concours International de belcanto Vincenzo Bellini
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About the "Vincenzo Bellini belcanto Academy" (lyrical belcanto Workshop)

Since the creation of the International Competition of belcanto Vincenzo Bellini, we found that there was a specific and recurrent demand regarding the teaching of the belcanto vocal technique.


This technique doesn't only helps to approach this type of repertoire - such formative -, but also allows the emergence of new talents of the bel canto opera. Furthermore, the formation of singers in this repertoire encourages the opera houses to program more belcanto works, which were often abandoned because of a lack of trained singers able to embody those roles that require a focused vocal technique. The technical extreme difficulty of this high vocal art demands a very specific instruction. This is one of the aims of Bellini Competition. *

This repertoire is often the favorite of the lyric art lovers, since the belcanto opera is the source of many great operas universally acclaimed. It more and more occupies a key place in the theaters' program, and this phenomenon is especially verifiable in France. 

The strong demand of the young singers who wish to approach or to improve in this type of repertoire makes the creation of a belcanto academy clearly required, and desired by the creators of the contest.

From our part, this approach is also legitimized by the existence of our international prestigious competition, and will be under the guidance of Maestro Marco Guidarini, whose expertise in this area is internationnaly well-known. As a first step, its creation will be offered in the form of internships in different locations.

The first one took place in La Garenne-Colombes, from 17 to 22 August 2015, and has been provided by the great mezzo soprano Viorica CORTEZ and received the special participation of Maestro Marco GUIDARINI, Founding President of the Competition. 



The next lyric workshop of the Academy will be held from  1 to 7 august 2016 2016 in Vendôme (on the Monceau Campus) in the Région of the Loire Castles (40min from Paris - direct route by train from the Montparnasse station). 


This course is open to singers, pianist-vocal coaches and conductors. Maestro Marco Guidarini will be surrounded by the great romanian mezzo-soprano Viorica CORTEZ, and two vocal coaches will accompany the Masters Course. As for the first edition, this will be a total immersion in "the art of bel canto". Classes will be provided during mornings and afternoons. 

The Contest will now accompany the singers on their paths so as to promote the excellence of their training and their projects.


A Concert of End of Internship will close the Workshop. All information will be available by mail


 You can as well contact the Academy's secretariat by email:




*Click here to see several broadcasts made about the Contest and explaining the relevance of  a specific training adapted to the belcanto repertoire.




              NEW  Exceptional Lyrical Workshop : VENDOME    (France )   

August 1-9    2017

     Information and  Registration Form by mail :   Until  June  10 

Supervisors : Maestro Marco GUIDARINI Conductor

Viorica CORTEZ Mezzo Soprano   


Workshop  Album   Vincenzo Bellini Belcanto Academy 2017 in Gstaad

Next    Workshop :  August  1 until   9   2017  Vendôme  / France   


Maestro Marco GUIDARINI conductor  and 

Viorica CORTEZ  Mezzo-Soprano

more informations :

     Le CAMPUS de Monceau Assurances à Vendôme  


Viorica CORTEZ Mezzo Soprano

Next Workshop   August 1 until 9  2017  in Vendôme / France

Le Campus Monceau à Vendôme

Next Masterclass : 1 to 7 august 2016 - Campus Vendôme (40 min from PAris - direct route by train from the Montparnasse Station) for singers and conductors 


Maestro   MARCO  GUIDARINI    Conductor

 and     Viorica   CORTEZ          Mezzo Soprano 


Theme of the Masterclass: Mozart  / da Ponte for conductors - Bel canto or Ilalian Opera  

Program free for singers 

This  workshop includes   all the courses, accomodation and meals (half-board - kitchen available every night)


More informations   by  Mail  :      +33 ( 0) 6 09 58 85 97 (French , italian, spanish) 

English Language phone    :    Diane SImonett  i+ 33   06 26 86 91 65    and   Daniel Barda   + 33   (0 ) 6 08 47 87 63 

Registrations  open until July 10, 2016 - Limited  places 





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