Maestro RINALDO ALESSANDRINI, conductor and harpsichordist, leader of world well-known ensemble Concerto Italiano. 

When: 19th - 21st February 2024
Where: Prague Conservatory - Pálffy Palace, Prague 1

What: Handel's cantatas written in Rome

For: Opera singers, conductors and harpsichord players

(photo author Jakub Kydlíček, 21st February 2024)

The Final Concert of all participations

In cooperation with Italian Cultural Institut and Prague Conservatory

Unique Masterclass for opera singers, conductors and harpsichord players


Handel in Rome

Rinaldo Alessandrini Masterclass

Prague 19th - 21st February 2024

Final Concert Feb 21st 2024 19:00 Pálffy Palace, Prague

Application: Until 31st January 2024

Meeting: 19th February 2024, 9.30 AM, Pálffy Palace, Prague

Masterclass is open for:

Czech and foreign professional musicians, opera and concert singers, students of conservatories, music universities and other music schools

Singers - soprano, mezzo-soprano, countertenor, tenor, bariton, bassbariton, bass


Harpsichordists - conducting from harpsichord

Baroque orchestra players - any baroque instruments

Age: 17 - 99

Students of Prague Conservatory and JAMU Brno have free entrance *

Every Active Participant will have 40 minutes to work with Maestro Alessandrini

Active participants: 15 singers, 15 conductors (or harpsichord players conducting from cembalo)

Language of instruction - English

Maestro Alessandrini will work with one singer (or two in case of duets) and one conductor (or harpsichord player) and baroque orchestra at the same time.

* necessity of to fulfill all conditions of sending recording + certificate of study sent to email masterclass@baroquing.com, in the subject of the email write "certificate of study". We don 't guarantee selection of up to 15 active participants.


Pálffy Palace, Valdštejnská 158/14, Prague, Malá Strana, 118 00, Czech Repubulic


  • Registrations are open and will close on 31st January 2024
  • In Application form fill in the MESSAGE field:
  • Updated CV (max 5 sentences)
  • Instrument you play (for orchestra players)
  • Cantata you choose (singers and conductors)
  • Recent audio file YouTube link (singers) **

The following documents must be sent no later than 31 January 2024 to masterclass@baroquing.com :

  1. Receipt of payments of registration fee of deposit 50% (The rest may be paid at the same time)
  2. Certificate of study (for students of Prague Conservatory and JAMU)

** The recording of any aria (a cappella also possible). Recording on your iPhone: send the audio file with other documents to address  masterclass@baroquing.com

Final Concert

  • On the Final Concert can participate only Active Participants.
  • Applicants for the Final Concert must have audition before the Masterclass.
  • Audition for the Applicants for the Final Concert will be on Sunday 18th Feb 24 according to an arrangement at he rehearsal room of National Theatre in Prague.
  • Only 8 singers and 8 conductors can participate on the Final Concert.

List of compositions we will work on:

La Resurrezione


Aci, Galatea e Polifemo


Cantata: Ah crudel del pianto mio


Cantata: Diana cacciatrice


Cantata: Alpestre monte


Cantata: Aminta e Fillide


Cantata: Clori, mia bella Clori


Cantata: Clori, Tirsi e Fileno


Cantata: Cuopre talvolta il cielo


Cantata: Il delirio amoroso


Cantata: Armida abbandonata


Cantata: Agrippina


Cantata: Notte placida


Cantata: O come chiare e belle


Cantata: Tu fedel?


Cantata: Tra le fiamme


  • It is not possible to work on the composition of your own choice
  • It is necessary to pair the singer with the conductor; conductors are kindly requested to familiarize themselves with all the composition listed

Masterclass Fees:

  • Active participant: 650€ (16000Kč)
  • Pasive participant:20€ (500Kč)
  • Orchestra player: 240€ (6000Kč)

The payments are to be made on the bank account:

Baroquing - barokní operní společnost, z.s.

AN: 2202084870/2010

IBAN: CZ1120100000002202084870

Reason: Masterclass RA, your name, Category, Participation (singers add your voice type)

(Example: Masterclass RA, Jan Novak, Conductor, Active, soprano)

Notice: this fee only includes the Rinaldo Alessandrini Masterclass Fee. It does not include accommodation, meal, or other

By sending the financial amount to the baroquing account, you agree to the terms of the masterclass

In case of withdrawal for serious reasons (after evaluation by the Baroquing z.s. on the gravity of the reasons communicated), the participation fee, both for active participants and auditors, will be returned only if the vacancy is filled by a new student, all by February 2nd 2024.

After this date or for any other waiver, the fees paid will not be refunded.


  • Deposit of 50% of the entire amount to be sent by the 15th December 2023
  • You pay the rest of the amount 10 days before the start (until 12th Feb 2024)
  • In some cases a social discount may be granted

Students of Prague Conservatory and JAMU Brno have free entry. However it is necessary to submit an application and sent all documents

  • If the applications exceed the established number of participants, a selection will be made on the basis of the audio material sent.
  • To all subscribers who for lack of seats will not be accepted, by 12 February 2024 will be given notice via e-mail and will be returned the full amount of fees paid


We do not provide accommodation


  • For reasons of force majeure or proven necessity, the Organization reserves the right to cancel the the Masterclass with the total refund of the registration and participation fees.
  • The Baroquing z.s. declines any responsibility for any damage to persons or property during the entire course of the Masterclass (18.-21. February 2024)
  • In case of withdrawal for serious reasons (after evaluation by the Baroquing z.s. on the gravity of the reasons communicated), the participation fee, both for active participants and auditors, will be returned only if the vacancy is filled by a new participant, all by February 2nd 2024. After this date or for any other waiver, the fees paid will not be refunded.