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Giovanna and Sara start working together in 2002 touring the world one as singer/conductor and the other as singer/tour agent and manager.  Them passion for travel, music and bringing people together lead in 2016 when they created the Opificio Voice & Craft. The meaning of Opificio is "a place where artisans gather in a community to create collaboratively". Ferdinando I de’ Medici created one of the early opificios for artisans in stonework. This meaning applied to our Retreats as we work together to collaboratively develop our vocal talents in a supportive, community environment. So far we hosted the Opificio 5 times in Tuscany.  But as you can see in our future calendar, we are going  to host Opificio all over Italy.


Meet The Team

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).


World renowned vocal coach, 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. 


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.

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