INFORMATION, FEES, AND APPLICATION

General info:

Opera Valley Program ITALIA is a GVManagement event, subject to Italian Law.

For any controversies relating to the present Program (enrollment, payment and other issues) the Court of Milano (Italy) is exclusively competent.

 
Transportation:

Godiasco Salice Terme (province of Pavia) is 80km from Milano.

The closest airport is Milano Malpensa (MXP).

It's suggested to arrive in Milano on Friday July 17th or at least Saturday July 18th.

The meeting point in Milano for Sunday July 19th, where you will take the bus to Godiasco Salice Terme, will be communicated by mail.

On Sunday August 2nd a bus will bring you back to Milano.

 
Mobile phones:

An international plan with your carrier is the best way to call home (however, each hotel room and also many bars, pubs are provided by internet wireless access)

Health Insurance:
  • EU citizens don't need health insurance to travel and stay in Italy for short time, if they already have the "European Health Insurance Card":  a free card that gives you access to medically necessary, state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in any of the 28 EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, under the same conditions and at the same cost (free in some countries) as people insured in that country.​​

https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=559

  • NON-EU citizens need health insurance insured for a minimum of €30.000

Hospital & Medicine:

The nearest Hospital is in Voghera (10min by car) and there are some pharmacies in Godiasco Salice Terme. It's, however, recommended to bring any medication you need with you.

Application fee (for audition): FREE
Deposit: €500*
Total Fees including deposit*: €2500
Final payment must be paid 15 days after the deposit.

What's included in total fees:

  • Full singing and training program (including all classes, master classes and concerts in surrounding area of Godiasco Salice Terme)

  • 1 hour a day Italian grammar and conversation (beginner, intermediate, advanced level)

  • Accomodation in 3-star hotel in Godiasco Salice Terme from Sunday July 19th to Saturday August 1st  (double room shared in hotel)**

  • Full board in the hotel's restaurant (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the entire stay. ***

  • Free entrance to the "Lido" swimming pool (Mon-Fri from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm), 5 minutes from the hotel.

  • Round-trip transportation by bus from Milano to Godiasco Salice Terme

  • Round-trip tranportation by bus from Godiasco Salice Terme to concert venues (if necessary

* Prices and bank payment/PayPal in Euro currency

Accomodation:

Fees include accomodation in double room shared in 3-star hotel** in Godiasco Salice Terme (rooms with separate beds, bathroom with shower or bathtub, air conditioning, fridge, free wireless internet access, satellite TV) and full board*** in the hotel's restaurant (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

** A security deposit  of €50* is required at check-in time (only cash). At departure, the security deposit will be returned after an accurate check of the accomodation.

*** Any specific request should be pointed out in advance (vegetarian, food allergies, etc).

Faculty and singers will reside in the same hotel to create a great artistic alchemy before and after the lessons.

Extra to be paid for by the participants:

  • Round-trip transportation costs from participant's Country to Italy.

  • Single room on request, subject to hotel availability

  • Entry ticket in local SPA

  • Guided tour to Milan and other cultural attraction in North Italy or Oltrepo Valley.

  • Tickets to attend a performance in a prestigious Opera Theater in North Italy during the program (if available).

  • NON-EU citizens need health insurance insured for a minimum of €30.000.

Deadline May 1st, 2020

Enrollment cancellation policy:

According to Italian Law (Legislative Decree n.21 dated 21 Feb 2014), is it possible to cancel your enrollment within 14 days of your payment (deposit or final payment). Within this time period, the payment can be fully refunded, except for bank fees. After this time period, the payment (deposit and final payment) will not be refunded.

 

If for any reason the participant cannot obtain a Visa (in case he/she needs it), his/her entire enrollment fee already paid will be fully refunded (except for bank fees) within 30 working days. To obtain a refund, a written document issued by the Italian Embassy / Consulate will be required, stating that the Visa has been refused.

To obtain a refund it is necessary to send an email to: info@operavalleyprogram.com

Auditions:
Limited numbers of spaces is available.
Application fee: FREE

Please submit a link to a recording of 2 arias showing your current vocal state, preferably a YouTube video link. Also a photo, your current level of study, voice type, and lists of up to 5 arias, duets, or ensembles you would like to work on if possible.

Please don't email mp4 format, just link to your YouTube page.

auditions@operavalleyprogram.com

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