The registration deadline has expired, no registration is possible!


Thanks for the great interest!  Our commission will thoroughly examine each candidate and will inform you within a week. 


Until now, all participation fees must be received, otherwise an additional fee of € 20,- will be charged or the already fixed places in the master classes will be assigned to other applicants


Please transfer to the following account at Steiermärkische Bank und Sparkassen AG:

IBAN: AT48 2081 5000 4200 1339, BIC: STSPAT2GXXX


We are pleased about the great interest in our offer!


 The team of Accademia Belcanto



Accademia Belcanto Festival 2018

The Accademia Belcanto Graz invites again this year to master classes and the III. International singing competition under the direction of Natela Nicoli. For the festival star-pedagogues such as Christa Ludwig, Angelika Kirchschlager, Giacomo Aragall, Eteri Lamoris, Natela Nicoli and Ronald Pries were won.

In addition to the high prizes and scholarships totaling € 16,000, 3 finalists will be selected by the juror and director of Cia Ópera Sao Paulo P.A. Esper and put under contract directly at the award ceremony for an opera main role and concerts at the "Maria Callas Festival".


The voice competition is preceded by coaching days and master classes in which the participants have the opportunity to work with our stars, who are part of the jury alongside directors and agents, and prepare them optimally for the competition. While the age limit for participation in the singing competition is set at 35 years, there is no age limit for participation in the Coaching Week and the Master Classes. The registration deadline is June 30th.

Competition Jury 2016
Competition Jury 2016

Inform yourself about our conditions of participation, prizes, the jury, pianists and previous award winners and register now to win one of the high prizes!

Svetlana Sokolova, Eteri Lamoris, Natela Nicoli
Svetlana Sokolova, Eteri Lamoris, Natela Nicoli

The teachers of the masterclasses Christa Ludwig, Eteri Lamoris, Angelika Kirchschlager, Giacomo AragallRonald Pries and Natela Nicoli (president and artistic director of Accademia Belcanto) pass on their knowledge and skills to the participants and prepare them for the competition!

Prize winners, finalists and jury of the competition 2014 in the beautifull Florentinerhall at Palais Meran KUG
Prize winners, finalists and jury of the competition 2014 in the beautifull Florentinerhall at Palais Meran KUG

Giacomo Aragall, Natela Nicoli
Giacomo Aragall, Natela Nicoli

The "ACCADEMIA BELCANTO SUMMER" enters the third round. We are pleased to present our concert series and the public master classes as well as the singing competition with the public semifinals and finals in Graz and Frohnleiten and hope for your visit. Listen to the stars of tomorrow today!


NEW - Masterclass of Christa Ludwig also 2018

We are pleased to announce that we have again succeeded this year to win the great Maestra Kammersängerin Christa Ludwig for a masterclass of the Accademia Belcanto.

The main idea of the Summer Academy is to support young and talented singers from Austrian and the rest of the world who are still studying or have already successfully finished their studies.


Internationally renowned opera singers and vocal coaches will provide vocal training, input on stage presence, appearance, gesture, recitativo techniques etc. – everything the young talents need to perform professionally in the opera business. The training should pave the way for them to perform on the great international opera stages.


And the Academy is different from similar offers in Austria, as the teachers are international opera stars who not only pass on their knowledge to the participants but also perform with them on stage. This is intended to motivate the young artists to further develop their talent and to reach an international level. This collaboration focuses on aspects of stage performance. Public final events and concerts are planned at which the participants of the Summer Academy can showcase what they have learned and how much progress they have made.


Participants have the opportunity to choose from the varied course programme and pick an optional number of training sessions in order to improve their individual skills.


Both late starters and professional singers are entitled to take part in the courses. 


The aim of "Accademia belcanto" association is to become one of the most prestigious summer training centers in Austria.


Thanks to Natela Nicoli and her already existing contacts to the international cultural scene as well as friendly relations with renowned singers in Austria and abroad, ACCADEMIA BELCANTO in Graz & Fohnleiten reached an international level.  


The organiser of the Summer Academy is the registered association ACCADEMIA BELCANTO (register number: 976464601), which is financed by sponsors from the worlds of business and politics as well as members of the association.