We offer Opera Directing courses for students of all levels of knowledge. The school is located in the very heart of the city that enabled classical music to grow and develop as it was the city to have the most investments in this area, centuries ago the city had dozens of theaters and amphitheaters built in excellence, which today stand as monuments of a culture devoted to their love for classical music. The Accademia Europea di Firenze also embraces this love and offers the Opera directing course for amateurs and professionals alike, who have a passion for this art form and seek to acquire the necessary techniques to plan, organize and execute an Opera.
The course is recognized for the competence of its teachers and excellence of its structure, as well as for its ability to create a friendly environment where students can openly discuss their ideas and opinions on the topics presented in class. The course starts off with topics concerning general problems such as: lighting, stage sets, libretto and stage directions; this part of the course is taught by a stage director. The course illustrates the path of getting the production to stage, through the actual interpretation of the libretto and the musical score.
Upon finishing the Melodrama course with passing marks students will be given a diploma recognizing their achievements during the course. Each course will study a different opera, according to the following calendar:
- January: Il barbiere di Siviglia by G. Rossini
- February: Norma by V. Bellini
- March: L'elisir d'amore by G. Donizetti
- April: Rigoletto by G. Verdi
- May: La traviata by G. Verdi
- June: Otello by G. Verdi
- July: Manon Lescaut by G. Puccini
- August: La bohème by G. Puccini
- September: Trittico by G. Puccini
- October: Turandot by G. Puccini
- November: Pagliacci by R. Leoncavallo
- December: Cavalleria rusticana by P. Mascagni.
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