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Summer Opera Program 

The Musica Proibita Summer Opera Program provides a full immersion into Italian culture.

Study and performance experience for singers under the artistic guidance of an internationally acclaimed faculty of  voice teachers, vocal coaches, conductors and stage directors.

The pedagogy of opera studies, giving students the tools they need to advance to the next level

of their career preparation.



03rd - 20th  July 2024

Arrival 03rd July course will start on the morning of  04th July and end on the 20th July.



° All lessons and accommodation will be at the Seminario Vescovile, Citta Alta Bergamo,

  Via Arena,11, 24129, Italy. 

° Concerts and Opera will take place in Bergamo, Brescia and Piacenza. 

The Summer Opera Program is divided into 3 Operas

° Applicants can apply for 1 or all 3 operas

° Perform a role with orchestra in a fully staged opera. 

° Gala Opera Concert


   Rita - G. Donizetti   


   Double cast 

° Rita (Soprano)                                                             

° Beppe (Tenore)

° Gasparo (Baritono)


  Suor Angelica - G. Puccini

   Double cast 

° Suor Angelica (Soprano)

° La Zia Principessa (Contralto) 

° La Badessa (Soprano)

° La Suora Zelatrice (Soprano)

° La Maestra Delle Novizie (Mezzosoprano)

° Suor Genovieffa (Soprano)

° Suor Osmina (Soprano)

° Suor Dolcina (Soprano)

° La Suora Infermiera (Mezzosoprano)

° Le Cercatrici (Soprano)

° Le Novizie (Soprano)

° Le Converse (Soprano & Mezzosoprano)

 Gianni Schicchi - G. Puccini   

   Double cast 

° Gianni Schicchi (Baritono)

° Lauretta (Soprano)

° Zita (Mezzosoprano)

° Rinuccio (Tenore)

° Gherardo (Tenore)

° Nella (Soprano)

° Betto Di Signa (Baritono)

° Simone (Basso)

° Marco (Baritono)

° La Ciesca (Soprano)

° Maestro Spinelloccio, medico (Basso)

° Ser Amanitio Di Nicolao, notaio (Basso)

° Pinellino, calzolaio (Basso)

° Guccio, tintore (Basso)                   




Audition and recordings

° Please submit 2 arias in varying style and language demonstrating the range

  of your desired roles

° Video links only (YouTube)

° Submissions do not need to be of professional recording quality

° Video or audio recordings are excepted                                

° C.V   

° Copy of proof of payment for the audition fee                                                                                                


Bank details

 Bank:                  Intesa Sanpaolo 

  Beneficiary :     Musica Proibita Management

  IBAN:                IT68 P030 6909 6061 0000 0174 797


  Reference:        Your full name, Summer Opera Program 2024


° Email:

° Tel: +39 334 168 2530


Summer Opera Program 

°Musica Proibita Summer Opera Program is a 18 day intensive study program, for singers from  advanced college students to finishing undergraduate degrees to emerging professionals  seeking to reach the next level of their careers.

° We welcome singers 18 years of age and older from all countries.

° The program is designed to build skills and discipline that will help you to succeed

   in an opera career. 

° The program focuses on the standard operatic repertoire with emphasis on Italian repertoire.

° The opportunity to sing in an Opera and Sacred music concerts and a fully staged opera with        a professional orchestra.

° Private singing and coaching lessons.

° Master classes with world-renowned professional opera singers, opera coaches,

   conductors and stage directors.

° Daily Italian diction lessons with native speaker teacher.

° Speech therapy lessons.

° Acting classes where you will work on the Opera that will be staged.

° Audition training seminar.

° A peaceful and supportive environment where each singer is valued and encouraged to

  focus on reaching one's potential. 

Upon arrival singers will receive a detailed schedule with a daily break-down of their coaching, rehearsals, master classes and seminars etc. 


All lesson will take place at the Seminario Vescovile Giovanni, Bergamo.


Lessons from Monday to Saturday.

10:00 - 13:30 

Siesta / Riposo

15:00 - 18:30


Sunday Rest day/Riposo day or performance day.

Evenings are devoted to performances, social dinners and post-concert festivities.


