August, 20th – August, 27th 2017


August, 20th 2017, 11.00 AM
Location: Hotel Panorama Royal, Bad Häring (Karte / Map

Course fee: € 450,-- (Non-participants 50%)
Registration until 10.8.2017

Final concert:
August, 27th 2017
Start: 8.00 PM
Location: Hotel Panorama Royal, Bad Häring (Karte / Map)

Master's course:
This master's course by KS Prof. Ileana Cotrubas is aimed at advanced singers and is concerned not only with the music-dramatic discussion of a role/aria (interpretative design & development of vocal colors) but also with interpretation and stage presence in particular. We ask you to come prepared for this master class.

Repertoire: Freely selectable from the genre Lied & Oper;

Language of instruction: German/English/Romanian;

Teaching notes: glued and in a threefold version;

ileana cotrubas thumbIleana Cotrubas was born in Romania and was already a 9-year-old soloist of Radio Bucharest Children's Chorus. She studied singing at the Conservatoire in Bucharest and the Vienna Music Academy and she made her debut at the Romanian National Opera as Yniold in Pelleas et Melisande.
After winning the first prize at the singing competition in s'Hertogenbosch and at the Münchner Rundfunkwettbewerb, she was bound to the opera in Frankfurt/Main for 3 years. Soon further invitations followed: to the Salzburg, Glyndebourne and Florence festivals, and to the two opera houses where she regularly performed for many years, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and the Vienna State Opera.
Ileana Cotrubas sang in all the major opera houses, such as Opera Paris, La Scala Milano, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco and the Metropolitan Opera in New York, where she was to be heard as Mimì, Gilda, Violetta, Micaela and Tatiana. In Germany, she became particularly well-known for the performances of La Traviata at the Bavarian State Opera Munich under Carlos Kleiber which were also recorded for Deutsche Grammophon. At the Salzburger Festspiele she sang Pamina (1978 - 84), Konstanze (1980, 81) and Liederabende and orchestral concerts.
The main roles of her repertoire were Susanna, Zerlina, Pamina, Amina, Norina, Adina, Gilda, Violetta, Mimi, Micaela, Antonia, Manon, Melisande, Tatiana, Sophie; In later years she also sang Rosalinde, Elisabetta (Don Carlo), Nedda, Marguerite, Amelia (Simone Boccanegra), Alice, Desdemona and Charlotte (Werther).
Ileana Cotrubas has also been invited by the most important European orchestras for concerts, and she gave songs at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in La Scala Milano, Carnegie Hall New York, Paris, Munich, Salzburg, Zurich and Geneva. Among others, concert tours took her to Tokyo, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, the Macao Festival and Taiwan.
CD recordings with her are available from Le Nozze di Figaro, The Magic Flute, L'elisir d'amore, Alzira, La Traviata, Rigoletto, Les Pecheurs de Perles, Carmen, Manon, Louise and arias by Mozart, Donizetti, Verdi, Charpentier and Puccini.
In 1990 Ileana Cotrubas finished her career. Since then, she has been working at master classes and as a juror at singing competitions.
In her autobiography "Opernwahrheiten", which was published in 1998, she exerted sharp criticism of the prevailing operatic business.
Ileana Cotrubas is an Austrian Kammersängerin and honorary member of the Viennese Staatsoper.

alejandro zabala thumbAlejandro Zabala received his first music lessons at the Conservatory of San Sebastián where he later graduated with the first prize for piano, the first prize for chamber music and the Paulino Caballero Prize. Finally he perfected his education with Paul Schilhawsky and Félix Lavilla.
In his intensive concert activities, he devotes himself especially to chamber music and he is also song accompanying by Ileana Cotrubas, Margaret Price, Elena Obraztsova, Gabriel Bacquier and others.
He is an interpreter of the works of Ravel, Bernstein, Mompou, Rodrigo and Montsalvatge and works with numerous recordings to compile monographs of the works of Spanish composers.
He was a professor of accompaniment and vocal repetition at the Music College of Bilbao, Palma de Mallorca, the Basque Center Superior de Música del País Vasco and the Center de Perfecionament "Plácido Domingo" in Valencia.
He was the Rector of the Basque Center Superior de Música del País Vasco from its inception from 2001 to 2008 and is a corresponding academic member of the Royal Catalan Academy of Fine Arts of Sant Jordi in Barcelona.



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