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Lyrical singer


  • Italian Opera
  • Vocal technique
  • Belcanto (style, cadences, traditions, diction)
  • Italian coaching for opera singers
  • Choice and preparation of repertoire (competitions, auditions)
  • Accompaniment in the taking of roles


Currently based in Lyon, France, trilingual Italian-French-English, Michela Bertagnolli holds a Master’s degree in Opera from the National Conservatory of Music “G. Verdi” National Conservatory of Music in Torino, Italy. Attracted to opera at a very young age, she began her piano and vocal studies in her hometown of Torino at the age of 11.

She worked on the fundamentals of Italian vocal technique with the soprano Sylvana Moyso, who had the chance to study in Milan with the famous teacher Elvira de Hidalgo.

After obtaining her Master’s degree in voice, she began her career, while perfecting her skills with several teachers and conductors specializing in the great traditions of the Italian repertoire, such as Tatjana Korra, Mietta Sighele, Roberto Negri and Richard Barker.

Expatriated to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia in 2002, she discovered her other great passion: that of teaching singing and transmitting the specificities of vocal technique and the Italian opera repertoire, especially to opera singers in training and speaking foreign languages. She thus created her singing school in the Malaysian capital, and then in the USA, where she lived from 2008 to 2011.

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Established in France since 2011 and naturalized French, she expands and develops her musical, pedagogical and artistic activity around several axes : – She teaches Italian singing and vocal technique, both in private lessons and in masterclasses. She regularly gives thematic masterclasses on Italian opera for professional singers and/or young people at the end of their training or beginning of their career, notably in duo with the conductor Chloé Elasmar. – Coaching of Italian and, on occasion, French, with an original methodology specifically adapted to opera singers, both in individual lessons and as a speaker on productions (Lyon Opera, Pôle Lyrique d’Excellence, …) – Choir direction (Chœur Prélude, Ensemble Vocal Tempus Fugit, …) – Production of shows (e.g.: creation and production of The Little Magic Flute in Lyon in 2015/16) and staging (e.g.: La Bohème and Carmen for the Kuala Lumpur City Opera in 2013/14)

Cours en ligne

99 €

For students who need to work on the Italian vocal technique (discovery and/or deepening), I will adapt the exercises, the explanations and the repertoire according to the level and the specific objectives (preparation for auditions, competitions, exams, …).
For intermediate and advanced students, we can work in detail on the pieces being prepared: resolution of specific technical points (treble, register passages, resonance, dynamics, etc.), work on the text and prosody, interpretation, style, cadences and variations.

Cours présentiel

137 €

In the field of voice and opera singing, the quality of teaching is fundamental in order to bring out the infinite possibilities of each individual: I will put at your service all my multi-cultural skills, my in-depth experience of the repertoire, my high standards and perfectionism, the energy of my passion and my love for singing in order to accompany you in this work and to help you to achieve your objectives and results.

If you don’t see any slots available, contact info@ponsartium.com, we’ll be sure to get back to you to offer some.