3rd Period


12.08.2019 - 24.08.2019

Chiara Gerini

Born in Tuscany, from childhood in love with opera, studied Foreign Languages and Literature as well as Linguistics at the University of Pisa. 1981-2013 Professor at the Department of Romance Studies, University of Salzburg. Since 1998 Italian language coach at the Salzburg State Theatre, supervising every production in Italian. Regularly invited as language coach for new productions at the Bavarian State Opera Munich. Particularly appreciated as a consultant in connection with the textual revision of Baroque operas.

The additional course Italian is strongly recommended for all singers.

We recommend this offer of individual lessons to students wishing to bring to perfection their pronunciation of the Italian opera literature. In this Italian course students through the correct pronunciation can learn the idiomatic diction and may reach the appropriate phrasing on the basis of a detailed analysis of the text. What brings me an Italian course for my career? I will understand every shade in my text, my performance is as idiomatic as possible with the correct pronunciation and phrasing, and on stage I may focus on all other challenging tasks.