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Duration of the course: September 30 - October 5 2013

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  Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena 

From September, 30th to October 5th 2013

for student admission for the annual academic year 2013-2014 with Mirella Freni


Free accommodation to the first 100 enrolments
Free of charge preparatory master class- International meeting of young opera singers with Mirella Freni

3 scholarships "Verdi Giovani Online", awarded by the public to the top rated videos to participate to the audition

 4 scholarships Nicolai Ghiaurov to cover the cost of the course and the accomodation in Modena  from October 2013 to Juin 2014

and more
1 “Giuseppe Verdi Prize by Mirella Freni”
scholarship to participate to the audition

Deadline postponed 20th September 2013


1 Pre-selection:

- or through MP3 or CD/DVD audio recordings. Create your account on http://www.belcanto.it/myschool  and send your files (deadline September 20th) to receive the confirmation of your elegibility.

-or through video recordings. Create your account starting from January 28th on http://www.giuseppeverdi.it/ and send your files (deadline September 20th) to receive the confirmation of your elegibility.

It is possible to participate to both the selections.


2 Live audition (semifinal and final) with Mirella Freni from September, 30th to October, 2nd for the selection of 15 active participants to the preparatory master class from the 3rd to the 5th of October. To participate to the live audition the canditates who received the elegibility must pay the fee of 195 euro. The payment includes 6 nights in hotel for first 100 candidates. Videos participating to the Verdi Giovani Contest can be rated on a dedicated Youtube channel after the payment of the admission fee.


3 Free preparatory masterclass with Mirella Freni on October, 3rd- 5th. On October, 5th there will the admission exam for the annual academic year 2013-2014 (lessons will start on October, 14th).

All the candidates who take part to the live auditions, can attend all the activities of the international meeting of young opera singers on October, 3rd-5th and to be auditors to the Master Class with Mirella Freni. On October 5th at 21.00 there will be the concert lesson with Mirella Freni.

 

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  • ADMISSION TO THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2013-2014, SCHOLARSHIPS, FINAL EXAM AND CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

    The final exam will take place on October, 5th 2013 at 10 am. After the exam Mirella Freni will select those students who will be admitted to the annual course "Mirella Freni - Accademia di Alto Perfezionamento per cantanti lirici ". The first day of lesson is on October, 28th 2013.

    1) 3 scholarship "Verdi Giovani Online" awarded by the public to the top rated videos to participate to the audition

    Moreover the 30th of September three Verdi Giovani Online scholarships (600 euro each) will be awarded to the top rated videos.
    The results will be announced during the press conference on the 30th of September in Modena. The two prizes (Verdi Giovani online + Giuseppe Verdi Prize by Mirella Freni) can be awarded to the same candidate.

    The scholarship will be given to the ratest videos on Yubetube channel

    The result will be given during the press conference on September 30th.

     

    2) 6 scholarships for annual course

    **4 Nicolai Ghiaurov scholarships and 1 Giuseppe Verdi Prize by Mirella Freni are given to the most deserving students admitted to the annual academic course. Scholarships will consist in:

    • to cover the fee for the annual course with Mirella Freni.
    • to cover accommodation fee at San Carlo College in Modena from october 2013 to juin 2014 for the regular participation to the lessons

    At the end of the course the Artistic Director will issue a certificate of attendance. Mirella Freni, on her opinion and judgement, may give a certificate for particularly deserving students.

     

     

     

  • CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION AND ACCOMMODATION

    The preselection through MP3 or CD/DVD is free of charge

    Eligible students admitted to the live audition must pay the admission fee of 195 euro (credit card, paypal, bank transfer or postal order).
    The admission fee includes the participation to all the activities during the week (including the master class with Mirella Freni) and the accommodation*, with other students of the same sex, arrival on September 30th and departure on Otober 6th (6 nights), at Hotel Europa in Modena or in other Hotels.
    The piano accompanist is provided by the organization. The candidate must bring a copy of the scores for the audition and must perform the arias by heart.

    After the live audition with Mirella Freni in the evening of October, 2nd 15 students will be selected as active participants for the master class from on October 3rd- 5th. Starting from the 16° place students can attend the master class as auditors (max. 150 places). Mirella Freni, on her opinion and judgement, may increase or decrease the number  of active participants to the master class.

