Master Class Regulations + Application – Vicenza in Lirica 2015


Master Class Regulations – Vicenza in Lirica 2015


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1 – Vicenza in Lirica
Concetto Armonico cultural association organizes the Third International Master Class of Opera singing Vicenza in Lirica from 19th June to 12th July 2015.

Master Classes will be as follows:

  • From June 23rd to 27th Opera Singing Master Class with Contralto Sara Mingardo.
  • From June 30th to July 7th Opera Singing Master Class with Soprano Katia Ricciarelli.


2 – Lessons and location
The Master Classes will be held in Gallerie d’Italia – Palazzo Leoni Montanari in Vicenza (Contrà Santa Corona 25) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday. Each Master Class will have a teacher and a pianist for the accompaniment.


3 – Admission
Singers of any nationality will be admitted to classes, and there will be no more than 10 students and 30 auditors for each class.


4 – Enrollment
The enrollment deadline is

  • 10th June 2015 for the first master class (Mingardo)
  • 17th June 2015 for the second master class (Ricciarelli)

Students can enroll sending the requested documents by e-mail to or by ordinary mail to the following address:

Concetto Armonico – associazione culturale | Via coette alte, 11 | 30014 Rottanova di Cavarzere, VE

? enrolment form
? short personal résumé (bio) (.doc/.rtf/.pdf format)
? copy of an identity document (.jpeg/.gif/.png format)
? copy of the payment of the enrolment fee (.jpeg/.pdf/.png format)
? copy of the student’s “Concetto Armonico Card”, if one is an affiliate of the association who registered before 30th April 2015


5 – Payments
The enrollment fee to the Master Class is 80,00 euros (which includes 25,00 euros as affiliation fee – affiliates pay an enrollment fee of 55,00 euros) and it is to be paid by money transfer to:
BANCADRIA, Filiale di Cavarzere
IBAN: IT55X0898236030013001301335


Should the student fail to attend classes, the enrollment fee is not refundable.
The attendance fee is 270,00 euros for each single Master Class.
Attendance fee for auditors is 50,00 euros for each Master Class.
The attendance fee must be paid at the beginning of the Master Class.
Concetto Armonico affiliates who registered before 30th April 2015 will have a 10% reduction of their attendance fee.
Students who wish to attend both master classes will pay the enrolment fee only once and will get a reduction of 100,00 euros on the total amount.


6 – Attendance
Classes will be held in Gallerie d’Italia – Palazzo Leoni Montanari from 10 am to 6 pm, from Tuesday to Saturday.
Students must attend all their lessons and take part to all the activities scheduled for the master class.
Students must attend to at least 80% of the total lesson hours, otherwise the Master Class Attendance Certificate will not be released.


7 – Agreements
There is a special agreement for students’ accommodation: single room with bathroom, breakfast, lunch and dinner in a confortable student’s house in Corso Palladio – Vicenza (near the palace where the master classes take place) for only € 20,00 a day


8 – Cancellation
Should students fail to reach the required number, or should any such causes occur  beyond control of the organization, the Master Class may be cancelled . In these cases, participants will be reimbursed the enrollment fee and the cost of the money transfer.


9 – Final Concert
Students who are ready for a public performance (the teacher and “Concetto Armonico” artistic direction will be assessing the student’s preparation) will participate to the final concert on the last day (Saturday) of each master class at Gallerie d’Italia – Palazzo Leoni Montanari.
Students chosen for the concert must ensure their presence. Students will not receive any reimbursement for their performance. The attendance certificate will be given to each student at the end of the concert of the single master class.


10 – Other activities and concerts
The teachers and “Concetto Armonico” artistic direction will choose two students from each Master Class for a concert on Sunday 25th july at Parco della Musica during the 61° Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago. Travel expenses to Torre del Lago and a one night stay in a B&B will be reimbursed.


11 – Auditors
Auditors must attend to at least 80% of the total lesson hours otherwise the Master Class Attendance Certificate will not be released. Auditors may ask questions and make comments during the master class when the teacher will allow.


12 – Audio and Video Recordings
By applying to the Vicenza in Lirica, the participant authorises Concetto Armonico – Associazione Culturale to make video and/or audio recordings, to take pictures, to transmit by radio or TV broadcast any of his/her lessons, rehearsals, concerts or Opera presentations, organized either by Concetto Armonico – Associazione Culturale  or by selected third party organizations or individuals. In particular, the participant surrenders to Concetto Armonico all the rights of said video and/or audio recordings and pictures for any use that might be relevant to the event. Concetto Armonico reserves the right to use all pictures, audio and video recordings for promotional purposes related to the present edition of the Festival or to future editions, or to release the audio and/or video recordings for demonstrational or promotional purposes.


13 – Final Conditions
The organization of the master class “Vicenza in Lirica” declines any responsibility for any risks or damages, to persons or property, caused to the students while participating in the master classes.
Enrollment to the master classes implies the whole acceptance of the above stated regulations.