We have already started to explore our future relationship with two of the world’s most renowned music academies:

  • Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
  • Conservatorio di Musica “Benedetto Marcello” di Venezia

We want to put young musicians at the forefront of what we do and create exciting educational programmes that will work in collaboration with our partners to place the Teatro San Cassiano at the centre of "Master's Degree" programmes where tomorrow’s great artists can learn their trade and work on projects such as taking an opera from first day rehearsal to a full staging.

We also want to keep performance at the centre of all we do and thus hope to collaborate in future productions with our partners to give young singers and musicians an opportunity to perform in Venice at the Teatro San Cassiano.


The theatre will function as a public museum during non-performance times. We also want to explore how to become a ‘public’ theatre in the modern sense through promoting, maintaining, improving and advancing education programmes for children in respect of the history, development, staging and performance of Venetian and Italian Baroque opera.


The Teatro San Cassiano was famously the first theatre to introduce opera to the wider public. Our hope is that the educational arm of the theatre will continue this work in a modern 21st century context by introducing opera to as wide a community as possible. Opera is and should always be accessible for all.

As well as functioning as a public museum during non-performance times we will instigate an out-reach partnership with local schools to bring children into the theatre to engage and interact with all aspects of opera performance and production.

Music therapy has been proven to aid a variety of healthcare and educational needs. It offers ideal synergies by which opera can increase public awareness of its benefits through initiating a programme of music therapy services—related where possible to opera—that can improve and help the lives of Venetians and play an intrinsic role in the well-being of its local community.