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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.



14th  - 30th July 2023

Arrival 14th July course will start on the morning of  15th July and end on the 30th 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 Switzerland. 

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

° Perform  full version of  Petite Messe Solennelle.


The Summer Opera Program is divided in two sections

Section 1 -  L'Elisir D'Amore, G. Donizetti 

Section 2 -  Petite Messe Solennelle, G. Rossini

Every applicant can apply for one or both courses.




14th - 30th July  2023 - 17 days 


    L'Elisir D'Amore - G. Donizetti



  Double cast 


° Adina                             ( Soprano )

° Nemorino                      ( Tenor )

° Belcore                           ( Baritone) 

° Il Dottore Dulcamara ( Bass/Bariton )

° Giannetta.                     ( Soprano )



14th - 22 July 2023 - 10 days 

Petite Messe Solennelle - G. Rossini

 Solo role

° Soprano

° Mezzosoprano

° Tenor

° Bass


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 2023


° Email:

° Tel: +39 334 168 2530


Summer Opera Program 

°Musica Proibita Summer Opera Program is a 10 day / 17 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 lessons, 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 lesson and 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)


  14th - 30 July 2023 - 17 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.


  Section. 2.

  14th - 22 July 2023 - 10 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: 1200,00 € (will be due upon receipt of invoice, approximately 60 days    

  before departure)


° Tuition:  2200,00 € 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 2 private bathrooms

   at the Seminario Vescovile Giovanni ,Bergamo

° Breakfast and lunch for 9 or 16 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 1st Aprile 2023 

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


° Cancellations after the 1st May 2023

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

° Cancellations after the 1st June 2023

   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                                  1st June 2023.


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.


° 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


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.

Fabio Armiliato  Tenore 

Fabio Armiliato, singer and actor, is one of the most important tenors of the international opera scene, acclaimed by the public for over three decades thanks to its unique vocal style, his impressive upper register and to his innate musicality , for not to mention his dramatic abilities and charisma that infuses in his characters. Born in Genoa, he studied at the Conservatory Niccolo Paganini of his city, and here he made his debut as Gabriele Adorno in Simon Boccanegra and began a rapid career that led him to address the most important roles of its register in the most prestigious theaters in the world. In 1993 he made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York with Il Trovatore (Verdi), returning later with Aida, Cavalleria Rusticana, Don Carlo, Simon Boccanegra , Tosca, Fedora, Madama Butterfly and Andrea Chenier. The latter, considered one of his most iconic roles, he received the proclamation from the critics of “best Chénier of our times”.

Equally importance Fabio Armiliato gave to the role of Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, also sung at La Scala in Milan, at the Gran Teatre del Liceu and the New National Theatre in Tokyo. During the period from 1990 to 1996, he performed in the Theatre of Antwerp on a cycle dedicated to Giacomo Puccini, in production directed by Robert Carsen interpreting Tosca, Don Carlo and Manon Lescaut. Since 2000, with her marriage in art and life with soprano Daniela Dessi has created one of the most important artistic couples of the recent history of opera, who got memorable triumphs in Manon Lescaut (Seville , Barcelona , Vienna, Parma and Berlin ), Adriana Lecouvreur in Naples, Palermo, Milan and Barcelona; Aida, Simon Boccanegra at the Verdi Festival in Parma and especially the interpretation of one of the most important titles of the verismo repertoire : , Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini, in Rome and in Macerata, who celebrated the return of this masterpiece of the young school. Refined interpreter of Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca with more than 150 performances of the title, has been acclaimed in this role in the most prestigious Opera Houses such as the Arena of Verona, the Teatro Real in Madrid, La Fenice in Venice and in a Japanese tour with the Teatro dell'Opera de Roma (who picked up a successful and memorable 45-minute applause at the end of the show) .

In this role he then returned to La Scala in Milan, conducted by Lorin Maazel, and to the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden in London under the baton of Antonio Pappano. Among the successes of these seasons, we recall a sensational debut in La forza del Destino at the Opera of Monte Carlo, La Fanciulla del West in Rome (with a historic encore in the popular aria Ch'ella mi creda ) and Tosca at Caracalla, celebrating twentieth anniversary of his debut in the same role in that location.

In the 2009-2010 season has opened with Turandot the season of the restored Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari with great success in the role of Calaf for the first time in Italy, then Madrid ( where he sang a brilliant Andrea Chénier ), Zurich (where he made his debut in the role of Rodolfo in Luisa Miller ), has returned to his native city of Genoa with Tosca where the public has received with great applause (Two encore for him every night), Vienna ( La Forza del Destino) and Torre del Lago, for the inauguration of the Festival Puccini with a new production of La Fanciulla del West, created to celebrate its centenary, with Daniela Dessi in the title role.

