International Opera Studio “Silvio Varviso”

The Silvio Varviso International Opera Studio is an integral part of the educational and executive programme of our classical music festival in southern Switzerland. The objective is to give young singers the opportunity to study and interpret a specific Opera, so that they can test their abilities as performers and put into play their musical talent.

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Production 2024


Rita o il marito picchiato (in Italian)

by Gaetano Donizetti

Description of the course 

Through an international call for applications, singers audition to participate in the production of one opera. Two casts are then chosen for the actual Opera Studio so that this valuable opportunity is given to a greater number of young talents.

The musical direction is left in the hands of well-known artists who have managed to gain a place in the international panorama, and who work together with the singers for three weeks in the making of the programmed opera.

To make this experience even more enriching, Ticino Musica invites specialized opera and singing agencies to the performances, and in this sense encourages the young talents to start working in their future careers. In the spirit of Ticino Musica, investing in young singers and conductors and giving them the opportunity to experience real-life scenarios is of mandatory importance, especially if one considers that an occasion like this one is rarely given.

Production team Opera studio

Umberto Finazzi, music direction
Daniele Piscopo, stage director

1 - 28 July 2024