Opera Lucca is a summer festival for vocal, piano, and composition students. It will be held at the Lucca Italian School in the summer of 2019, June 10th through July 5th. We specialize in teaching Italian opera and art song through the language. Our distinguished faculty are either native Italian speakers or experts in operatic Italian. Some students will have the opportunity to stay in host families to improve their conversational Italian. Tuition for singers ranges from $3700 to $4100, based on housing options. See tuition page for details.

We are accepting applications from vocalists, pianists, and composers. Contact us at if you are interested in participating!

Daily Schedule:

Each morning students will have four hours of Italian classes at the Lucca Italian School, taught by native Italian speakers from Lucca. In the afternoons, there will be lessons, coachings, and occasional masterclasses. Students may also request additional Italian lessons, including private lessons with language-school teachers.


Most Saturdays and Sundays are free to travel around central Italy or relax in town. Lucca is close to many important cultural and tourist destinations: 1.5 hours from Florence, 30 minutes from Pisa, 3 hours from Rome, 2 hours from Cinque Terre, and 30 minutes from the beach at Viareggio.