Operavision Academy

Operavision Academy Operavision Academy is an International Institute of Lyric Opera specializing in the professional development of opera singers on a broad scale.
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Every singing artist arrives at a crossroad in their journey of service to music. Ask yourself, am I the best I can be? Do I feel free to give my best self when onstage, and am I singing the correct style, realizing the most understandable diction, and am I believable as the role I am asked to bring to life? Today is the first day of our extending the invitation to you the artist, to add to the layers of achievement already accomplished in your life. Taking the next step to be the fully realized artist you SEE yourself being. Operavision is a refuge for those who wish to see themselves in a new way, a three week intensive course designed specifically to help an artist emerge as the best they can be. It isn't always about notes on a page, words that mean nothing, sounds that carry no message. The light shines on you here at Operavision. The singer is the epicenter. Because opera without voice is a symphony.

Operating as usual

Lots of study and a legend receives the Verdi D’Oro!!!
09/08/2020

Lots of study and a legend receives the Verdi D’Oro!!!

Our friend Marco Bergonzi, Lorena Avvanzini, and Marisa Plack along with some of our outstanding performers.
09/08/2020

Our friend Marco Bergonzi, Lorena Avvanzini, and Marisa Plack along with some of our outstanding performers.

Performances in the Casa Barezzi, special guests Maestro Richard Bonynge, Agent Robert Lombardo, Instructor Kent Smith, ...
09/08/2020

Performances in the Casa Barezzi, special guests Maestro Richard Bonynge, Agent Robert Lombardo, Instructor Kent Smith, Gildo Di Nunzio, our famous Scapigliati night, and an exceptional evening of Bel Canto!

Some of our exceptional artists!
09/08/2020

Some of our exceptional artists!

Visits to La Scala, Villa Puccini with Signora Simonetta Puccini, and concerts to honour the great Carlo Bergonzi, with ...
09/08/2020

Visits to La Scala, Villa Puccini with Signora Simonetta Puccini, and concerts to honour the great Carlo Bergonzi, with his beloved wife Adele and family present. Some of the few great events at Operavision Academy. Gigi, our mascot with some of his favourite people.

The wonderful Casa Barezzi, Museo Tebaldi, Villa Verdi, and lots of fun.
09/08/2020

The wonderful Casa Barezzi, Museo Tebaldi, Villa Verdi, and lots of fun.

Some fotos from years past in Busseto. With Maestro Richard Bonynge and Tina Viganò, the protector of all things Renata ...
09/08/2020

Some fotos from years past in Busseto. With Maestro Richard Bonynge and Tina Viganò, the protector of all things Renata Tebaldi and the great late Dr. Simonetta Puccini, granddaughter of Maestro Giacomo Puccini, and Adua Veroni (Pavarotti).

Operavision Academy is very thrilled to present select young artists from Spelman Historic Black College in a masterclas...
08/06/2020

Operavision Academy is very thrilled to present select young artists from Spelman Historic Black College in a masterclass with legendary soprano Aprile Millo today at 1pm. Congratulations to the performers and all the singers across the globe who came online to support these talented young ladies. #spelmancollege #OA2020 #millo #blacklivesmatter #youngartists #AHAPPYOCCASION

Week 2, 5: opera labs for Don Pasquale, Il Pirata, and our famous Scapigliati night only @operavisionacademy #oa2020 #fi...
07/17/2020

Week 2, 5: opera labs for Don Pasquale, Il Pirata, and our famous Scapigliati night only @operavisionacademy #oa2020 #finaldayofoperas #aperolpartyonsat #whataweek #donizetti #bellini #belcanto #scapigliatiforever #greatsinging #success

Week 2, Day 4: Opera Labs for Simon Boccanegra, Lecture on the use of language in opera and Masterclass with Prof. Sylvi...
07/16/2020

Week 2, Day 4: Opera Labs for Simon Boccanegra, Lecture on the use of language in opera and Masterclass with Prof. Sylvia Dimiziani, and Opera Lab on Un Ballo in Maschera only @operavisionacademy #wehavebeensingingeverything #whataweek#crazyvoices #wow #millo #verdiana #vetere #dimiziani #Lee

