An opportunity to master the voice with José Cura

An opportunity to master the voice with José Cura
20th August 2021 MPO Marketing

An opportunity to master the voice with José Cura

Applications have opened for a unique training opportunity with world-famous opera star and conductor José Cura, presented by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO).

Young professionals or advanced opera students are invited to apply for this chance to work closely with José Cura during a week-long series of insightful masterclasses, focusing on French and Italian operatic repertoire.

The course will delve into skills concerning interpretation, interaction and communication with the orchestra and conductor. A unique element of the course will also be the involvement of the MPO, giving participants the chance to widen their knowledge of performing with an esteemed, professional orchestra.

Following the selection process, active participants will delve into a week of masterclasses and rehearsals with Maestro José Cura between the 25th and 29th October, followed by a closing concert open for the public on the 30th October.

As a tenor, Cura is known for his unconventional and innovative concert performances in some of the most prestigious theatres. He has also led top orchestras such as the London Symphony and Vienna Philharmonic, amongst others, for over 20 years in his colourful career as a conductor.

Under his direction, the MPO recently performed in Grand Finale, a star-studded audio-visual online production featuring world-acclaimed soprano Diana Damrau which reached over 1m people online.

Musicians of any discipline as well as generally interested observers can join the masterclass as passive participants.

Applications for active participants will be accepted until Friday 17 September. For further information, kindly access the Mastering the Voice information pack available online.