Frequently Asked Questions
Here you will find the answers to some of Opera Viva!’s most frequently asked questions
Young Artists FAQ
Is there an age requirement for Opera Viva!?
Opera Viva! is open to students between the ages of 18-30. Singers outside of this parameter will be considered on an individual basis.
Do I have to speak the Italian language to attend Opera Viva!?
No, most of the classes will be taught in English. Some of the coaching might be in Italian, but don’t worry. You will have Italian classes almost every day and will feel comfortable in your surroundings in no time! Having a working knowledge of the language of a foreign country you are visiting always helps, though, so get out that dictionary!
Is the class size limited?
Each session of Opera Viva! will be limited to twenty vocalists, two collaborative pianists and two student stage directors.
When is the deadline to apply for the 2017 session of Opera Viva!?
April 1, 2017
What music should I bring for the session?
Please bring five Italian opera arias to work on in your lessons. This will also give us some choices when selecting your concert pieces. Additionally, please bring the music for your sacred concert piece and your scenes, all of which will be assigned before you come to Italy.
Will parents and friends be able to come to any performances?
The recitals will be open to the public free of charge.
Living in Verona FAQ
Is it possible to have an apartment to myself?
Having roommates can make an experience more fun, but if you know that you prefer to live on your own, a single apartment can be arranged. There will be an extra charge for the single, and they will be assigned on a space available basis.
Do I need to bring linens, dishes, etc for the apartment?
No, the apartments will be fully furnished.
Will I need to have a car for daily activities and classes?
No, everything will be within walking distance.