Operastudio are high performance centres for opera singers and performing arts professionals that has decades of tradition in all Europe and USA. The main opera theatres organize this activity but our Operastudio is the only in Europe linked to a prestigious academic centre, this allow us to accredit this training.
The Universidad de Alcalá, declared World Heritage by the Unesco in 1998, it is one of the oldest and more prestigious of Europe, located in Madrid, Spain, about 30.000 students made their university studies in it. In parallel of this, The Universidad de Alcalá also develop an extensive cultural and artistic programme.
It’s Fundación General, decided in 2010 to start up this new project, OPERASTUDIO, pioneer in Spain, linked in the best lyric professionals with the academic tradition of our University. The Project was born as renovation of the Workshop of stage performance for opera singers, directed by Giancarlo del Monaco, (2005 – 2009), it gave us a lot of experience about the training needs of this sector.
More than 300 singers, in many cases postgraduates, have participated in the six promotions of Operastudio, evaluating as very satisfactory their experience, and many of them have had the opportunity of put into practice their knowledge in paid concerts open to the public, where they have showed their high potential.
The new offer has achieved the high specialization of young singers pushing their professional careers, many of them have achieved success in the most important stages in the world.
Operastudio is supported by all the management team of Fundación General (Universidad de Alcalá) and it is leaded by Lourdes Pérez-Sierra, pianist specialized in performing arts management and founder of this project.
In its programmes have participated between others Masters of international prestigious as Mariella Devia, the mezzo Teresa Berganza, the conductors Eduardo López Banzo and Alberto Zedda (the most worldwide expert in Rossini), the pianists Edelmiro Arnaltes and Juan Antonio Álvarez Parejo (partners of Alfredo Kraus and Teresa Berganza respectively), the stage directors Ignacio García (National Prize), and Jochen Schonleber (Rossini Wildbad Festival director), the prestigious singer teacher Ana Luisa Chova, the tenor Aquiles Machado and the countertenors Carlos Mena and Xavier Sabata. Also we have had the opportunity to learn about artistic agents as Miguel Lerín, Alfonso Leoz, and Marc Mazy between others. Operastudio offers also career coaching and pathophysiology services for all the students and professionals. All the participants are included in an active job board.
The development of the Project we have counted with the sponsorship of AIE and the collaboration of the institutions: Comunidad de Madrid, Ayuntamiento de Alcalá de Henares, Fundación SGAE, Opera 2001 Company, Corral de Comedias de Alcalá de Henares, Escuela Superior de Canto de Madrid, Teatro Real, between others.
OPERASTUDIO 16/17 – a high specialization project for opera singers organized from 2010 by the Universidad de Alcalá – Madrid – Spain
Operastudio Programme 2016/2017:
- Masterclasses: MARIELLA DEVIA – From 1 to 5 November 2016. (Deadline 21 October)
- Masterclasses AQUILES MACHADO – From 13 to 16 December (Deadline 5 December)
- Masterclasses ALBERTO ZEDDA – From 16 to 27 January 2017 (Deadline 10 January)
- Encounter with MIGUEL LERÍN, artistic agent – 27 March
- Workshop Stage Performance of Gianni Schicchi PAUL EMILE FOURNY – From 8 to 12 May (Deadline 25 March – Audition: 3 April)
- Masterclasses ANA LUISA CHOVA – From 26 to 29 June (Deadline 15 June)
- Vocal pathophysiology course – IGNACIO COBETA – From 26 to 28 June
- Baroque Opera Workshop XAVIER SABATA – From 19 to 26 July (Deadline 1 June)
- Career Coaching – LOURDES PÉREZ SIERRA – 5 sessions during the academic year
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