Vocal Training in Cologne

with Franco Careccia

Franco Careccia Vocal Training

FRANCO CARECCIA is an award winning Tenor who has had a long international singing career in opera. He performed as a soloist on great stages including La Fenice and Carnegie Hall singing a wide repertoire of opera and concert works. He has also performed as a guest soloist in Musicals and Operetta.

Mr. Careccia had the chance himself to train with great teachers and now, enriched with his own experience, he wants to pass on this knowledge to young singers.

Mr. Careccia is qualified to teach singers that are serious about learning, from the beginning to the professional levels. He specializes in helping professionals who want to perfect their singing technique.

His studio is in Cologne, Germany.


A good technique is not a goal in itself, but when one has gained complete freedom through a good technique then one can really communicate to the audience through music. It cannot be better said than in this quote below:

".....pour out your own deep emotion into the music you really love and understand, for when that happens an antenna reaches the public and makes them share your emotion even if they have never heard the piece or have a dislike for it. Music is a sacred art. Those who are born with the talent for it ought to feel that they are humble servants of the great immortal creators of music and be proud to be the chosen ones to transmit their heavenly gifts to humanity."


FRANCO CARECCIA was born in New York City, where he pursued his initial musical studies at the Manhattan School of Music, gaining a Bachelor of Music degree. He also studied privately with Maestro Dick Marzollo. His professional debut was at Carnegie Hall in 1977 in the Mozart Requiem conducted by Richard Westenburg, after which he left for Europe to take up a two year contract with the Young Artists programme of the Vienna State Opera.
During this time he sang many supporting tenor roles under the baton of conductors such as Erich Leinsdorf, Olivero di Fabritiis, Michelangelo Veltri, Carlo Felice Cillario, Giuseppe Patané, Alberto Erede and Gerd Albrecht. He also performed in the role of Amiens in Shakespeare's As You Like It at the Vienna Burgtheater in a staging by Terry Hands.
After the Vienna Young Artists Programme, he extended his career to sing major lyric roles in Germany and Austria, singing in Augsburg, Bremen, Essen, Innsbruck, Krefeld, Regensburg and Salzburg. In the 1980 "Concours International de Chant de Paris" he was awarded the "Prix Francis Salabert" for his singing of the music of Francis Poulenc.
Since 1987 he has been a regular guest at the Theatre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, singing in productions by Lluis Pasqual, Luc Bondy, Peter Mussbach and Simon Suarez under conductors Sylvain Cambreling, Emil Tchakarov, Gian-Franco Masini, Marcello Viotti and Guido-Johannes Rumstadt. He has also toured with the Monnaie to Aix-en-Provence and to the Theatre des Amandiers in Nanterre, Paris. 1992 saw his Italian debut in the Teatro Communale, Florence in the role of Lucano in Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione Di Poppea, conducted by Jan Latham-König as well as appearing with the BRTN Orchestra of Belgian Radio and Television conducted by Fernand Terby.
May of 1994 marked his La Fenice Venetian debut singing the three lyric tenor roles, Secondo Pastore, Primo Spirito, and Apollo in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo.
In 1995 Franco Careccia was invited to sing Rodolfo in Puccini's La Bohème in the beautiful jugendstil theater in Cottbus, Germany.
In April 1996 he sang the "Tanzmeister" in Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos at the San Carlos Opera in Lisbon, Portugal.
From 1997 through 1998 Franco Careccia performed in the musical Gambler the role of the "Messner". he also worked with the ensemble helping them with their singing techniques.
From 1998 - 2002 he sang Camille de Rossillon in Lehar's The Merry Widow in Gent, Belgium as well as Sou Chong in Das Land des Lächelns.


Contact Mr. Careccia by telephone or by e-mail. He will answer as quickly as possible.

+49 (0)174 276 53 64

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