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We are excited to return to Italy in the summer of 2023, and we welcome you to join us! If you have any questions, contact us at

Opera Lucca is a summer festival for singers, pianists, and composers. It will be held at the Lucca Italian School in the summer of 2023, June 10th through July 9th. This season we will be casting roles in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi as well as in scenes from Le nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutteLa bohème, La Traviata, and other bel canto, baroque, and dramatic repertoire. We specialize in teaching Italian opera and art song through a focus on the language. Our distinguished faculty are either native Italian speakers or experts in operatic Italian. The program is centered around Italian language immersion as an important component of bel canto training. We teach not just diction but expressive delivery of the text through an understanding of the poetry. Host family stays are available to further improve conversational Italian beyond language classes. For more information, visit the programs page.

Opera Lucca also hosts a composition program, focusing on text setting and learning voice types. Visit the composition program for more information.

Tuition ranges from $3800 to $4800, depending on housing options. Contact us at and follow us on facebook!

Daily Schedule

Each morning students have three hours of Italian classes at the Lucca Italian School, taught by native Italian speakers from Lucca. In the afternoons, there are rehearsals, lessons, coachings, and occasional masterclasses. Students will have lessons on vocal technique, diction, acting, and staging. It is also possible request additional Italian lessons, including private lessons with language-school teachers.

Most Saturdays and Sundays are free to travel around central Italy or relax in town. Lucca is close to many important cultural and tourist destinations: 1.5 hours from Florence, 30 minutes from Pisa, 3 hours from Rome, 2 hours from Cinque Terre, and 30 minutes from the beach at Viareggio.

City of Lucca

Lucca is a beautiful walled city in northern Tuscany and is the birthplace of Giacomo Puccini. At one time, Lucca was a powerful city-state and trading center, and visitors are now charmed by its distinctly old-world atmosphere. It is nicknamed “la città delle cento chiese” because of the nearly 100 old churches throughout the city. Some of these churches are spectacular and unusual, with elaborate striped-marble façades and tall towers. Its surrounding wall was originally designed to protect Lucca from invaders, but it is now a tree-lined park with a paved bicycle path. The Lucchesi and tourists frequently use the walls for morning runs, afternoon walks, and leisurely rides on their bici. It is also an easy way to travel from one side of the city to another.

Because of the wall, the buildings in the original centro of town have not changed much over the centuries. But inside these buildings one finds a wealth of boutique stores, affordable restaurants, local food markets, wine bars, and artisanal gelato shops.

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