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Perform Opera in Italy


Four-Week Program in Italy


July 6 – August 3  2024

Mercatello sul Metauro, ​Italy



Study with top-tier professionals and coaches from the USA and Italy.

Perform opera in historic and beautiful settings. 


Perform Opera in Italy offers advanced students an immersive and comprehensive four-week opera skills training.  The program provides aspiring singers an incomparable platform to expand operatic training and performance while gaining invaluable professional experience from leading instructors.

  • Eight 45-minute private vocal lessons 

  • Eight coachings with an opera conductor or coach-accompanist 

  • Diction Coaching of Italian opera selections 

  • Three weekly classes in Movement, Acting & Character Development

  • Vocal Masterclasses

  • Seminars in Audition Preparation and Music as a Business

  • Perform semi-staged aria and scenes concert

  • Perform a role in a fully staged opera

  • 60 hours Italian language instruction


Perform Opera in Italy offers three hours daily Italian Language Instruction at the beginner and intermediate levels.  Singers’ Italian repertoire is incorporated into the classroom as vocabulary and conversation. 

Our teachers incorporate interactive ways to encourage you to practice the language.  Practice your Italian with the friendly villagers as you go for a coffee, buy groceries, meet in the piazza or go out for dinner.  There are ample opportunities to practice speaking Italian!

Live among friendly Italians in a medieval village.  Learn and speak Italian with native speakers and experience the history and culture of the Marche region.


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Perform Opera in Italy has a very special place in my heart. I have done multiple summer programs, but none has compared to this opera training experience.   The faculty is incredible.  They are top notch professionals who are passionate, love what they do, and create a safe and encouraging environment in which to explore freely.  The amount of one-on-one time with faculty members is awesome! I made leaps in my ability as both a singer and an actor.  


Mercatello is a fantastic place! It’s beautiful, and the people of Mercatello are the most generous I’ve ever met.  They were so hospitable, by the end of the program I truly felt part of their community.  They even let me walk in their parade.  When it was time to leave, I did not want to go.  The whole experience, the singing, the lessons, the performances, the people, the food, and the community of Mercatello all made for one incredible summer!

Come to Italy With Us!!


$3800   Four-week training program.  Housing and living expenses are additional.

Housing & Living Expenses

Housing is in private shared apartments. Apartments are within a 5-minute walk of Italian classes, vocal lessons, and rehearsals, as well as the piazza, which is the hub of activity in Mercatello. The apartments have fully equipped kitchens, living rooms, 2 – 3 bedrooms and washing machines. A shared bedroom for the month is approximately 350 – 375 euros and a private bedroom is 425 – 450 euros.   


There are grocery stores minutes from the piazza.  Groceries are very economical and most participants eat at home, often sharing meals and cooking together. There are two reasonably priced restaurants and a pizzeria in Mercatello. Many restaurants are available if you plan an excursion to one of several villages and towns on Saturday.


An audition is recommended but not mandatory. After submitting your application, contact the faculty to schedule an audition either in person or online:


Las Vegas, NV — Spencer Baker,

New York, NY / Chicago, IL — Jeff Mattsey,

Orlando, FL — Thomas Potter,


Application Fee



When you submit your application, you may pay the $35 Application Fee via PayPal.  





Once accepted, you can hold your place in the program with a non-refundable deposit of $800 paid by check or PayPal.  If you choose PayPal, you need to add the 3% processing fee.

Your audition faculty member will provide you with more information about the next steps.

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