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Artistic and Executive Director
Administrative Director
Board of Directors
John H. Haley
Mark Elyn
Vice President
Jane Upton
Fran Marley Feinberg
Karl Firmbach
David Holloway
Elena Ilyin
Rolf Liebergesell*
Lena Marley *
Celeste Simone
* In memoriam
Advisory Committee
Licia Albanese*
John Ardoin*
Roberto Benaglio*
Ellen Faull*
Judith Haddon
Håkan Hagegård
Barbara Hocher
Dimitri Kavrakos
Alfredo Kraus*
David Lloyd*
Anna Moffo*
Edoardo Müller
Leo Nucci
Paul Plishka
Juan Pons
Nicola Rescigno*
Gianna Rolandi
Lee Schaenen*
Frederica von Stade
Deborah Voigt
Ruth Welting*
* In memoriam

In memory of
Luigi Ricci
Bel Canto Institute in Residence in Florence
el Canto Institute, founded in 1987 by Metropolitan Opera Prompter and Assistant Conductor Jane Bakken Klaviter, is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization whose purpose is to perpetuate, teach and keep alive style and tradition in 19th and 20th Century Italian Opera. These goals are achieved through Summer Programs and Youth Division Summer Programs for singers, coaches and instrumentalists where they are immersed in the study of style and tradition by means of performance classes, private coachings (singers), sectionals and ensembles (instrumentalists), private voice/instrumental lessons, Italian language classes, lectures, and performances. Instrumentalists will work on both operatic and symphonic repertoire as well as solo and ensemble playing. Florence, the heart of Italy's Tuscany region, is the setting for this program, which is dedicated to the late Maestro Luigi Ricci, Ms. Klaviter's long time mentor and friend.