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Recruitment of students for advanced professional training course


PAR FSC 2007-2013  Axis I “Human capital and social inclusion” – Operational objective I.2: “Support for advanced training course” - Action I.2.1.b “Support for advanced professional training”
Intervention no. 3




Application Form

Organisation conducting the intervention:
Istituzione Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto “A. Belli”

This notice is also published on in the subject area: “Culture - promotion and development of entertainment”,
and on the website of the implementing party under the item Activities/Training courses and workshops.

Description of the professional person
The course was created as a general project to qualify and train professional people linked with a new, scientifically updated approach to the Baroque, Mozart and Rossini repertoire. This was to include research into Musical Theatre, since no specific courses exist in the Conservatoires and/or musical Institutes of equivalent grade and Musical Theatre is a heritage not only of our region but also of Italy.
The course aims to train an expert opera singer in Musical Theatre for a Baroque, Mozart and Rossini repertoire, who is capable not only of singing in chamber ensembles, but also of covering a central role in a specialised vocal ensemble consisting of the following voice types: 3 sopranos, 2 mezzo-sopranos, 2 tenors, 2 basses/baritones and 1 contralto.
The students will initially be given the theoretical basis for the preparatory study of literature, metrics and oratory, a principle basis of musical aesthetics up to and including the nineteenth century, with exercises and in-depth study of the history of musical literature from the 17th century up to Rossini. Subsequently, the students will tackle the basic, coherent vocal technique with repertories and advanced knowledge of modern musicology. This will be linked to an in-depth study of the techniques of drama and acting. The course will also include the Commedia dell’Arte which is the genesis of the practice of the majority of the comic repertoire.

The course structure
The course consists of a classroom training stage lasting 320 hours overall and a practical stage of one month (120 hours) which will be held at the Istituzione Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto “A. Belli” with registered office in Piazza G. Bovio no. 1 06049 Spoleto, operational premises in Piazza Garibaldi (Ex Caserma Minervio), 06049 Spoleto. The training activity will be divided into the following topics/Capitalisable Training Units:

- UFC 1. Elements of history of Baroque, Mozart and Rossini Musical Theatre and links and connections with other authors (35 hours)
- UFC 2. Acquisition of interpretative techniques for the repertoire (285 hours)


Classroom training will be held in the classrooms of the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto “A. Belli” operational premises Piazza Garibaldi (Ex Caserma Minervio), at the complex of Villa Redenta, Via Villa Redenta no. 1, 06049 Spoleto (Pg) and at suitable theatrical spaces available for the Institute in Spoleto and in Umbria.

Course procedures
The training course will presumably commence by January 2015
There will be no cost.
The Implementing Party will guarantee free lodging and one meal a day for the theoretical stage.
Students will be granted a work bursary for the practical stage.
Attendance is mandatory; to be admitted to the final exam each candidate shall guarantee a minimum attendance of 75% of the hours in both the theoretical and practical stages. If they pass the final exams, they have the right to be issued with a legally recognised certificate of professional qualification pursuant to the Law 845/78.

Participants and requisites for admission
The course is reserved for no. 10 students; 
Applicants must hold the following requisites:

- Qualifications

  • Diploma in Singing issued by a Conservatoire or Academy of Music of equal and similar grade or
  • 1st  cycle three-year Degree in Singing issued by a Conservatoire or Academy of Music of equal and similar grade or
  • 2nd cycle two-year Degree in Singing issued by a Conservatoire or Academy of Music of equal and similar grade

- be aged 34 years or under for sopranos and tenors
- be aged 35 years or under for mezzo-sopranos, basses/baritones and contraltos

- Non-EU citizens must satisfy the current legislation on residence in Italy.

The aforementioned requisites must be fulfilled by the date of expiry of this Public Notice.

Those who have been accepted on the training course shall be domiciled in Umbria at the start of the training activities, under penalty of exclusion from participating.

Expiry date for this application:  8 January 2015.

The application should be written on unstamped paper and duly signed pursuant and according to the Italian Presidential Decree 445/2000 and accompanied by a photocopy of a valid identity document.

In it they shall declare:

  1. personal data (first name, surname, date and place of birth, tax code);
  2. address of residence and domicile;
  3. telephone number, e-mail address;
  4. nationality;
  5. where necessary, possession of permit to stay and expiry date;
  6. qualification (also indicate the date of the award and the Institute/University/Conservatoire and Grade);
  7. declaration of voice range and age;
  8. authorisation for the Implementing Party and the Regione Umbria to process the data given in the application to fulfil the obligations of law, for training purposes,  to communicate to external parties (professionals, business, companies, organisations) for possible employment and/or the creation of data banks, pursuant to the Legislative Decree 196/2003.

