Opera in Greve in Chianti

April 3, 2015  |  Activities, Culture and Art

Natasha Nelson with Ricardo Herrera during Daniel Ferro Vocal Program

The Daniel Ferro Vocal Program will be held in Greve in Chianti during the summer. There will be also an Opera Festival in June, with the Connecticut Lyric Opera! The whole Chianti area will be resonating with opera arias!

The Daniel Ferro Vocal program principally consists of a specialist course for lyrics vocalists, personally run by the famous Maestro Daniel Ferro, a teacher at the prestigious Julliard music school in New York. An international team of teachers and collaborators willing to offer up their knowledge and experience are coming with him. Daniel Ferro has been described by countless students as a magic teacher, and his ability to instruct singers has been described as a rare gift by those who have been fortunate enough to work with him. He also helped create inspired teachers out of singers.
During the three weeks’ master classes, the students have the opportunity to perform in wonderful locations in the Greve in Chianti  area, such as the Castello di Verrazzano, the Castello di Vicchio Maggio, Greve’s main square and the Pieve di San Leolino, next to Villa le Barone.

Anyone who is interested and enthusiastic about opera and lyric music can come along and enjoy the performances, whether they are locals or tourists visiting Chianti, an area so abundant in history and culture and with a wonderfully inspiring countryside.

View of the San Leolino's church from Villa le Barone's gardens

As Daniel Ferro says “As a young man, I was privileged to spend many years living and studying in Italy and performing throughout Europe. Italy has had an enormous influence on my vocal and artistic development and upon my career as a performer and teacher. My goal is to share the benefit of my years of research and experience with artists in this  vocal program in Greve in Chianti ».

But this is not all: from June 14th to July 3rd the Connecticut Lyric Opera will perform fully staged operas  at the occasion of the Greve Opera Festival. Puccini, Rossini, Mozart, are on the program.

Our historic hotel Villa le Barone is proud to host during their stay in Greve in Chianti many teachers taking part in the master classes, as well as participants and their families. Many of our guests, opera lovers, will be happy to attend  performances given in Greve in Chianti and in other nearby superb locations !


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