Solti Te Kanawa Accademia Lowdown
by Christie Connolley
The Telegraph’s Rupert Christiansen dishes on the benefits to the Solti Te Kanawa Accademia,
“This isn’t something that can be learnt through musical exercises alone. It also comes through imbibing a deeper sense of national style, and the Accademia’s value also lies in the broader exposure it gives its students to Italian traditions, customs and rhythms.
Fundamental to its philosophy is the civilised idea that experiencing the food and drink, the architecture and landscape, the passeggiata and the spiaggia, will enrich your singing of Bellini and Verdi. In other words, this is a holiday of the most educational kind, its value evident in the riotous free annual concert in Castiglione’s piazza, which brings the three-week course to a climax and remains the talk of the town for months afterwards.”
What do you think of the Solti Te Kanawa Accademia?