° Individual voice lessons

° Individual coaching

° Group Italian diction lesson 

° Speech therapy and breathing lessons 

° Master classes and seminars

° Group Acting classes

° Rehearsals for Opera

° Group Musical/dramatic preparation (Rehearsals for concerts and Opera) 



The Seminario Vescovile Giovanni offers the following accommodation.

Single room with private bathroom including breakfast and lunch.


It is possible to have a double room with 2 private bathrooms including breakfast and lunch if you would like to bring a companion. (Please contact us for further information)



The cost  (Tuition fees in euro)


  03rd - 20th July 2023 - 18 day program

° Audition Fee: 30,00 €  

  (Candidates who apply via NATS Summer program audition - NO audition fee applicable)


° Tuition Deposit: 1000,00 €  (Due at time of acceptance, towards cost of tuition)


° Balance of Payment: 2800,00 € (will be due upon receipt of invoice, approximately 60 days    

  before departure)


° Tuition:  3800,00 € with (Single room with breakfast and lunch included)


° Please note that the cost for Tuition & Accommodation is listed as one inclusive fee.

Included in your Tuition

° Tuition

° A single room with private bathroom or double room with private bathrooms

   at the Seminario Vescovile Giovanni ,Bergamo

° Breakfast and lunch for 17 days.


Not Included

° Roundtrip airfare

° Travel Visa processing fee

° Health and personal Insurance

° Evening meals and snacks

° Streetcar/bus/train tickets

° Incidental expenses like laundry


Cancellation Policy & Refunds

If you need to cancel your participation in the program, the following policies

and deadlines must be respected.


° All cancellations must be made in writing by email. 

  Phone calls or phone messages are not an acceptable as form of cancellation.

° Cancellations after the 15th March 2024

  A 150,00 € withdrawal fee will be applied to your refund.


° Cancellations after the 15th Aprile 2024

   Your 1000,00 € deposit will be forfeited plus any prepaid nonrefundable expenses.

° Cancellations after the 15th May 2024

   No refunds will be made after this date. 

   Please note that due to the late date, the full amount of your tuition fees will be forfeited.

   No exception can be made.


° Trip insurance is strongly recommended for your protection in case of

   cancellation or trip interruption. 


° No refunds are available for partial use of the program.


No refunds for cancellations will be issued after the                                  15th May 2024.


How to arrive

You can fly to: 


Milano Malpensa         Take the train to Milano Centrale train station, 

International               from Milano Centrale train station take the train to Bergamo train station,

Airport (MXP):             from Bergamo train station take a bus to Città Alta Bergamo (Bus N.1)


                                                  Take the Bus to Bergamo Orio al serio Airport (Bus Orioshuttle)

                                          from Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport take the Bus to Bergamo,

                                          Città Alta (Bus N.1)


Milano Linate              Take the Bus to Bergamo Orio al serio Airport International

Airport (LIN)              (Bus Orioshuttle)

Airport (LIN):             from Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport take the Bus to Bergamo,

                                          Città Alta (Bus N.1)


Orio al Serio                From Bergamo Orio al Serio Bergamo airport take the Bus to Bergamo,

Bergamo airport         Città Alta (Bus N.1)

(BGY ):     


                                                    Take  a taxi to Bergamo Città Alta

                                                Seminario Vescovile Giovanni XXXIII

                                                             Via Arena 11, 24129, Italy



Make sure your passport is up-to-date!

For full information on  obtaining or renewing passports, see the U.S. State Department website.


Limits of Responsibility

The following Limits of Responsibility apply to your participation in the

Summer Opera program. 


The Summer Opera Program 


° Reserves the right to request references from applicants and to decline to accept or to retain any

   person as a member. 


° Reserves the right to make substitutions or changes in the faculty staff , alter, cancel or withdraw any portion of  the  

  Summer Opera Program. In the event of any of the foregoing, refund will not be made for any accommodation or

   services omitted.

° Reserves the right to make substitutions, alter, cancel, withdraw or change a student in the Opera production, if  

   the staff of  the Summer Opera Program feel that the student is still not at the required level to perform    

   the assigned role. In the event of any of the foregoing, refund will not be made for any accommodation or services


° In the event of any of the foregoing, refund will not be made for any accommodation or services omitted.


° The Summer Opera Program MPM shall not be liable or responsible for any loss, injury or damage to persons,

  property, accommodations, transportation or other services resulting directly or indirectly from Acts of God.    