 Often hosted in the most poular television programs dedicated to the opera, in 2011 after the long-

awaited and triumphant debut in Otello at the Royal Opera of Liége, he was awarded with the "International 1° Premio Tito Schipa " in the beautiful Ostuni and he was proclaimed honorary citizen of the city of Recanati in the name of the great tenor Beniamino Gigli.

Fabio Armiliato starred in one of the main characters of Woody Allen’s film "To Rome with Love" released in 2012 and he has been awarded with the special "Oscar della Lirica 2012" on August 2, 2012 during the "International Opera Awards" in Torre del Lago Puccini.

Between 2013 and 2018, after the great success at the Opera de Wallonie Liège in Il Trovatore and La forza del Destino, he triumphed in Cavalleria Rusticana at the greek theater of Taormina and at Wiener Staatsoper and after in Madama Butterfly, Fedora and Carmen in Genoa and Otello in Valladolid. His La Boheme in Torre del Lago Puccini, directed by the master of cinema Ettore Scola and with Daniela Dessì, gained and extraordinary triumph, of critic and audience, reported by all medias in the world and that was broadcasted live and published in DVD by RAI 5. In December 2017 he made his debut as Danilo in The Merry Widow at Teatro Bellini in Catania and in November 2018 he played the role of Luciano de Chablis in Pietro Mascagni’s Sì, receiving in both productions a great success by audience and critics.

In 2019 he had a huge success playing the role of Maurizio di Sassonia in Adriana Lecouvreur at the Teatro Filarmonico of Verona and as Don José in Bizet’s Carmen in Arena di Verona. He returned to South Corea in Carmen at the end of december 2020.

Awarded with the title of Genoa Ambassador in the World and Knight of Malta in May 2018, he’s been nominated Diplomatic Correspondent by Malta Government for artistic and humanitarian merits. Fabio Armiliato has also been working for years as a vocal technique teacher and a high level teacher for the opera repertoire, participating in competitions, courses and conferences on the subject and as a teacher of Masterclass.

Theatre of his hometown Genoa, strengthening a relationship with the Genoese public that has

With the role of Maurizio in

Adriana Lecouvreur he returned in February 2020 with a triumphant success on the stage of the

seen him protagonist in 12 productions since the beginning of his career. Very recent triumph

he received as Pollione in Norma at the Teatro di Ferrara in June 2021.

In his impressive artistic career, there have been many occasions in which Fabio Armiliato has

found himself performing together with great artists, not only of opera but also of world pop

also taking part in three editions of the traditional prestigious "Christmas Concert in the

Vatican" where, he had the opportunity to be together on stage with artists of the caliber of

Lionel Ritchie, Patti Smith Elisa, live worldwide television. This continuous desire to explore and

get closer to other musical territories has meant that in 2020 several important and prestigious

collaborations were born that led him to interpret the song "Genova Vita" by Maurizio Martellini,

a real tribute and hymn to his hometown, made on the occasion of the opening of the "Nuovo

Ponte San Giorgio" and the most recent and very successful collaboration with Manuela Villa,

daughter of the great Claudio, in a duet with her in the beautiful song "Sei nell'aria" enriched by

a very suggestive videoclip.

 He has also been working many years as a teacher of vocal technique and high specialization

 for the lyrical repertoire, participating in competitions, courses and conferences on the subject

 and as a Masterclass teacher.

Josef Fuchs 

Artistic Director


Born in Kitzbühel, Tirol, is an Austrian-born singer, actor and cultural manager. He studied vocal performance, musicology and communication at the University of Salzburg and started to work for the Salzburg Festival in 1998, as assistant to Markus Hinterhäuser (current Intendant of the festival) and production-manager for the Zeitfluss Festival.


In 2014 he was appointed head of Casting and Artistic Affairs at the Nederlandse Reisopera

(Dutch National Touring Opera), his current position.


Prior to this, from 2007 to 2014, Josef Fuchs appeared in Vienna as regular guest singer at the Wiener Burgtheater but also at Theater an der Wien, and as actor for diverse off-scene projects.


Next to performing on stage he also worked many years as artist manager at the international opera agency Sono Artists, based in Vienna, and worked for a couple of Austrian summer festivals in management and consulting.


Josef Fuchs joined for many years major international vocal competitions and was part of the jury of the International Singing Competition at the Jerusalem Lyric Opera Festival, the International Ada Sari Vocal Competition, and for the preliminary rounds of the Belvedere Singing Competition in Amsterdam. He also presented the finals of the International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera Pietro Antonio Cesti, part of the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music, in 2012.

