Curricular units and teaching staff
- Vocal and interpretive technique (Luciana D’Intino - head instructor)
- Master Class (Barbara Frittoli, Gregory Kunde, Michele Pertusi,
- Role study (Beatrice Benzi, Nelson Guido Calzi,
Margherita Colombo, Michele D’Elia,
Federica Falasconi, Umberto Finazzi,
Jeong Un Kim, Paolo Spadaro
Munitto, Vincenzo Scalera, James
- Stage arts (Marina Bianchi)
- Movement (Emanuela Tagliavia)
- Italian for foreigners (Alessia Benenti)
- French diction (Francine Garino)
- German diction (Reinhard Nill)
- Self-entrepreneurship (Performing arts professionals)
Specialized seminars on vocal chamber music, the lied repertoire, and the Baroque repertoire will be conducted during the two-year program. Thanks to a joint project with the Palazetto Bru Zane – Centre de musique romantique française, Opera Academy students will have the chance to deepen their knowledge of the French romantic repertoire.
This list may be subject to change.
Length and attendance
The course will last from October 1, 2023 to September 30, 2025.
Attendance is full-time
and mandatory and thus not
compatible with other work
or study commitments. The Academy may grant
students a leave of absence
for artistic purposes for
a maximum of 30 days
per year if such leave
is compatible with the
Academy’s own artistic
program and is deemed to
be of sufficient quality to
be warranted. Such leave is
granted exclusively at the
Academy’s discretion; it is
not a student’s right.
- Age of at least eighteen and born after January
- academic diploma in voice from a music
conservatory or officially recognized institute of
music. If studies were undertaken at a private
school of music of with a private teacher, the
director of the school or the teacher must issue,
under his/her own responsibility, a statement
attesting to the student’s qualifications.
The course is free of charge.
Each student admitted to the La Scala Opera Academy will
receive a monthly stipend of 900 euros, contingent upon
effective attendance and limited to the months during which
the course is offered.
The stipend is made possible thanks to contributions from a
large group of patrons, including foundations, associations,
businesses, individuals, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and International Cooperation, which offers up to ten
scholarships to foreign students as part of initiatives to
promote cultural exchange, internationalization, Italian
culture, and higher education.
As part of the application process, candidates must submit
a video of themselves performing two opera arias (see
Application Process, Point 3 – Attachments, below).
selection process for those whose videos are accepted
will take place July 12–17, 2023 and consist of three steps:
elimination round, semifinal round, final round. Please note
that these dates may be subject to change.
Candidates must prepare six pieces taken from operas
(including the two pieces performed in the pre-selection
video; pieces from operettas, zarzuelas, or oratorios will not
be accepted)—four in Italian and two in another language—
and two pieces from the chamber music and/or sacred
music repertoires. The complete list of eight pieces must be
submitted during the application process.
The Examining Committee may opt to listen to all or only
some of the required pieces and to limit the audition to a part
of the proposed program.
The candidate must provide sheet music for the audition to
be performed on piano by a piano accompanist provided by
the La Scala Academy.
The candidate may not bring their own
See the announcement for further details.