Le attività del pomeriggio sono uno dei punti di forza della Scuola Toscana, alcune sono proprio esclusive ! Fra queste, gli ascolti dell’Opera Italiana, ed ecco dunque che abbiamo un cartellone delle prossime: Lucia di Lammermoor, Don Giovanni, Nozze di Figaro… con l’intervento della cantante Yuko Ishitsuka !
The afternoon activities are one of the strengths at Scuola Toscana, and some of them are really exclusive! Among these, the listening seminar about the Italian Opera, and here we have a programm of the next weeks: Lucia di Lammermoor, Don Giovanni, Nozze di Figaro … guest star, the Japanese singer Yuko Ishitsuka!
ITALIAN FOR THE OPERA COURSE, AT SCUOLA TOSCANA
Italian is the language of music, from the time signatures (presto, andante, con brio, vivace) to the Opera librettos. Did you know that Lorenzo daPonte, author of the Mozart’ Don Giovanni libretto, born Emanuele Conegliano, became the first Professor in Italian Language at Columbia University ?
Our course ‘Italian language for the Opera’ is for everyone : professional and amateur singers, Opera fans, students of music, musicians, and everyone else who is interested in the world of Italian melodrama.
The lessons are taught by an expert Italian language instructor who doubles as music critic, and include a social and historical introduction, a study of the plots and the characters ( with the help of some historical sketches of costumes, see above pic ) the reading and understanding of librettos, and of course lot of listening: comparative listening of various editions, of various voices, of various conductors, from a vast collection of CDs and recording. All this in the specially equipped classroom, with high fidelity stereo system. A joy for the ears, a joy for the soul !
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Every year many girls, boys, women and men come to visit us in Florence, to learn or to improve the language, to enjoy the beauty of our city, to make new friends; and we try to do our best to make them feel really welcome, to treat them with an unforgettable experience.
We should do the same – with even more respect, care, and warmth, for all of them who are coming not because they wish to, but because they are forced – by war, famine, violence: by the impossibility to lead a normal life.
Especially in a city which owes so much to foreign, travelling people.
Therefore also this year we at Scuola Toscana support the United Nations High Commitee for Refugees (UNHCR) – to help them who are helping our brothers.
As always, this is the time of the year wit few (fortunate) students and less immediate duties for the directors. Therefore we take advantage of this lull to prepare and renew our place.
This is the new area on the fourth floor, as you can see we’ll have new interiors, with new tables (more wood, less plastics) and a lot of natural light. More light, more classes, more space for the students (and for us) . This is just a first step, works are in progress, we’ll keep you informed. Stay tuned !