NOV 1. RossiniLab-Cantelli- Rossini Opera Stage Performance-Occasione fa il Ladro- Modulo Péchés de Vieillesse

RossiniLab-Cantelli- Rossini Opera Stage Performance-Occasione fa il Ladro- Modulo Péchés de Vieillesse

Period of the EOA module in 2022-23

19th September – 07th October

Description of the EOA module

The RossiniLab-Cantelli is held under the patronage of

  • Fondazione Rossini in Pesaro

It is addressed to singers wishing to study and deepen their Rossinian repertoire. Our main purpose is to provide a methodological approach to correctly perform and interpret Rossini. The workshop includes a theoretical, musicological and practical introduction to aesthetics and philosophy in Rossinian voices, such introduction aims to find a consistent awareness framework of the vocal gesture.

The purpose is to achieve an articulated and steady synergy to correctly perform Rossini’s musical and vocal grammar. Such objective will be reached by means of knowledge gained by our teachers in course of their long artistic experience.

The workshop aims to address countless problems singers can have when facing Rossini’s works.

RossiniLab-Cantelli represents an answer to an urgent question: ”how to sing Rossini nowadays?”, it as well aims to develop constellations of senses and references to epistemologically and aesthetically analyse Rossini’s music.

Kind of voice and role

Occasione fa il ladro

  • Don Eusebio-Tenore
  • Berenice-Soprano
  • Conte Alberto-Tenore
  • Don Parmenione-Baritono
  • Ernestina-Mezzo-soprano
  • Martino-Basso/Basso-bariton

Modulo ‘Péchés de Vieillesse’

  • Soprano
  • Tenor
  • Mezzosoprano

Specialty of this module in comparison with other courses in Europe

RossiniLab-Cantelli is officially the first international course entirely on Rossini’s specialization at 360 degrees aimed at the realization of a work in a Grand Theater with orchestra-direction-sets and costumes – RossiniLab Cantelli boasts the patronage of the Rossini Foundation and has among its official partners are the Rof (Rossini Opera festival) and the Coccia Theater Foundation in Novara

Name(s) of the professor(s) of this module

Main Professors: 

  • Prof. Giovanni Botta
  • Prof. Ernesto Palacio

Possible extras beside the module

Another module on offer is the one devoted to the study of the literature of Rossini’s Péchés de vieillesse with Prof. Alessandro Marangoni

Minimum and maximum number of EOA students

  • Occasione fa il ladro: Maximum 8 students
  • Péchés de vieillesse: Maximum 4 students

Number of teaching /production hours of the EOA module

The RossiniLab Cantelli will be divided into three intensive weeks of work from 10 to 19 – In addition to the two main teachers there will be other internationally renowned teachers such as Ernesto Palacio (superintendent of the Rossini Opera festival) who will hold a 4-day masterclass, Ilaria Narici (director of the Rossini Pesaro Foundation), Reto Muller (Rossini Pesaro Foundation), Alessandro Mormile and others.

Entrance examination: 

The material to submit with your application is:

  • Cv
  • Repertoire
  • Two Videos ( one of the two videos must necessarily be of the Occasione fa il ladro)

NOTE: In case a student ends up being selected, L’occasione fa il ladro it must be fully known by heart before entering the RossiniLab-Cantelli.

Deadline May 31, 2022

Description of the final Examination

At the end of the RossiniLab Cantelli, students must be able to fully perform the role of Rossini’s ‘L’occasione fa il  ladro  with the didactic teachings provided by the course and by heart; always at the end of the course the singers who will be able to participate in the production at the ‘Coccia Theater’ Foundation in Novara scheduled for October 2022 will be selected, at the discretion of the artistic director.

Teaching language

English / Italian

Total expenses of the EOA module per student 

€ 500

Module Code : NOV 1
Institution : Novara
Dates : 19th September – 7th October
Student : Singer
Language : Italian / English
Activity : Training / Operatic practice / Performance
Module Type : Professional training