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Great masterpieces deserve great talents. Young musicians selected for a path of training and in depth analysis on the Italian Opera. Study, sacrifice and research.

The Riccardo Muti Italian Opera Academy project was successfully launched in 2015.
The international call is open to conductors and répétiteurs; applications to be effective students will be evaluated by an examination board and the selected candidates will get to the in-person final admission exam with Riccardo Muti.
You can participate also as a supporter, listener or audience.

After the final selection, the selected candidates can actively participate to the full immersion educational experience for free. This includes:

  • Introduction to the Opera at the piano by Riccardo Muti
  • Opera rehearsals: readings, orchestra rehearsals, piano music rehearsals, score’s analysis
  • Concert conducted by Riccardo Muti
  • Young conductors’ concert presented by Riccardo Muti
  • Attendance certificate for conductors and répétiteurs (and participation certificate for listeners) signed by Riccardo Muti

Any travel cost, as well as boarding and lodging costs will be at the own cost of every participant: active students, supporters, listeners or audience in general.

Find out the alumni’s next artistic commitments

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2020 APPLICATIONS – closed on January 31, 2020
July 18 to 31, 2020 – Teatro Alighieri, Ravenna

The secrets of musical construction are passed on from Maestro to the students in a natural symbiosis leading them together to the final goal of interpretation.
Rehearsals are open to the audience to follow the intense and accurate work that leads to the realization of an opera for the entire period.
It is possible to attend the Riccardo Muti Italian Opera Academy as a supporter, listener or in the audience.

At the end of the educational experience conductors and répétiteurs will receive a Certificate of Participation and listeners will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Both certificates will be signed by Riccardo Muti.

CALL 2020 (closed on January 31, 2020)

The application form for conductors or répétiteurs must be sent by January 31, 2020.
The call for applications is available down here in pdf with the application form.

Riccardo Muti Italian Opera Academy