About us

Opera Network began from an idea with Carla Zanin, now its President, as a linked project of advanced training and professional preparation. It became a Cultural Association in April 2015 with Paolo Bellocci as Artistic Director and Federico Bardazzi as Music Director. The founding concept derived from the need to create training projects in the setting of technical and artistic professionalism for live spectacles (music, prose, dance, etc.) and the arts, that would be capable of offering to young artists technical and professional courses of advanced specialization and completion with the final principle of creating a concrete occasion to experiment in the field with the competencies acquired and achieved in the profession... >> read more


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Carla Zanin has worked for over twenty years in the live performance sector and specifically in classical and choral music and drama. At first she was the organizational manager and then went into marketing and communications.
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Artistic director


Since 1988 Paolo Bellocci is Maestro Collaboratore at the Opera di Firenze-Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and professional exepert in Italian Opera repertoire. He has gained long-standing experience as piano coaching...
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Musical director


Federico Bardazzi specialises in Early and Baroque Music, he is primarily active as a director in operatic repertoire, from its origins to Händel, Gluck, Mozart, Rossini and Puccini.
Having trained as a cellist with Andrè Navarra...

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