The Vincenzo Bellini Belcanto Academy

... or Belcantist lyrical Workshop

When the International Competition of Belcanto Vincenzo Bellini was founded, we found that there was a specific and recurrent demand for the teaching of the belcantist vocal technique. This yechnique does not only allows to approach this type of repertory so formative, but also makes conducive the emergence of new lyrical belcantist talents.

Moreover, the training of singers in this repertoire encourages the opera houses to program belcanto, which was for a time neglected because of a lack of singers trained to incarnate those roles that require a very specific vocal technique. The extreme difficulty of this summit of the Vocal Art demands a very particular teaching. This is one of the aims of the Bellini Academy. *

This repertoire is often favored by lovers of operatic art, as the Belcantist Opera is at the origin of the great lyric works universally acclaimed. It occupies more and more the programme of the theaters, and the phenomenon is verified especially in France.

The strong demand of the young singers who wish to approach or to improve in this type of Repertory thus makes necessary  the creation of a belcantist academy wished by the creators of the competition.

This step is legitimated on our part by the international existence of our prestigious competition, and will be placed under the supervision of the Maestro Marco Guidarini, whose expertise in this field is major and recognized. Its creation is therefore proposed initially in the form of internships in different places.


Internships are regularly offered during the year :

- The Monceau Assurances Group, partner of the Academy, hosts the Summer Workshops, in its Campus de Vendôme (with accommodation and half board on site).

- New winter workshops are now also offered in Gstaad, as part of the New Year Music Festival in Gstaad, also a partner of the Academy.

The Academy is even internationally exported : 2017 marks the beginning of a new partnership with the Instituto Superior de Arte of the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires (Argentina).


You will find here :

Next Workshop:

4 - 9 August 2020

Workshop Supervisors :

Marco GUIDARINI, Conductor


Viorica CORTEZ, Mezzo-Soprano

Closing Concerts on 8 & 9 August 2020,

in the Gardens of the Vendôme Castle.

Selection made upon file:

Please send CV + audio/video clip

File sent upon request by email:


Below the Trailers of the Vincenzo Bellini Belcanto Academy :

Summer Workshop 2019
Summer Workshop 2017
Summer Workshop 2016

For any information regarding the next Workshops, please feel free to contact us :


Concours International de Belcanto Vincenzo Bellini

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Ending Concert of the Academy 2015

In presence of Anna Kasyan, 1st Grand Prix Bellini 2013