Cinzia Scafetta

Vocal and Language (Italian) Tutor

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Cinzia Scafetta has been an Italian vocal coach at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire since 2007. Her teaching focuses on: developing awareness of the Italian language sound by means of a correct physical articulation of the phonetic apparatus; merging the socio-linguistic properties of the Italian language with the features of the musical setting.

For the RBC Cinzia has recently coached Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart) and Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (Monteverdi). She has coached frequently the CBSO choir (Verdi’s Falstaff and Requiem, Mozart’s Idomeneo), the Ex Cathedra Choir, and collaborated with the London Symphony Choir and the BBC Prom Youth Choir.

She has worked on recordings of Renaissance music with Harmonia Mundi and Hyperion. She has also produced the critical editions of three-voice madrigal collections (the anthology Il Gaudio, and the prints of Scotto and Gero).  

Cinzia has also been for several years a Visiting Lecturer in Italian Language and Culture (in particular Opera) at Harvard University, where she has been awarded the Harvard Bock Derek Award for 'Excellence in Teaching'.

Moving back to Europe, in Birmingham, she has continued to liaise with Italian, English, and American institutions, by coordinating cultural, language, music master classes and exchange programs, through the Centro Europeo di Studi Rossettiani.

Since 2007 she is also a piano coach at the University of Birmingham.

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