Week 2, Day 3: Opera labs for I Masnadieri, Ariadne auf Naxos, and Masterclass with legendary Aprile Millo. Only @operav...
07/15/2020

Week 2, Day 3: Opera labs for I Masnadieri, Ariadne auf Naxos, and Masterclass with legendary Aprile Millo. Only @operavisionacademy #wheresingingiseverything #opera #oa2020 #millo #vetere #gigi #crazygoodsingers #vecchiascuola #verdi #strauss #operaprogram

Week 2, day 2: Opera labs for The Magic Flute, Rigoletto, Turandot. Outstanding morning!!! Wow! #killers #crazy #highnot...
07/14/2020

Week 2, day 2: Opera labs for The Magic Flute, Rigoletto, Turandot. Outstanding morning!!! Wow! #killers #crazy #highnotes #squillo #armonici #listentomama #oa2020

Week 2!!! @operavisionacademy: Opera Labs for Verdi’s La Traviata and Aida, and Masterclass with Dr. Maria Vetere. We st...
07/13/2020

Week 2!!! @operavisionacademy: Opera Labs for Verdi’s La Traviata and Aida, and Masterclass with Dr. Maria Vetere. We still haven’t recovered from the thrilling singing of last week. So excited for this one too! Gigi is ready to go!!! #oa2020 #summerofdreams #yearofthehashtag #perlitalia #verdi #millo #vetere

Day 5: Wow it’s already day 5!!! Opera Labs for Il Corsaro, The Ballad of Baby Doe, and a lecture on Boito and the Scapi...
07/10/2020

Day 5: Wow it’s already day 5!!! Opera Labs for Il Corsaro, The Ballad of Baby Doe, and a lecture on Boito and the Scapigluatura Milanese only @operavisionacademy. What an incredible week of singing!!! Glorious, elegant, harmonic, and exquisite performances by the highest level artists we have ever presented. Bravo to you all!!!! #0A2020 #scapigliati #amazing

Day 4: Masterclass with renown Italian conductor and coach, Maestra Silvia Gasperini from the Puccini Opera Festival, an...
07/09/2020

Day 4: Masterclass with renown Italian conductor and coach, Maestra Silvia Gasperini from the Puccini Opera Festival, and Opera Labs for Il Trovatore and La Fille di Régiment. Stay tuned for some video clips from last nights outstanding masterclass with international agent Robert Lombardo. So proud of our artists!! #oa2020 #summerofdreams #vecchiascuola #scapigliati

Day 3 at @operavisionacademy: Opera Labs for Giulio Cesare, Der Freischütz, and Masterclass with renowned international ...
07/08/2020

Day 3 at @operavisionacademy: Opera Labs for Giulio Cesare, Der Freischütz, and Masterclass with renowned international agent Mr. Robert Lombardo. #oa2020 #summerofdreams #operaliveshere #scapigliati #vecchiascuola.

Day 2: Opera Labs on Les Contes D’Hoffmann, Lohengrin, and I Capuletti e I Montecchi! We are so excited to hear these ou...
07/07/2020

Day 2: Opera Labs on Les Contes D’Hoffmann, Lohengrin, and I Capuletti e I Montecchi! We are so excited to hear these outstanding artists! #operaliveshere #oa2020 #summerofdreams #covidwillnotwin #superheroes

On our first day we have Opera Labs for L’Elisir D’Amore (which set an extremely high level for the rest of the operas),...
07/06/2020

On our first day we have Opera Labs for L’Elisir D’Amore (which set an extremely high level for the rest of the operas), Verdi’s I Lombardi, and Masterclass #1 with Mme. Aprile Millo! A full day of fabulous singing from our outstanding artists. #oa2020 #operavisionacademy #summerofdreams #soldati #thetraditioncontinues

07/05/2020
Operavision Academy 2020 Online

Our official video for Operavision 2020. The bells of Busseto, a sound we hear several times a day whilst there, this year serve as a reminder of the love we share with beautiful Italy, the friendships we have made, the music we have brought, the hearts that remain forever touched. Our hearts are heavy today as we begin our online edition but we do so with faith, fire, desire, and love. Viva Busseto! Viva Tebaldi e Bergonzi, Viva La Sutherland, Viva Puccini e Viva Verdi. Operavision begins. #OA2020 #summerofdreams #inourhearts #weloveyoubusseto #lanostrapatria

Forces of destiny have made it impossible for the Operavision Academy to make its sixth year visit to Italy. The Academy and its staff, Dr. Vetere and Maestr...

