Bel Canto Course

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.
2023 COURSE DATES: June 26 to July 16
Applications for the 2023 course are now open! Scroll down to the "Apply" Section for more information

Supported by the Rolex Institute

2022 Young Artists

Puerto Rico

Ángel Vargas

Mascarade Opera Studio Young Artist & National Semifinalist at the MET Opera Competition

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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

Guest Faculty

Leo Nucci

Artistic Director & Principal Vocal Coach/Tutor

Jonathan Papp

Guest Faculty & Artistic Patron

Richard Bonynge


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 for our 2023 Bel Canto Course are now open!