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Riccardo Muti founds the Italian Opera Academy with a look to the past and a look to the future, as it has always been his style.
An extremely important project for Riccardo Muti: teaching the Italian Opera to young talented musicians from all over the world.
The reasons are:
– giving the opportunity to wishful young musicians to learn lessons coming from Verdi’s world, through Toscanini and great teachers, like Antonino Votto.
– Showing the audience how an opera is built and prepared. Thus, the whole path from the first rehearsals at the piano and the stage orchestra rehearsals to the final performance occurs in the Theatre. All this, made to study the score in deep, from the musical and dramatic point of view.
– Protecting, therefore spreading, the beauty and the profoundness of the Italian Opera, according to methods and criteria that are disappearing.

Therefore, Riccardo Muti feels the moral and ethical duty to convey his experience to new generations of musicians to help them deal with the extraordinary Italian opera.

First edition – July 2015: Falstaff
Second edition – July 2016: La Traviata
Third edition – September 2017: Aida
Fourth edition – July 2018: Macbeth
Fifth edition – July 2019: Le nozze di Figaro

Moreover, Spring Festival in Tokyo has agreed to host the Riccardo Muti Italian Opera Academy project for three consecutive years, from 2019. Discover more.

Supporter, audience, listener (attend the rehearsals)

Conductors and répétiteurs: call for applications 2019

For information and reservations email us or call us:
Gloria Martelli – Executive Assistant
Mob: +39 334 2871868
Ph: +39 0544 217036
(Monday to Friday, office hours 9 am – 1 pm and 2.30 pm – 5pm)

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Watch the videos

Erina Yashima conducts La Cenerentola.

Erina Yashima, who attended the first edition of the Riccardo Muti Italian Opera Academy (2015), has been chosen to conduct La Cenerentola by Gioachino Rossini, co-produced by Teatro del Giglio in Lucca, Teatro Alighieri in Ravenna and Teatro Municipale in Piacenza, for 2017/2018 Opera season.
With Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini (founder Riccardo Muti).

Vladimir Ovodok conducts the Autumn Trilogy.

Vladimir Ovodok, who attended the first edition of the Riccardo Muti Italian Opera Academy (2015), will conduct Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni, Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo and Tosca by Giacomo Puccini at Teatro Alighieri in Ravenna for Ravenna Festival’s “Autumn Trilogy” in November 2017, 17th to 26 th.
With Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini (founder Riccardo Muti).

Photo © Silvia Lelli

Riccardo Muti Italian Opera Academy