The mission of the Barcelona Festival of Song® is to preserve and promote the Iberian and Latin American art song repertoire. Its centerpiece is a summer program for classical singers dedicated to the study of the history and interpretation of the Iberian and Latin American vocal repertoires in Spanish, Catalan, and Portuguese.
With our mission, we want to contribute to expanding the horizons of classical singers whose training is anachronic, rooted almost exclusively in the study of the Centro European repertoires, ignoring a vital part of the world´s musical heritage.
The participants of the Barcelona Festival of Song have the opportunity to receive several hours of classes that include vocal literature, history, the diction of Spanish, Catalan and Portuguese, as well as several hours of master classes in which they learn interpretation aspects. The goal is to be prepared for the two final public concerts in which all participants have the opportunity to perform. The concerts take place at beautiful venues at the heart of Barcelona.
As we aim to provide personalized attention, we only accept a small group of selected singers every year. One of our unique offerings is that each of the participants at the Festival has his/her own personalized development program, designed around his/her unique abilities, level of development, and goals. The goal is to reinforce their strengths and to identify and overcome their weaknesses.
Our program is designed for voice students and voice teachers; therefore, there is no age limit. We are happy to receive university teachers interested in learning vocal literature, history, and interpretation of this repertoire. Our goal is to provide them with all the necessary information to be able in the future to guide their students about available resources, repertory, diction, etc.
We hope you join us in Barcelona and start performing and promoting the rich and vibrant Latin American and Iberian vocal repertoire.