  Dangerous incidents from the sea, fire, breakdown in machinery or equipment acts of governments or other  

  authorities, de jure or de facto wars whether declared or undeclared civil disturbances, strikes, riots, injury, thefts,

  burglary, pilferage, vandalism, epidemics, quarantine or customs regulations. Delays or cancellations of or any loss

  or damage resulting from improper or insufficient passports, visas, or other documents. 


° Won’t assume responsibility to aid in obtaining redress, restitution or resolution of incidents or damages that a  

  participant may suffer during the course of attending Summer Opera Program.


° Takes all caution in providing a safe and pleasant environment in which to hold the Summer Opera Program but

  cannot be responsible for incidents that occur beyond its control or for issues that may arise in the course of living

  in Bergamo or its environs in the course of the Summer Opera Program.


  I have read The Summer Opera Program Limits of Responsibility and agree to abide by their conditions and

  that my approval online is binding.

Currency (Euro)

° The most efficient way to exchange currency is by withdrawing money from

   a local ATM (called Bancomat) using a debit card, Visa, Mastercard,

° Debit cards, Credit cards, Visa and Masterclards are accepted everywhere.


Travel Insurance

For your protection, we strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance. In case of a health problem or family emergency that might require you to make a last-minute change in plans. 


Health Insurance

You should check your policy carefully but under most circumstances you should be covered.

If not, you might want to consider a short-term policy even though the Italian system

is very hospitable to foreigners.

Meet the Team


Leo Nucci  Baritono 

He was born in Castiglione dei Pepoli (Bologna) in 1942, but he lives in Lodi, hometown of his wife, Adriana. After winning several competitions, in 1967 he made his debut at Teatro Sperimentale (A.Belli) of Spoleto as Figaro in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA. 

He studied with M° Mario Bigazzi, completing his studies in Bologna with M° Giuseppe Marchesi. After having his career interrupted in 1970, he was persuaded to continue by M° Ottaviano Bizzarri. 

Since its debut in 1977 with IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, he constantly sang at Teatro Alla Scala in Milan, participating in two season's opening. 

For Teatro Alla Scala he recorded DON CARLO, two editions of AIDA, IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, SIMON BOCCANEGRA, IL TROVATORE, OTELLO, TOSCA, GIANNI SCHICCHI, with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, Sir Georg Solti. In 2007 he performed a historic concert on the occasion of the 30-year career at Teatro Alla Scala, an event that has been released on DVD (Leo Nucci: Trent'anni Alla Scala, produced by Cmajor). 

In 1979 he made his debut at the Staatsoper in Vienna with IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA. In this theater he sang nearly 300 performances and made several recordings, receiving the honor of “Kammersänger” and “Ehrenmitglied”. 

At the Metropolitan in New York he made his debut in 1980 with UN BALLO IN MASCHERA. He participated in several new productions, recording UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, LA FORZA DEL DESTINO, L'ELISIR D'AMORE, IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA and several Gala concerts. 

His debut in London's Covent Garden was in 1978 with LUISA MILLER and since then, even with this theater he maintains a constant collaboration with performances and recordings. 

He was singing in Arena di Verona for 31 years, performing in more than 100 performances, singing the role of RIGOLETTO for nine editions and recording various DVD. 

He is probably the only baritone in history to have sung Rigoletto in all the most important theaters in the world, with a total of more than 450 official performances. 

In recent years he has taken as "house" reference Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Zurich Opera House (debut in 1982 with LUISA MILLER) and the Teatro Regio of Parma (debut in 1967) , where recently he was awarded honorary citizenship. With these three theaters still maintains a special relationship, participating in many new productions. 

He has recorded under the direction of Herbert von Karajan, Sir Georg Solti, Riccardo Muti, Claudio Abbado, Carlos Kleiber, Lorin Maazel, Riccardo Chailly, James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Carlo Maria Giulini, Giuseppe Patanè, Nello Santi, Bruno Bartoletti, Daniel Oren, collaborating with colleagues from the world of opera. He starred in two film-opera: MACBETH by Claude D'Anna presented at Cannes in 1987 and IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA. 

He has recently released a book dedicated to him: "Leo Nucci, un baritono per caso” written by Achille Mascheroni, Azzali edition of Parma.

