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Over 250 competitors from 29 different countries competed in As.Li.Co.'s 2005
Competition for Young Opera Singers of Europe.
View the 2012 winners.

was founded over 50 years ago on the premise of educating and promoting young operatic talent within Europe. Since that time, it has remained committed to its mission and has been the stepping-store for many prominent young artist on the verge of professional careers. View our Historical Timeline and Interesting Facts Sheet for insight into key dates in As.Li.Co's history and little-known facts about the company.

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By providing the highest level of training and performance opportunities is the foundation of As.Li.Co. (Associazione Lirica e Concertistica Italiana) in Milan, Italy.

Each year, As.Li.Co. auditions hundreds of young singers from around Europe for leading roles in operas as part of their mainstage season productions.
Each singer chosen, gains invaluable performance experience by touring their chosen role throughout the Lombardy region of Italy in opera houses in Como, Cremona, Bergamo, Brescia, and Pavia. Audiences throughout Lombardy hailed the performances of last year's chosen artists in productions of La Traviata, Werther, and L'elisir d'amore.

Since its inception in 1949, some of the opera world's most distinquished singers have launched their careers on the stage at As.Li.Co, including:
Luigi Alva, Carlo Bergonzi, Piero Cappuccilli, Maria Chiara, Mirella Freni, Adriana Maliponte, Nicola Martinucci, Paolo Montarsolo, Fiorella Pediconi, Katia Ricciarelli, Renata Scotto, and more recently, Simone Alaimo, Susanna Anselmi, Pietro Ballo, Carlo Columbara, Paolo Coni, Daniela Dessì, Valeria Esposito, Paolo Gavanelli, William Matteuzzi, Michele Pertusi, Alessandra Ruffini, Giuseppe Sabbatini, Adelina Scarabelli, Giorgio Zancanaro, and many more.

As.Li.Co. was founded by Giovanni Treccani degli Alfieri with the purpose of encouraging and promoting opera. As.Li.Co. has expanded this vision to include assisting young artists in their professional growth while increasing the public's awareness of new, exceptional young talent.

In addition to the long list of vocalists, many young conductors (Angelo Campori, Aldo Ceccato, Luciano Rosada, Alberto Zedda, and more recently Riccardo Chailly, Antonello Allemandi, Daniele Gatti, Evelino Pidò, Tiziano Severini, and Donato Renzetti), stage directors, scenic designers, costume designers, and stage managers have enhanced their skills with As.Li.Co. and thrilled audiences throughout Lombardy and Italy on their way to international acclaim.

The essence of As.Li.Co:

  • The selection of young singers through our annual Competition for Young Opera Singers of Europe. >>>
  • Masterclasses and specilized courses based on the season's repertoire, conducted by renowned opera professionals. >>>
  • Operatic productions of the highest caliber aimed at showcasing the newest generation of European talent. >>>
  • Educating the audiences of tomorrow through interactive performances and study modules for school children. >>>


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