FOSSACESIA, Abruzzo, Italy ( Friday Nov 10, 2023 @ 12:45 PM Central —

This summer, the rolling hills and olive groves of Abruzzo will resonate with the sublime melodies of Mozart, as Opera Studio Abruzzo (OSA) unveils its 2024 Summer Program. At the helm is the illustrious baritone Emilio Marcucci, who, along with a staff of lauded professionals from the Teatro alla Scala, Vienna State Opera, and Mariinsky Theater, promises an immersive operatic experience.

OSA is proud to stage not one but two adaptations of Mozart’s operatic jewel, “Le Nozze di Figaro.” The main event will showcase a full production with orchestra, while a specially adapted version for children will offer a unique educational twist. Participants cast in the children’s opera will also have the opportunity to cover roles in the main production, providing a comprehensive learning experience.

Program Highlights

  • A full orchestral performance of a Mozart masterpiece.
  • A professional rehearsal process mirroring that of top-tier opera houses.
  • Specialized coachings to refine technique and artistry.
  • Mock and real agent auditions to prepare for professional engagements.
  • Intensive language and diction courses to master operatic Italian.
  • Insight into the Italian opera industry for aspiring professionals.
  • Masterclasses led by eminent figures in opera.
  • A captivating series of recitals throughout the program.


The program will unfold at Il Teatro degli Ulivi, a venue as enchanting as the operas themselves.


Applications are now being accepted for the program, which runs from July 1st to July 31st, 2024.


OSA’s summer program is designed for emerging singers seeking to hone their craft, learn the ins and outs of the Italian opera system, and embrace the challenges that come with professional development.

Investment and Scholarship Opportunities

The program fee is set at 3,250 Euro, inclusive of accommodation, half-board, and local transportation. A limited number of partial scholarships are available. For those interested in funding our scholorship program we invite you to reach out to us directly or visit our contribution page at

A Word from Emilio Marcucci

Marcucci encapsulates the spirit of OSA with his compelling insights: “We offer a professional stage to those who wish to put themselves to the test. Stage experience is the ultimate teacher and refining fire for young artists. There is no better context in which a young singer can not only confront their fears and limitations but truly master them.” He encourages all to “osare” – to dare to go beyond, echoing the Italian word’s invitation to push boundaries and uncover one’s true potential.

For application details and more information on the Opera Studio Abruzzo 2024 Summer Program, please visit or contact OSA Assistant Director, Aaron J McInnis via the contact information below.

About Opera Studio Abruzzo

Opera Studio Abruzzo is a beacon of operatic artistry, nestled in the heart of Italy. Founded by the renowned baritone Emilio Marcucci, OSA draws on the expertise of some of the world’s most esteemed opera professionals to offer an unparalleled educational experience for the next generation of opera talent.

Contact Information

Aaron J McInnis
Opera Studio Abruzzo
Whatsapp: +43 676 938 9764

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