The registrations for the Choir School for children’s voices in the Teatro Regio di Parma start –

It is open for registrations per Choir school for children from the Accademia part Regio Theater in Parmaforyear of formation 2022-2023 which starts next fall.

The teaching is open to anyone who has oneage between 7 and 14 years and that, as far as the male candidates alone are concerned, they have not already undergone the vote change. Two study groups will be formed: the first group for singers between 7 and 8 years, the second group for singers between 9 and 14 years.

That registration requests they will have to come by e-mail to the address no later than Monday, September 26, 2022, attach the duly completed registration form along with a video of a vocal piece sung by the candidate. The piece can be picked up from any repertoire, from classical to light music, from popular to sacred, from cartoon songs to nursery rhymes and can be sung with musical accompaniment (even on a pre-recorded basis) or without. Following the positive evaluation of the video, the candidate will be admitted to a competition at the Teatro Regio di Parma, Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at the time to be subsequently notified. Admission to the selection will be announced no later than Monday, October 10, 2022.

The singers who took part in the 2021/2022 course and who request it by 26 September 2022 at the address provided will be automatically admitted without having to go through further selections.

The formation year 2022-2023 begins on October 18, 2022 and ends on October 15, 2023, to enable possible participation in the events within the Verdi Festival. Classes are suspended during the summer holidays between mid-June and late August. Lessons are scheduled on a weekly basis, on Tuesdays, approximately from noon. 17:00 to 18:00 for the first group and from kl. 18.00 and 19.30 for the second group. In view of teaching and / or production needs, the management can arrange for changes in the calendar and / or the schedule for the teaching, also during the year. Furthermore, in connection with the preparation and performance of opera symphonic productions or concerts, there may be a need for greater commitment in terms of frequency.

It is free to participate in the selections for enrollment at the school. Final admission to the School of Choral Singing for Children for the formative year 2022-2023 requires payment of one participation fee of € 250.00 for the first group and of € 300.00 for the second group.

The School of Choir Singing for Children aims to teach the new generations of music, by offering young students through its courses the opportunity to develop musical sensitivity, learn music theory and practice ensemble vocals.

The purpose of the training course is also to provide appropriate preparation for any subsequent admission Children’s choir in the Teatro Regio di Parma, whose goal is to develop young singers’ expressive and interpretive potential through the study of song and the deepening of music culture. Admission to the children’s choir involves participation in operas, concerts and events organized by the Teatro Regio di Parma as part of the opera season, the Verdi festival, Verdi Off and on behalf of partner institutions.

director of the school And Master of the children’s choir in the Teatro Regio di Parma is Massimo Fiocchi Malaspina Born in Novara, he completed his musical studies at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan, where he graduated in choral music and choral conducting, in composition and piano, and at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, where he obtained a diploma in conducting orchestra. He also specialized in conducting at the Pescara Music Academy under the direction of Donato Renzetti. As a pianist and conductor, he has performed in several Italian and foreign theaters and concert halls (Switzerland, Germany, China, Japan, the United Arab Emirates) and for RAI.

He is the conductor of various polyphonic and children’s choirs, including Voices of Mesma and Piccoli cantori di San Marco. He collaborates with the Teatro Regio di Parma as second choir director and stage music director, with Aslico OperaLombardia, Ravenna Festival and Macerata Opera Festival as master or second choir director. He is regularly invited to China to hold university masterclasses on the Italian opera repertoire. Since 2011 he has been conductor at the Basilica of San Marco in Milan, where he also prepares and leads the professional vocal ensemble.

He deals with the choral arrangements for the television program Crozza’s brotherscollaborated with the Celentano clan on animation Adrian and was a professor of choral singing in docu-reality Højskolen 2 was broadcast at RAI2 in the fall of 2017. He is the artistic director of the Arona Music Academy and was a teacher at the STM Musical Theater School based at the Coccia Theater in Novara. Together with Lucrezia Drei, he is the creator and administrator of, the first on-demand platform dedicated exclusively to theater and developed during the spring 2020 lockdown.

He is educated in philosophy at the University of Lugano and combines his musical activity with medical studies at the University of Milan. He has won numerous awards in chamber and choral music competitions (in duo with baritone Niccolò Scaccabarozzi and with Le Voices del Mesma Choir) and in literary competitions.

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