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General Information

The four week program begins June 10 (arrival date) and continues through July 10 (departure date).
The deadline for applications is March 26, 2020.

Program Cost

The four week program including Italian Language (1) and Vocal and Opera Studies and Performance (2, 3) costs 2700 euros. This price includes everything described in points 1, 2, and 3, as well as the bus fare from and to the Bologna international airport (Aeroporto Guglielmo Marconi).

The school offers a 10% discount on the price of the program to ex-course members.

To apply: e-mail the completed application form together with a current resume, a video of two songs, or one arias and one songs, or two arias, one of which must be in Italian, and a photo on or before the deadline of March 26, 2020. Send these to Sylvia Stone sstone1@illinois.edu .

You may download the application form
or request one from:

Late applications will be accepted only if space permits.

After notification of acceptance into the program: students must submit immediately a non-refundable deposit of 400 euros (net of bank expenses) in order to guarantee a place in the program.
Once the deposit is received, the school will send confirmation of registration including the name and the address of the host family or apartment owner of your living quarters.  To help us accommodate your needs, please send the registration deposit as soon as you receive notification of your acceptance into the program. The remainder of the tuition, which will be 2300 euros (net of bank expenses) includes the bus fare from and to the Bologna international airport (Aeroporto Guglielmo Manconi). It must be paid on or before May 6, 2020, and It should be submitted to:

Beneficiary Bank UBI BANCA
Beneficiary Bank Address Via Corso V. Emanuele II, 44/48 - 61049 Urbania (PU) ITALY
Beneficiary Account 95 - ABI 03111 - CAB 68690
Beneficiary Name Scuola Italia
Beneficiary Address Via Guido Rossa, 1- 61049 Urbania, (PU) ITALY
International Code IBAN: IT 95B0311168690000000000054

Fees will not be reimbursed to students who cancel a course or who withdraw early. In such circumstances a student may attend a course at another time, or transfer this right to a third party.

Accommodation for Opera Singers from June 10 to July 10, 2020

We provide an accommodation service for every student and assign a representative who will assist during your stay in Sant’Angelo in Vado. Students will reside in a mini independent apartment or in an apartment shared by other students.

Accommodation prices (PER PERSON) from June 10 to July 10, 2020:
Independent mini apartment: 1 person - Euro 620
(1 bedroom*, 1 kitchen, 1 bathroom)

Independent mini apartment: 2 persons -  Euro 860
(1 bedroom with a second bed or a double bed, 1 kitchen, 1 bathroom)

Furnished 2 or more bedroom apartment:

- shared double room: Euro 360

- single room: Euro 470

Prices are included for gas, water and light utilities.
In apartments, the kitchen and bathroom are shared by all flat mates.
All flats are provided with bed linen, towels, pottery, cutlery, kitchenware, hairdryer, television and an iron.

On request, accommodation can be arranged at a hotel or an "agriturismo" (guest-house on farm) or in a country house a short distance from the school.


The summer program is located in scenic Sant'Angelo in Vado, a lively medieval town about 50 km from the Adriatic coast. It rests in the foothills of the Marche region of Central Italy, not far from Tuscany. This small agricultural and commercial center in mountain country, has a most attractive centro storico (historical district) and a wealth of churches and merchants houses that bear witness to the town's boom years during the 16th-18th centuries.

Here was also the birthplace of a number of important Baroque artists and architects including the brothers Taddeo and Federico Zuccari, who achieved fame in Rome during the second half of the 16th century.

The town was once the Roman Tiphernum Metaurense and when rebuilt after the wars between the Byzantines and Ostrogoths was dedicated to the Archangel Michael, hence its name Sant'Angelo.
Be on the look-out for the 13th century Palazzo della Ragione with its splendid bell-tower and the Palazzo Fagnani which houses the town hall and a large Sacra Conversazione by Federico Zuccari.

Of the many admirable churches the Duomo, with a painting by Gentile da Fabriano, and the Church of San Francesco stand out. One of the most remarkable sights in the town is the Domus del Mito, or House of the Myth, the remains of a 1st century BC Roman villa with some 1,000 square meters of elaborate, polychrome mosaics. Only recently discovered, the mosaics represent some of the finest ancient Roman discoveries in central Italy over the last half century.

During the last weekends of October the town hosts the Mostra Nazionale del Tartufo Bianco Pregiato, an excellent chance to taste white truffles and see the town decked out to look its best.
On the weekend, the school also organizes guided visits to cities of artistic interest.