07/05/2020
Operavision Academy 2020 Online

Ritorna Vincitor!!! Il piu presto possibile.... ma, dobbiano protegere musica, la speranza.....
We are adapting to these turbulant times and will not let the pandemic silence us. Keeping busy in music and hopeful for better days soon. In service to music and in prayer....here we go!!!

Forces of destiny have made it impossible for the Operavision Academy to make its sixth year visit to Italy. The Academy and its staff, Dr. Vetere and Maestr...

Tomorrow begins another exciting edition of @operavisionacademy. Our first ever online experience, we have a full house ...
07/04/2020

Tomorrow begins another exciting edition of @operavisionacademy. Our first ever online experience, we have a full house of wonderful artists with thrilling voices ready to serve opera, and define themselves artistically, dramatically, vocally, and intellectually. We are very excited. Over 20 opera labs, lectures, masterclasses with renown professionals, and even a masterclass for young artists between the ages of 6-20 who are in love with opera! Our mascot Gigi is raring to go for the next two weeks which will be chalk full of exciting days! HERE WE GO!!! #nocovid #operalives #oa2020 #summerofdreams2020 #westandforequality #gigivdesabata #millo #vetere #lee

07/04/2020
We are so so proud to make this important, necessary, and just wonderful announcement. Operavision Academy stands in com...
07/01/2020

We are so so proud to make this important, necessary, and just wonderful announcement. Operavision Academy stands in complete unity, harmony, and solidarity with the BLM movement and we are thrilled to make our formal and public association with these prestigious and historic black colleges in search for giving opportunity, visibility, and love to a new generation of opera singers! #unity #harmony #wefighttogether #blm #weloveyou #insieme #maketheworldbetter #operavisionacademy

We are very proud to have such wonderful and accomplished special guests for Masterclasses this year during our online e...
06/24/2020

We are very proud to have such wonderful and accomplished special guests for Masterclasses this year during our online edition of Operavision Academy. Although this is a trying time for many, we seek to keep opera visible, viable, and sacred to a world that is in great need of consolation. These individuals have spent their entire lives and careers devoted to the operatic business and we are honoured to present our exceptional artists to them. From Lombardo and Associates Agency (New York City), a man of profound operatic knowledge and agent to the stars, Mr. Robert Lombardo; from years on the stage at international houses and featured on many recordings as a highly respected soprano, the head of the Voice program at SUNY at Buffalo for many years and a brilliant scholar, Professor Sylvia Dimiziani; and an international coach, repetiteur and conductor at all of Italy’s major houses including the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa and the Puccini Opera Festival in Torre del Lago, Maestra Silvia Gasperini. We welcome them and honour them for their continued contribution to the arts and to us. #oa2020 #summerofdreamscont #amazingpeople #greatsinging #weareready #artists #opera

2020 has indeed been a difficult year for all of us on a global scale. We at Operavision have watched in horror and sadn...
06/05/2020

2020 has indeed been a difficult year for all of us on a global scale. We at Operavision have watched in horror and sadness at the lives lost to COVID-19 and the civil unrest that has arisen due to racial inequality. We stand in support and solidarity with those families that have been affected by Covid and we stand firmly and loudly against racial and human inequality.

For us, this is the first year in many years that we have not been able to travel to Italy to run Operavision Academy. We, however, will not be silenced and for many weeks we have been working very hard to develop a revised two week program that will be run online via the Zoom platform from July 6 to July 18, 2020. It is so important that we continue our work to help artists develop and maintain their voices and the attributes required for an operatic career. This year our program will continue to offer opera labs (the study of full and partial Operas), Master classes with renowned professionals, seminars on language and diction, historical lectures, and our famous Scapigliati night. We will continue to do our utmost to maintain the level that we have been able to present each year. We will not be silenced. Opera will not be silenced.

