Become a Patron of Arte Lirica Festival

Help early-career artists develop skills and experience in Italian opera

In 2019 we launched Arte Lirica Festival in Asolo, alongside our annual Veneto Opera Summer School, to provide a high quality programme of training and performance opportunities in Italy for talented early-career singers, pianists and instrumentalists.

By becoming a Patron of the Festival, you’ll help us provide the scholarships and bursaries that enable those embarking upon a career in the opera industry to participate. The funds we receive from Patrons go into our Badoer Dalla Rizza Scholarship Fund and are allocated on merit to artists from all over the world who are currently studying on a full-time vocal, accompaniment or instrumental course, or who have graduated within the last five years.

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“An incredible time, musically and emotionally. This course has shown me that this is the career I must have!” – 2019 participant

Patron packages for Arte Lirica Festival, 14-22 August 2020

Gold
£750 / €900 / US$1,000

  • VIP ‘behind-the-scenes’ visit to our rehearsals
  • VIP tour of Asolo’s hidden gems
  • ‘Meet and greet’ prosecco reception with our artists
  • Priority seating for you and your guests at each festival event
  • Your name in our theatre programme (if you wish)

Silver
£500 / €600 / US$650

  • ‘Meet and greet’ prosecco reception with our artists
  • Priority seating for you and your guests at each festival event
  • Your name in our theatre programme (if you wish)

Bronze
£250 / €300 / US$350

  • Priority seating for you and your guests at each festival event
  • Your name in our theatre programme (if you wish)

We can accept payments via UK or international bank transfer, PayPal or cheque.

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Any student who chooses to pursue their studies through Melofonetica will not be disappointed. We feel privileged to support this unique and vital work and we heartily encourage opera lovers and enthusiasts to get involved.” – Mr and Mrs B. McGuire, Founding Patrons of Arte Lirica Festival

Asolo: the perfect setting for Arte Lirica Festival

Asolo is officially classified as one of Italy’s most beautiful towns, and is known as ‘The pearl of the province of Treviso’ and ‘The city of a hundred horizons’ for its iconic setting. 

Described in The Telegraph as “one of the Venetians’ secret pastoral playgrounds”, historic Asolo has long been a destination for poets, writers, artists and travellers. Illustrious residents have included the English poet Robert Browning (who named his last volume of poetry Asolando), the actress Eleonora Duse, the explorer Freya Stark, the violinist Wilma Neruda and the composer Gian Francesco Malipiero. The last monarch of the Kingdom of Cyprus, Queen Caterina Cornaro, was made Lady of Asolo in 1489 and reigned from the hilltop castle that now houses the Teatro Eleonora Duse. 

With its wealth of artistic and cultural heritage, chic restaurants and boutique hotels including the luxurious Villa Cipriani, Asolo provides the ideal base for supporters of Arte Lirica Festival.

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“[Asolo:] The most beautiful spot I ever was privileged to see.” – Robert Browning

Gallery

A selection of images from Arte Lirica Festival 2019