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Bel Canto in Tuscany is proud to have been selected for fiscal sponsorship through Fractured Atlas!

Bel Canto in Tuscany is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Bel Canto in Tuscany must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Your contributions to Bel Canto in Tuscany, through the Fractured Atlas website, help make our unique, life-changing program accessible to the most deserving and qualified emerging singers. Please consider supporting our organization and becoming a part of our family today.



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The Laura Pasqualetti Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Laura Pasqualetti Memorial Scholarship Fund
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Bel Canto in Tuscany is humbled to name its scholarship fund in honor of beloved pianist, coach, and collaborator Laura Pasqualetti, who lent her extraordinary gifts to our program since 2016. Ms. Pasqualetti received her diploma at the musical Institute L. Boccherini in Lucca in 1983, where she specialized in solo repertoire with the pianists R.Bottai, Lya De Barberis (at Saint Cecilia Academy in Rome), and Jorg Demus (at the RAI in Trieste), and in chamber music repertoire with “Trio di Trieste" and “Trio Tchaikovsky." At the same time, she completed her university studies at Pisa University with a degree in Humanities focused on Music History.

While she won numerous national and international piano competitions and participated in important festivals and concerts as a soloist and as a member of chamber music ensembles, she was best known for her work in opera. She became “Maestro di sala” in theatres like Pisa, Lucca, Livorno, the Ravenna festival and the Torre del Lago Festival. As a collaborator with opera singers, she performed in the main European capital cities and across the globe in Japan, the USA, Argentina, and Cuba. She collaborated on master courses on vocal technique and interpretation run by Desderi, Cupido, Ricciarelli, and Kabaivanska among others. In June 2005 she began working as “Maestro di sala” with Riccardo Muti, and in 2016, she joined the faculty of Bel Canto in Tuscany, effortlessly endearing herself to the next generation of emerging global opera talent. She died in August of 2021, leaving behind a daughter and a devoted community of students, fans, and admirers.

We honor Laura's memory by providing affordable access to world-class opera education to young and emerging artists from all backgrounds. At $45,000, the lofty goal of the fund represents full tuition and room and board for 10 participants for all three weeks of Bel Canto in Tuscany's 2023 summer program, or partial scholarships for up to 30 students. Gifts to this fund made in honor of our beloved colleague serve to preserve the history and tradition of Bel Canto while ensuring the future of our field.

With gratitude, we thank the generous supporters whose gifts enable our summer program:

Conductor's Circle
($2,500 and up)

Donizetti's Circle

($250 - $499)

Family Circle (up to $249)

Concertmaster's Circle
($1,000 - $2,499)

Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts

MBO Settlements Incorporated

Luis Guardia

Ann Hull

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Kitchen

Anne Barker

Lawrence Bernfeld

Melissa Hatfield

Ralph Johanson

Barry and Pam Pearl

Linda and Dan Sill

Krisztina Vanyi

Walter and Marsha Arnheim

Rossini's Circle

($500 - $749)

Ranjani Johnson


Kristin Cowdin

Pamela Gorski

Alice Hegt

Constance Henry

Suzanne Kessler

Barbara Rosenblum

Alan J. Savada and Will Stevenson

Mark Schaefer

Laurie Stefanelli

Girale Takahashi

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