Our Program

2018 Season
The International Lyric Academy (ILA) offers young musicians and singers from all Nations an educational and performance opportunity in Italy – Venice, Vicenza and Tarquinia. 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 THE MAGIC FLUTE by W. A. Mozart and two performances of SUOR ANGELICA by G. Puccini. Productions involve full opera scenes in costume with the Orchestra. Additionally, Artists participate in the Italian Opera 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.





LYRIC CONCERTS  (Opera, Lieder, Chansons and Musical Theater)

STABAT MATER by G. B. Pergolesi


LAUDATE DOMINUM K. 399 by W. A. Mozart




L. van Beethoven, Coriolano Ouverture / Symphony #6

J. Brahms, Tragic Ouverture / Symphony #2

S. Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto #2

F. Schubert, Symphony #8 “Unfinished”

G. Rossini, Ouverture from “La Gazza Ladra”

W. A. Mozart, Clarinet Concert K.622, Exsultate Jubilate K.165

J. Haydn, Trumpet Concert

G. B. Pergolesi, Stabat Mater


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 Theaters.

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: Arrive in Italy at Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) July 10th and depart from Venice July 31.

MUSICAL THEATER Arrive in Italy at Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) July 3 and depart from Venice July 13.

ORCHESTRA: Arrive in Italy at Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) July 3 and depart from Venice July 31.

TOURS: Venezia, Verona and Vicenza are available upon request but are not included.

INSURANCE: All participants must have health insurance in effect during the time period with the Academy. ILA can recommend a travel insurance company should you need assistance.

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 (recorded within the last year) 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: IAOF.

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 “Italian American Opera Foundation”, at the address below:


International Lyric Academy in Italy

PO Box 65501

West Des Moines IA – 50265

Cell. Ph. +1 323 595 0890

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: +1 323-594-0890

Whattsapp: +1 323-594-0890