perfecting your operatic performance in Novafeltria, Italy

Personalized attention

Our TSP gives singers and pianists an intensive two weeks in beautiful Novafeltria, Italy to learn Italian language, diction, bel canto technique and so much more.  There is no age limit for the program; as such,   we welcome recent graduates, working professionals who want to hone their art, as well as educators who want to bring their Italian experience back to their voice students back home.  There is a limit of 15 participants. 

Three Performances 

Participant artists and accompanists will perform in a sacred concert in one of the nearby historic churches, perform arias and songs in a tribute to founder Mika Shigematsu, and get their feet onstage at the Teatro Sociale di Novafeltriawith fully-staged operatic arias and ensembles in the Grand Finale Program.  


Ubaldo Fabbri, master coach
Laura Claycomb, master teacher


Founded by the late Mezzo-Soprano Mika Shigematsu

 Master coach, pianist of Pavarotti, specialized in Italian diction, author of A Practical Study of Italian Diction and Phonetics for Opera Singers.

Ubaldo Fabbri

 Master Teacher, internationally renowned lyric coloratura soprano at La Scala, Paris Opera, San Francisco Opera, New York Philharmonic

Laura Claycomb

 Stage Director 

Shintaro Kobayashi

Italian language instructor

Ilaria Ciccioni

“I walked in a student and walked out an artist.”


Student from 2018

Helping artists find their voices

Participation is open to all ages and nationalities, and the only requirement is a music college degree or equivalent (i.e. private music studies, etc…) to take the course.

Come join us August 14-28, 2022

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