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 

Conductor, Pianist

He began studying the piano at the age of six and continued at the Conservatory "Luca Marenzio" Brescia under the guidance of Professors Adele Arno, Antonella Vignali and Maestro Andrea Zaniboni in chamber music.  He carried on studying with Maestro Riccardo Bettini and finally graduated with honours in piano majors.

Attended seminars "Piano Literature in  the 20 th century “ held by Maestro A. de Curtis and specialization courses on" Teaching Russian piano " with Maestro. Ludmilla Tarassova (Russia) and then he specialised with Maestro Carlo Balzaretti.

Since '94 he started working as a piano accompanist / organ and aid director at the Association "Schola Cantorum" Soccer (Bg), performing in numerous concerts both in Italy and abroad (Prague, Vienna conference room Rathaus, Salzburg, Melk , Rome).

Since 2008 he started working in the same roles with the Association Choir Palazzolo "La Rocchetta" conducted by Maestro Renzo Pagani, performing concerts with a rich repertoire of sacred, choral and orchestral. (To performance at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican).

He has been  workeing as an organist with the following Orchestras Symphonic: "Orchestra 'Incanto Armonico", "The “ Orchestra dei Colli Morenici “  and “Chamber Music Orchestra Vicentina".

He participated as a choir conductor at the preparation and subsequent integral representation of the following public works: Pagliacci, Tosca, La Boheme, Vedova Allegra, Carmina Burana.

From 2014 he been  the permanent conductor of the "Choir Rocchetta" of Palazzolo S / O.

Besides the direction  and accompaniment  in the choral repertoire, he performs  concerts as a pianist in various chamber ensembles and piano duo.

In 2011 he began his studies in orchestral conducting, since he was admitted to the course direction four Orchestral Conducting at the European Academy of Vicenza, principal teacher Maestro Romolo Gessi (Wiener Meisterkurse, Orchetra Cantelli, Philharmonic Orchestra of Padova and Veneto, teacher at the Conservatory of Trieste) J. Kalmar and Silvano Perlini.

In 2012 he graduated in International Master "Conducting Beethoven Symphony", the heading 'Regional Orchestra Filarmonica Veneta, with teachers  Romolo Gessi and Lior Shambadal ( Berliner Symphoniker 's Chief Conductor ). In 2014  in the same International Master , and at  the end of the cycle of Beethoven's symphonies, he received the "Certificate of Merit" distinguishing between the best students of the course.

In 2015 after three years course  he obtained a Diploma in Conducting, the same year he attended the Master "Conducting Brahms & Mozart".

He's  now chief conductor of the Musically Symphony Orchestra "Antonella Landucci".

In 2016,2017 and 2018  he graduated in International Master Class  "The Romantic German Sound", conducting the “ Orchestra Filarmonica Veneta “, with teachers  Romolo Gessi and Lior Shambadal.

He will be perfect with the masters Wilfried Tachezi and Donato Renzetti. 

He has recentely won the  International Competition in Conducting "Black Sea Competition" Constanta Symphony Orchestra, at the CONSTANTA NATIONAL THEATRE DE OPERA & BALLET "Oleg Danovski"Romania : he ranked 1st amog european directors and third in the international classification.

He's  participating as gues conductor at the concert season in 2017 at the same theatre.

He collaborated with the choir “ La Rocchetta Renzo Pagani “ at the A. PONCHIELLI THEATER of Cremona for the rehearsal and concert  of the Carmina Burana by C. Orff.
  Finalist in the "Cantus" choral competition, he then performed as director at the final concert at the TEATRO GRANDE in Bescia.

In 2018 he conducting  the " Orchestra sinfonica dei Colli Morenici “ in more concerts with a repertoire of sacred  and chamber music.

In the same year he has been assistant collaborator of the IYAP "International young artist project" as conductor for the production of Mozart's Requiem performed in 2 concerts, and as stage director for the preparation of the opera "Gianni Schicchi" by G. Puccini .



In 2022 he conducted the version of the Requiem by G. Faurè  for brass choir and orchestra, in addition to the original version for orchestra, for the first time in Italy.

 Also in 2022 he played a series of concerts bringing the Russian repertoire back to the public, including Pictures  from an exhibition by M. Mussorgsky and the Chamber Symphony by D. Shostacovich. Also in 2022 he will be the first pianist in C. Orff's Carmina Burana with the Ponchielli Vertova Cremona Lyric Choir, on the occasion of the Piacenza concert review.


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. 

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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.

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