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Ópera de Tenerife set up Opera (e)Studio with the aim of boosting young talent. It is an academy for full artistic improvement with main offices in Auditorio de Tenerife and directed by Giulio Zappa. It generates a fresh European opera company made up of young talents.

Extension of the  deadline to sign up in Opera (e)Studio 2019: ‘L’elisir d’amore'  until January 28 th!

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ENGLISH

The Cabildo de Tenerife, via Opera de Tenerife, opens the call to participate in the comprehensive training academy for young singers, Opera(e)Studio, which is supported this year by the Creative Europe program of the European Commission, in partnership with Teatro Communale di Bologna and Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre. The comprehensive training academy for young opera promises will inaugurate the next season of Opera de Tenerife with Donizetti’s L'elisir d'amore, title chosen by its director Giulio Zappa to showcase the work developed by the singers.

The team of professionals of Opera de Tenerife will work with the selected singers from the beginning of September until the production of the opera, which culminates in four performances from 24 to 27 October 2019 in Auditorio de Tenerife. The L'elisir d'amore production will then tour and be performed by the same artistic team at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna and the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theater in the spring of 2020.

Opera (e) Studio will hold auditions in 4 cities, that will take place on 4, 5 and 6 February 2019 at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna (Bologna, Italy), on 8 and 9 February in the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theater (Tbilisi, Georgia) and on 11, 13 and 14 February at the Escuela Superior de Canto de Madrid (Madrid, Spain), and in the Auditorio de Tenerife (Tenerife, Spain) on February 16. For further information, please see the rules on this website. Any opera singer born on or after 1 January 1987 can enter the competition by sending his/her application form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 28 January 2019 by 12:00 midday at the latest.


ESPAÑOL

El Cabildo de Tenerife, vía Ópera de Tenerife, abre el plazo para participar en la academia de formación integral para jóvenes cantantes, Opera (e)Studio, que estará auspiciada este año por la Comisión Europea bajo el programa Europa Creativa, en asociación con el Teatro Comunale di Bologna y el Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre. La academia de formación integral para jóvenes promesas de la lírica, inaugurará la próxima temporada de la ópera tinerfeña con el título L’elisir d’amore de Donizetti, título elegido por su director Giulio Zappa para mostrar el trabajo desarrollado por los cantantes.

El equipo de profesionales de Ópera de Tenerife trabajará con los seleccionados a partir del próximo mes de septiembre hasta la producción de la ópera, que se representará en cuatro funciones, del 24 al 27 de octubre de 2019 en la Sala Sinfónica del Auditorio de Tenerife. Asimismo, L’elisir d’amore será interpretada por el mismo elenco de artistas en el Teatro Comunale di Bologna y el Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre en 2020.

Opera (e)Studio cuenta con audiciones en cuatro ciudades, que tendrán lugar los días 4, 5 y 6 de febrero en el Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Bolonia, los días 8 y 9 de febrero en el Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre, Georgia, los días 11, 13 y 14 de febrero en la Escuela Superior de Canto de Madrid, y en el Auditorio de Tenerife el día 16 de febrero. Para más información, las bases están disponibles en esta misma página, pudiendo optar cualquier cantante lírico nacido a partir del 1 de enero de 1987 enviando su ficha de inscripción a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. antes del día 28 de enero de 2019 antes de las 12:00 horas del medio día.


ITALIANO

Il Cabildo de Tenerife, attraverso Ópera de Tenerife, apre il bando per participare nell’accademia di formazione integrale per giovani cantanti,Opera (e)Studio, che sarà sostenuta quest’anno dalla Commissione Europea nell’ambito del programma Europa Creativa, in associazione con il Teatro Comunale di Bologna e il Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre. L’accademia di formazione integrale per le giovani promesse della lirica inaugurerà la prossima stagione operistica di Tenerife con L’elisir d’amore di Donizetti, titolo scelto dal direttore Giulio Zappa per mostrare il lavoro sviluppato dai cantanti.

Il team di professionisti di Ópera de Tenerife lavorerà con i cantanti selezionati a partire dal prossimo mese di settembre fino alla produzione dell’opera, che si rappresenterà in quattro recite dal 24 al 27 di ottobre 2019 nella Sala Sinfónica dell’Auditiorio de Tenerife. La produzione sarà poi replicata con lo stesso cast nel Teatro Comunale di Bologna e nel Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre nel 2020.

