COSI 2020 Program:

July 1 - July 22, 2020 

Intensive Italian
Lessons, Coaching Sessions
Acting & Stagecraft Instruction
Courtyard & Cathedral Performances

Complete Role Study
Career Forums & Workshops



Mozart Così fan tutte: semi-staged

    Stuart Barker, Stage Director

    Kimberley-Ann Bartczak, Music Director

Opera Scenes: semi-staged

    Melissa Bencic, Stage Director

    Nathalie Doucet, Music Director

Mozart Requiem soloists: with the

     Ensemble in Residence: Toronto Youth Choir

     Matthew Otto, Artistic Director

     Helen Becqué, Collaborative Pianist



The Centre for Opera Studies in Italy gratefully acknowledges the generous founding support of The Bel Canto Foundation for Italian Heritage and Opera.

  • c-facebook
  • Twitter Classic
  • Instagram

Centre for Opera Studies in Italy

Welcomes International Participants

to its

Extraordinary Opera Training!


COSI provides a comprehensive opera performance training program for:

    • undergraduate students

    • graduate students

    • emerging artists

    • avid enthusiasts

    • in-career artists, and

    • voice teachers seeking professional development.


•Training rich

•Comprehensive, customized

•Italian life, study and practice in the community

•Network for your career: build professional and peer relationships

SINCE 2007:

•Hundreds of singers, pianists, stage directors, conductors, stage managers.

•Many have advanced to

    • National and Regional YAPs

    • International careers


Several of our alumni are now working in major international houses.

Click on their names to view their pages. 

Claire de Sévigné, soprano: Zurich Oper, Grand Théâtre de Genève

Lucia Cesaroni, soprano: Vancouver Opera, L'Opéra de Montréal

Aviva Fortunata, soprano: Dallas Opera, Berlin Staatsoper

Katherine Whyte, soprano: Metropolitan Opera, Opera Hong Kong

Emily D'Angelo, mezzo-soprano: Metropolitan Opera, Vienna Opera

Michèle Losier, mezzo-soprano: Metropolitan, La Scala, Covent Garden

Marta Herman, mezzo-soprano: Staatstheater Kassel 

Eric Barry, tenor: Colorado Opera, Amarillo Opera

Andrew Haji, tenor: Salzburg Opera, Belgrade Philharmonic

Adam Luther, tenor: Michigan Opera, Vancouver Opera

Charles Sy, tenor: Staatstheater Stuttgart, Nationaltheater Mannheim

Alexander Hajek, baritone: Semper Oper Dresden, Staatstheater Giessen

Iain Macneil, baritone: Oper Frankfurt, Canadian Opera Company 

Stephen Hegedus, bass-baritone: L'Opéra de Montréal, Opera Lafayette

Giles Tomkins, bass-baritone: Scottish Opera (Glasgow), Manitoba Opera

Vartan Gabrielian, bass: Opera Philadelphia, Canadian Opera Company

Joel Ivany, artistic director: Against the Grain Theatre

Jordan de Souza, conductor: Komische Oper Berlin, Houston Grand Opera

Anne Larlee, coach: Komische Oper Berlin, Oper Frankfurt