Masterclass for younger operasingers 2018

At Castelvittorio in Liguria, Italy

22-29 July 2019

The program

A 6-day master class for younger operasingers working towards a final outdoor concert, in the authentic settings of the Italian medieval charm. The focus will be on the theatrical and vocal training, while your voice is being followed closely by the experienced teachers.

The final concert will be held at the village piazza,  that surpasses even the most elegant and exquisite opera set design. Among the ancient houses the arias are sung where they  originally were conceived, attracting an enthusiastic audience of both Italians and turists from all over Europe.

We create a rewarding, fun and inspiring week with generous and experienced teachers with the goal, that you leave this masterclass full of energy, a major theatrical experience and with a belief in yourself towards a solid and healthy career.

The afternoons can be spent in the beautiful area relaxing – or rehearsing. In the evenings we will do workshops and later on enjoy wonderful food and wine in good company.

The teachers

Elsebeth Dreisig, soprano:

Elsebeth Dreisig, sopran

Elsebeth Dreisig, sopran

A leading soprano i Denmark. She has sung all the the major sopranoparts in the famous operas. Lately at The Danish National Opera (Den Jyske Opera) where she sang “Kleoptatra” and at the Royal Opera in Copenhagen where she sang Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus. She as won several prices for her performances. Elsebeth is also a very popular singing teacher in Denmark.


Charles Kilpatrick, pianist:


Charles Kilpatrick studied at The National Opera Studio, London, and has subsequently pursued a freelance career as a répétiteur and coach with national and international opera companies in the UK, Ireland, France and Scandinavia as well as preparing many recordings of operas and vocal recitals.


 The place



The Upper Nervia Valley in the beautiful hills of Liguria in the 2 adjourned villages Castelvittorio and Pigna. Castelvittorio is situated on a hill overlooking the valley and Pigna in the valley with a stunning view up to Castelvittorio.

Nearest airport is in Nice in France (65 km).


500 euro.

Includes 7 nights in a double room in a nice apartment in Castelvittorio.

Lunch and dinner everyday, but you fix your own breakfast.

All teaching is part of the program. Daily classes of vocal instruction, language coaching and dramatic instruction.

Transport to Nice airport can be arranged for 25 euro.

Single room available (+ 150 euro)

NB! A number of scolarships will probably be available. Or you can apply yourself to various foundations whom would be likely to sponsor this brilliant course.

The festival management will contact you as soon as we know more about our possibility to give out financial support to our participants.

About the transport:

The easiest way is a flight to Nice where you can be picked up or catch a train the short distance to Italy. The festival can also help coordinate  a transport from Nice airport. If you share a minivan the cost is 20 euro per person. The village Castelvittorio is about 65 km from Nice.

Application form PRESS HERE

For more information please contact

Pia Scharling

Tlf. +4523714676

A deposit of 150 euro will be charged during enrollment to ensure your place on the course.

 Watch her a video (in Danish) with one of the teachers Elsebeth Dreisig, wher she explains about the course: