London Bel Canto Festival
Students should expect to arrive in London on or before 4 August 2018. If you have chosen to take the provided housing you may check in on 4 August. However, if you arrive before that, you will need to find housing for that period. Classes will run all day Monday to Saturday. Several days each week there will be rehearsals or master classes until 21:00.
Classes begin on Monday 6 August around 10:30 with yoga for singers, followed by lectures and private lessons. Everyone will take part in master classes and be expected to watch the master classes of others. It will also be possible to sit in on singing lessons of other students if they agree.
Master classes will take place each day throughout the programme with public master classes on Saturday 11 & Saturday 18 August as part of the Recital Festival. You will be expected to participate in the Opera Gala if asked, but no one is guaranteed a solo performance.
Classes and language coaching will take place in the morning session, and singing lessons and repertoire coaching will take place in the afternoon sessions, but rehearsals will be in the evenings.
Tuition: £2,000 - full participation for 2 weeks.
(full singing lessons or coaching and master classes every day.
Housing: £350 - for a single bed in a double room with en-suite and kitchenette.
(A single room is available at a higher rate. It is possible to find you own housing if you choose.)
There is no fee for pianist participation. Auditors will be accepted, see below.
While not technically participating, auditors will be allowed to sit in on lessons, classes, master classes, attend all events and will be eligible for the housing option, but will not be eligible for scholarships.
Fees for auditing only:
Two Weeks: £750
One Week: £500
- Within 5 days of acceptance: £500 non-refundable Deposit
- 6 June £500 plus housing option payment £350 or £650 depending on your choice.
- 6 July 2018: Final Tuition Payment of £1000
If you are accepted after 6 July 2018, the full fee is due within 5 days.