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Vocal Retreat in Italy 

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Time for YOUR goals....

Come join us in Lucca, Italy this summer

(July 21-27, 2022) at the Accademia di Montegral for a week long retreat in vocal technique. I am joined by my dear colleague, Ferdinand von Bothmer (La scala, Wiener Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper) in a comprehensive masterclass on Italian Belcanto technique. All singers receive daily voice lessons, coachings, discussion groups, full single room/board in a beautiful Italian monastery in the hills of Lucca. This will be an experience to delve deeper into your technique and unify your artistry. 

Space is very limited for this unique retreat and we hope to see you there!

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Julia Radosz

Julia's clients have performed with companies such as Deutsche Oper, The Metropolitan Opera, Wiener Staatsoper, Houston Grand Opera, Salzburger Festspiele, Theater an der Wien, Finnish National Opera, Sarasota Opera, and Chautauqua Opera. They have been seen in National Tours of Musicals including Phantom of the Opera and have been signed to record labels and music management. In addition, they have received many honors including advancements at major competitions including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Competition, and Vocal Scholarships for conservatories and universities. Julia's work is specialized in helping professional female singers who are experiencing changes in their vocal function and/or fach transition. In addition, her work with tongue-ties and singers has been very important in the field of vocal pedagogy (read more here).


As an opera singer, she has performed with companies such as National Moravian-Silesian Theater, National Croatian Theater- Split, Opera Orlando, Opera Naples, Annapolis Opera, Wichita Grand Opera, Gulfshore Opera, and Tri-Cities Opera. Major roles include Amelia (Un ballo in maschera), Marietta (Die tote Stadt), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), Donna Elvira/Anna (Don Giovanni), Violetta (La Traviata), Fiordiligi (Cosí fan tutte), Susannah, and Suor Angelica.


Julia has won a few competitions, including The Jenny Lind Competition, Connecticut Concert Opera Competition, and The Marcella Kochanska Sembrich Competition. Additionally, she was 2nd prize winner of the Kosciuszko Foundation Competition and the National Federation of Music Clubs Biennial Young Artist Awards, 3rd prize winner of the New Jersey State Opera Competition, as well as a grant recipient from CareerBridges Foundation.  

Ferdinand von Bothmer

Ferdinand von Bothmer was born in Munich. After studying musical theater directing in Vienna, he initially worked as a freelance director and assistant director, e.g. at the Salzburg Festival, at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, at the Vienna State Opera and the Bregenz Festival. At the same time he studied singing with Prof. Kahry and song and oratorio with Prof. Spencer in Vienna. He completed private studies with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Nicolai Gedda, Michael Pabst and Vincenzo Bello.


Ferdinand has performed with such theaters as La Scala, Wiener Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper, Zurich Opera, Washington National Opera, Salzburg Festival, Rossini Festival in Pesaro, Tokyo Opera, Theatre de la Monnaie, the National Theater in Bratislava, the National Theater in Vilnius, Latvian National Opera, Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Staatsoper Hamburg, Tiroler Festspiele, Bavarian Radio Orchestra, Wiener Volksoper, and the theaters in Stuttgart, Dusseldorf, Koeln, Mainz, and Leipzig.

Having begun his career singing almost all the major Mozart and Rossini tenor roles, Ferdinand now sings roles such as Lohengrin, Parsifal, Erik in Der Fliegende Holländer, Max in Der Freischütz, Pollione in Norma, Walther in die Meistersinger, Manrico in il Trovatore, Alfredo in la Traviata, Arnold in Guglielmo Tell, Rossini’s Otello, Berlioz' Benvenuto Cellini, and Paul in Korngold’s Die tote Stadt.

Ferdinand has been teaching privately since 2008 and as a lecturer with the Accademia di Montegral. He is now on faculty at the University of Klagenfurt. Since 2015 has worked as a vocal teacher for the academic section of the Tiroler Festspiele, where he also worked as a casting consultant until august 2019.


Belcanto Vocal Retreat 

Terms & Conditions



The course takes place at the Convento dell'Angelo, Via Tramonte 2530, I-55100 Ponte a Moriano (LU).



Course schedule


Arrival: 21.07.2022 evening

Course: 22.07.- 26.07.2022

Departure: 27.07.2022 after breakfast


The participant chooses one of the two courses (Julia Radosz or Ferdinand von Bothmer) and receives a daily lesson of 45 minutes.



Arrival and departure


The Accademia offers a shuttle service from the railway station "Ponte a Moriano" to the Convento dell’Angelo. Participants must make their own travel arrangements and inform the office of their arrival and departure times by 18.07.2022. Parking spaces are available for cars.





The fee is 1190,- €. (incl. IVA)


The course fee also includes the cost of accommodation (6 nights), meals (6 dinners, 5 lunches, 6 breakfasts) and the shuttle service to and from the station "Ponte a Mariano“.

A pianist is provided for each course group.




Terms of payment


A fee of 200,-€ is due for registration and must be transferred in advance to the following account.


owner of the account Ferdinand von Bothmer

IBAN DE30 7603 0080 0200 3500 55.


Bank Consors Bank, Nürnberg


Participants from US or Canada can pay the fee to Voice with Julia LLC via invoice with PayPal/ Credit Card (information available upon request).


The fee will only be refunded if the Accademia cancels the course.



The remaining course fee of 600,- € is to be paid with the beginning of the Masterclass to the

account under the reference „Saldo Masterclass Radosz/Bothmer“ or paid by cash at the day of


Participants from the US or Canada have the possibility to pay the amount to Voice with Julia LLC via invoice with PayPal/Credit Card (information available upon request).


390,-€ for the accommodation and full board must be paid by cash at the arrival day directly to the Academia di Montegral.





The following documents are required for registration:

  • A completed and signed registration form

  • A copy of an identity card, passport or ID card

  • A short biography and a repertoire list if necessary.



The course participants agree to an audiovisual recording of the course. Copyrights are transferred to the Accademia by the course participants.


By signing the registration form, participants agree to the conditions.



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