A.I.O.L. G. Verdi - Accademia Internazionale dell'Opera Lirica G. Verdi

Direzione Artistica: Carlo Palleschi

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Master Class

Fiorenza Cossotto (mezzo soprano)

Fiorenza Cossotto (mezzo soprano)2009 Summer Music Festival
Masterclass for Opera Singing

Fiorenza Cossotto (mezzo soprano)
Born in Crescentino di Vercelli, Italy, Cossotto attended the Turin Academy of Music and graduated top of her class. After her studies with Mercedes Llopart, she made her operatic debut as Sister Matilde in the world premiere of Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites in 1957 at La Scala in Milan.
Her international debut was at the 1958 Wexford Festival as Giovanna Seymour in Donizetti's Anna Bolena. Her Covent Garden debut was in 1959 as Neris in Cherubini's Médée, with Maria Callas in the title role.
A 1962 performance of the lead in La favorita at La Scala led to wider
fame and she made her American debut in the same role in 1964 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and as Amneris at the Metropolitan Opera in 1968. Altogether between the seasons of 1967–68 and 1988–89 she gave one hundred forty-eight performances at the Met (exclusively leading roles).
She kept on singing, and in 2005 she celebrated her 70th birthday with a performance of Suor Angelica at the Théâtre Royal in Liège, Belgium.

Teacher : Fiorenza Cossotto (mezzo soprano)
Pianists accompanist : Inseon Lee, Yeami Ra
Period : 06-11 July 2009
Ending date for applications : 20th of June 2009
Place :Convento di S. Antonio dei Cappuccini - Lugnano in Teverina (Terni)
Final Concert : Saturday 11 July h. 21.30
S. Maria Assunta Church- Lugnano in Teverina (Terni)

Attention: The Academy reserves the right to reverse or postpone masterclass which doesn't reach the minimum number of students necessary, providing for refound the entire amount of the tuition fee and possible deposit to anybody who has the right to.

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