Opera (e)Studio realizzarà audizioni in quattro città: 4, 5 e 6 febbraio presso il Teatro Comunale di Bologna, 8 e 9 febbraio presso il Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre, 11, 13 e 14 febbraio presso la Escuela Superior de Canto de Madrid, ed infine nell’Auditorio de Tenerife il 16 febbraio. Per ulteriori informazioni si prega di consultare il regolamento alla pagina web dell’Auditorio de Tenerife. Il bando è aperto a cantanti lirici nati dopo il 1 gennaio 1987, che potranno iscriversi fino al 28 gennaio 2019 alle 12:00 (mezzogiorno).


 

Opera (e)Studio 2019

Ópera de Tenerife set up Opera (e)Studio with the aim of boosting young talent. It is an academy for full artistic improvement with main offices in Auditorio de Tenerife and directed by Giulio Zappa. It generates a fresh European opera company made up of young talents.The programme was developed as an answer to the wish of bridging the academic and the professional worlds. Work is done in a way that allows performers to connect with the professional world and all it involves: their relationship with their bodies on stage, their relationship with their own voice in the theatre and, last but not least, human relationships and working in a micro-world: the opera, a great family made up of singers, pianists, orchestra conductors, orchestras, directors, stagehands, dressmakers, make-up artists, scenographers, etc.

When choosing the artists, the criteria are voice, presence on stage, musical background and artistic personality. Nowadays, in a market that is wider and more competitive than ever, artistic personality is essential for a professional performer. The performers selected at the auditions will get full professional training in all disciplines involved in opera, from musical aspects to staging issues. In addition to musical training, Opera (e)Studio is particularly interested in the acting and body language of singers: the idea to be conveyed is that young artists must be aware of the characteristics and peculiarities of the opera work market at present.

The second part of the project is the production of an opera with real timing, including musical and stage tests, and at the usual pace of a theatre: tests with piano, costume fittings, make-up, and finally, rehearsing with the orchestra.

Ópera de Tenerife hopes that Opera (e)Studio manages to bring the Canary Islands - one of the outermost regions of the European Union, with the limitations and difficulties this implies- closer to Europe and the world. Not only at an artistic level. The stage designs are built in the Canaries (with qualified staff of the Auditorio de Tenerife, Opera (e) Studio’s headquarters). This is a chance to train young Canarian professionals in a highly skilled sector who can then go on to work in other parts of Europe too and widen their professional scope.

GIULIO ZAPPA

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Director of Opera (E)Studio. He was born in Monza, Italy, in 1971. He completed his musical studies under the direction of Marshev and graduated with honours. He also graduated with honours in Foreign Languages and Literature from Università degli Studi di Milano, with a PhD thesis on Russian opera. He trained as accompanist and repertoire performer in Milan in the singing classes by Bianca Maria Casoni. He later on improved his technique with Aldo Ciccolini and Irwin Gag, studying with the latter the repertoire of vocal chamber music, his great passion.

Since 1996 he has worked intensely in concerts worldwide in addition to being often invited as a vocal coach and collaborating teacher in numerous theatres and festivals in Europe and Asia.  He has also worked with hundreds of Italian and foreign opera artists from different generations and has collaborated with conductors of the stature of A. Zedda, G. Kuhn, A. Allemandi, M. Barbacini, R. Rizzi- Brignoli, P. Fournillier, M. Mariotti, C. Rizzi, M. Martone, D. Fo, G. Strehler, L.Ronconi, M. Hampe, P. Pizzi, JF. Martinot and G. Vick, among others.

In the past few years he has successfully taught accompanying pianists and singers and has been invited by several institutions, including La Scuola dell'Opera del Teatro Comunale de Bolonia, Accademia del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Accademia Verdiana del Teatro Regio de Parma, Teatro Real or Escuela Superior de Canto de Madrid, in Universidad de Jaén, in Opera (E)Studio of The Israeli Opera Tel-Aviv Yafo and the Academy of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Since 2013 he has been artistic director of Opera (E)Studio, a programme to discover young opera talents, based in Auditorio de Tenerife. He is also in charge of their musical training.

His recent and next appointments include a recital tour with Mariella Devia, Olga Peretyatko, Erwin Schrott, Dimitry Korchak, Pietro Spagnoli and Luca Pisaroni (Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Pesaro, Moscow, Lausanne, Toulouse and at  Wiener Staatsoper, Teatro alla Scala, and at Tokyo New Theatre); Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) at Glyndebourne Festival and Semiramide (Rossini) at Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro.