SOLTI-PERETTI REPETITEURS COURSE, April 2018

Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice

Here is what our six repetiteurs had to say about their 10 days on the Solti-Peretti Repetiteurs’ course this year:

AYMERIC CATALANO | Italy / France
The course has been a terrific experience for me and I would recommend it to every répétiteur. I enjoyed my individual coaching a lot and found the feedback coming from the dialog with singers and colleagues helpful. 

CHRISTOPHER VAZAN | Slovakia / USA
After just a week and a half, I have noticed a significant increase in my confidence as both a répétiteur and as a conductor. I have also developed a much more precise understanding of what I should focus on in my studies in the coming years. Most importantly, the friendships and memories I have made will remain with me for the rest of my life. 

ENRICO CICCONOFRI | Italy
What I found especially interesting and different from any other répetiteur course I attended before, was that we were granted a fairly large amount of freedom in terms of time management and responsibility concerning the rehearsals and the preparation for the final performance.

MAIRI GREWAR | UK
I particularly loved working with Jonathon Papp and Pamela Bullock as I found their style of teaching really forced me to explore different aspects of my playing and coaching style that had not been challenged before.

MICHAEL PANDYA | UK
I had a wonderful time in Venice and the experience was so all-encompassing that it’s hard for me to think of anything more that could have been included. The teaching from Richard Bonynge, Jonathan Papp, James Vaughan, Pam Bullock and Annette Saunders throughout the 10 days was exceptional, and I felt I learned so much about coaching and playing opera!

VIRGILE VAN ESSCHE | Belgium
The experience that young répétiteurs have at the Solti Academia is, by all means, unique. Jonathan Papp and his team recreate the same conditions of work that one would find in the best opera houses.