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NOVEMBER 11 TO 13, 2016 / APRIL 8 AND 9, 2017


Students will be able to work together with M° Federico Longhi on arias of their choice or perfect a complete role vocally, musically and interpretively.

Federico Longhi | Baritone from Valle d’Aosta, established internationally, began his singing studies under Giuseppe Valdengo until Alida Ferrarini. Winner of numerous competitions, he began his career in 1995 with the debut of Figaro from The Barber of Seville, continuing his now numerous debuts alongside great personalities of opera theater and directed by internationally renowned Masters and Directors. He is a guest soloist in major theaters in Italy and abroad. Significant recent engagements include. La traviata directed by Henning Brockhaus at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo and in Maribor directed by Hugo de Ana, La bohème at the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago directed by Ettore Scola and the opening of the Zhuhai Theater in China with Turandot By Angelo Bertini. In 2015 to be remembered was his debut in the role of Ford in Falstaff, under the baton of M° Muti at the Ravenna Festival and in Oviedo. He began 2016 with his debut in the role of Rigoletto at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, achieving wonderful success with audiences and critics; seen then as Escamillo in Shanghai and Beijing, the summer is featured at the Arena di Verona with Turandot directed by Maestro Zeffirelli. We report that in September 2016 he will make his debut in the role of Falstaff at the Landestheatre in Linz. 2017 will see him again starring in Rigoletto at the Nice Opera House and debuting Amonasro in Aida at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna.

Andrea Zanforlin | Pianist, completed his musical studies under the guidance of G. A. Brustia, graduating from the “G. Verdi” Conservatory of Milan. His classical training continued with A. Maffei and M. Spina. He has participated in numerous national and international piano competitions, ranking among the top positions. His musical skills also extend into jazz: he has taken master classes with Danilo Rea, Dado Moroni and Kenny Barron and attended Ramberto Ciammarughi’s master classes. He was responsible for workshop area, jam sessions and side events of the Novara jazz festival, at which he performed as part of various ensembles. The master collaborator course at the Association of Work Reborn (Turin) with A. Lampo led him to carry out this activity for several years, collaborating, for opera singing, with T. Korra and M. L. Sanchez Carbone, for dance with V. Minucci and the dancers of the Teatro alla Scala (Nikonov, Sedeno, Smirnova) and, since 2010, with the soprano Tiziana Ducati as pianist and organizer of the courses of high lyrical specialization held at the Scuola di Musica Dedalo in Novara. In 2015 he obtained the professional qualification of maestro collaboratore of the Mozart and Rossini repertoire at the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale in Spoleto. He is an organizer and collaborating pianist for the Masterclasses of High Performance by baritone Federico Longhi in Novara and soprano Natalia Lemercier in Spain. In 2016 he participated in the production of K. Weill’s L’Opera da tre soldi at the Coccia Theater in Novara and Carmina Burana in the version for two pianos, percussion and choir presented at the Trontano quarry. As a result of the Masterclass held by soprano Katia Ricciarelli and Maestro Paolo Spadaro, he was selected, as a stage and concertmaster, for the production of Turandot, under the direction of M° Stefano Seghedoni and M° Stefano Giaroli, on the occasion of the Festival Tones on the stones in Bellinzona and Domodossola.