Summer Opera School 2019

Application for Summer Opera School 2019 starts now! Application deadline is June the 15th.  Summer opera school 2019, July 8th-15th, will be held at the luxurious “Kaštel Ečka” hotel.

“A place where dreams come true”

The “Kaštel” castle is situated about 60 kilometres north of Belgrade and only 7 kilometres away from Zrenjanin, in Ečka village. It was built in the English style. The constructing lasted from 1816 till 1820. TheThe castle was built by the Lazar family. Infamous Franz Listz performed at the official opening ceremony, on 28th of August, 1820.

The castle has 38 rooms and 7 suites, which are a mixture of modern and Medieval style, designed and equipped to give students and staff optimal background for learning, research, artistic development, creativity and musical expansion. Authentic atmosphere perfectly corresponds to elegance and glamour of opera art.

We are continuing to provide practical professional instructions to students. Our program is very informative, while fun and entertaining for the whole team.

Groups will be organized in accordance to participants’ age and skill level. Through intensive workshops and active participation, participants will have the opportunity to attend the lectures from affiliated artists and pedagogues, members of MOTO, about vocal technique, phrasing and interpretation, acting and stage movements, while supporting the integration of music, language and performance, as well as to learn the history of opera, through a series of illustrative examples and analysis of outstanding national and international artists’ performances.

Attendance fee is 250 EUR, and it includes 7 full board nights at Kaštel Ečka hotel, transportation Belgrade-Ečka-Belgrade, three workshops a day, and participation in performances organized during the course. If participants are under-aged, they must be represented by their parents or legal guardians.

Teachers and associates

Violeta Pancetovic Radakovic – Associate Professor at the Music Academy in Belgrade
Natasa Jovic Trivic – Principal singer of the National Theatre in Belgrade
Vladan Djurkovic – Director and artistic manager of the DADOV Youth Theatre
Dragan Stevovic – Director of the Museum of the National Theatre in Belgrade

With accompaniment by outstanding soloists and collaborative pianists:

Dragana Andjelic Bunjac – Piano accompanist at the Opera and Theater Madlenianum
Milivoje Veljic – Piano accompanist at the Music Academy in Belgrade

Guest lecturers:

Natasa Cvetkovic Jovic – psychologist and psychotherapist
The final lectures and consultations will be given by Emeritus Professor Mrs. Radmila Bakocevic

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