Mediterranean Opera Studio and Festival is The Premiere Summer Opera Program for opera singers, young orchestra musicians, aspiring conductors and directors. 5 weeks of intensive study and performing, single room, meals, tourism, laundry service – all included. Offering the best in vocal training, with voice lessons, coachings, and fully staged opera productions, and both symphonic and opera concerts. June 21 – July 25, 2020. Learn More!
Who Should Apply?
MOSF’s performance season centers on Puccini’s: La Boheme, Suor Angelica, and Gianni Schicchi – fully produced with orchestra and staging. Also concerts of opera scenes with orchestra, and symphonic and chamber music. We will provide a positive training environment for Opera Singers, Auditors of singing technique, Orchestra Musicians, Assistant Conductors, Stage Managers, and Assistant Directors. Learn how things are done in the professional world of opera.
MOSF is a rigorous and challenging program meant to immerse an artist into the world of opera, by bringing the artist into contact with the highest level professionals for an intense and transformative 5 week experience.
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The Mediterranean Opera Studio and Festival Orchestra is a unique training opportunity for a select group of talented and dedicated instrumentalists from around the world. An invaluable chance to learn the particular challenges and rigors of playing in the opera pit, instrumentalists are led by a core group of professional opera musicians, and work directly with conductors from the world’s leading opera houses in collaborating with singers. Masterclasses, chamber, and solo performance opportunities enrich your experience. There will also be a tremendous opportunity to audition for and perform with a professional Sicilian opera company at the conclusion of our 5-week program.
Assistant conductors work closely with conductors from the world’s leading opera houses in preparing our singers and orchestra for the Festival’s performances. They conduct during staging rehearsals, learn the art of prompting singers during opera performances, and receive dedicated instruction from our conductors, coaches, and vocal faculty. Qualified assistant conductors have the opportunity to conduct selections in public concerts and also operatic performances in our season. Observing masterclasses, lessons, and coaching sessions with our all-star faculty enriches the experience allowing assistant conductors to gain valuable insight into vocal technique and interpretation while networking with successful professionals. We accept a maximum of 6 conductors: two per show.
It is common for artists to report that they learned more in the MOSF 5 week intensive than in the entire college experience. The MOSF experience is designed to immerse you into a high level training environment of voice lessons, coachings, and stage experience – all designed to test you, teach you, and reveal more fully what it takes to be an opera singer. Artists develop friendships and have a great social experience by enduring the MOSF challenge together on one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean. We accept only a positive and uplifting learning environment, expecting the highest level of professionalism, integrity, and dedication as embodied in our esteemed faculty.