2021 Season – 27 Years Celebrating
The International Lyric Academy (ILA) offers young musicians and singers from all Nations an educational and performance opportunity in Italy – Vicenza and Venice. The program is organized by The Italian Bridge, LLC.
During several intensive weeks, ILA’s emerging Artists receive professional coaching and voice lessons, and participate in a full range of masterclasses, individualized instruction, concerts, recitals and rehearsals culminating in two performances of GIANNI SCHICCHI and two performances of SUOR ANGELICA by G. Puccini and two performances of THE OLD MAID AND THE THIEF by G. Menotti. Productions involve full opera in costume with the Orchestra. Additionally, Artists participate in the Italian Opera Scenes Program, a special session dedicated to opera scenes from Donizetti, Verdi and Mozart along with the opportunity to study the roles with Italian coaches and maestros.
For specific dates, program information and costs, please consult the program list from the menu at left above.
GIANNI SCHICCHI by G. Puccini
SUOR ANGELICA by G. Puccini
THE OLD MAID AND THE THIEF by G. Menotti
OPERA SCENES IN CONCERT: THE MAGIC FLUTE
OPERA MARATHON: Arias and duets from Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, Donizzetti, Rossini Find all info in the Opera Marathon section.
OPERA SCENES: Find all info in the Opera scenes section.
LYRIC CONCERTS (Opera, Lieder, Chansons and Musical Theater)
STABAT MATER by G. B. Pergolesi
EXSULTATE JUBILATE K. 165 by W. A. Mozart
LAUDATE DOMINUM K. 399 by W. A. Mozart
for Orchestra professors according with their repertoire
F. Mendelssohn, Sinfonia n4 op.90 “Italiana”
W. A. Mozart – Symphony No. 38 in D, K. 504 (Prague)
W. A. Mozart, Exsultate Jubilate K.165
G. B. Pergolesi, Stabat Mater
MUSICAL THEATER PROGRAM: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD by J. Robert Brown
Singers benefit from repertoire and diction coaching, Italian language instruction, master classes, acting, training for auditions, and career strategy. Instrumentalists play in ILA’s professional Symphony Orchestra and in chamber music concerts.
POSITIONS: Singers – leading roles, supporting roles, soloists, cover understudy, ensemble and chorus. Instrumentalists – orchestra, piano accompanists. Apprentices – assistant conductor, assistant director, technical assistants.
OPPORTUNITIES: Opera productions with professional orchestra, opera in concert with piano and instrumentalist ensemble, recitals, master classes, sacred works with orchestra, chamber music. The Artistic Director may choose a select group of artists for additional auditions in Italy with international agencies and artist managers.
LOCATION: Vicenza and Venice; historical venues, courtyards and Teatro Comunale di Vicenza and Sala dell’ Odeo at Teatro Olimpico
HOTELS: Academy full tuition includes all classes and accommodations in a marvelous, convenient hotel. All rooms have bathroom and include daily maid service and breakfast. Single occupancy rooms are available for an additional cost and must be reserved when the first deposit is due. Lunch and dinner are not included.
ROUNDTRIPS: Roundtrip travel to and from the airport is not included, is the responsibility of each participant and must be reserved on your own. If you want to use our private transportation please ask us!
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE DATES (Please read the following details)
SINGERS, PIANISTS, ORCHESTRA: Arrive in Italy at Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) July 9 and depart from Venice July 26.
OPERA MARATHON: Arrive in Italy at Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) July 2 and depart from Venice July 12.
OPERA SCENES and ENSEMBLE: Arrive in Italy at Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) July 9 and depart from Venice July 26.
MUSICAL THEATER: Arrive in Italy at Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) June 29 and depart from Venice July 9.
TOURS: Venezia, Verona and Vicenza are available upon request but are not included.
INSURANCE: All participants are covered by a general insurance which includes all the activities inside the ILA facilities for the entire period of the Program. However, to join the International Lyric Academy you must have your own travel insurance. However, to join the International Lyric Academy you must have your own travel insurance. Please be sure that your insurance policy covers you for all relevant ACTIVITIES you will be engaging upon on your Academy period & TRIP CANCELLATION. Depending on the policy and conditions, travel cancellation insurance will pay for some or all cancellation fees. Please note that without Travel Insurance Policy you will be responsible for all the costs associated with cancellation. ILA STRONGLY RECOMMENDS TO PURCHASE A TRAVEL INSURANCE TO PROTECT YOUR TRIP AGAINST UNFORESEEABLE EVENTS.
SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships are available – both merit and need-based.
AUDITIONS: Auditions for singers, ensemble, chorus, apprentices, pianists, conductors and instrumentalists are required. Live auditions or audition tapes are accepted for review.
AUDITION FEE: An initial $40.00 non-refundable audition fee is due at the time of the audition or included with mailed in audition tapes. Checks should be made payable to: International Lyric Academy or pay online here.
PROGRAM FEE and COSTS: If accepted, please see specific programs listed (at right from the top) for full costs of participation. Send tapes, rèsumè and check payable to the “International Lyric Academy”, at the address below:
International Lyric Academy in Italy
PO Box 65501
West Des Moines IA – 50265
To review information about all our programs, please click the corresponding link on the menu above.
For application materials or to ask questions, you can contact:
Phone/Whatsapp: +1 323-594-0890