ounded by Riccardo Muti in 1997 under the direction of Leyla Gencer (who died in 2008), this course reflects the heritage of the "Cadets of La Scala" realized by Arturo Toscanini in 1950 to hend down the Italian lyric opera tradition.


Zero costs

The Accademia offer students the opportunity to acquire a wealth of exclusive experience at no charge, actually providing a monthly scolarship. This is made possible partially by contributions from the Fondazione Milano per la Scala, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Liliana Gallo Montarsolo in memory of Paolo Montarsolo.


Daily coursework is intermixed with direct involvement in La Scala productions alongside internationally famous singers, orchestra conductors and stage directors. Of particular importance are also concerts in Italy and abroad, and participation in opera productions. Numerous titles staged at La Scala and in the most important Italian theaters: among the latest productions are mentioned titles from the catalog of Mozart: Ascanio in Alba (2006), Cosi fan tutte (2007), The Marriage of Figaro (2008) and The Magic Flute (2016); Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali (2009) and Don Pasquale (2012) by Donizetti, L’occasione fa il ladro (2010), L’italiana in Algeri (2011), La scala di seta (2013), Il barbiere di Siviglia (2015) by Rossini and Hänsel und Gretel by Humperdinck (2017).


The master classes over the years by Luis Alva, Teresa Berganza, Enzo Dara, Mirella Freni, Christa Ludwig, Leo Nucci, Renata Scotto and Shirley Verrett have further enriched the educational experience.

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The Office of the Artistic Director of Teatro alla Scala will also assess the option of offering performer or stand-in contracts to students for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 seasons.

Recap 2019-21

Luciana D'Intino (principal teacher), Renato Bruson, Luciana Serra (International projects), Eva Mei, Gregory Kunde, Umberto Finazzi, Vincenzo Scalera, James Vaughan, Marina Bianchi, Marco Gandini.
the two-year program is currently scheduled from December 2, 2019 to December 30, 2021.
Daily, Monday to Friday; participation in artistic productions and concerts.
Prerequisites for admission
in order to be eligible, candidates must:

1) have been born on or after January 1, 1988 and be eighteen years old or older. Minors are not eligible to take part in the program.

2) Have earned a diploma in voice from a state musical conservatory or musical institute having equal status. When, on the other hand, the candidate has studied at a private school of music or with a private teacher, the director of the school or the private teacher must issue a statement, under their own responsibility, attesting to the student’s capabilities.
The admission into the course is subject to passing a competition. All the competition details are described into the official Announcement downloadable, when available, by clicking on the button at the bottom of this page.
Accademia Teatro alla Scala | Teatro alla Scala | “Abanella” Rehearsals Hall | Laboratori “Ansaldo”
A online payment of €85 by credit card/online transfer (including VAT) will be required to complete the application process. The course is tuition free!
Application 2019/2021
Must be completed online and delivered along with all accessory documentation starting from September 13, 2019 until October 11, 2019.
When open, the application form is available by clicking on the "Apply now" button here below.