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Concerto Sacro – Pieve di Loppia

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Young opera stars from the International Academy of Voice Cardiff University are travelling to ‘the home of opera’ to showcase their talents and to develop their skills by immersing themselves in the culture that inspired the repertoire.

Students from the International Academy of Voice will undertake a three-week residency in the Italian town of Barga where they will perform a gala of operatic arias and ensembles, a sacred music concert, and a full-scale opera – Donizetti’s L’Ajo nell’imbarazzo (The Tutor in a Jam).

An annual event, the residency is an integral part of the Academy schedule. Students are able to build on the performances they undertake in Wales and fully develop their dramatic and interpretative skills. The residency also prepares students for their chosen future careers as they learn, memorise and perform a fully-scaled opera, engaging in the sort of production process that they will encounter in the main opera houses across the world.

Il 9 maggio invece è in programma un Concerto sacro nella splendida cornice della Pieve di Loppia (ore 21) con musiche di Verdi, Pergolesi, Bach, rossigni, Haendel, Mendelssohn

“Italy is considered to be the cradle of opera and the majority of operatic repertoire that opera singers will learn is in the Italian language.   As well as giving Academy singers a valuable opportunity to perform, the residency also enables them to immerse themselves in the language and culture with a view to consolidating language skills and fostering a better understanding of the repertoire and culture that inspired it.” – Dennis O’Neill, Director of the Academy

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