Furthermore, pursuant to Art. 3 of the Italian Presidential Decree No. 445/2000, “(...) according to Articles 46 and 47, citizens of Non-European states regularly living in Italy may use self-certifications which are restricted to the states, personal qualities and facts which can be certified by Italian public authorities, without prejudice to the special measures contained in the laws and regulations which discipline immigration and the status of the foreign person (...)”.

As regards any Qualifications achieved abroad, a copy of the original documentation shall be produced together with the relevant certificate of equivalence of the qualification and a sworn translation.

A duly signed curriculum vitae shall be attached to the application.

The application forms are available from: Istituzione Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto “A. Belli”, operational premises Piazza Garibaldi (Ex Caserma Minervio), 06049 Spoleto -  tel. 0743.221645, fax 0743.222930, e-mail:, or they can be downloaded from the web site under the item Activities/Training courses and workshops.

The expiry date for this Notice is set for 8 January 2015. Therefore the application may be presented, together with the attached documentation:

  • by hand, within the aforementioned mandatory date under penalty of exclusion, from Monday to Friday from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. and from 3.30 to 5.30 p.m. at the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale in Spoleto “A. Belli”, Piazza Garibaldi Ex Caserma Minervio 06049 Spoleto;
  • by registered letter with advice of receipt addressed to Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto “A.Belli” Piazza Garibaldi Ex Caserma Minervio 06049 Spoleto. In the latter case, the application will be considered valid if it has been sent before the mandatory expiry date; the postmark and date of the accepting Post Office will be considered as proof.

The Implementing Party will not be held liable for the loss of communications caused by an incorrect address given by the candidate or by a lack or late communication of a change in address compared to the one given in the application, or for any misdeliveries or postal/telegraphic delays or which are due to third parties, chance events or force majeure.

Candidate selection
An examining board, constituted pursuant to the Public Notice approved by the Decision of the Regional Council 455/2014, will assess the applications received and will admit to the selection stage all those candidates who hold the requisites required by this Notice. The Implementing Party has the right to check possession of the prescribed requisites.

The following vocal ranges will be selected: no. 3 sopranos, no. 2 mezzo-sopranos, no.2 tenors, no.2 basses/baritones, no.1 contralto. They will carry out the following tests:
a) Performance of an aria cantabile and an aria brillante by Vivaldi or Handel, with recitative;
b) Performance of a piece by Monteverdi;
c) Sight-reading of a recitative;
d) Interview.
If, during the selection any of the roles available remain vacant (due to the lack of candidates or in the event candidates are considered unsuitable for a particular voice type), should the artistic experts on the board deem it opportune, candidates considered suitable during the selection stage and with a voice type amongst the aforementioned may be admitted in addition to the aforementioned number of places in order to reach the number of 10 students established by the project, needed to form a vocal ensemble for Baroque, Mozart and Rossini works.

The list of candidates admitted or not admitted to the Selection test will be published on the web site under the item Activities/Training courses and workshops.
This publication will be considered for all intents and purposes as notification without any further obligation of communication  by the implementing party,  Istituzione Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto “A. Belli”.

The Selection test will commence on 19 January 2015 at the Sala Monterosso in Villa Redenta, Via di Villa Redenta no. 1, 06049 Spoleto; any variations, the dates and times regarding the aforementioned test will be duly published on the web

The candidates shall bring a suitable valid identity document to the tests, and failure or delay in arrival at the place and on the day and at the time indicated on the website will exclude them from the Selection.
This notice was drawn up pursuant to the Law n° 125 of 10.04.1991 and subsequent amendments and supplements “Positive actions to implement man-woman equality at work”.

This Advanced Professional Training Course was approved by D.D. no. 6202 of 31.07.2014 of the Regione Umbria - Regional Resource Management Umbria. Federalism, Financial and Instrumental Resources. Service of Evaluation of cultural and sports resources.

Name of the Implementing Party:   Istituzione Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto “A. Belli”
Perugia, 04/11/2014



Denominazione del Soggetto attuatore:

Istituzione Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto “A. Belli”
Piazza G. Bovio n. 1 – 06049 Spoleto (PG)
Tel.0743. 221645, fax 0743.222930
sito internet



The Legal Representative of the Implementing Party
Maria Chiara Rossi

Manager for the Service
of Evaluation of cultural and sports resources Baldiserra Di Mauro




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