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Milan-born, Adelina Scarabelli, was a three-time winner of the prestigious ASLICO and a two-time winner of the Toti dal Monte Singing Competitions in Milan and Treviso, respectively. She made her debut at La Scala, at a very young age, singing The Marriage of Figaro, conducted by Maestro Riccardo Muti; who later conducted her in productions of Cosí fan tutte and La Clemenza di Tito. Later performances at La Scala include The Magic Flute, conducted by Maestro Sawallisch, and Fedora and La Rondine, conducted by Maestro Gavazzeni. Aside from her successes at La Scala, Scarabelli has sung in other internationally-renowned houses including: Opera Comique and Bastille in Paris, Vienna Staatsoper, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Teatro Regio di Torino, San Carlo di Napoli and then in Moscow, Palermo, Bergamo, Firenze and many more; as well as the Salzburg and Aix en Provence Festivals. She has collaborated with a number of high-profile conductors including Riccardo Muti, Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Charles Mackerras, Ivor Bolton, Bruno Bartoletti, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Chailly, Ion Marin, Stefano Ranzani, Peter Maag, Bruno Campanella. Throughout her illustrious career, she has recorded Bohème (Musetta) for the EMI record company, Cosí fan tutte (Despina) for Decca, The Elixir of Love (Adina), Rita and Stabat Mater by Bocchierini for NUOVA ERA as well as Strauss’ Capriccio (Italienische Sängerin), L´Ape Musicale, La Bella Molinara and Fedora (Olga). She has been a member of the voice faculty at the A. Vivaldi Music Conservatorium in Alessandria, the A. Boito Music Conservatorium in Parma and the G. Verdi Music Conservatorium in Como. Since 2010, she has been a member of the voice faculty at the G. Verdi Music Conservatorium in Milan. Since 2012, she has held the title of, Master, in the city of Shanghai.


After obtaining his Science of Cultural Heritage degree, Oliva graduated in directing from the Paolo Grassi School of Dramatic Art in 2009. He was assistant director to Andrée Ruth Shammah, Carmelo Rifici and Paolo Bosisio, among others. His first production was, Il Venditore di Sigari, by Amos Kamil at Teatro Litta which appeared on the 2010 billboard. In 2012, he won the Luigi Pirandello International Award for best emerging director. He has worked at the Teatro Giacosa in Ivrea, where he directed, Garibaldi, amore mio by Maurizio Micheli (2010), Il Ventaglio di Goldoni (Winner of the Sipario Award/ National Critics Association 2012), The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (2012) and Enrico IV by Pirandello (2014). With actor, Mino Manni, he founded the cultural organisation, I DEMONI, with which he created the Dostoyevsky Project, comprising of White Nights, The Confession, Ivan and the Devil, and The Player. Since June 2013, he has been responsible for the Sunday column, Hidden Souls, in the Giorno newspaper which publishes a guide to the most creative hotspots in Milan. In November 2013, publisher Atì released Oliva´s first book, L’odore del legno e la fatica dei passi. Resto in Italia e faccio teatro /The smell of wood and the hard yards. Stay in Italy and make theatre; a tribute to his first years of theatrical work.


A student of Martha del Vecchio`s, Ghigino obtained her piano diploma, at a very young age, graduating with the highest honours from the Niccolò Paganini Music Conservatorium in Genova. She continued her studies at the Mozarteum Salzburg under the guidance of Edward Steuermann, Renzo Silvestri and Carlo Zecchi, achieving an honourable mention. She was a finalist in the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition, an awardee at the City of Treviso Piano Competition and the Director of the Piano Faculty at the Giuseppe Verdi Music Conservatorium in Milan. She is the pianist for the Klavierquartett in Milan and performs in a concert duo with her sister and violinist, Marina Ghigino. She has been broadcasted, many times, on radio and TV in Italy, France, Austria and Switzerland and has recorded the music of Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann and Strauss.


