A practical course curriculum geared specifically towards the non Italian native speaking opera singer, aimed to improve the most important aspects of Italian 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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JESSICA ROSE CAMBIO

New York, USA

Jessica Rose Cambio, a dual citizen of Italy and the USA, is not only an internationally- acclaimed soprano but is also an Italian language and Italian diction specialist who recently joined the prestigious faculty at the International Vocal Arts Institute IVAI at Mannes the New School for Music in New York City as Italian diction coach and voice instructor. She has spent many years living and studying in Italy (as pupil of world-renowned sopranos Renata Scotto and Mirella Freni), and has taught both Italian and English as a second language (ESL) in Modena, Milan, New York, for the United Nations, and has translated and interpreted for organizations like Teatro Lirico di Cagliari and the New York City Marathon. Jessica Rose completed her Bachelor of Music in her native Providence, holds a Master of Music from the University of Southern California, post graduate certificates and honorary degrees from around the world, as well, is completing a Master of Arts in Italian Literature, and has recently been awarded a grant from the National Organization of Italian-American Women for her professional studies in Italian Literature.

Hailed by the New York Times for her "agile coloratura and shimmering sound" Internationally- acclaimed Italian-American soprano, Jessica Rose Cambio, is thrilling audiences and critics alike with her "full-bodied Italianate soprano" (WQXR) and her "depth, sex appeal, impressive pathos, and powerfully exciting singing" (Bachtrack, London). Upcoming, Cambio joins the Fest ensemble as resident soprano with Theater Erfurt in Germany where she will sing Violetta in La Traviata, Nedda in Pagliacci, and title roles Luisa Miller and Manon Lescaut. Upcoming engagements thereafter include debuts as Lina in Verdi's Stiffelio at Theater St. Gallen in Switzerland and Manon Lescaut with Oper Frankfurt.

Previous seasons in Ms. Cambio’s career have seen her as Liù in Turandot (Tulsa Opera), Nedda (New Orleans Opera and New York City Opera), Mimì in La Bohème (Semperoper Dresden, Royal Albert Hall, Knoxville Opera, Sarasota Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, in the theaters of Como, Brescia, Pavia, Cremona, and on tour throughout Europe, Asia, and the Middle East), Violetta (Opera På Skäret Sweden, West Green House Opera, and in Tel Aviv, Israel), Maria Stuarda (Fondazione Arena di Verona), Parisina d'Este (Opera Orchestra of New York), Adina in L’elisir d’amore (Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia), Lucia di Lammermoor, Anna Bolena, Elvira in Don Giovanni, Magda in La Rondine, and Alice in Falstaff as well as internationally acclaimed solo concerts and recitals.

Ms. Cambio has garnered numerous prizes and grants in vocal competitions worldwide from organizations such as the Richard Tucker, George London, Gerda Lissner, Licia Albanese-Puccini, Giulio Gari, Leiderkranz, and Georg Solti Foundations.