Workshop in production management




The course is led by Teatro alla Scala stage managers and other professionals and complemented with a broad review of theatre and the international context.



Hands-on experience is a fundamental element in the curriculum: lessons in theory are complemented by practical exercises in the classroom, rehearsal room, and on stage.



The course includes a final exam, which involves the preparation and rehearsal of a management plan for an opera or ballet.



The 300-hour internship at Teatro alla Scala or other prestigious Italian institutes is a key element of the course.  

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Recap 2021-22

Teaching units and staff
- Teamwork and Career Building (Academy experts);
- Introduction to Production (Andrea Valioni, Teatro alla Scala Director of Production Organization, with the support of the Artistic Direction, Stage Direction, Stage Management, and Production Organization Departments of Teatro alla Scala);
- Stage Management Theory and Technique for opera, ballet, and symphonic concerts (Luca Bonini, Davide Armati Battistelli, Andrea Boi Teatro alla Scala Stage Management Department);
- Stage Management Theory and Technique for Opera and Ballet (Angelo Ferro, Stage Manager in collaboration with the Picccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa);
- Elements of Music History and Opera and Ballet Repertory (Paolo Piazza, Teatro alla Scala Assistant Stage Manager);
- History of Ballet (Fabio Sartorelli, Musicologist (Vito Lentini, Dance and Ballet Critic);
- Elements of Stagecraft for Stage Management (Ruggero Bellini, Teatro alla Scala Stage Engineering Department);
- Elements of Scenography and Costumes for Stage Management (Alfredo Corno, Architect);
- Interpersonal and Organizational Skills (Rita Cannata, Senior HR Consultant);
- Workplace Safety (Marco Morelli, Mario Pan, Michela Songini, Teatro alla Scala Technical Office and Sergio Antonio Tasca, Health and Safety Consultant and Safety Trainer );
- International Focus

This list may be subject to change.
Eleven months, November 15, 2021 – December 2022.
Admission requirements
- 18–32 years old as of November 1, 2021;
- Three-year university degree, equivalent performing arts studies, and/or at least two years of experience in the performing arts; - Fluency in Italian.
Selection process
Applicants must pass a two-part selection process to be admitted to the course. The applicant must pass the first part to be admitted to the second one:
- a written test with multiple-choice questions regarding music history, opera, ballet, and symphonic repertory, theatre terminology;
- personal interview focusing on the applicant’s general competencies, motivations, and expectations.
Scholarships are available to cover all or part of course fees for eligible students who request one. Students whose ISEE (Equivalent Financial Status Indicator) is 20,000 euros or less are eligible to apply for a scholarship. Low-interest student loans are also available. Instructions for applying for scholarships or student loans will be provided in a specific announcement.

Deadline for application: September 30, 2021

How to apply

Click on the “Apply” button. You will be asked first to pay the application fee (85 €) completd with account details, then you will find into your “Restricted area” on this website, under “Application draft”, the application form.

You have to attach, in digital format:
- your passport-sized photo;
- your passport;
- your diploma or similar educational certificate;
- your cv;
- signed “Terms and Conditions”, available and downloadable into the application form.

Please, read carefully the announcement and prepare in advance what you need to complete your application.

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