Barbara Frittoli soprano 

Born in Milan, she graduated with the highest honor at  "Giuseppe Verdi"  Conservatory in Milan where she studied  with Giovanna Canetti. She later was the winner of several international competitions.

Among her career's most remarkable  performances were THE WEDDING OF FIGARO (Countess of Almaviva) in Ferrara,  OTELLO (Desdemona) at the Salzburg Festival and at Teatro Regio in Turin with Claudio Abbado, COSÌ FAN TUTTE (Fiordiligi) at the Wiener Staatsoper and at Ravenna Festival with Riccardo Muti, also with Colin Davis at Covent Garden.

She sang DON GIOVANNI at Salzburg Festival with Lorin Maazel, TURANDOT (Liù) at Opéra Bastille with Georges Prêtre and a tour with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Zubin Mehta. At the Metropolitan she was Desdemona in OTELLO with James Levine, a role which she has performed in Brussels (Pappano), Wien, Nice, Florence (Mehta), and in which he made his debut in Munich under the baton of Mehta.  She sang DON GIOVANNI (Donna Anna) to Glyndebourne, at Wiener Staatsoper and the Metropolitan, the role of Elettra in IDOMENEO in Dresden under the baton of Colin Davis, Vitellia in LA CLEMENZA DI TITO  and the title role in LUISA MILLER at the Royal Opera House. We also remember her return to Opéra National de Paris in  SIMON BOCCANEGRA and OTELLO.

At Teatro alla Scala, she sang Leonora in IL TROVATORE, Alice in FALSTAFF, Desdemona in OTHELLO, La Contessa d'Almaviva in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Anaide in MOSES IN EGYPT and most recently  Suor Angelica in THE TRIPTYCH.

Her repertoire also includes IL FLAMINIO of Pergolesi, LA BOHÈME at Wiener Staatsoper and at  Metropolitan Opera, Donna Elvira in DON GIOVANNI, Sifare in MITRIDATE, RE DI PONTO in Turin and Paris with Christophe Rousset, Medora in IL CORSARO, Antonia in LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN, Alice in FALSTAFF in Rome with Daniele Gatti, in Florence with Pappano , and at Covent Garden with Haitink. She was Amelia in SIMON BOCCANEGRA, Margherite in FAUST, LUISA MILLER and Elisabetta in DON CARLO debuted at Teatro Comunale in Florence under the baton of Zubin Mehta, Liù  in TURANDOT at Gran Teatre Liceu in Barcelona.

Brilliant and intense is also her activities pertaining concerts:  she has worked with leading orchestras and famous conductors in the world.  Her vast concert repertoire includes  Verdi's Requiem performed under the baton of Riccardo Muti, Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Zubin Mehta, Valery Gergiev, Gianandrea Noseda along with bands like the Berlin Philharmonic, the Wiener Philharmonic, the Chicago Sinphony, the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, the Boston Symphony Orchestra . His repertoire also includes Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem, K.427 Mass in C minor by Mozart (London Symphony Orchestra / Colin Davis), Stabat Mater by Pergolesi, Stabat Mater by Rossini (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Riccardo Chailly) Mahler's Fourth Symphony (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Bernard Haitink).

She has recently sung THAÏS in Turin, the Verdi Requiem conducted by Maestro Pappano at Covent Garden, COSÌ FAN TUTTE in Valencia and Vienna, LE NOZZE DI FIGARO in Madrid, at the Opéra National in Paris and at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, SIMON BOCCANEGRA  conducted by James Levine in Boston, New York but also in Barcelona, CARMEN at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, LUISA MILLER at the Zurich Opera, LA BOHÈME in Tokyo Yokohama on tour with the Teatro Regio in Turin. And moreover SIMON BOCCANEGRA at the Metropolitan Opera, FALSTAFF and LA BOHÈME in Zurich and finally DON GIOVANNI at the Metropolitan Opera, in Washington and at Teatro alla Scala in Milan as well as ADRIANA LECOUVREUR in Barcelona, DON CARLO in New York and at Teatro Regio in Turin, IL TABARRO in Verbier, FALSTAFF at Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, LA BOHÈME and PAGLIACCI at Metropolitan Opera, FALSTAFF at the  Berlin Staatsoper.


