The course will be dedicated to the study and improvement of vocal technique and the great lyric and lieder repertoire.

The timetable of the course will be defined by the professor according to the composition of the class.

The course provides a piano accompanist (only on request at the time of registration).

The organization reserves the right to make some scholarships available to the most deserving students upon request to the secretariat, to be assigned at the end of the course and at the discretion of the professor.

Conditions for registration and fees

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Originally from Tuscany, Patrizia Ciofi is one of the most viewed sopranos of her generation.
Her international career brought her to the biggest stages in the world: la Scala de Milan (Traviata under the direction of Riccardo Muti, L’Elisir d’amore, Lucia di Lamermoor, Idomeneo, Il Viaggio a Reims, Un Ballo in maschera), the Royal Opera House of Covent Garden (Rigoletto, La Fille du Régiment, Don Giovanni, Robert le diable), the National Opera of Paris (Falstaff, Rosenkavalier, Le Nozze di Figaro, Alcina, Gianni Schicchi, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Lucia di Lammermoor), the Vienna Staatsoper (Rigoletto, Sonnambula), the Munich Staatsoper (Traviata, Rigoletto), the Teatro Real of Madrid (L’Elisir d’amore, Tancredi, Rigoletto, Les Pêcheurs de perles), the Liceu of Barcelona (Lucia di Lammermoor, La Fille du Régiment, Traviata, Sonnambula), the Deutsche Oper in Berlin (Traviata, Rigoletto, Les Pêcheurs de Perles, Tancredi), the Zürich Opernhaus (Traviata), the Lyric Opera in Chicago (Traviata), the Fenice in Venice (Traviata, Pia de’ Tolomei, Il Crociato in Egitto), the New National Theater in Tokyo (Traviata, les Contes d’Hoffmann), the Geneva Grand Théâtre (Don Pasquale, Traviata), the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Le Nozze di Figaro), the Chorégies d’Orange (Lucia di Lammermoor, Traviata, Rigoletto), Théâtre des Champs-Elysées (Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Tancredi).
She sings under the instruction of many of the greatest orchestra conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Antonio Pappano, Zubin Mehta, Myung-Whun Chung, Lorin Maazel, John Nelson, Richard Bonynge, James Conlon, Daniel Oren, Emmanuel Villaume, Alberto Zedda, Roberto Abbado, Evelino Pidò, Paolo Arrivabeni, Maurizio Benini, Stéphane Denève, René Jacobs, Alan Curtis, Fabio Biondi, Ottavio Dantone, Emmanuelle Haïm, Christophe Rousset... and collaborates with directors like Robert Carsen, Laurent Pelly, Vincent Boussard, David Mc Vicar, Luc Bondy, Damiano Michieletto, Andrei Serban, Pier Luigi Pizzi, Franco Zeffirelli, Luca Ronconi, Yanis Kokkos, Francesca Zambello.
Over the past few seasons, we heard her in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Paris Opera, Les Pêcheurs de perles at the Teatro Real in Madrid, La Sonnambula, at the Liceu in Barcelona, La Fille du Régiment and Robert le diable (Isabelle) at Covent Garden, Tancredi at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées La Bohème (Mimi) Salle Pleyel, La Straniera and Falstaff (Alice) in Marseille, Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Stella, Olympia, Antonia, and Giulietta) at the Opera in Lyon and Tokyo, Dinorah at Deutsche Oper in Berlin, La Traviata in Venice, Barcelona, Strasbourg and Berlin, Luisa Miller in Liège, Idomeneo (Elettra) in Lille, Don Giovanni in  Monte Carlo, Manon and Hamlet in Marseille, Zelmira in Lyon, Maria Stuarda in Avignon and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the Liceu in Barcelona, Oviedo and Marseille, Bohème in Liège, Les Huguenots, Traviata and the world premiere of Heart Chamber composed by Chaya Czernowin at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Viva la Mamma at the Opéra de Lyon and at the Opéra de Genève, La Rondine in Catania, Le Nozze di Figaro (Countess) in Marseille, La Clemenza di Tito in Liège, Norma in a concert version in Moscow, Giovanna d’Arco (title role) in Metz, Akhnaten (Queen Tye) by Philip Glass in Nice.
Her future projects include: Les Pêcheurs de perles (Leïla) in concert version in Marseille, La Voix humaine by Poulenc and Point d’orgue by Thierry Escaich in Saint-Etienne, as well as concerts in Montpellier, the Philharmonie de Paris, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.