announcement:

  • New application deadline: July 31, 2020
  • Personal convocation to the selection: by August 10, 2020
  • New selection dates: September 4-5-6, 2020
  • Start YAP 2020/21 – Opera coaches/Répétiteurs department: October 1, 2020

 

The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Academy/Florence Opera House announces open the enrollment to the selections for admission to the Young Artists Program for Répétiteurs/Opera coaches, 2020-2021 season.

 

PURPOSE
The course is designed to train and form the opera pianist in his various specializations: opera coach/répétiteur, piano accompanist, conducting assistant, stage musical assistant, prompter, stage management assistant, lighting musical assistant.

 

PERIOD OF THE COURSE
From October 2020 to June 2021.

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

The training program includes individual, group and collective ordinary classroom lessons; master classes; stage-musical training workshops and work experience. The curriculum is divided into the following modules: Study of the score; Technical, musical, stylistic and interpretive development; Techniques of the recitativo and Improvisation; Accompaniment practice; The score for the stage and lighting; cultural knowledge of the field; workshop; work experience.
The faculty consists of affirmed professionals and renowned artists.
In addition, participants will be able to join in meetings with conductors, directors and singers, guests of the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino/Florence Opera House, and to assist in all stages of production of the operas and concerts on the playbill.

 

COURSE ATTENDANCE FEE

None. Attendance to the course is free.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS
All candidates admitted to the Course at the end of the selections are assigned a scholarship of euro 1,000.00 (one thousand/00) gross per month, for a total value of euro 9,000.00 (nine thousand/00) gross, with effect from October 2020 to June 2021.

 

ARTISTIC ACTIVITY

The Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino/Florence Opera House and the partner musical institutions may offer the participants artistic contracts for preparation and performance of operas and concerts.

 

LOCATION
Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino/Florence Opera House, Piazzale Vittorio Gui, 1 – 50144 Firenze (Italy).

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION IN THE SELECTION

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • to have been born not before January 1st, 1992;
  • to be at least 18 years old;
  • to be in possession of one of the following Diplomas of I level (Bachelor), or higher level (example: Master), issued by Music Conservatories, Universities or equal music schools: Répétiteur/Opera coach, Piano accompanist, Piano, Harpsichord, Conducting, Composition. Similar qualifications will be accepted at the sole discretion of the Management.

The qualifications obtained at non-Italian musical institutions will be considered only if equivalent to those issued by the above Italian public institutions, according to international agreements and regulations.
The selections are open to both Italian and foreign citizens, including citizens coming from countries outside the European Union.

 

APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SELECTION

Exclusively online clicking on the red button “Enrol now” at the bottom of this web page.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE
July 31, 2020, 11:59 pm Italian time.

 

SELECTION DATES

September 4-5-6, 2020 at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino/Florence Opera House, Piazzale Vittorio Gui, 1 – Firenze (Italy).

Date and time of the convocation will be communicated to each candidate by August 10, 2020.

Convocation will be sent only via email at the email address provided by the candidate in the application form. No other notification system will be considered.

Non-admission to the selections due to failure to meet the requirements of art. 2 of the Announcement, will be communicated to the candidates concerned by the dates and in the manner described in the preceding paragraphs.

 

EXAMS
1) Preliminary round

a) performance of a piano piece chosen by the candidate, maximum 10 minutes in duration (Ouvertures of operas are admitted);

b) piano performance of the “Finale” of Act Two of The marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, from Allegro assai, “Voi signor che giusto siete” (entrance of Marcellina, Basilio and Bartolo) to the end of the act, with humming the vocal parts;

c) sight reading of opera excerpts of the Italian operatic repertoire.

2) Final round

d) execution and realization of a recitativo secco taken from The barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini, with humming the vocal parts. The recitative, chosen by the candidate, must include at least two characters;

e) piano performance of Act I of La bohème by Giacomo Puccini under a conductor;

f) piano performance, with humming the vocal parts, of:

– an opera excerpt (soloist aria or ensemble piece) in French language;

– an opera excerpt (soloist aria or ensemble piece) in German language;

g) interview.

 

SELECTION ADMISSION FEE

Euro 80.00 (Eighty/00), including VAT, to be paid online by credit card. The paid enrollment fee will not be refunded in any way, except in the case of cancellation of the selections.

 

ADMISSION TO THE COURSE OF NON-EU CITIZENS

Upon registering for the course and for the entire duration of the academic year the admitted non-EU citizens will need to demonstrate compliance with current Italian immigration law. In particular, they will have to provide a copy of their passport and a valid residence permit.

 

EXCLUSIVE VALIDITY OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR SELECTIONS IN ITALIAN LANGUAGE

This announcement for selections is published in Italian and English language. In case of dispute only the Italian version will be considered.

 

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Published on December 20, 2019; Updated on March 31, 2020

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December 20, 2019 – International announcement of selection for Opera coaches/Répétiteurs

Amendments and additions

March 1, 2020 – Extention of the application deadline

March 9, 2020 – Extention of the application deadline and posponement of the audition dates

March 31, 2020 – Extention of the application deadline and posponement of the audition dates

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For more information
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Academy
Florence Opera House, Piazzale Vittorio Gui,1 – 50144 Firenze (FI) – Italy
Tel +39 055 2779335
E-mail: [email protected]
www.maggiofiorentino.com/en/academy

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