    *Important notice about accommodation

    Free accommodation, included in the admission fee, will be provided for the first 100 eligible candidates to the live audition who will pay the admission fee and confirm the arrival and departure dates by mail to info@belcanto.it. The  confirmation of the booking is sent by mail and contain the voucher and the address of the Hotel. Any change to the booking, request for single room, accommodation for accompanist, extension of the stay and all is not expected must be agreed and payed directly to the hotel.

    Each student is required to pay for his/her own travel and food expenses.

  • ACTIVITIES PLAN (available as soon as possible)

    All the activities will carry on at the San Carlo Teater in Modena, in via San Carlo, 5, following this calendar


    Master Mirella Freni1 Events
    30 sep 2013
    09:00
    Arrival and registration of the participants

    10:30
    Pre briefing with participants and group

    11-13
    Auditions semi final round with Mirella Freni

    14-19
    Auditions semi final round with Mirella Freni
    01 oct 2013
    10-13
    Auditions semi final round with Mirella Freni
    14-18
    Auditions semi final round with Mirella Freni
    02 oct 2013
    10-13
    Auditions final round with Mirella Freni
    15-18
    Auditions final round with Mirella Freni
    20 Proclamation of students admitted to the preparatory master class.

    03 oct 2013
    10-13 Master class lessons with Mirella Freni
    15-18 Master class lessons with Mirella Freni
    04 oct 2013
    10-13 Master class lessons with Mirella Freni
    15-18 Master class lessons with Mirella Freni
    05 oct 2013
    10-13
    Master class lessons with Mirella Freni
    15:00
    Final exam and proclamationof the students admitted to the annual academic course and of the winners of the scholarships.

    16-18 Rehearsal with the pianist for the final concert

    20:00
    Final concert


    [1] All students not selected as active participants, can assist as auditors.
    [2] The entire program will be available soon.

    PREPARATION FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR

    The preparatory Master Class gives the possibility to verify and  improve your  vocal-technique preparation, in order to have a  first contact with the method of teaching of Miss Freni,  with the view to continue the study  in the annual course "MIRELLA FRENI – Academy for opera singers Post-Graduate course”.
    At the end of the Masterclass the students can make an exam to be admitted to the annual course “MIRELLA FRENI – Academy for opera singers Post-Graduate course”.

    PROGRAMME

    The study programme of the Master Class is decided according to the proposals of the student; during the course, the teacher may decide to modify it in order to pursue a better preparation of the student.

    SEMINARS

    The seminars give the possibility to know better the main themes link to the figure of the opera singer  and to the  opportunity to work in the specific field of opera. There will be meetings with professionals and old students of CUBEC, who could show their personal experience.

    PUBLIC EVENTS

    Saturday October, 5th Modena: concert lesson with Mirella Freni.

  • CUBEC - Centro Universale del Belcanto organizes the international laboratory "Belcanto's got Talent"  on September 30th - October 5th 2012.

    Laboratory activities are open to young opera singer of every countries:
    •    live audition and free preparatory master class with Mirella Freni
    •    meetings and seminars with experts
    •    events of exchange-comparison of experiences, opened to public

    Place for all activities: Teatro San Carlo, via San Carlo 5  - 41121 Modena Italia.

    HOW TO BE ADMITTED TO THE LIVE AUDITION AND TO THE PREPARATORY MASTER CLASS - INTERNATIONAL MEETING OF YOUNG OPERA SINGERS.

    To be admitted to the activities you must pass a preselection through MP3 or CD audio recordings (recordings can be sent until September, 14th 2012). The pre-selection is only to verify the level of eligibility of the candidate to participate to the live audition and to the other activities. Will be admitted to the live audition upto 120 participants. 

    The selection procedure has three steps:

    1 ENROLMENT TO THE PRESELECTION

    The application to preliminary selections must be done online:

    a) through the web-portal MySchool. You can enter and register your data in MYSCHOOL then you can apply for the preliminary selection by uploading the MP3 files. To complete the application the candidate must choose at least two arias and finally upload the MP3 files with the audio recording of the chosen arias.

    Alternatively you can download the application form from the web area APPLICATION FORMS fill in and send it together with a CD with the recordings and the requested annexes to: CUBEC - Musica e Servizio coop. Sociale. via Nicolai Ghiaurov, 56 - 41058 Vignola (MO).

    MP3 recordings uploaded in the MYSCHOOL area and CDs sent by ordinary mail together with the application form and the requested annexes, will be evaluated by theArtistic Direction of CUBEC. The results of the selection and the feedback of the Commission will be published in the MySchool reserved area.

    b) through the registration of personal data and the upload of a video file on the web portal giuseppeverdi.it. In order to complete the enrollment, the candidates has to choose at least one Aria from Verdi's repertoire and upload a video file with the chosen Aria.

