EPCASO was founded in 1981 by the late Claudia Pinza, to honor her father, the great operatic basso, Ezio Pinza.
EPCASO has decided that this year’s program will be in memory of its founder.
The participant’s primary focus will be to prepare a concert version of L’Elisir d’Amore with double piano. Participants will work intensely five to six days a week, Monday through Saturday. Additionally, the Program will focus on:
  • Preparing for a career in opera
  • How to work with a conductor
  • Movement and body awareness
  • Conditioning the voice for performance
  • Working with performance energy, and
  • A blueprint for preparing a role

Training schedule includes:

• Technique on voice and technical repertoire
with Deborah Mayer

• Italian diction with Diba Alvi

• Coaching with Mary Jane Austin

• Coaching with Gianni Cappelletto

• Staging with Erik Kroncke


• Special Advanced Training session
with Maestro Maurizio Arena (one week)

• Master Class with Maria Chiara

• Master Class with Kevin Glavin