We are deeply saddened,however, to not be with our friends and collaborators this year. We keep in our hearts and in our voices the Museo Renata Tebaldi, the Amici Di Verdi, the Fondazioni Simonetta Puccini, the Fondazione Franco Zeffirelli, and our friends Giovanna Colombo, Marisa Plack, Lorena Avvanzini and family, Marco Bergonzi and Ilaria Tamburrino, Elena Bonilauri and Cristiano Dotti, Maestro Fabrizio Cassi, Agostino Virzi, Raffaella Franci and Antonia Leonardi, Pisa Pisaroni, Angela Viviani, Werther Bergonzi, and especially our beloved Tina Viganò and Bonnie III. We keep all of you in our heart and our mind throughout these days and we look forward to the future with anticipation of seeing you all and being in the beautiful embrace of the City of Busseto.
With love and hope we carry on!
Mme. Aprile Millo and Dr. Maria Vetere (Directors and founders of Operavision Academy). #OA2020 #wecontinue #covidwontsilenceus #blacklivesmatter #summerofdreamsstillexist

New!  Operavision Academy is now offering two external masterclasses with Mme Aprile Millo for those who are unable to a...
02/01/2020
NEW!! Masterclasses

New! Operavision Academy is now offering two external masterclasses with Mme Aprile Millo for those who are unable to attend the full program. Masterclasses are one day each and open to professional artists, and students. If you are interested in participating in a one day masterclass, fill in the application and return to [email protected]

Operavision Academy is now accommodating international artists and students who are unable to attend our full program by offering two public masterclasses with Mme. Aprile Millo. The fee is 200 eur…

01/24/2020

The Time is now.....come be with us...

01/23/2020
Are you ready to start your Summer of Dreams 2020 in beautiful Italy!? We are!!! Come join us!  Applications online now ...
01/22/2020

Are you ready to start your Summer of Dreams 2020 in beautiful Italy!? We are!!! Come join us! Applications online now at www.operavisionacademy.co

Our 2020 Application form is now available on our website.  Info being updated this week, but we are ready to receive yo...
01/22/2020

Our 2020 Application form is now available on our website. Info being updated this week, but we are ready to receive your applications so you can begin your journey to your Summer of Dreams 2020! July 4-27, 2020. 5 performances over 3 weeks, scenes, concerts, and a full opera! We are ready!

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07/23/2019

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Amazing times in the land of Verdi. Operavision Academy. How sweet it is.
07/23/2019

Amazing times in the land of Verdi. Operavision Academy. How sweet it is.

05/30/2019

We are gearing up for an amazing summer! Fabulous voices and staff! Are you ready for Busseto 2019!!!? #summerofdreams

We are so excited and thrilled to have an overflowing roster of the best young artists we have heard thus far. We are lo...
05/08/2019

We are so excited and thrilled to have an overflowing roster of the best young artists we have heard thus far. We are looking forward to having those who we were not able to accommodate this year next year and accept wholeheartedly your requests to be with us next year. Singers from Chile, China, Korea, Italy, Canada, Russia, and the United States. Our staff is eager to work with these outstanding young voices to instil discipline, love, and bring them closer to their dreams. When you wish upon an opera star...it makes EVERY difference where you are! Operavision Academy is the place to be this summer! #operavisionacademy2019 #summerofdreams #busseto2019 #highestlevelever #gigiisreadyforyou #bonynge #millo #vetere #lee #gandini #lombardo #vigano #surprisestbd

WE ARE HERE in THE BIG APPLE!!! Excited to hear some great singing. Gigi V DeSabata our official mascot will be there to...
03/09/2019

WE ARE HERE in THE BIG APPLE!!! Excited to hear some great singing. Gigi V DeSabata our official mascot will be there too. After today’s auditions, if anyone would like to still send in an application form, please do so. We will accept late applications for a short period. @aprilemillo_ @mariaveteresoprano @sophialauren76 @operavisionacademy #summerofdreams #busseto2019

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