14 de June a 4 de July



From 14 June to 4 July


Auditorium Manuel de Falla, Teatro Isabel la Católica, Monasterio de San Jerónimo





NEW DEADLINE:  April 9th at 2pm


Vocal and instrumental academy devoted to the repertoire of early Baroque. In this second edition the contents of the Academy will be focused on Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, which will be performed in two concerts in the framework of International Festival of Music and Dance of Granada, on July 1st and 2nd.


Those students selected previously to the beginning of the course will take part in the classes, rehearsals as well as will participate in the performances of the work in the framework of the 70 International Festival of Music and Dance of Granada, on July 1st and 2nd.


Moreover, singers will take part in a morning concert on July 4th, in the Monasterio de San Jerónimo, and other concert in the framework of the FEX (Festival’s Extension), in a village close to Granada, on Saturday July 3rd



Professional singers and performers of the indicated instruments. Students of master’s degree in music performance, newly graduates and students in their last years of musical training who want to enrich their musical experience and performance opportunities.


Participants will be preselected by the teaching staff and will have to bring the score perfectly studied, in order during the course to put the final touches on the work.


Photo: Teresa Montellano

Musical direction

Aarón Zapico


Teaching staff

Carlos Mena singing

Jorge Jiménez bowed string instruments

Pablo Zapico plucked string instrumets

Ignacio Prego harpsichord

Rita Cosentino y Aarón Martín movement and scenic performance

Choir of the Academy: Choir of the Granada City Orchestra (Héctor Eliel Márquez conductor)



The Fairy Queen, by Henry Purcell (edition by Clifford Bartlett for The Early Music Company Ltd)


Music by Henry Purcell, with anonimous libretto from A midsummer’s night dream by William Shakespeare


Dates of celebration, hours and venues

Course:         June 14-19th. Auditorium Manuel de Falla, from 10.00 to 2pm and from 4.30 to 8.30pm

Rehearsal period:    June 21-29th. Teatro Isabel la Católica, in morning and afternoon sessions

Concerts: 1st  and 2nd July: The Fairy Queen, at 7.30pm

3 July. Concert in the framework of the Festival’s Extension (FEX), in a village near Granada to be confirmed. Hour to be confirmed

4 July. Concert at Monasterio de San Jerónimo, 12.30pm


Number of hours of the course




Free activity for the members of the Academy. They will also receive a grant of a maximum amount of 1.000€ for their accommodation and travel expenses. This amount will be of a maximum of 300€ for those living in Granada and sorroundings


Observer’s fees: 100€



Singers: 5

Instrumental ensemble: 2 recorders, 5 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos and 1 double bass



*Observers will be welcome if the sanitary situation allows it. Places will be covered by order of reception of complete applications, which must include a CV



Selection process

Those interested in taking part in the Academy are kindly requested to indicate in their application form, a link (YouTube or similar) to a video with good sound and image quality, including the performance of 2 or 3 works from the European Baroque, with or without accompaniment, and a duration of at least 5 minutes.

Singers will also have to send a video (full body) reciting the text available on this link, form A midsummer night’s dream by W. Shakespeare.


Deadline for applications

April 9th at 2pm

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