Outlook for 2018


After a successful year 2016, the summer academy together with the International Singing Competition will be held again next year in August / September 2018.

The information and registration for the competition and the master classes will be released from 1 November.

We appreciate your interest.


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. Participants will be allocated to classes following an audition in which singing skills will be judged by an expert jury from the Academy.


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 is expected to reach 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.