London Bel Canto Festival
Students should expect to arrive in London on or before 4 August 2018. If you have chosen to take the provided housing you may check in on 4 August. However, if you arrive before that, you will need to find housing for that period. Classes will run all day Monday to Saturday. Several days each week there will be rehearsals or master classes until 21:00.
Classes begin on Monday 6 August around 10:30 and there will be an audition as part of the first day to decide with whom you will study, in what public and private master classes and performances you will take part, and provide you with feedback on your audition techniques. Everyone will take part in master classes and be expected to watch the master classes of others. It will also be possible to sit in on singing lessons of other students if they agree.
Master classes will take place each day throughout the programme with public master classes on Saturday 11 & Saturday 18 August as part of the Recital Festival. If you would like to be considered for a recital it is important that you fill out the separate application. Everyone will participate in the Opera Gala but no one is guaranteed a solo performance.
Classes and language coaching will take place in the morning session, and singing lessons and repertoire coaching will take place in the afternoon sessions, but rehearsals will be in the evenings.
Please ask about a partial scholarship. There may be a few available.
Tuition: £2,000 - full participation for 2 weeks.
(full singing lessons or coaching and master classes every day.
Housing: £350 - for a single bed in a double room with en-suite and kitchenette.
(A single room is available at a higher rate. It is possible to find you own housing if you choose.)
The first £500 pound deposit is due within five days of acceptance into the programme. This reserves your place on the course. Payments may be made in installments, but the final payment will be due 30 days before the course date.
There is no fee for pianist participation. Auditors will be accepted, see below.
Scholarships will be made public as they are confirmed.
While not technically participating, auditors will be allowed to sit in on lessons, classes, master classes, attend all events and will be eligible for the housing option, but will not be eligible for scholarships.
Fees for auditing only:
Two Weeks: £7,50
One Week: £500
- Within 5 days of acceptance: £500 Deposit
- 6 July 2018: Final Tuition Payment