Operafestival di Roma

Important Notice Regarding the 2022 Operafestival di Roma

We regret to announce that the 2022 Operafestival di Roma has been cancelled. We look forward to hosting this event again in 2023.


May 15 - June 6, 2022

The Operafestival di Roma brings current voice students a complete resume-building performance opportunity unmatched by any other summer opera program, combining over 20 years of experience with the incredible settings of central Italy. The program, hosted in collaboration with several other higher education institutions, is based in Orvieto - with performance tours to Rome - and boasts fully staged productions which are accompanied by a professional orchestra.​

Housing the program in Orvieto presents an incredible opportunity to perform in the magnificent Teatro Mancinelli, built in 1838 and recently restored to its original historic beauty by a comprehensive renovation.

“You will be captured by the richness of the decorations in the foyer and even more stunned, in the stalls area, by the four tiers of finely decorated boxes, by the marvellous Danza delle Ore on the ceiling, and [the Three Muses] on the arco armonico each with her respective symbols, all valuable frescoes by Cesare Fracassini.” - Vivi Orvieto

What Is Offered

  • A three-week program
  • Multiple Casts
  • Multiple performances with a professional orchestra
  • Aria & Scenes concerts
  • Two meals per day (in the United States) and breakfast (in Italy) provided
  • Voice lessons / coachings
  • Networking with internationally-renowned directors, coaches, and teachers
  • Authentic European living in the hamlet of Orvieto
  • Opportunities to experience Rome, a city with unparalleled history and charm
  • Plus master classes, area excursions, and more

2022 Season Repertoire

Il Flauto Magico (with limited German dialogue and orchestra)
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Italian Opera Gala Concert (with orchestra)

Suor Angelica (with orchestra)
by Giacomo Puccini

In Loving Memory of Louisa Panou, Founder and Founding Artistic Director