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International announcement of selection for Répétiteurs/Opera coaches

Young Artists Program 2024-2025


The course is designed to train and form the opera pianist in their various specializations (opera coach/répétiteur, piano accompanist, conducting assistant, stage musical assistant, prompter, stage management assistant, lighting musical assistant), as well as to support the beginning and the consolidation of their career.


Normally, the Young Artists Program has a duration of two years.
For the season 2024-2025, activities are due to begin on 4 November 2024.
Classroom and laboratory activities are concentrated in the period between November 2024 and June 2025, while the work experience activities may be extended up to October 2025.
At the end of the first year the Academy may arrange a final exam, following which the Management can decide the admission of the participant to the second year.


The curriculum is divided into the following modules: Study of the score; Technical, musical, stylistic and interpretive development; Techniques of the recitativo and Improvisation; Accompaniment practice; The score for the stage and lighting; cultural knowledge of the field; workshop; work experience.
Based on each particular activity and on the intrinsic characteristics of the same, teaching may be in individual, group or collective lessons.
The faculty consists of renowned artists and affirmed professionals. In addition, participants are given the opportunity to join in meetings with conductors, directors and singers, guests of the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino/Florence Opera House, and to assist in all stages of production of the operas and concerts on the playbill.


For admitted participants, enrolment and attendance to the Young Artists Program are free.


All candidates admitted to the Young Artists Program are assigned a scholarship of Euro 1,000.00 (One thousand/00) gross per month, with effect from November 2024 to June 2025.


The Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino/Florence Opera House, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Academy and the partner musical Institutions may offer the participants work experiences in their artistic productions.


Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • to be at least 18 years old;
  • not to be 29 years old on the deadline for submitting applications;
  • to be in possession of one of the following Graduations of I level (Bachelor), or higher level (example: Master), issued by Music Conservatories, Universities or equal music schools: Répétiteur/Opera coach, Piano accompanist, Piano, Harpsichord, Conducting, Composition,  or equivalent degrees released by non-Italian musical Institutions.

Further Graduations may be accepted at the sole discretion of the Management.
The selections are open to both Italian and foreign citizens, including citizens coming from countries outside the European Union.


The application for admission to the selection must be submitted exclusively online (click on the button “Enrol now!” on the top or on the bottom of this page).
The application must be accompanied by the following documentation:

  • a digital photograph half-body, format .png or .jpg
  • a digital photograph full-length, format .png or .jpg
  • copy of a valid identity document (identity card or passport), format .jpg, .png, or .pdf
  • a curriculum vitae, format .jpg, .png, or .pdf


Monday 20 May 2024, 11:59 pm, Italian time.


The selection exams will be held at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino/Florence Opera House, Piazzale Vittorio Gui, 1 – Firenze (Italy), approximately from 13 to 16 June 2024.

Date and time of summons for the Preliminary round will be communicated to each individual candidate by 27 May 2024. The communication will be sent exclusively via email at the email address provided by the candidate in the application form. No other notification system will be considered.

Selection exams

Exams will consist of Preliminary Round and Final Round.
Preliminary round:

a) piano performance of the Finale secondo – Atto II of La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, from number 29 (“Ne appellaste...”) to the end of the act, with humming the vocal parts;

b) piano performance and realization of a recitativo secco taken from Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini, with humming the vocal parts. The recitative, chosen by the candidate, must include at least two characters.

Final round:

c) from Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti, piano performance of the following pieces, under a conductor and with humming the vocal parts:

  • N. 4 (duet “Pronta io son”);
  • from N. 13 (recitativo accompagnato “Eccoli; attenti ben”) to N. 31;

d) piano performance under a conductor of Quadro terzo of La bohème by Giacomo Puccini, from N. 8 (“Mimì?! Speravo di trovarvi qui”) to N. 15, with humming the vocal parts;

e) sight reading of opera excerpts of the Italian operatic repertoire;

f) interview.


The Commission will be composed of representatives of the Artistic Directions of the Academy and the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; the Management of the Academy reserves the right to appoint external members.




The enrolment to the selection is subject to payment of a fee equal to Euro 100,00 (one hundred/00).

The registration fee can only be paid by online payment: credit card or PayPal.

Per ulteriori informazioni:
Ufficio Iscrizioni
Accademia del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Piazzale Vittorio Gui, 1- 50144 Firenze (FI) – Italy
Tel. (+39) 055 2779335
E-mail: [email protected]
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