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Special Master Classes with


In Association with Italian American Opera Foundation and International Lyric Academy

Shigemi  Matsumoto  has  performed  with  over  50  national and international opera companies including those in San Francisco, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Brussels (Belgium), Wolf Trap, Portland, Kansas City, San Antonio and Tucson. Her opera roles include Mimi, Musetta, Susanna, Micaela, Norina, Adina, Pamina, Despina, Rosina, Nanetta, Lauretta, Violetta, Abigail, Adele, Zerlina, Yolanda and Frasquita.She has performed with more than 60 national and international symphony orchestras including San Francisco, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Minnesota, Houston, The Boston Pops Orchestra, New Orleans, Lourdes (France), San Antonio and Denver.
Ms. Matsumoto has given more than 300 solo recitals including recitals in the major cities of New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Tokyo, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Seattle, Houston and Dallas. Her many performances have included performances with such luminaries as each of “The Three Tenors”, individually, (Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras), Leontyne Price, Beverly Sills, Frederica von Stade and Seiji Ozawa amongst many more.
A Series of Master Classes with Ms. Shigemi MatsumotoPOSITIONS AVAILABLE: 20

REPERTOIRE: La Traviata, Cosi’ Fan Tutte, L’elisir D’Amore and La Boheme

PERIOD : between July 11 – August 8

PRICE: $2500 includes hotel with a single room, breakfast, but does not include airfare and other meals.

The International Lyric Academy is the only training program in Italy that offers exclusive Master Classes with Shigemi Matsumoto. Throughout the 1-week period there will be several opportunities to sing exclusively for Ms. Matsumoto.

The MASTER CLASSES consists of a final performance RECITAL with your favourite arias and duets and repertoire you have prepared during the Master Classes. It is a wonderful opportunity for Soloists and Singers to work with the Maestra and coach while preparing the arias from among the repertoire: La Traviata, Cosi fan tutte, L’Elisir d’amore and La Boheme. Singers participate in a daily Master Class, Italian language class as well as having multiple opportunities to participate in Concerts.

The first payment due is when you are accepted and the second payment due May 15, 2016

All participants pay their own travel, meals (except breakfasts) and insurance