The aim of this course is to give tools to singers in order to approach the interpretation of musical themes, both opera arias and musical theater themes. We will work on the understanding of the text, the dramaturgy, the historical context of the creation, the emotional journey, the expressive technical support and the reception strategies of the pieces chosen by the student.

We will work on intelligibility and expressiveness. We will unblock the gesture and the energy (we will identify deficits or surpluses of tension). We will work on the nuance/energy duality in interpretation. We will look for the conflict of the piece and develop its dramaturgy.

The course will take the form of a Masterclass, with individual work sessions of 30 minutes with Mario Gas and the pianist, open to all participants.

Students can participate in two formats:

    The student will have 2 individual sessions to work on the theme/solo aria. And 2 extra sessions to work with the coordinator assigned from the coordination of the course.
    The student will have 2 individual sessions to work on the theme/solo aria.

It is important to attend the maximum number of hours of the course while the other students are working, in order to better understand the work being done there.

Students will therefore have to prepare a solo and a concertante from memory in Catalan, Spanish, French, Italian or English in order to work comfortably and freely.

The chosen individual topics must be communicated fifteen days before the beginning of the course to the organization in order to make them known in advance to the pianist and the teachers. The proposal of concert players and duets will be in charge of the course organization depending on the participants and their tessitura. Students can make specific requests for contractors to work. The course organization reserves the right to propose the participation of more concert players/duets to some of the course students, if necessary to organize the pairs.

The course also includes a rehearsal with the pianist of the pieces to be worked on, at a time to be specified before the start. It also includes the final exhibition where the students will show in front of the public the topics worked on during the course. The performance will be at Teatre Eòlia, on the last day of the course, at 19pm.

Schedules and registrations

Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28'April 2024

*Mornings from 10am to 14pm and afternoons from 16pm to 20pm

Function end: Sunday 28'April at 19 p.m at the Aeolia Theatre.

*The organization reserves the right to modify the timetables depending on the number of participants in the course, either reducing or extending the timetable for any of the three days.


Full course: 350€
Partial course: 270€
Audience prices: €90 (full course) – €35 (1 day) – €20 (afternoon)

The price includes the individual sessions, the previous rehearsal with the pianist, the participation in the final concert, and the reception of the material (photographs and video of the concert).
You can split the payment into two or three parts if necessary.

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Teacher: Mario Gas
Coordination: Anna Feu
Pianist: Akiko Nomoto and Viviana Salisi

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Mario Gas Cabré (Montevideo, Uruguay, February 5, 1947) is an actor, director of cinema and theater and opera, voice actor and Catalan cultural manager born in Uruguay. Between 2004 and 2012 he was director of the Teatro Español in Madrid.

As a theater manager, he has directed the Barcelona Autumn Festival and the Olimpic de les Arts, the Teatre Condal, Saló Diana, the Grec Festival in 1976 and the Teatro Español in Madrid from 2004 to 2012. During his career he has combined these tasks with those of acting teacher, scenographer, illuminator, and actor and dubbing director. He has acted as an actor in films such as L'amor és estrange by Carles Balagué, The long winter by Jaime Camino, Amic/Amat by Ventura Pons or El colonel Macià by Josep Maria Forn, and has worked under the direction of Vicente Aranda , Bigas Luna, Luis García Berlanga and Félix Rotaeta, among others; on television he has acted in several series. Likewise, throughout his career his work as a voice actor stands out, being the regular voice of actors such as Ben Kingsley, Mel Gibson, John Malkovich or Geoffrey Rush.

As a theater actor he has works such as Oedipus, tyrant by Sophocles and Heiner Müller, Fausto by Goethe, Electra by Sophocles, Don Juan by José Zorrilla, Follies by Stephen Sondheim and Julio César by William Shakespeare. He has directed more than 50 productions, and has also acted as stage director for operas such as La Traviata or Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi; Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini and L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti.

His filmography as a director includes two short films, the feature film El pianista, based on the novel of the same name by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, and the series Isabel.

He has been awarded several prizes in the performing arts: in 1996 with the National Theater Award, granted by the Generalitat de Catalunya, for his theatrical production Sweeney Todd, in 1998 with the City of Barcelona Award for his productions Guys and Dolls and La reina de la bellesa de Leenane, and in 1999 with the Butaca Award for best theater direction for La reina de la bellesa de Leenane, as well as three Max Awards.

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