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 Repertoire in Spanish, Catalan and Portuguese.
This is a mission we are committed to in a time where the training of the classical singer, continues being focused mainly in the Centro European music tradition, ignoring a vital part of the world´s musical heritage.
Besides receiving several hours of vocal literature, history and diction classes, students receive many hours of master class in which they learn interpretation aspects, like diction and style. 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. We only receive a small group of singers every year because we want to provide personalized one to one attention.
The course focuses not only on interpretation but also in historical and musicological aspects. 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 start sharing our mission with us and help us promote this important part of the world´s musical heritage!.