|Concerts of Italian songs and arias from the 17th through the 19th Centuries / 23 - 24 July 2007, 21:00 /
Florence, Auditorium al Duomo
Monday July 23rd 2007 – 9:00 PM
Tuesday July 24th 2007 – 9:00 PM
Bel Canto Institute
Bel Canto Institute thanks:
Scuola di Musica Il Trillo
Scuola Leonardo da Vinci
Negozio di Musica Ceccherini,
Viva Hotels ART IN OUR HEART
Italian songs and arias from the 17th throught the 19th Centuries, all by Italian composers such as Pergolesi, Caccini, Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini, Verdi, Puccini.
Bel Canto Institute was founded in New York in 1987 as a non profit, tax-exempt organization. The purpose of Bel Canto Institute is to perpetuate and teach style and tradition in 19th and 20th Century Italian opera and song. This is carried out through an annual summer program for vocal students, young professional singers and pianists so they may learn the ingredients of style and tradition.
The students come from all over the world to participate in this program, which encompasses not only the musical aspects of style and tradition, but also other essential elements of Italian history and culture which infuenced the composers of the era they study. Besides intense musical study, the participants are immersed in the study of the Italian language: the school "Leonardo da Vinci" teaches the Italian courses and the music school "Il Trillo" teaches the Italian diction courses. The music faculty comprises vocal coaches, voice teachers, lecturers and guest artists, all well known in their respective fields.
Jane Bakken Klaviter, Prompter and Assistant Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera, founded Bel Canto Institute and it is in memory of her beloved maestro and friend, the late Luigi Ricci, that she dedicated Bel Canto Institute.