EPCASO was founded in 1981 by Claudia Pinza, to honor her father, the great operatic basso, Ezio Pinza.
EPCASO sponsors a month-long Summer Opera Program which provides concentrated study and training in voice, repertoire, and language for singers. The program is specifically designed for those singers whose abilities indicate a realistic possibility for a career in opera. Participants should be prepared to work intensely five days a week, Monday through Friday. Lessons are private for each participant. EPCASO is unique as it focuses mainly on Italian operatic training, and it only accepts a limited number of participants.

Training schedule includes:

• Technique on voice and technical repertoire
with Claudia Pinza

• Coaching with
Maestri Carlos De Aragon
e Gianni Cappelletto


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

• Master Class
conducted by Maria Chiara
with emphasis on special coaching
of specific opera roles

• Master Class
conducted by Vivica Genaux

In addition to the concentrated program of study,
the participants will perform concerts in Oderzo and surrounding areas.