The Centro Studi Italiani Opera Festival takes place every summer and is designed for young singers and instrumentalists wishing to learn the Italian language while improving their muisical skills.
The festival is the artictic syntesis and expression of different types of programs designed for vocalists, instrumentalists, and pianists / coaches / accompanists. Programs normally last 4-6 weeks (a 3 week option is occasionally available). All include Italian language, conversation, and culture classes for a total of 21 hours per week. All vocal programs include individual coaching sessions with particular emphasis on Italian art song and/or operatic repertoir.
Each summer, vocal master classes are presented throughout the festival. In the past, both students and faculty have enjoyed master classes by internationally recognised artists and pedagogues, such as Fedora Barbieri, Anita Cerquetti, Enza Ferrari, Mirella Freni, Luisa Macnez, Eva Mei, Mario Melani, Paola Molinari, Maria Parazzini, Bruno Praticò, Cecilia Valdenassi, and Alberto Zedda.
Throughout the festival, numerous performance opportunities are available, both in Urbania and throughout the Marche region.