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Applications - Bel Canto Course

The Sotli Accademia's "Bel Canto Course for Singers" will run from June 20 to July 14, 2024 in Castiglione della Pescaia, Italy.

Application Deadline: Sunday December 10, 2023

To apply, please click the button below to be redirected to our application form via Acceptd. 

The GSA application fee is 35 Euros. If you are unable to afford this application fee, you may request a fee waiver by contacting Roberta Biondi at

Pre-Screening Requirements: The first round of the application process is a pre-screening round. You must include two video recordings of you singing two arias from the Italian opera repertoire. The repertoire you submit must be sung in Italian, by an Italian composer, and be written after 1810 (ie. Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini, Puccini, Verdi, Mascagni, Leoncavallo, etc). You may opt to submit an aria and an Italian song, if you'd like, so long as the song meets the same composer/language requirements (ie. Tosti, Respighi, etc).

You will also be asked to provide contact information for two recommenders who will be asked to complete a questionnaire about you. These two individuals should professionals in the opera/classical music industry (ie. conductors, voice teachers, coaches, pianists, intendants, agents/managers, etc) and should be able to speak to your musical ability, potential, and professionalism.

Round Two (Live): Selected applicants will be offered a live audition in London, England in January, 2024. Any invited applicant that is unable to travel to London at this time will be offered an opportunity to complete the second round audition online.