Saluzzo Opera Academy Summer Program in Italy

Le nozze di Figaro: July 1 - 29
Suor Angelica: July 31 - August 27


Final Application Deadline: May 1st, 2023

  1. Enter your name and email in the form above.
  2. Submit the application fee with the PayPal button. You will be redirected to Part 2 of the Application Form.
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  3. Fill out part 2 of the application. If you have misplaced the link or wish to preview Part 2, click here. To bypass our automated filters, please only submit Part 2 after you have have submitted your application fee.


All auditions for SOA will be evaluated for BOA casting, our partner academy, and vice versa.

Required Repertoire: Please submit 2 arias in varying style and language, demonstrating the range of your desired roles.

Video links (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) are preferred but audio (Soundcloud, etc.) are accepted. Submissions do not need to be of professional recording quality.


Successful auditionees will participate in an online video interview. Invitations will be sent by email. Acceptance to SOA is cast on a rolling basis. The time frame in which you can expect a result will vary. SOA appreciates your patience and requests that you please notify our administration of any pressing personal deadlines.


Tuition includes:

Accomodation in Saluzzo
Private Coachings
Agent Audition
Italian Language Classes

Thanks to our donors, we are able to offer over € 50,000 in scholarships to successful applicants which goes towards tuition and accommodation. See below for scholarship application information.

€ 4950: Singer Tuition
€ 5250: Singer Tuition & Transportation Package or Wine Tour
€ 5550: Singer Tuition, Transportation Package & Wine Tour

Transportation Package: we purchase your train travel from Torino or Milano to Savigliano, then drive you to your accommodation.

Wine Tour: a day-excursion to two Italian wineries. On the day you will also visit an Italian castle and village, have a multi-course lunch featuring local Piedmont cuisine (paired with wine, of course), and get chauffeured around in a private, air-conditioned bus.


To apply for a scholarship, please prepare a brief letter of request to upload in the appropriate section of your application. Financial assistance is available in a range of sums, starting at 200€ and going up to a limited number of full-tuition scholarships. Please specify exactly the amounts of scholarship for which you are applying.

In your letter, please include other sources of financial support, such as crowd-funding, fundraising concerts, fundraising dinners, completed applications for local scholarships, and other means of support.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of artistic merit and financial need, as well as casting requirements for each opera. Oversubscribed roles are unlikely to attract successful scholarship applications. Undersubscribed roles are more likely to be successful. We have scholarships available for all genders, ages and roles and particularly encourage male singers of merit to apply.


All tuition can be submitted via SOA Partner, Wise, for any participants located outside of the EU or UK. For tuition submission via Wise, please click here:


For participants located within the EU & UK, tuition submission by bank transfer is accepted.


Your SOA application includes gratis consideration for our sister academy: Berlin Opera Academy.