Carmen Santoro “Opera studio”
The Fujiwara Opera in partnership with The Festival della Valle d’Itria (Martina Franca, Italy) held the first “Bel Canto Opera Festival in Japan”(BOF) in 2019, aiming to create a new Bel Canto opera in Japan.
The first performance was S. Mercadante’s “Francesca da Rimini”, at the festival in March 2019, which became the opera’s first performance in Japan. The second performance was A.Scarlatti’s baroque opera ”Il trionfo dell’onore”, in November 2019. And in March 2022 N.Vaccaj’s “Giulietta e Romeo” was performed.
Our opera studio has been training Bel Canto Singers since BOF 2019, centered around master classes by Carmen Santoro, music supervisor of The Festival della Valle d’Itria and artistic director of BOF.
You can take part in workshops by 1st class conductors and Bel Canto singers which the Fujiwara Opera will invite. Since the last festival, the master class students have performed an opera (“L’occasione fa il ladro” by G.Rossini), and this time they will perform “Gianni in Parigi” by G.Donizetti. This audition will be divided into four courses: Concert, Opera, Correpetiteur, and Conductor.You can get real experience of performing at a concert and/or open mastar class , chance to understudy Rossini’s “Otello” during BOF 2022.
Do not miss this opportunity to learn directly from Ms. Santoro.
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