The basic aim of the Centre de Perfeccionament Palau de Les Arts (Palau de les Arts’ Opera Studio) is to promote a high level of vocational training for young singers and musicians from Spain, the European Union and the rest of the world: to prepare opera singers structurally, so that they may form part of an organization, as well as to help them as much as possible to develop a professional career. For this reason, during their training period, members of the opera studio have firsthand experience of the day-to-day running of the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, taking part in the activities programmed for each season and being in close contact with the artists who perform there.
Members of the Centre de Perfeccionament develop their interpretative style, they learn to feel the musical and dramatic nature of the different characters and operas, and study aspects that are so important to any singer such as expression, gestures, the intent of the spoken word, and its theatrical nature. They understand the fundamental idea of the importance of the libretto, the drama, the historical context of each opera, and its influences and consequences, etc.
Consequently, members may form part of the casts and productions scheduled at the Palau de les Arts, including those promoted by the Centre de Perfeccionament itself and those covered by the season ticket. In this way, they are in direct contact with the realities of the theatre, with great singers, conductors and stage directors.
In addition to the congresses and master classes held by the artists that take part in the general programme for each season at the Palau de les Arts (stage directors, conductors, set designers, costume designers, etc.), this opera studio also promotes exchanges with other international academies.
Its headquarters are the Teatre Martín i Soler, a room with 380 locations integrated in the Palau de les Arts, whose excellent acoustic means allow endless activities, especially opera in small format, as well as baroque and classical. An ideal space to implement the Center’s own assemblies and meet the public. It also serves to host the master classes, meetings and colloquies with the artists who collaborate with the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía. The Center seeks, in essence, the integral training of the artist and his approach to professional life; that all its members have the opportunity to live in the first person and from a privileged perspective the internal life of the theater.
Auditions for Opera Singer
The auditions for Opera Singer 2020 of the Centre de Perfeccionament del Palau de les Arts are suspended until further notice.
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