Auditions for singers

It is now officially opened the call for applications for the “Silvio Varviso” International Opera Studio, 2020 edition. For the production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia  by Gioachino Rossini.

Opera Studio Auditions for singers

Il Barbiere di Siviglia, by Gioachino Rossini

  • Figaro, baritono
  • Don Bartolo, baritono
  • Conte d’Almaviva, tenore
  • Rosina, mezzosoprano/contralto
  • Basilio, basso
  • Berta, soprano
  • minor roles, 1 baritono

Candidates will have to send a recording (video link) with two arias in Italian, one from “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” and the other from an opera by Donizetti, Bellini or Verdi.

February 29th

The commission that will evaluate all auditions is formed by:

  1. Umberto Finazzi, Musical Director “Silvio Varviso” international Opera Studio
  2. Daniele Piscopo, stage director
  3. Gabor Meszaros, Artistic Director Ticino Musica

Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana
ia Soldino 9, Lugano

Singers from all nationalities are admissible. Age limit: 35 years (born after 16 January 1984). The jury may decide on exceptions of small entity. Selected candidates that participate in the Opera Studio and respect its terms and conditions will be awarded a scholarship of CHF 1500.—.

How to apply

In order to apply, please fill the application form (available from 15 November), to which the following documents should be attached: copy of your ID or passport, cv, artistic picture, recording (audio or video) of audition material (see above).


Opera Studio’s terms and conditions
Application form

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