Now entering its 14th summer of study abroad, Canta in Italia (Sing in Italy) offer 25 singers the unforgettable experience of living and studying in the beautiful Tuscan city of Lucca. Located 45 minutes west of Florence, the city where opera was born, Lucca offers a small town experience with easy access to Italy's major cultural center. Puccini, Boccherini and Catalani were all born in Lucca, known throughout Italy as "the musical city". Lucca's renaissance architecture and medieval walls make this lovely town a popular Tuscan destination. From June 4 through June 30, students are immersed in Italian language and culture, and stimulated by an intensive course of vocal study and performance.
Program Fee includes:
Weekend excursions may include visits to museums, churches or other historic sites such as the Pitti Palace, Santa Croce church where Rossini is buried, and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.
Students will journey to the ancient Arena di Verona and attend a performance of Aida. During free time, students may travel on their own to attend opera performances or visit other parts of the country. Accommodations are provided in shared apartments. Students may opt have their own room (additional fee required), or share a room with another member of the program. Bathrooms are shared and use of the kitchens is included. Meals are not included in the program fee.
Staged concerts of opera scenes and arias for the Italian public bring the program to a grand finale, followed by a farewell festa at a colorful local restaurant with much wonderful Italian food and wine.
Pina Mozzani, Area Director, Voice at Wichita State University (316) 978-6608
Office of Financial Aid at Wichita State University (316) 978-3430