CLIP is an international opera singing competition that takes place in Portofino with the aim of discovering and supporting young talents.
Born in 2015, in just a few years CLIP has attracted singers from over 70 different countries to the beautiful Ligurian village and has become a point of reference in the international opera market.
Thanks to a jury made up only of superintendents and artistic directors of the main European opera houses, CLIP represents a concrete and particularly effective bridge between the Competition and the world of work. In fact, all CLIP winners and finalists become protagonists of brilliant careers and carry in their hearts the experience of a competition where quality, professionalism, familiarity, concreteness, beauty and respect for the singer are the main features .
The Musical Association Giovanni Bottesini is born from the enthusiasm of young individuals from Crema, who love music and their city.
Crema boasts of an important musical history, which has expressed itself since 1600, thanks to figures such as Francesco Cavalli, Giuseppe Gazzaniga, Stefano Pavesi, Vincenzo Petrali and Giovanni Bottesini. Hence the desire to give value to the musical heritage of Crema by organizing excellent musical and cultural events of international value. Over the years, the Association’s efforts have increasingly been focused on the promotion of music and opera, with special attention to the supporting and discovering of new talents.
The association is non -profit ASP – Association for Social Promotion
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