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Music of Mozart will be the focus of the 2017 VMI

Welcome to the 2017 Virtuosi Music Institute.

In our 2017 edition of the Institute we will be focusing on the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In particular, we will be exploring his compositions for string orchestra: 3 Divertimenti, and Serenades.

We will also take a look at the historical and cultural influences of this great musical genius, and will study the elements of the musical style that are unique to his music.

This will be an exciting edition of the Institute, and we are looking forward to sharing this unique experience with you.

Adrian Sylveen

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Connecticut Lyric Opera – 2017 Summer Institute

revised April 16, 2017

Preliminary information:

Opera: Dido & Aeneas – Purcell

The 2017 Connecticut Lyric Opera – Summer Institute will run from August 7 to August 25, 2017. The first week of the program is opera-only period, during which we will start preparing the staging and focus on vocal coaching. The official dates of the main institute program are August 11 – 25, during that time opera will work with the Institute Orchestra and work on the production elements.

The program is design for young professionals as well as college and graduate students. Special voice technique lessons will also be provided for advanced high school students.


2016 Festival Performances: