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PILLAR 4. Practice

Students are provided with actual performing experience in a professional, as they participate in concerts, productions and masterclasses produced by the IOA or in cooperation with one of the IOA’s professional partners. 

Concerts and Productions | Masterclasses

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Previous masterclasses at the IOA have included such masters as:
Natalie Dessay, Bernarda FinkWim Hendrickx, René Jacobs, Laurent Naouri, Déborah Polaski, Pietro Rizzo, Christophe Rousset, Jessica PrattAlberto Zedda (†)


During the first year of the programme, students will be given the opportunity to audition for roles in professional (external) opera productions, which are scheduled during the second year of the programme. Students’ internships during the second year depend on the results of these auditions, performed during the first year.

Thessecond-year internships may take different forms: the student may actively participate in the production and sing in performances; the student may act as a cover; or the student may observe in the production process. 

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