Congratulations to Matthew on being the youngest member to be accepted into the prestigious Centre for Opera Studies in Sulmona Italy from June 17th to July 24th 2013.
The COSI Opera program is tailored to select, advanced undergraduates, graduate singers, and emerging artists ready to build upon their existing performance resume. In addition to Italian language classes taught by certified instructors from the English School of International Languages, each participant will receive a series of one-on-one coaching sessions, voice lessons and Pilates bodywork, specifically created for singers. Additionally, singers have master classes and forums twice weekly. Singers come prepared to stage and perform assigned opera roles in a setting and with an international performance training team designed to prepare the emerging artist for the professional opera stage. All roles are double cast and each cast will receive two performances.
Singers will have oratorio performances and also perform in various aria concerts throughout the program in historical Sulmona, and in courtyard concerts in the Abruzzo Region.