Eleonora Pacetti  Artistic Advisor 

Dal 2023
Finale Produzioni
La Finale è una startup nell’ambito cinematografico con particolare interesse alla produzione di contenuti culturali e musicali e con un forte orientamento all’utilizzo delle nuove tecnologie.

2015 - 2023
Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
Direttrice dello Young Artist Program
Fondazione e Direzione del programma d’inserimento professionale rivolto a giovani artisti (cantanti, pianisti, registi, scenografi, costumisti, lighting designers) provenienti da tutto il mondo.

2012 - 2015
Fondazione Petruzzelli e Teatri di Bari
Casting Manager
Responsabile delle scelte artistiche riguardanti direttori d’orchestra e cantanti per le stagioni d’opera e negoziazione dei relativi contratti.

2010 - 2011
Teatro Comunale di Bologna
Scuola dell’Opera Italiana
Responsabile dei Progetti Internazionali
Progettazione di attività nell’ambito dell’iniziativa UNESCO “Bologna città della musica” e altri eventi destinati a sponsor e sostenitori istituzionali dell’Accademia.

Teatro alla Scala in coproduzione con la Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela Tour manager per una Carmen scaligera diretta da Gustavo Dudamel a Caracas.

2008 - 2009
Teatro alla Scala
Assistente del Coordinatore artistico e del Casting Manager in qualità di stagista

Supporto alla programmazione, organizzazione delle audizioni e assistenza ai contratti di coproduzione e di ospitalità.

UNESCO, Parigi
Settore Cultura/Patrimonio Immateriale
Elaborazione di uno studio su modelli economici per l’utilizzo delle risorse del fondo internazionale relativo alla Convenzione per la Protezione e Promozione del patrimonio immateriale.



Massimiliano Di Fino 

Pianist, Organist, Composer, Tenor

Born in Bergamo, he graduated in 1994 at the Musical Institute Gaetano Donizetti (Bergamo) in piano, organ and composition with honors. He attended courses of perfection, held by illustrious names like A. Schiff, A. Sacchetti and G. Parodi. Simultaneously he undertook at the Conservatory of Milano, studies of choral conducting, conducting and singing. He has collaborated with many instrumental and vocal formations, obtaining great success both from the public and critics.

Winner of prestigious competitions, he has been invited to the most important Italian and European cities to perform important organ works by C. Franck, M. Duruflé, O. Messiaen just to name same.
The first complete organ works of C. Franck was performed in the Basilica of San Carlo in Milan at the age of 16 years, after he had won a contest held by the humanitarian society of Milan as "best student of the Conservatory of Bergamo".

A great virtuoso, attentive and sensitive interpreter, with diverse personalities but with very precise ideas rooted in the historical and cultural European, Italian organ tradition. He has experimented with all kinds of organ music and always with great success.

Over the years he has dedicated himself with particular attention to the nineteenth-century Italian organ music becoming an expert performer.
The study of singing and the vast repertoire of vocal music, allows him to interpret the 19th century Italian organ so masterfully and uniquely, making him one of the best performers in this genre.

He served as Master piano accompanist, at the theatre Carlo Felice in Genova and at the Donizetti in Bergamo. Always as an accompanist, he worked with major opera singers like Nicola Martinucci, Giuseppe Sabbatini, Marcelo Alvarez, Ivan Magrì, Nino Machaidze.

Is currently chorus master of the Choir Calauce Lyric of Calolziocorte (Lc) as well as the Lirico Simone Mayr of Bergamo and works together with the lyric choruses of Tesserete, Mendrisio and Lugano (Ch), these choirs perform operatic and sacred repertoires.

As tenor he has performed extensive repertoires of sacred music and lieder. He is a member of vocal group "Italian Harmonists"

Since 2010 is a chorister, at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and has interpreted, at Teatro alla Scala, solo roles in the following productions: Lady Macbeth of the Mcensk district of Shostakovich, A bride for the Tsar by Rimskij-Korsakov, Les Troyens by Berlioz,
Le Comte Ory of Rossini, Strauss ' Rosenkavalier, Porgy & Bess by Gershwin and Beethoven's Fidelio.




Segretario artistico della Stagione d’Opera del Teatro Grande di Brescia


Diplomatosi in pianoforte al Conservatorio Lucio Campiani di Mantova, Alessandro Trebeschi ha proseguito i propri studi presso l’Università degli Studi di Brescia laureandosi nel 2003 in Economia Politica e all’Università di Pavia dove, nel 2006, si laurea in Economia Internazionale.

