SCHOLARSHIPS now available! Apply now for consideration!

We are happy to announce that we are offering partial scholarships to outstanding applicants for Operavision Academy 2018.  In order to be considered for scholarship you must complete the application (available here on our website) and submit your audition video to  We look forward to hearing you!!! Come be a part of history while you make your own!



Back by Popular Demand Operavision Academy in Busseto, Italy 2017

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Dr. Mary-Lou Vetere and myself are thrilled to confirm the third season of the highly acclaimed Operavision Academy in Busseto, Italy.… back by popular demand!


This year is filled with contentment and a renewed commitment to give our very best in service to the music and to nurture the absolute best, in a safe and disciplined setting, from those wonderful voices that come to share their gifts with us. It has been a magical time.  More announcements to come, and some that are just too amazing to think are within reach.  The Arts, especially Opera are alive and well and thriving in the hearts of the fabulously warm and welcoming people of Busseto, Italy. They are the gems of the ocean and irreplaceable in our hearts……ANDIAM!!!!   More announcements to follow…..stay with us!!!!

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Memories Still Vivid/Plans for Operavision Academy 2016! Stay Tuned.

A Unique Program unlike any other!  Operavision Academy Launches in Urbania, Italy.

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Master Class Spectacular, 7 singers sang and worked with the great Maestro in Urbania’s beautiful theater, Teatro Bramante.


A very different kind of summer program inaugurates with the Summer of Discovery in Urbania, Italy in association with  Giovanni Pasotto and the Centro Studi Italiani during their celebrations in thirty years of accomplishment. It is safe to say this was unlike any other program they had ever had.  A very successful launch, concerts in key cities of great musical and historical importance, intimate tours especially designed for Operavision Academy, all leading to a magical day at Teatro alla Scala and a visit unlike anyone could have dreamed.


Melanie La Patin world famous champion ball room dancer with hundreds of first place titles and choreographer for “So You Think You Can Dance” and Dancing with The Stars” excelled with all the young artists, here with Aprile Millo and Maestro Richard Bonygne.


Support for one of the most emotional and beautiful of Museums, in a Castle fit for the Queen, Renata Tebaldi. Here a plaque commemorates the concerts given and the Donation of Hope given to the Comitato Renata Tebaldi for such dedication and devotion to the great Italian soprano of legendary beauty of voice and person, Renata Tebaldi.



A very talented and madly in love with opera group of beautiful voiced teenagers. Amy Bourdon, Kaylah Paquette and Katherine Pound.


I think she would have loved this, over fifty young people gathering and paying homage by tears and awed looks at the magnificence of the display of costumes and personal items of the great star.

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The gracious Mayor of Busseto with Aprile Millo, Giovanna Colombo, Mr. Gavazzeni, Dr. Mary-Lou Vetere and Maestro Cassi at the press conference to welcome Operavision Academy to Busseto, and to receive the Donazione Speranza.

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The happy young artists brought rainbows and smiles to a rainy start which succumbed to their happiness and rewarded a capacity audience a fantastic evening of singing  assembled with the Amici della Lirica Cararrese “A. Mercuriali” at the stunning Castello di Malaspina di Massa with Dottoressa Simonetta Puccini,  the granddaughter of Maestro Puccini himself, in attendance.



Busseto of course means “terra di Verdi”……


The young artists of the Operavision Academy in excited anticipation.


The visit to his beautiful Casa di Riposo in Milano, built by the great composer Giuseppe Verdi to take care of those that served his music, the singers. How great is he. Stupendous day where generations came together and everyone’s heart was full of music and love for the genius of Verdi and his music.

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Illustrious guests were in plentiful supply, the Casa Verdi boasts many, many, great singers with amazing history. Here the Operavision Academy beams with pride and happy success next to esteemed soprano, Lina Vasta who gifted the young artists with superb renditions of “Addio, del Passato” of “Traviata”, and “La Vergine degli Angeli.” At the end the generations joined for a rousing “Libiamo, Libiamo….” the Brindisi from Traviata….


It’s official!  Aprile Millo signing the visitors book, and Dr. Mary-Lou Vetere followed immediately.



The day at La Scala with a tour of the Museum and then the Temple of Music, thanks to the Comitato Renata Tebaldi, Giovanna Colombo and Marisa Pak. Backstage during the glowing rehearsals with Zeffirelli’s 1963 Boheme as the atmospheric perfection transported us to Paris in a cold little garrett. The entire group was brought on stage in quiet reverence and the amazing curtains, in middle, part to open like arms raised to the heavens to reveal for these very awe struck young singers and opera fans the whole of the great theater itself….where they dream to be one day, serving music and keeping the great traditions alive.  Viva La Scala and Viva L’Opera!!!!

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Thanks and Gratitude ONE month and Counting!

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Operavision Academy and its young artists make this pilgrimage to a place of so much history and are humbled to be even a small part of the spiritual and musical prism of genius melody, prodigious profound poetry and beauty that is Italy. Instead of just partaking the sights, and enjoying the food resplendent and unsurpassed, the wines kissed by Italian sunshine grown in a rich soil of centuries of care and love, and share this with the people so full of joy and passion, we wish also to leave a trace of our heart to remain always faithfully in Italy with our song and from our hearts, the sounds of our very souls.
Operavision Academy is giving several concerts featuring the young artists of this year’s Academy, and also some of the wonderful Italian artists who serve music so fabulously here in Italy and make their nation proud…..There we are pleased and honored to be presenting formally donations to three of the most important and historic Foundations in Italy who are some of the beloved guardians of the memories and the works of some of the Sons and Daughters of Italy who gave so prodigiously their gifts to the world. May they NEVER be forgot, and thank you to these great and worthy Foundations.

Especially thanks to Carlo Menconi and the Circolo Carrarese Amici della Lirica “A.Mercuriali” for their immense love and support of the arts and their wisdom and guidance. To Luigi Caiola, and his Tony Award Winning Production company and a great man of family, of support for the arts and theater, and of me.  We would never have been able to launch in this lovely way at such a level, without your amazing support and generosity…..I love and thank you so much….

A Summer of Discovery and immersion into one of the greatest world’s to exist in the country of so much beauty and melody and great music…… One Month and Counting….

Hearts full of hope, humility and gratitude…..

Sunday in the Park with Millo


Announcement: Due to the high volume of singers who have requested to have a session with Maestra Millo,  Operavision Academy is now announcing that she has agreed to offer private sessions by appointment for those who are NOT registered artists with Operavision Academy. That way it will be easier for young artists to have access to her when they cannot as yet, commit to the three week intensive. You can book a session with her by contacting us at

Tanti di voi che abitate in Italia avete chiesto da studiare con la Maestra Millo ma non potevate participare nel programma. Oggi voliamo annunciare a quei cantanti che non siete registrati con L’Accademia Operavision, potete chiedere una sessione privata con la maestra se scrivete