RLIOF Masterclass

Through the Masterclasses, the RLIOF festival aims to support the growth and success of the next generation of opera performers. By providing high-quality training and support, the festival hopes to help talented young artists achieve their full potential and make their mark on the world of opera.

about Masterclass

One of the primary objectives of the RLIOF festival is to identify and support emerging talent in the world of opera. In order to accomplish this, the festival offers Masterclasses, which provide intensive training and coaching for aspiring musicians. These Masterclasses, which take place over the course of ten days, are led by experienced vocal coaches and are designed to support the development of young artists, students, and professionals.

Participants in the Masterclasses have the opportunity to work closely with the coaches and receive personalized instruction and guidance. The classes cover a range of topics, including vocal technique, performance skills, and repertoire selection. In addition to providing hands-on training, the Masterclasses also offer networking opportunities and the chance to collaborate with other aspiring musicians.

Through the Masterclasses, the RLIOF festival aims to support the growth and success of the next generation of opera performers. By providing high-quality training and support, the festival hopes to help talented young artists achieve their full potential and make their mark on the world of opera.

2nd Edition - 2022
1st Edition - 2021

vocal Coach

Jean Bernard Thomas

Jean Bernard Thomas is a French tenor who comes from a family of opera lovers. Jean Bernard Thomas has performed on several national and international stages in Italy (Teatro alla Scala), France, Germany, Austria, Russia, United States and more. His repertoire includes the role of Rodolpho (La Bohème), Le Marquis de la Force (Les Dialogues des Carmélites), Macduff (Macbeth), Ismaël (Nabucco), Percy (Anna Bolena), Edgardo (Lucia de Lammermoor) and Alfredo (La Traviata) which he has played more than fifty times. He also participated in many operatoria such as Verdi’s Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem and the Messe solennelle by Rossini. At the head of the “Il Belcanto” association, he works to promote opera in the region through concerts supported by various patrons of Reunion Island. Since the creation of his company JBT Voice Master, he has taught vocal technique and the Art of Bel Canto to intermittent performers and he is regularly invited by the Paris Opera for advanced courses with the artists of the house in the part of their vocational training.

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vocal Coach

Vito Maria Brunetti

Vito Maria Brunetti was the vocal coach of the “New Generation” Masterclass on singing techniques and operistic interpretation on behalf of RLIOF 1st edition. He worked with the young aspiring opera singers giving individual and collective lessons about breathing, movement and repertoire. Mr. Brunetti started his teaching career in 1980 near the Conservatory of Bolzano. As a lyric soloist he has had his debut in “Così fan tutte” at “La Fenice” theater in Venice and has performed in productions of operas such as “Don Carlo”, “Don Pasquale”, “Lucia di Lammermoor”, “Macbeth” amongst others.
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How to Apply

Join RLIOF’s third edition of the Masterclass, happening from July 22-29, 2023, in Prishtina. Led by the renowned Francisco Araiza, this event provides a platform for young and established artists to exchange ideas, share experiences, and enhance their vocal art techniques.

To be a part of our Masterclass, aspiring artists must submit their applications via email to info@rliof.com between June 15 and July 5, 2023. 

Please include the following:

  1. Updated CV

  2. Two audio or video tracks recorded within the past 6 months

  3. Repertoire list containing up to 5 arias for presentation in the Masterclass. 

Duets/trios or ensemble numbers are also preferred.

Selected candidates will participate in the 8-day Masterclass, culminating in a final concert on July 29, 2023. Representatives from opera studios and international foundations will be in attendance. Although the number of participants is limited, we aim to provide a valuable learning experience for all interested in the exquisite art of vocal performance.

We warmly welcome you to join us! RLIOF staff

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Every contribution counts and helps the Foundation's mission to make a positive impact on the Kosovar opera scene, the promotion of local artists and students.

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MAKE A DONATION

EVERY CONTRIBUTION
MATTERS

Every contribution counts and helps the Foundation’s mission to make a positive impact on the Kosovar opera scene, the promotion of local artists and students.

BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS

Rame Lahaj Foundation

Address: Agim Ramadani, Prishtine

Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo
IBAN: XK05 1501200000277924
Swift code: RBKOXKPRXXX

THANK YOU
Let’s INVEST IN THE FUTURE!