These past few months, The world has moved what it could to the cyberworld) Olga Makarina and Grand Stage International 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 - from Serbia, Mexico, Russia and Italy, to 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 and the next edition of Luisa Todi Cantofest!
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
Luisa Todi Cantofest is an opera festival organized by Grand Stage International Arts Foundation, Supported by the Municipality of Setubal.
“There is a beautiful port city of Setubal in Portugal, where the Muscatel flows, local delicacies stimulate the senses, and world-class Opera thrives under the sunny blue sky. A place where talented opera singers, world renowned teachers, coaches, conductors and agents meet once a year during warm summer month to engage in an unforgettable music festival experience.”
This was written in our first ad for Cantofest, in 2019. It was such a nourishing, fun, and creatively satisfying experience for everyone involved, that we decided to keep developing and enriching it.
What to expect:
- Daily lessons and coachings with our faculty of top International level Industry professionals.
- Language Coaching
- Perform concerts almost every day in different locations in Setubal, including the Newly renovated Local Theater Forum Luisa Todi.
Our opera program invites world renowned opera coaches/agents and voice teachers to teach singers from all over the world in an intimate and exciting program.
Affiliations include, but are not limited to the industry’s best of:
The Metropolitan Opera,
Opéra de Paris,
Houston Grand Opera,
La Scala, among others.
Our goal is to build a supportive community of professional and amateur artists to encourage each other’s personal growth and artistic development, regardless of the level of advancement and to offer an opportunity to participate in and support the Arts in a way that feels close and meaningful.
Included in tuition: Housing with breakfast.
Scolarships and payment options: we are open to discussing payment plans and are offering partial scholarships.
Luisa Todi Cantofest is delighted to have the full support and collaboration of the Mayor of Setubal: Mayor Maria Das Dores Meira.
If you would like to apply for the next edition of the Festival Luisa Todi, please contact us at: