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Stignani Young Artist Program2019-06-23T19:57:14+00:00

the program of excellence

ABOUT US

The aim of the Stignani Young Artist Program is to support talented singers on their way to a professional career.

Young artists will have the chance to attend a two-week program with professional opera singers, professors of voice, conductors, pianists, theater directors, theater dramaturges and other professionals of the world of classical music.

Every applicant has the choice to apply either for fthe Baroque Academy or for the Opera program, but they can also apply for Both of the programs. Please see Programs details and Apply for more information.

By applying for the Stignani Young Artist Program, you will automatically audition for the concert tour of Antonín Dvořák: Stabat Mater that will take place in the  2019/2020 season. Out of all the Stignani Young Artists 2019, four soloists will be chosen for taking part in several concerts in many cities in Italy and Europe.

Every Stignani Young Artist has the chance to sing in the final concert of the two-week program –  Opera arias and opera scenes concert.

A strong collaboration with European Festivals, conductors, theater directors and opera agencies gives the Stignani Young Artists the possibility to be discovered during a concert and offered further engagements.

The 2018 Stignani Young Artists and the winners of various engagements

THEODORE BROWNE
GREAT BRITAIN
appearence in the Gala final concert of 2019 Stignani Competition

ALBINA SMAJOVIĆ
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
recital in Teatro Ebe stignani Imola and a recital in Teatro Asioli Correggio 2019

GIULIA MONTANARI
ITALY | GERMANY
recital in Teatro Ebe stignani Imola and a recital in Teatro Asioli Correggio 2019

MELISA BONETTI
USA
recital in Teatro Ebe stignani Imola and a recital in Teatro Asioli Correggio 2019

Winners of Stignani Scholarships 2018

  • Albina Smajlović – Bosna and Herzegovina

  • Aljaz Žgavc – Slovenia

  • Giulia Montanari – Italy / Germany

  • Hana Hanas – Croatia

  • Margareta Matišić – Croatia

  • Melisa Bonetti – USA

  • Milica Lalošević – Montenegro

  • Pau Armengol Torella – Spain

  • Theodore Browne – Great Britain

  • Mindaugas Jankauskas – Lithuania – prize for the best developement in the time of the program

EBE STIGNANI

Born in Naples in 1903 (some sources cite her year of birth as 1904), Stignani studied music for five years at the San Pietro a Majella Conservatory in Naples, including piano and composition as well as singing.

The date of her singing début is usually said to have been in 1925 at the San Carlo opera house in Naples, in the role of Amneris in Verdi’s Aida, but there is evidence that she may have sung a number of roles in the previous year.

In 1926, she was invited to La Scala Milan by Arturo Toscanini to sing the part of Princess Eboli in Verdi’s Don Carlo, and Milan continued to be a principal stage for her during the rest of her career. She sang all of the major Italian mezzo-soprano roles, but also tackled Wagner’s Ortrud (Lohengrin) and Brangäne (Tristan und Isolde), and Saint-Saëns’s Dalila (Samson et Dalila) conducted by Victor de Sabata.

She retired from the stage in 1958 after appearances in London (as Azucena) and in Dublin (as Amneris). Thereafter, she lived quietly in retirement at her home in Imola. She had married in 1941 and given birth to a son in 1944.

STIGNANI YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAM

Opera Program

WHEN?

September 15th – September 29th 2019

APPLICATION DEADLINE
  July 31st 2019

WHERE?

Young Artists Program Imola
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THE FACULTY OF THE YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAM

PROF. VLATKA ORŠANIĆ


vocal technique and interpretation
elvira-hasanagic
ELVIRA HASANAGIĆ


vocal technique and interpretation

LUCA REBEGGIANI


ensemble coaching | directing
FRANCESCO FRUDUA


ensemble coaching | pianist
GIULIA MANICARDI


pianist | conductor

COSTS

Apply for one of Stignani scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS CAN INCLUDE:

  • Tuition for all the classes.

  • Accommodation in a B&B (a comfortable single room with bathroom and a kitchen at your disposal), or a single room in a flat with bathroom and kitchen at your disposal.

  • Boarding* (meals are not included during the day off and the excursion day)

  • Excursion to Milan, Venice, Bologna or Florence to see a performance in one of the most famous opera houses or to go sightseeing in the most beautiful and historically significant cities in the world.

  • Pick up service from Bologna Airport (September, 15th 2019)

SCHOLARSHIPS DO NOT INCLUDE:

  • Travel costs.

  • Physician costs (in case of emergency or illness – please check your travel health insurance options).

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SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Scholarships available for the 2019 Stignani Young Artist Program.

We are happy to announce that also in 2019 we will be able to grant the students of the Stignani Young Artist Program scholarships!

Our scholarship fund depends on the generosity of our donors, therefore the pool of funds may be different every year. The scholarship may include the accommodation costs, half of the tuition fee or both. When applying for the Stignani Young Artist Program, please include an application letter for the scholarship and send it to our email address: info@stignani.eu.

College and university financial aid…

You may also want to check with your college or university whether or not you can arrange independent study credit for the Stignani Young Artist Program and whether or not you can be eligible for financial aid from your school.

Early bird catches the worm…
Applying early allows you more time to plan your own additional personal fundraising if you are accepted. Check also for your local cultural institutions that support young talented artists on their way to a professional career.

VENUES OF THE STIGNANI YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAM

IMOLA
(ITALY)

TEATRO
STIGNANI

NUOVA SCUOLA DI MUSICA
VASSURA BARONCINI

NEWS

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…and become a part of an excellence program to further your career.

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