During 3 months, six young conductors will take part in three training sessions directed by Carlo Rizzi which will take place by turns @ Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, @ Dutch National Opera (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and @ Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon Portugal).  The first session will take place from 10.05 to 14.05 @Music Chapel: «Working on the operatic repertory with soloists », in collaboration with the soloists in residence.

« Young conductors need practical experience in front of a professional opera chorus and orchestra to be able to start an international conducting career in opera. However, there are very few opportunities for young conductors to get this vital experience. (…) They lack necessary skills for a successful career in opera, such as knowledge of the repertoire, of how the voice of a professional singer sounds, how they should conduct and communicate with such singers, and the psychology of the job. » Peter van der Leeuw 

The young conductors selected for the workshops cycle are:

Ryan Bancroft (United States)
Diego Borrello (Italy-Argentina)
José Eduardo Gomes (Portugal)
Manoj Kamps (The Netherlands-Sri Lanka)
Tianyi Lu (New Zealand)
Jan Wierzba (Poland-Portugal)

More info on the project & participants here, about the second workshop here, and the third one: here. 

You are a young musician, with aspirations to become a conductor yourself, and are interested to attend one masterclass? You can take part to: 
13.05.2017 @Music Chapel (Haas Teichen Studio): Schedule: 11:30>13:00 &  14:15>15:45
Attention: Booking is obligatory (Free entrance) with a motivation email to: jfilee@musicchapel.org 

Carlo Rizzi studied at the Milan Conservatory. Since the start of his career in 1982 he has conducted over one hundred operas and appeared at the greatest international opera houses. He has most notably conducted the La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra, The Orchestra of the Royal Theatre of La Monnaie, The Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. He has twice been Musical Director of The Welsh National Opera, from 1992-2001 and 2004-2008. He is Conductor Laureate at the Welsh National Opera and International Chair in Conducting at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. During the course of recent seasons he has amongst others, conducted new productions of La Fanciulla del West (Puccini) at the Berlin Deutsche Oper, Un ballo in maschera (Verdi) at La Monnaie, the diptych Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci and Tosca at La Scala in Milan, the diptych Cavalleria rusticana / Sancta Susanna at the Opéra national de Paris as well as Nabucco at the Chicago Lyric Opera. He will in due course be conducting Rigoletto (Verdi) at the Dutch National Opera and will open the 2017/2018 Metropolitan Opera Season with Bellini’s Norma.

About enoa/european Network of Opera Academies 
Young Opera Makers Program

In May 2016, with the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, enoa launched its new programme designed for performers and creators, Young Opera Makers. It aims to provide young artists with a first-rate training pathway using contemporary, multidisciplinary approach to opera; to give them experience of performing and of the creative process; and to support the development and dissemination of new operatic works which contribute to diversifying audiences.