Milan-born Cevidalli, graduated in violin from her local music conservatorium, where she studied under the guidance of Alberto Casabona. She has participated in a number of advanced training courses and masterclasses including contemporary performance practice with Enzo Porta and historically-informed practice with Sigiswald Kuijken and Chiara Banchini. Upon completion of the latter, she received her degree in baroque violin at the Centre de Musique Ancienne in Geneva. She is active in the concert arena and a member of multiple chamber music ensembles. For many years, Cevidalli has collaborated with Jordi Savall and "Le Concert de Nations" and enjoyed a long working partnership with Monica Hugget and Gustav Leonhardt. She plays concerts throughout Europe, Israel, and North and South America.

Cevidalli has recorded for the following labels including Harmonia Mundi, Astree, Tactus and Concerto. She has recorded for RAI-TV, National Radio Argentina, Spanish National Radio and the BBC. In 1990, she founded and continues to direct Ensemble Salomone Rossi, which has performed concerts in important theatres and concert halls in Italy, Belgium, Spain and the US. The ensemble recorded a CD for the label, Concerto, which has been broadcasted by Rai3, Radio Vaticana and Radio Classica and received excellent reviews by the national press. Furthermore, Cevidalli teaches violin at the Music Conservatorium of Milan and, since the beginning, has effectively combined her passion for teaching with her love of concert performance. Recently, she presented some of her students during a Radio Classica nation-wide broadcast, dedicated to young performers.


1-yr Opera Interpetation Course

2-yr Opera Interpetation Course

3-yr Opera Interpetation Course

1-yr Voice Specialisation Course

2-yr Voice Specialisation Course

3-yr Voice Specialisation Course

1-yr Instrumental Specialisation Course

2-yr Instrumental Specialisation Course

3-yr Instrumental Specialisation Course

1-yr Orchestral Conducting Course

2-yr Orchestral Conducting Course

3-yr Orchestral Conducting Course

1-yr Choral Conducting Course

2-yr Choral Conducting Course

3-yr Choral Conducting Course

Advanced Training Course (Singing, Musical, Instrumental)




Stage Scenography Course

Orchestral Training


Chamber Music

Giuseppe Verdi Project for Opera Singers – Duration: 6 months

Giuseppe Verdi Project for Opera Singers – Duration: 3 months

Giuseppe Verdi Project for Instrumentalists – Duration: 6 months

Giuseppe Verdi Project for Instrumentalists – Duration: 3 months

ADADS organises 1-yr and 3-year courses with a private and/or group structure, master classes and workshops.

Registration for private courses is open all year.


People of all nationalities can participate in ADADS courses. There is no age limit.

It is possible to attend classes as student auditors if teacher permission has been granted.



Registration is open all year.

To register in a course, please send the following documents:

- The registration form available on the website under COURSES. Select your course.

- Copy of the payment of the fixed registration fee

- Detailed CV

- A photocopy of your passport or ID card;

- A current photograph.

The attendance fee must be paid in full by the first lesson of the course.

The registration fee, which includes the annual membership fee, will not be refunded under any circumstance.

Students already enrolled in other ADADS courses will not pay the registration fee for the current year.

The membership fee paid for subsequent years will be of a lesser value.

Teachers are not required to make-up lessons not attended by students.

Lessons need to be carried out over a period of one year from the date of registration.

The certificate of registration and course attendance will be issued within one month from the registration date.

Diplomas / Certificates

Upon successful course completion, graduates will receive a DIPLOMA from ADADS - ACADEMY OF ART ENTERTAINMENT, following an examination.

According to teachers´ discretion, masterclasses/concerts may be evaluated as part of the graduation exam.

Upon successful workshop and masterclass completion, students will be issued a FREQUENCY CERTIFICATE.

Concerts / Work Placement

At the end of the course and/or during the course, students will have the opportunity to participate in public concerts, organised in collaboration with local music associations.

Students who participate in events organised by the Academy, exams or concerts, are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement of expenses.

Participation in the masterclasses / concerts will be decided exclusively by the Academy´s Artistic Director, Maestro Marco Beretta.

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