the Gianni Schicchi Project 

with Sir Bryn Terfel and Domingo Hindoyan

March 2023

Applications now open

The European Opera Centre’s next project is Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and culminates in performances on 10 and 12 March 2023 with Sir Bryn Terfel, and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic conducted by Domingo Hindoyan.


This dramatized version is directed by the distinguished French actor and stage director Bernard Rozet.


Sir Bryn Terfel will perform the title role.


All other principal roles (except Gherardino) will be taken by European Opera Centre singers. The opera will be sung in the original Italian. There are roles for a range of voice types.

Those cast  as Pinellino and Guccio are to be offered the additional opportunity to study the role of Gianni Schicchi.

The project will take place in Liverpool, UK. It is suitable for singers of high talent starting a professional career in opera and is open to all nationalities


Singers selected for the project will receive accommodation, reimbursement of travel costs to and from Liverpool, and a bursary towards living costs.

Apply for the

Gianni Schicchi Project


To avoid unnecessary travel costs, in the first instance, all those interested in the Gianni Schicchi Project are invited to send the following: 

A completed application form

An up-to-date biography and photograph

An audio or video recording; or link to online performance/excerpts

All applications will be evaluated by Laurent Pillot, the Centre's Head of Singer Development and Artistic Programme Advisor, who may then invite selected singers and repetiteurs to a live audition. 

Selected repetiteurs are occasionally given the opportunity to act as assistant conductor.



in other disciplines

Those interested in gaining experience in production, administration, design and directing should  send their up-to-date biography. They will then be notified whether an interview can be offered


Singers and repetiteurs interested in being selected for future masterclasses led by the European Opera Centre should send the following by email:

A completed application form

An up-to-date biography and photograph

An audio or video recording*

You will then be notified if your application has been successful