Da solista e camerista si è esibito in diversi Paesi europei e in Giappone come Kawai Artist, in Italia come ospite di Serate Musicali a Milano e di altri Festival e Stagioni concertistiche. Ha registrato per Radio Rai e SKY Classica. Nel 2018 ha inciso il quintuplo CD “Bazzini 200” per il bicentenario della nascita di Antonio Bazzini, con l’integrale delle trascrizioni operistiche per violino e pianoforte del maestro bresciano, in collaborazione con la violinista Anca Vasile. Si è dedicato attivamente alla promozione di spettacoli ed eventi che legassero la Musica con altre arti, alla realizzazione di opere liriche a fini didattici, all’ideazione di lezioni-concerto per i ragazzi. Promotore e direttore artistico del concorso lirico “Bazzini” di Montichiari, ha scritto e diretto per Terres des Hommes e la Commissione Europea il progetto Music bridges West Bank, Italy and France, che ha coinvolto più di 5000 bambini in Medio Oriente.

È, tuttavia, come pianista accompagnatore che ha svolto la maggior parte della sua attività. Collabora e ha collaborato in passato con il Festival Donizetti di Bergamo, il Teatro Comunale di Modena, il Teatro del Maggio Fiorentino.

Attualmente è vocal coach per il Teatro Comunale di Bologna (Scuola dell’Opera) ed è pianista ufficiale dei Talent Music Master Courses di Verona. Svolge il ruolo di accompagnatore pianistico presso il Conservatorio di Milano, il Conservatorio di Mantova, l’Istituto pareggiato di Cremona e il Conservatorio di Verona.

Dal 2021 è Segretario artistico della Stagione d’Opera del Teatro Grande di Brescia

Davide Bottarelli

Direttore d'orchestra, Pianista


Inizia lo studio del pianoforte all’età di sei anni proseguendo poi gli studi al Conservatorio “Luca Marenzio” di Brescia con il M° Riccardo Bettini, diplomandosi brillantemente in pianoforte principale , specializzandosi in seguito con il M° A. de Curtis , Ludmilla Tarassova e Carlo Balzaretti. Dal ’94 partecipa a numerosi concerti sia in Italia che all’estero (Vaticano,Praga, Vienna, Salisburgo ,Melk ). Dal 2014 è il direttore stabile del “Coro Polifonico la Rocchetta - Renzo Pagani“. Nel 2012 consegue il diploma di Master Internazionale “Conducting Beethoven Symphony”, dirigendo l’ Orchestra Regionale Filarmonica Veneta, con docenti Romolo Gessi ,Lior Shambadal . Nel 2014 sempre allo stesso Master Internazionale, riceve il “Diploma di merito” distinguendosi tra i migliori allievi del corso. Nel 2015 al termine del corso triennale presso l’ European Conducting Academy di Vicenza , consegue il Diploma in Direzione d’Orchestra. Nel 2017 consegue il Diploma Accademico di Perfezionamento. Si specializza in seguito con maestri di fama internazionale tra cui il J. Kalmar, D. Renzetti , S. Thorp e W. Tachezi .E’ vincitore al Concorso Internazionale in Direzione d’Orchestra “ BLACK SEA COMPETITION “ Constanta Symphony Orchestra, , con trenta partecipanti finali selezionati da tutto il mondo , classificandosi 1° tra i direttori europei e 3° nella classifica internazionale ,invitato poi come direttore ospite nella stagione sinfonica 2017 . E’ stato collaboratore con il coro La Rocchetta R.P. presso il Teatro A. Ponchielli di Cremona per la produzione dei Carmina Burana di C. Orff . Finalista al concorso rassegna corale " Cantus " , si è poi esibito in qualità di direttore al concerto finale presso il Teatro Grande di Bescia. Nel 2018 dirige "Orchestra sinfonica dei Colli Morenici" in più concerti con un repertorio di musica sacra e da camera. Nello stesso anno è stato assistente collaboratore dell'IYAP "International Young Artist Project" come direttore per la produzione del Requiem di Mozart eseguito in 2 concerti con "Oida Orchestra". Nel 2021 si aggiudica il Diploma D’argento Al Rimini Intenational Choral Compeition. Nel 2022 è primo pianista nei Carmina Burana di C. Orff con Il Coro Lirico Ponchielli Vertova Cremona , dirigendo in seguito la produzione nel 2023 ; sempre nel 2022 è direttore musicale in due produzioni di Bohème con l'agenzia "Musica Proibita" in collaborazione con i cantanti Barbara Frittoli e Fabio Armiliato. Nel 2023 è vincitore nei seguenti concorsi internazionali : primo premio GOLD PRIZE al Concorso Internazionale Global Genius Music Competition - Hanwell – Londra , primo premio al World Classic Music awards e primo premio all’ Universal Gold star Competition. Sempre nel 2023 è co-fondatore e direttore musicale principale dell’ Orchestra Giovanile Fidelio.

