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The European Opera Centre offers selected early-career professionals the opportunity to be involved in opera productions


Performing under the direction of leading personalities gives valuable guidance and experience at a start of a career


The unusual nature of many of the Centre's projects attracts high-level exposure through national and international media, which in turn helps build profile  


Past performances



Britten The Beggar's Opera  

Donizetti Emilia di Liverpool (1824 version)

Fleishman Rothschild's Violin 

Mendelssohn Die Hochzeit des Camacho

Mozart Così fan tutte  (new version)

Offenbach Un mari à la porte

Shostakovich The Gamblers

Rameau Dardanus (1744 version)

Ravel L'enfant et les sortilèges

Verdi Falstaff
Wolf-Ferrari I quatro rusteghi

Wolf-Ferrari II segreto di Susanna



Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal 

The Hallé


Richard Farnes, Domingo Hindoyan, Kent Nagano, Giovanni Pacor, Vasily Petrenko, Laurent Pillot


stage directors

Ignacio Garcia, Amy Lane, Bernard Rozet, Elena Tzavara


The Gianni Schicchi project with Sir Bryn Terfel and Domingo HindoyaN 

March 2023

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The European Opera Centre’s forthcoming 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.


It will be the Centre's twelfth opera with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and third with Sir Bryn Terfel. 

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 performed 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.


All singers and repetiteurs will be selected by Laurent Pillot who founded the Opera Studio at the Bavarian State Opera and was Associate Music Director of Los Angeles Opera working with Kent Nagano. Laurent Pillot is Associate Professor of Voice and Choral Conducting at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon.

The Gianni Schicchi Project presents a high-profile learning experience for singers and repetiteurs. Working with Sir Bryn Terfel (Gianni Schicchi), the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Domingo Hindoyan, provides an opportunity for significant career development and enhanced professional profile.

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