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
Maryjane Austin


• 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

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