Mario Binetti 

Actor,  Director


Born in Bergamo, he played his first theatrical role at the age of eight with the company  'Il teatro del Gioppino, Zanica, BG' with which he still collaborates. 

He graduated from the Liceo Musicale PS Suardo, Bergamo, he continued his studies in theater with Marco Rota and Luciano Mastellari graduating in Vocal Technique with a Master in Cinema, Theater, Entertainment and in Non-verbalCommunication.

He studied acting and directing at the Paolo Grassi Civic School of Dramatic Art in Milan as a 

Voice Dubber at the Voice Art Dubbing in Rome. 

In 2004 he played 'Kurt' in the Musical 'Passionately all Together' alongside Michelle Hunziker and Luca Ward with the Compagnia della Rancia under the masterful direction of Saverio Marconi and in the 2005/2006 season he participated in the national tour.

In 2013 he founded the Cultural Association 'TheatrEvents' of which he is President and Artistic Director and with which he promotes numerous cultural events and shows throughout northern Italy. He is the author and assistant director with the collaboration of Fabrizio Dictamanti "Il Paese delle 3 Patate", musical comedy. 

He is the author and director of the New Year's Television Show 2021 for the City of Bergamo in collaboration with the Ducato of Piazza Pontida where he collaborated with Giorgio Gori, Benedetta Parodi, Roby Facchinetti, Niseem Onorato, Omar Fantini, Alex Esposito and with the chorus TheatrEvents directed by Bruno Santori. 

In 2021 he was the assistant director of Nicola Berloffa for the production of Norma at the Municipal Theater of Piacenza.

He participated as an actor in the Italian commercials of Banca Mediolanum and Q8. 

Voice dubber of Fra Tommaso in the audiobook "Il Segreto di Chopin" by Luciano Vernadi Ceriello and the author and director of 'Tonight is a splendid day' a musical inspired by the life of Nicholas Barré, produced by the institute SBG - Italy. 

Simona Rosa 

Actress, Italian Teacher

Founder and coordinator of volunteers to support reading in the family: the "Geni-Lettori"Theatrical training, use of the voice, diction with :Gabriella Pertusi; Armando Leopaldo; Alessandra Patrucco; Idea theater; Reverse Theatre; Danny Lemmo (Actor Studio in New York); Lucilla Giagnoni; Alessandro Mor; Anna Teotti; "Odyssey of the scene" conducted by Maria Elena Garavelli – Monica Gilardetti; Accademia Nazionale della Voce-Roma by Daniela de Meo with Monica Ward and Massimo Lopez; Massimo Corvo (Italian voice of Sylvester Stallone, Jean Renò...); Student selected at the Workshop of Paolo Nani "The search for my show" Filodrammatici theater in Milan; Matteo Belli training on the timbre qualities of the voice.

Training Reading, Theatre-therapy:

Training course on reading, texts and reading strategies Mondadori Spa "Un tesoro di libraio" training,

texts and reading strategies. Collaborations with psychotherapists Laura Consolati, Laura Pasolini Italian School of Playback-Theatre theatre of spontaneity.

