Bel Canto Course
for singers

Every year the GSA Bel Canto course in Castiglione della Pescaia, Tuscany, offers twelve young singers a fully-funded, three-week immersion in Italian opera singing, with a focus on language, style, and technique in the 19th and early 20th century Italian repertoire.
2024 COURSE DATES: June 20 to July 14
Faculty: Jonathan Papp, Barbara Frittoli, Carlo Rizzi, Freddie De Tommaso, Aigul Akhmetshina,
Stefano Baldasseroni, Andras Almasi-Toth, and Jonathan Lakeland

Applications for our 2024 Bel Canto Course for Singers are now closed

Supported by the Rolex Institute

2024 Young Artists (Coming soon)


Gosh Sargsyan

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“I have never experienced such an extremely organized, motivating, and wonderfully fulfilling three weeks than I have had at the Georg Solti Accademia in Castiglione this year. ”

– Thobela Ntshanaya

Bel Canto Faculty

Current, past, and future faculty for our Bel Canto Course for Singers


Aigul Akhmetshina


Carlo Rizzi

Artistic Director & Principal Vocal Coach/Tutor

Jonathan Papp


Many of our students have already gone on to impressive professional careers with appearances at venues such as the Metropolitan Opera, Glyndebourne Opera, Royal Opera House, Washington National Opera, Berlin Staatsoper, Royal Swedish Opera, Hamburg State Opera, La Monnaie, Paris Opera, Vlaamse Opera, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Salzburg Festival and English National Opera.

Applications are closed.