According to one of our masters Nelly Miricioiu, "Bel Canto is not merely "beautiful singing", but a way of thinking and a style of working with which singers can apply to all repertoire. The possibilities that come from refining a Bel Canto technique are endless, not only enriching the singers musicality, delivery of text and artistry, but importantly promoting a truly healthy approach to the voice, and enabling longevity for those who choose to follow the path."

What is IVC's Summer School Belcanto?

From the 3th till the 7th of September, IVC offers young singers the opportunity to participate in the IVC Summer School Belcanto again. For talented singers a beautiful opportunity to learn a lot in a short time!

Famous singers Nelly Miricioiu, Jennifer Larmore and conductor Giuliano Carella will pass on their knowledge to twelve young singers. Three important elements of singing are on the programme: method, interpretation and character presentation. Pianists are Hans Eijsackers, Somi Kim and Diego Mingolla.

This year's Summer School, the participating singers will work with the repertoire of the Italian opera majors Bellini, Rossini, Donizetti and the young Verdi. During the first days, the masters and singers will work together in-depth. However, on Friday 6th of September, audience is warmly invited to attend the public masterclass. One day later, Saturday September 7th, everything the singers learned will be presented to the audience in a Presentation Concert!

Public Masterclasses
Fr 6 september 2019 • 14.00 | 19.30 hour • Pleinzaal (Theater aan de Parade, 's-Hertogenbosch)
Day ticket: € 12 / € 5 (under 19, CJP, student)

Presentation Concert
Sa 7 september 2019 • 20.00 hour • Pleinzaal (Theater aan de Parade, 's-Hertogenbosch)
€ 16 / € 6 (under 19, CJP, student)

Giuliano Carella

Registration for singers

IVC Summer School Bel Canto
3 – 7 September 2019
Theater aan de Parade, 's-Hertogenbosch

Nelly Miricioiu, soprano
Jennifer Larmore, mezzo-soprano
Giuliano Carella, conductor

Pianists / Coaches
Hans Eijsackers, Somi Kim, Diego Mingolla

Academy singers
12 participants

Private coachings, group sessions, public master classes, closing concert
Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 11 am - Arrival, opening and vocal presentations; coachings;
4 – 6 September –Masterclasses/coachings;
Saturday, 7 September 2019, 8 pm - Final Concert, Theater aan de Parade ’s-Hertogenbosch

Theater aan de Parade
Address: Parade 23, 5211 KL ’s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Age limit
The course is open to all professional singers, born on 8 September 1986 or later
Participants can not be younger than 18 years.

Operatic repertoire
At least 3 solo arias by Gioachino Rossini, Vincenzo Bellini or Gaetano Donizetti. Or arias from early operatic works by Giuseppe Verdi: Oberto, Un giorno di regno, Nabucco, I Lombardi, Ernani, I due Foscari, Giovanna d’Arco, Alzira, Attila, Jerusalem.
Ensembles and duets to be decided. For instance sextet from Lucia di Lammermoor.

Course fee
€ 450 (lunch & dinner included)

Board and lodging for participants at host families in ’s-Hertogenbosch

If you are interested in participating in the Summer School Bel Canto, please send an email including your biography and one video link with Italian repertoire to before 26 July 2019.