International Opera Performing Experience.
International Opera Performance Experience

Join Us in Italy

Friends of the International Opera Performing Experience

The Best of Italy & Opera in the Making!

Is it possible to join the IOPE experience without being an enrolled artist? When you contribute to the IOPE Scholarship Fund to support an emerging artist, we invite you to join us as a “Friend of the International Opera Performing Experience” in Mercatello sul Metauro.  For a complete and comfortable cultural tourism experience, we provide concierge services:

  • Personalized Orientation to Mercatello
  • Restaurant and agriturismo recommendations and reservations
  • Accommodation recommendations and reservation support
  • Transportation advice within Italy (train, bus, car rental)

Sponsorship Levels

$500 Level

We invite you to:

  • Watch opera professionals at work
  • Attend staged opera rehearsals
  • Attend IOPE master-classes
  • Attend a participant voice lesson
  • Premium seating at concerts
  • Invitation to pre-concert “Apertivos” and post-concert receptions
  • Mingle afterhours with faculty and participants
  • Join faculty and participant excursions and dinners

$750 Level  (per person)    All of the above +

  • Be an “extra” in opera scene concert
  • Participate as a member of the chorus

In addition, we will help you plan and schedule (separate fees apply for each):

  • Cooking classes with Bernardo at Castello della Pieve or Massimo at Grotto dei Folletti, featured in Jaime Oliver’s cookbook  “Jaime’s Italy
  • Complete spa menu at Grotto dei Folletti
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain Biking

$1000 Level  (per person)  All of the above +

  • A voice and/or staging lesson
  • Lecture on Italian History and Opera
  • Dinner for two in the Palazzo Donati with IOPE staff

Our concierge service at this level includes arranging (separate fees apply for each):

  • Private Italian language lessons
  • Guided Hiking

$1500 Level   (per person)  All of the above +

  • Dinner for two & mini-concert in the Palazzo Donati with IOPE staff
  • Stories from opera stages around the world – IOPE staff

At this level, we can arrange for you (separate fees apply for each):

  • A private guide to historical sites
  • Wine Tours