These past few months, The world has moved what it could to the cyberworld) Olga Makarina and GSI were happy to hold online masterclasses, absolutely free.
Singers from different countries came together to watch each others class, have the opportunity to sing and hear voices of their colleagues from all around the world.
Serbia, Mexico, Russia, Italy, Japan, Korea, and more! We will never forget it and it makes us miss hearing you all live and in person all the more:):)
Stay tuned as more online learning is in the works!
"The Setubal Cantofest is an unique place for singers to develop their artistry. Why? In the midst of so many summer programs I have participated over the years, I have found In Setubal the only festival and school where no matter at which stage the singer is in their career, they receive personalized attention and equal opportunities to perform. Organized to perfection in its first edition, I have no doubt that Cantofest will become soon a staple in the opera industry."
" I was very happy to have participated as co-repetitioner and vocal coach at The Cantofest Festival in Setubal 2019. The quality of the participating singers as well as that of the teaching staff were excellent, and so was the organization of the event. It provided participants apart from technique and repertoire development through personal contact and advice a unique opportunity to improve their performance. I would also like to mention the welcoming reception we received by the interested local population, which makes Setubal a perfect venue for the organization not only of Masterclasses but other public musical events."
"When I met Olga a couple of months before the beginning of the Setubal Cantofest, she was honest and told me that as the first edition of a completely new project and that everything might be an experiment. But I was extremely surprised to discover that Olga, Dina and Marcos did a great job in order to provide an excellent level for the students and the faculty. Setúbal is a place full of potential and a unique opportunity in the country. We will do our best to fully develop this project which will soon become one of the most competitive of its kind in Europe."
Our Opera ensembles and arias concert was a success! Onward and Upward!
Ziwen Xiang, Gloria Kim, Hong Kyung Kim, Olga Makarina, Dina El, Quan Chen, Daphne Mamoulides, Ephigenia Kastanas, Bin Shang