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RETREAT IN TUSCANY
October 9th - 15th, 2023

italian cultural explorations  
 

the
retreat in tuscany
includes

OPIFICIO VOICE & CRAFT

singing - yoga - cuisine - arts - cinema

cost all inclusive
tuition - accomodation - meals - transportations


  €3,600  €2,300
 
DO YOU NEED A VACATION?

Yes, of course you do. 

 

But more importantly, you deserve one. 

Take a break from the hustle, the routine, the exhaustion and the mundane. 

 
Allow yourself to relax, let go, and be recharged in the same corner of the world that
birthed humanity’s glorious Renaissance:  Tuscany, Italy

 

Eat melt-in-your-mouth local cuisine
Explore Tuscany with excursions that will leave you bursting with creativity
Clear away the incessant mental chatter with the peace of the Grande Prato Villa
Create life-long friendships with like-minded souls
Enjoy workshops that will set you free through voice, food, mind and spirit

a quick overview
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San Giminiano Village

Oliveto Castle

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The Grande Prato

The Grande Prato

The Chiosco Bistro'

The Grande Prato

The pool at Grande Prato

The Grande Prato

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THE PROGRAM

DAY 1 - SUNDAY, OCT. 9th, 2023

All day:  Participants arrive and check-in to accommodation at Grande Prato

Snacks & drinks available all day

Poolside relaxation always an option

 

8pm:  Official group welcome to the Grande Prato, Tuscany with Sara, Cynthia & Giovanna!

 

- Dinner @ Grande Prato

Grande Prato - Opificio Toscana
Grande Prato - Opificio Toscana

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DAY 2 - MONDAY, OCT. 10th, 2023

  •  Breakfast @ Grande Prato

  •  Workshop

  •  Lunch break @ Grande Prato

  •  Workshop

  • Cooking class + food tasting

  • Dinner @ Grande Prato

DAY 3 - TUESDAY, SEPT. 11th, 2023

  • Breakfast @ Grande Prato

  • Workshop

  • Lunch @ Grande Prato

  • Afternoon: Travel to the 15th Century Castle of Oliveto

  •  Wine tasting & dinner @ Castello di Oliveto with guide

Opificio Toscana -Tuscany Music Retreat
Opificio Toscana -Tuscany Music Retreat

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DAY 4 - WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12th, 2023

  • Breakfast @ Grande Prato

  • Workshop

  • Travel to Medival Village of San Gimignano

  • Lunch @ San Gimignano

  • Explore 14th Century architecture in this picturesque village

  • Dinner @ Grande Prato

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Opificio Toscana -Tuscany Music Retreat

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DAY 5 - THURSDAY, OCT. 13th, 2023

  • Breakfast @ Grande Prato

  • Workshop

  • Lunch @ Grande Prato

  • Cinema workshop; there will be a unique and rare exhibition about old Italian Movies Posters

  • Dinner @ Il Chiosco (in the area of the Grande Prato)

Chiosco dei Renai - Opificio Tuscany
Chiosco dei Renai - Opificio Tuscany

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DAY 6 - FRIDAY, OCT. 14th, 2023

  • Breakfast @ Grande Prato

  • Workshop

  • Lunch @ Grande Prato

  • Workshop

  • Dinner and Live Concert "Movie Soundtrack"

  • Diploma Ceremony

  • Goodbye celebration under the stars

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DAY 7 - SATURDAY, OCT. 15th, 2023

  • Breakfast @ Grande Prato

  • Check out

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Giovanna Gattuso

Music Award Winner, Singer Songwriter, Author, Vocal Instructor

 

Awarded Best Latin Female Singer-Songwriter and Best World Music Album at the 16th Annual International Los Angeles Music Awards, Giovanna Gattuso is the founder on the Venice Voice Academy (2006 in Venice Beach California) and the Maison della Voce (2017, Rome, Italy).

 

Her artistry also includes worldwide collaborations in music, art and fashion.

 

Author of the Crossover Singing Method, Top 5 on the Best Seller Italian list as Vocal/Singing Methods, released in Italian and English, and the audio book Fasten your seatbelts: Singing behind the wheel!

 

Giovanna regularly holds master-classes and seminars featuring her personal vocal system in ITALY, USA & CANADA.

 

Giovanna is a sophisticated and refined musician and vocalist and her vast repertoire and styles include traditional Opera, Mediterranean Folk music & Jazz. 

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Cynthia Gibb’s career spans 42 years, as an actress, singer, dancer and vocal coach.

 

She is a Golden Globe nominee for her starring role in Gypsy, opposite Bette Midler and played the title role in The Karen Carpenter Story. Gibb has been in 45 movies and was a series regular on Fame, Madman of The People, Deadly Games and was in Criminal Minds, Law & Order, and many other TV series.

 

Gibb began studying classical Bel Canto vocal pedagogy in 1999 and she has been teaching singers since 2008 in Los Angeles, the New York area and Italy.

 

Her students have gotten into the most prestigious universities in the U.S., and many are working professionally as actors, recording artists, and musical theater performers. Her students can be seen on Netflix, HBO, ABC, NBC, Fox and on stages throughout the U.S.

Sara Ruoti is a well known singer, events producer and radio host of the famous Italian award-winning “White Radio” which has been nominated for the Macchia Nera Award.  She is the Artistic Director of the program:  "Cinema da Ascoltare" through which she has hosted hundreds of movie sound-track composers, actors and directors. 

 

Notable performances include appearances at Torvergata, Rome during the World Youth Day in front of Pope Giovanni Paolo II Wojtyla, concerts at Villa Medicea (an international film destination), Villa Petraia, Festival della Versiliana and Tettuccio of Montecatini Terme.

 

She has organized major events including “Millennium Choir and Orchestra” at the Duomo of Prato, Duomo of Piacenza, Cathedral of Cremona, Basilica of San Marco in Florence.

 

Since 2014 she is the manager of Team Crossover in Italy and she organizes masterclasses, workshops and now, the Opificio Sing & Craft.

Sara Ruoti

Singer, Radio Host, Manager of Team Crox

 

YOUR INSTRUCTORS
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Cynthia Gibb

Actress, Singer, Vocal Instructor

 

singing - yoga - cinema

 

Meet and fall in love with your voice.  Learn how your "instrument" works, practice an effective warm-up to use before singing or public speaking and discover how to