A practical course curriculum geared specifically towards opera singers. Aimed to improve language, phonetics, and pronunciation for speaking or singing. Focused on grammar and conversation, improving pronunciation and expression. Group lessons based on level of fluency (beginner and advanced levels), as well as individualized sessions to incorporate your specific needs and operatic repertoire. (Singers who are fluent in Italian can choose to opt out of these classes, and substitute them with coachings and study time).

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Giuseppina Piunti

San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

Born in San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy, Italian Language Specialist and Soprano Falcon/Mezzo-Soprano, Giuseppina Piunti, is a polyglot, fluent in multiple languages. Over the years of performing all over Italy and around the world, Giuseppina has gained an intimate awareness as to the specific needs of opera artists, through which she has developed a precise curriculum to be taught, in a short period of time, geared specifically for the non Italian native speaking opera singer, aimed to improve the most important aspects of Italian language, phonetics, and pronunciation for speaking or singing. She has taught her courses all over the world at varying levels, and is constantly refining based on the needs of each program, current practices, and specific students.

Ms. Piunti completed her musical studies in Italy, graduating in piano and voice. After winning several international singing competitions, she made her debut at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona next to Renato Bruson. Since, she has been Carmen in Bizet's masterpiece, Charlotte in Massenet's Werther, Elizabeth in Donizetti's Maria Stuarda, Countess of Poggio in Verdi's Giorno di regno, Margared in Lalo's Le roi d'Ys, Giulietta in Tales of Hoffmann, Adalgisa in Norma, Componist in Ariadne auf Naxos by Strauss, Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana, Leonora in Donizetti's La Favorita, as well as Tigrana in Puccini's Edgar, Desideria in Menotti's The Saint of Bleecker Street, Duchessa d'Alba in Menotti's Goya, Sally Grant in Tutino's The Servant, and many others.

Mrs. Piunti has sung at La Scala di Milano, Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Maggio Musicale in Florence, Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Teatro Regio in Turin, Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, Teatro dell'Opera in Rome, Teatro dell' Aquila di Fermo, the Paisiello Festival in Taranto and Savona, Teatro San Carlo in Naples, the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Teatro Verdi in Trieste, as well as in Detroit, Lima, Mannheim, Giessen, Wiesbaden, Karlsruhe, Erfurt, Wexford, Glyndebourne, Montpellier, Nancy, Toulon, Opéra de Marseille, Opéra de Wallonie in Liège, Bilbao, Tokyo, NCPA in Beijing, and more.