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.

3rd Edition - 2023
2nd Edition - 2022
1st Edition - 2021

vocal Coach

Francisco Araiza

Francisco Araiza (born 4 October 1950), is a Mexican operatic tenor and lied singer who has sung as soloist in leading concert halls and in leading tenor operatic roles in the major opera houses of Europe and North America during the course of a lengthy career. Born in Mexico City, he studied singing at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música de México and later in Germany, with Mozartian tenor Richard Holm, and lieder interpretation with Erik Werba. He made his operatic debut in 1970 in Mexico City as First Prisoner in Beethoven’s Fidelio. Araiza initially came to international prominence singing in Mozart and Rossini operas, but in the 1980s broadened his repertoire to include Italian and French lyric tenor roles and Wagnerian roles such as Lohengrin and Walther von Stolzing. He was made a Kammersänger of the Vienna State Opera in 1988. Now retired from the opera stage, he teaches singing and serves on the juries of several international singing competitions.

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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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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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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!