Villa InCanto

Opera Lirica a Ancona
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The Accademia Lirica "Beniamino Gigli" is born from the musical tradition developed over the years within the Civic School of Music "Beniamino Gigli" in Recanati.

The Academy is part of a cultural contest in which opera plays a central role: the greatest singers in the world have been guests and have performed in Recanati, as recipients of the "Gigli d'Oro", an honor awarded annually by the Association "B. Gigli" and so far assigned, among others, to Valeria Esposito, Simone Alaimo, Salvatore Fisichella, Alberto Cupido, Pietro Ballo, Fabio Armiliato, Daniela Dessì and Andrea Bocelli.


Today the Academy has as its teacher M° Riccardo Serenelli, who boasts to his credit an important number of students in career that today play the most important stages in the world such as La Scala di Milano, the Arena di Verona, the Metropolitan of New York. He is also Artistic Director of Villa InCanto, where he employs his students and starts them in the world of work.

The Academy will give the opportunity, to mature and prepared students, to participate in the various musical events that will take place throughout the year in the city of Recanati: lyrical concerts, the Memorial Gigli, the Gala Concert for the delivery of the Gigli d'Oro to an artist in a career of great fame and, last but not least, the participants will be able to play roles in the preparation of a work planned for the celebrations in Gala.
During the year, Master Classes will also be organized with guest artists that will be announced from time to time on our website.
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Teacher of technique and repertoire at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Accademia Lirica e Choral of Osimo, Accademia Verdiana in Busseto Carlo Bergonzi, Accademia Toscanini in Parma, Accademia Villa InCanto. He held masterclasses in Copenhagen, London, Seoul, Porto Alegre, Rimini, Pesaro, Milan.

Some of his students in career: Marina Rebeka, Dario Di Vietri, Salvatore Licitra, Alberto Gazale, Giuseppe Altomare, Marco Di Felice, Marco Spotti.
Competitions won by his students: Accademia di Arti e Mestieri del Teatro Alla Scala, Viotti di Vercelli, Corelli di Ancona, Belli di Spoleto, Leoncavallo di Montalto Uffugo, Aslico di Como.
Works directed: Lucia di Lammermoor, La Traviata, Rigoletto,Tosca Un ballo in maschera, La Bohème,Madama Butterfly, L’elisir d’amore, I puritani,Don Pasquale, Il filosofo di campagna,Verdi’s Requiem, ChunHyang.
Orchestras directed: London Schubert Orchestra, Orchestra of RAI of Turin, International Orchestra of Italy, Philharmonic Orchestra of Turin, Teatro del Giglio of Lucca, Symphony Orchestra of Porto Alegre, Philharmonic Orchestra of Constance, Ploiesti Philharmonic Orchestra, Grand Theatre Orchestra of Shanghai, Symphony Orchestra of Seoul.
Recordings:“Il filosofo di campagna” Galuppi. Rai of Torino - Vivaldi, Guitar and Orchestra, produced by Opera Tres and recorded by Sony.
Studies performed: Orchestral Direction (SergiuCelebidache, Donato Renzetti) - Singing (Carlo Bergonzi) - Piano, Organ and Composition.
Collaborations with artists such as: Franco Corelli, Carlo Bergonzi, Alfredo Kraus, Leo Nucci, Silvano Carroli, Enzo Dara, Giuseppe Taddei, Virginia Zeani, Luciana Serra, Katia Ricciarelli, Fiorenza Cossotto, Ivo Vinco, Pietro Ballo, Paoletta Marrocu.


Course structure
The courses are open to all those students (both Italian and foreign) who want to deepen the vocal study applied to the repertoire and to those who, in anticipation of a debut, wish to be supported in the preparation of a new role. The Academy has a duration of 2 years. For the academic year to be valid, at least 60 lessons must be attended.

Study program
  1. Voice technique
  2. Diction
  3. Breathing
  4. Lyrical Repertory
  5. Interpretation

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Students of the Academy "Beniamino Gigli", thanks to the agreement with the Italian language school "Campus L'infinito",will be able to take advantage of special prices for Italian courses and overnight stays.

For information on Italian language courses and overnight stay at "Campus L'infinito":

Phone:+39 071 7575943