AGITA Association to implement together the "Guidelines" of the law 107 qualified training body and accredited by the MIUR.; NPL – LOMBARDY with ACP (Ass.Culturale Pediatri) AIB (Ass.Italiana Bibliotecari) 

Path of knowledge and interpretation of the activity of the self through archetyped tools by the psychologist Alessandra Nodari

Foundation of the Brescian Community – Musical-Mente and Artedo Network srl

theatrical and musical project of social and scholastic integration of children with disabilities and / or psychic and dsa, as specific training for teachers LOL Orchestra, Band & Drama The ARTEDO project is accredited by MIUR;

For the Cultural Renaissance Association she has curated meetings for Massimo Polidoro (Italian journalist, writer and scientific popularizer, national secretary of CICAP) and Maria Pia Ammirati (Director of Rai Teche and writer)

Teacher for the theatrical workshop "Il vizio della memoria" aimed at students of the Luigi Einaudi High School Institute (Chiari, Brescia) winner of the First Prize awarded by the Municipality of Brescia and the National Association of Partisans of Italy

She made her debut as a director and creator with "Ulysses and women" and "Fragments of voices" taken from Spoon River by E.L.Master," The ashes of Angelo" "I carry the signs of your pain" against violence against women, "Villa of oleanders", "The thousandths of life" "Three funerals, a marriage and the prediction of the bird" and the series of "We are in a book" and "The Voice of the Witches" 

She collaborated with Treccani-Istituto dell' Enciclopedia Italiana conducting the experiential laboratory of promotion to reading "Ti leggo" spread throughout the national territory, concluded in Chiari in 2016 during the Review of Micro-Publishing. Realization and direction of short films:

"Don't forget my name""Dance Macabre" for Istituto R.L. Montalcini Scuola secondaria di Iseo e Musical-Mente 

"I was so afraid and I didn't know how to say it" for Associazione Auser Dramaturgy:

"Grey fields, red flowers" by Christian Pizzati (direction and realization of the theatrical event for the 2021/2022)

She brings to the stage as creator, director and performer:

"When I was little" on behalf of Coop. Social Cloud on psychic discomfort; 

"Snow White, the giants and the clothesline" "The Gift, literary journey De Le Cose Belle"

" DIÁGNŌSIS: The Relief" ASST Franciacorta-Fondazione Sagittaria Onlus-Rete Territoriale Del Dolore e delle Cure Palliative "

"Provoco, so sono" eventi included in the Review of the South-West Brescia Library System "a book, please!

"Once upon a time... The princess who was saved" theatrical performance against gender violence for ASST Franciacorta and Alma di Penelope

"Carnevalate d'Autore evening between texts, soliloquies and songs of Rostand, Shakespeare, Trilussa..."

"Extreme Resources, Story of Judyta" written and performed by Simona Rosa 

Show included in MOSAICO-CEM.IT official website of the Jewish Community of Milan in the Agenda of Memory 2019 and 2020.

Damiano Cerutti 

Direttore d'orchestra, Pianista

Diplomato in Pianoforte, consegue la laurea di II livello con specializzazione: accompagnamento pianistico. Ottiene il Diploma di I livello in Direzione d'Orchestra sotto la guida del Maestro Daniele Agiman. Si è perfezionato in pianoforte con i Maestri Jean Francois Antonioli a Lausanne e in Direzione d'orchestra con il Maestro Erwin Acel al Musikseminar di Vienna.
L'attività di pianista collaboratore lo vede impegnato in produzioni teatrali da diversi anni (Teatro Coccia di Novara, Teatro Donizetti di Bergamo, AsLiCo, Opera Lombardia) e pianista accompagnatore della classe di canto presso l'ISSM Puccini di Gallarate e Donizetti di Bergamo.

Svolge inoltre attività di direttore di Coro, oltre ad un'intensa attività come Direttore d'orchestra, specialmente nel repertorio operistico italiano.
Ha collaborato con vari Teatri Lirici, associazioni e istituzioni concertistiche in Italia e all'estero fra cui: Teatro Donizetti di Bergamo, AsLiCo circuito lombardo, Teatro dell'Opera di Milano, Kitakyushu City Opera (Giappone). Specialmente nel repertorio lirico ha ricevuto numerosi consensi da parte di pubblico e critica che l'ha definito: "Fine musicista e vero uomo di teatro, per la sua eclettica attività". Fra gli ultimi impegni è degna di nota la direzione dell'Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana in occasione delle registrazioni dell'opera rara Il vassallo di Szigeth di Antonio Smareglia, e della Didon di Piccini (CD editi da Bongiovanni).

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