Operastudio - a high specialization project for opera singers organized from 2010 by University of Alcalá – Madrid - Spain
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 30000 students made their university studies in it. In parallel of this, University of Alcalá also develop an extensive cultural and artistic programme. It’s Fundación General, decided to start up this new project, OPERASTUDIO, pioneer in Spain, linked in the best lyric professionals with the academic tradition of our University.
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 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 mundial 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.
Operastudio Programme 2016/2017: