The University of Alcalá, through its Foundation, decided to create, in 2010, the educational project ”Operastudio”. Its purpose is to help young singers with their careers by bringing international and national figures of the opera. They give workshops and masterclasses focusing in different aspects of the profession, contributing on the improvement of the singer into a fully developed artist.

During the school year 2018/2019, masters such as Mariella Devia, Isabel Rey, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Paco Azorín, Paul-Èmile Fourny, Ana Luisa Chova, Xavier Sabata, Aquiles Machado, Ignacio Cobeta and Lourdes Pérez-Sierra (who happens to be the director of the program) have participated in the Operastudio transmitting their knowledge. Additionally, at the end of the school year, in collaboration with “Clásicos en Alcalá” Festival and Alcalá de Henares City Hall, Operastudio prepares a Closing Night Gala where the recipients of AIE’s fellowship perform some of their best Opera and Zarzuela pieces.


Progam´s director: Lourdes Pérez Sierra

Pianist: Rosalía López Sánchez

Opera singers:

Teresa Albero
Sonia Martínez Palomino
Laura del Río
Lucía Millán
Patricia Illera
Lidija Jovanovic

Christian Gil-Borrelli
Jesús Piñeiro
Julio Morales


Scenery: Taller T.I.A
Música Lux Perpetua y La mujer Hermosa: Luis Alonso
Director’s assistan: Carmela Tena
Lightning and sound assistants: Ana Isabel Alcolado, Isabel Álvarez
Lightning and sound: Juan Antonio Borrell
Stage manager, costume designer and atrezzo: Marisa Jiménez




June 28, 2019