International DON CARLO Workshop


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After various masterclasses for young opera singers with many of the most esteemed artists in the opera world, the Darina Takova Foundation is proud to annouce the unique “Don Carlo” workshop in Sofia Bulgaria in the period 23/30 November 2015. This exclusive event is dedicated to the late Nicola Ghiuselev- one of the greatest basses of Bulgaria and a memorable performer of King Phillip II. The workshop will challenge young artist from around the world to work on all of the principle roles in Giuseppe Verdi’s “Don Carlo” for which, the Darina Takova Foundation has decided to invite the Italian opera stars Luciana D’Intino and Roberto Scandiuzzi- two of the biggest performers of the roles of Princess Eboli and King Philip II, to work with the young artists on the technical and interpretive challenges of this title. As artists with international careers and lots of experience on some of the biggest stages in the world, we believe that their knowledge and artistic charisma will be of great help to the young participants on the program.
There will be a selection of 3 or 4 young artists for each of the 7 principle roles in “Don Carlo”. They will be divided in two groups. Both groups will have daily lessons with Luciana D’Intino and Roberto Scandiuzzi and the esteemed Bulgarian pianists Vyara Shuperlieva (Salzburg) and Vesko Stambolov (Barcelona). During the workshop, the students will have the opportunity to work on the entire role for which they have been selected. At the final concert, each student will perform one segment from “Don Carlo” (aria, duet, trio, etc.)

To apply for the program, young artist must send:
– CV
– A recent audio/video recording
– A recent photograph
To the official e-mail of the foundation: