Opera Pienza is a springboard for young opera singers. The campaign by Pienza Town Council offers opportunities for emerging artists to create a name for themselves through contests, auditions, training courses and concerts.
Opera Pienza relies on the artistic direction of mezzo-soprano Monica Faralli and the support of Adua Veroni Pavarotti. The crowning glory of Opera Pienza is the now firmly-established “Benvenuto Franci” International Contest for Opera Singers, whose previous edition gave more than 700 singers from over 30 countries the chance to perform in front of a judging panel, helmed by Adua Veroni Pavarotti and some of the most important opera singers on the international scene.
Opera Pienza also has ambitious plans to establish a workshop aimed at staging an opera outdoors in the extraordinary setting of Pienza, one of Tuscany’s Renaissance jewels.