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Q&A session

45 minutes of informative conversation about Italian opera education and competitions. 

Helps you understand if and which Italian opportunities may be useful for you

Q&A session can help when...
  • You don’t know where to start

  • You have questions about the career of the opera singer

  • You have doubts about moving to Italy

  • You are confused about the opera industry

  • You want to know more about the specific opportunity, and want me to evaluate it

We can talk about...

- Italian educational opportunities: Conservatoires, private teachers, academies, opera studios, masterclasses, young artists programs. How do they work, how to choose the right one, how much do they cost, and where to search for them

- Italian career opportunities: how to get the agent and the auditions for the theaters; how to choose the right competition

- Audition materials: which audition materials do you need and why

- Social media for the self-promotion

- Some visa and permit of stay aspects

After the Q&A session...
  • You will have the answers to the questions that were bothering you

  • You will understand better how the opera industry works

  • You will get the instruments that will help you design the strategy for your career

  • You will understand if you need a more detailed consulting, and which option may suit you the best


  D. is a non-EU singer that lives in Italy. He was finishing his bachelor’s degree and didn’t know which solution is the best for him to remain in Italy. He already had some contract with the theaters and had encountered some difficulties because his student’s permit of stay didn’t allow him to work for more than 20 hours per week.

  We’ve talked about his situation, and I proposed him 3 solutions: 

  1. He can continue the education and obtain the Master’s degree (in theory, he can stay in the Conservatoire for up to 8 years)

  2. He can request the “waiting for the job” permit of stay with the 1-year duration

  3. In his case, after he obtains the bachelor’s degree he can request the “autonomous work” permit of stay. For that, he needs to have a residency in Italy, and open the VAT position first.

  We’ve decided he will proceed with the ”autonomous work” permit of stay because this will give him more flexibility regarding the working hours. I sent him the links that regard the procedure of the permit of stay conversion and told him about my experience when I was doing that. Now he has finished the Conservatoire and is working in Italian theaters, even during the pandemic.


Q: In which languages can we talk?

A: We can talk in English. Italian or Russian.

Q: Can we talk about non-Italian opportunities?

A: I specialize in Italian opportunities. I can take a quick look at the program you want to ask me about, but I am more comfortable and secure talking about the Italian market. Many things are the same in all countries, but when comes to the evaluation, I want to be cautious


Q: I was admitted to the paid program, and want to know your opinion about it. Can you do that?

A: If this program is in Italy, yes. If it is in another country, I can give you some general tips about the evaluation of paid programs.


Q: I am not sure about my level. Can you listen to my recording and give me feedback?

A: Yes, a very general one. It will help you understand your overall level. If you need a more detailed feedback, you can ask me to do the Audition Material Checkup.


Q: Can you help me with the list of documents to obtain my visa/permit of stay?

A: I’m not a lawyer, so I don’t think that my consulting is un ultimate solution for that. But I can give you some general information about the solutions that can fit your situation - for example, which opportunities permit you to stay in Italy for a long time, and how you can use them.

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