    The videos uploaded through the web portal giuseppeverdi.it will be examinated by the CUBEC Artistic Direction. The results of the selections will be available for each candidate will be available on the Verdi Giovani Contest Youtube channel.

    Candidates admitted to the second step of selection will receive communication by electronic mail.

    To get in advance the suitability for the live audition, please send your recordings asap. The admission order for eligible candidates will follow the order of arrival of the mp3 recordings sent using myschool or CD/DVD sent by registered mail. If there will be more than 120 eligible candidates the Artistic Direction could increase the number of the places to take part to the activities. The recording will be listened and evaluated following this schedule of listening:

    Registrations received by    Will be evaluated by
    17/02/2013 02/03/2013
    16/03/2013 30/03/2013
    13/04/2013 27/04/2013
     11/05/2013 25/05/2013
     15/06/2013 29/06/2013
     13/07/2013 27/07/2013
     10/08/2013 07/09/2013
     14/09/2013 21/09/2013

    It's NOT required a professional recording, you can send recordings made during the study, or live concerts. Who was not in possession of a registration can make it with the computer, or digital recorder or video camera. The selection is only to verify the level of elegibility of the candidate to participate to the activities. 

    Deadline for the application form: September, 4th 2013

    2 INSCRIPTION TO THE LIVE AUDITION WITH MIRELLA FRENI ON SEPTEMBER 30th - October, 2nd2013

    Eligible candidates must confirm their inscription with the payment of the participation fee  (195 Euro) that inclides the accommodation* for 6 nights in Modena from September, 30th to October, 6th. It is possible to confirm the inscription to the live audition and to pay with CreditCard/PayPal the participation fee using the personal account on http://www.belcanto.it/myschool. Alternatively it is possible to send the application form (PDF file), received by email together with the communication of the result of  the preselection, filled in together with the requested annexes to: CUBEC - Musica e Servizio coop. Sociale. via Nicolai Ghiaurov, 56 - 41058 Vignola (MO).
    The live audition consists in semifinal and final: from September, 30th to October, 1st there will be the semifinal round, on October, 2nd there will be the final round. Candidates eligible for the live audition must present three pieces, that will be listened by the panel board during the two rounds. The candidate who has been admitted through Verdi Giovani Contest, must perform at least one Aria from Verdi's Repertoire
    Participation fee is not renfunable under any circumstances.

    3 INSCRIPTION TO THE PREPARATORY MASTER CLASS WITH MIRELLA FRENI AND PARTICIPATION TO THE ACTIVITIES OF THE INTERNATIONAL MEETING OF YOUNG OPERA SINGERS FROM OCTOBER  3rd TO OCTOBER 5th  2013

    The first 15 students who have passed the live audition must be in the place of the course on October, 3rd at 10 a.m. In case of cancellations or unjustified absence, the commission will choose other candidates, following the live audition list. All the participants to the live audition can participate as auditors to the master class and can take part to all the activities of the internationa meeting of young opera singers.

    REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE

    Will be admitted singers of any nationality. The live audition and the preparatory master class are part of the procedure to be admitted to the course "MIRELLA FRENI – Academy for opera singers Post-Graduate course”.

    Exclusively for singers who have not attended the courses at CUBEC in the past years. Will be selected 15 active students and upto 120 listeners.

    ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS AND AUDITORS

    After the live audition on September, 30th October, 2nd Mirella Freni will choose 15 students as active participants to the free of charge preparatory master class, all the others could stay as auditors.

     

Classes and auditions

Live audition for the preparatory master class with Mirella Freni during the international meeting of young artists - year 1

Admission procedure
Date Audition
September 20 2013 First test: Pre-selection through sendind recordings, MP3 or CD by September 20th. (sending possible from the 18th of December 2012) 
September 30 - October 1 2013 Secont test: audition (semifinal) for the training Master Class with Mirella Freni (full scholarship) September, 30th - October, 6th. The attendace fee of 195 Euro includes also the accommodation from September 30th to October 6th 2013 and the participation to the international meeting of young opera singers. 
October 3 - 5 2013 Third test: Mirella Freni master classe with full scholarship and final exam for the academic course 2013-2014. All candidates that will not pass the live audition can attend meetings and events during the week and be listeners during the master class.