The project

The “Modena città del Bel Canto” project has two main objectives:

a) training and professional growth of young opera singers;

b) the promotion and enhancement of the cultural offer of the territory. 

The common denominator is the maintenance and development of Modena musical tradition in the field of opera.

The project has the support of the Cassa di Risparmio di Modena Foundation, the Municipality of Modena, the Teatro Comunale di Modena Foundation and the “Vecchi – Tonelli” Higher Institute of Music Studies of Modena, which in November 2016 signed a specific memorandum of understanding.

An initial version of the protocol was signed in 2010 by the Municipality, the Teatro Comunale, the “Orazio Vecchi” Institute and the Ghiaurov Foundation. And already in 2004 the second level Biennium was started in singing with Luciano Pavarotti, Mirella Freni, Raina Kabaivanska and Leone Magiera as lecturers

The promoters of “Modena Città del Belcanto” are committed to creating a calendar of activities that guarantees:

  • Training offer and opera production coordinated between the institutions
  • Visibility and career opportunities for singers
  • Training and enlargement of the public of the lyric
  • Enhancement of the musical tradition of the city


Download the 2016 Protocol