Carmen Santoro

Master Instructor

She is one of the most important Vocal Coaches of her generation. She collaborates with Zurich Opera House, Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, Theater an der Wien, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp, Lithuanian National Opera in Vilnius, Theater of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Comunale of Bologna, Teatro San Carlo of Naples, Regio Theater of Parma, Petruzzelli Theater of Bari, Toscanini Foundation of Parma, Rossini Opera Festival of Pesaro, Festival of the Valle d’Itria of Martina Franca, Wexford Festival Opera, Festival Donizetti Bergamo.

She has collaborated with Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Monserrat Caballé, Marilyn Horne, Diana Damrau, Mariella Devia, Juan Diego Florez, Daniela Barcellona, Pretty Yende, Javier Camarena, Lawrence Brownlee, Saimir Pirgu, Krasimira Stoyanova…

She is professor at the International Opera Studio of the Zurich Opera House, Young Artist Program of the Metropolitan Opera of New York, Royal College of Music of London, Young Artists Opera Program of the Bolshoi Theater of Moscow, Center of Perfeccionament Placido Domingo of Palau de les Arts of Valencia, School of Opera of the Municipal Theater of Bologna, Rossiniana Academy in Pesaro, Lunenburg Academy, Nova Scotia Canada, Showa University in Tokyo.

She is Director of Music Studies and Assistant to the Music Director M. Fabio Luisi at the “Paolo Grassi” Academy in Martina Franca.

Since 2009 she has been Assistant to M. Fabio Luisi at the Zurich Opera House, at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, at the Valle d’Itria Festival in Martina Franca where she is also Music Production Supervisor.

She is Artistic Director of the Belcanto Festival in Japan organized by the Japan Opera Foundation in Tokyo.

Since 1995 she has been a professor at the “A. Boito ”of Parma.