MasterclassMusicum Laude has started


Free bel canto master class and singing competition with recognized teachers.

Under the title Musicum Laude, Coopera is launching a bel canto master class for young, beginning opera singers together with its cooperating partners. The course organized in August 2021 will be taught by world-renowned master teachers who are still practicing in the world of opera, such as Klára Kolonits, winner of the Kossuth and Liszt Prize, Andrea Rost, winner of the Kossuth and Liszt Prize, Széchenyi and Erkel Prize winner dr. András Batta, János Berkes, the Liszt Prize winner Levente Molnár and Prof. Dr. Ionel Pantea.

In 2021, Coopera and its cooperating partners will launch the Musicum Laude musical talent management program: the Carpathian Basin Talent Care Center Kft., the Művezzeti Alap Értetek Egyesület and the Christian University of Partium. The program – a new institutionalized form of musical talent monitoring and care – was born from the idea of Levente Molnár, a world-renowned baritone who won the Liszt Prize, and is the artistic director of the project. The ARTSTART4U Associations, led by the opera singer, have been organizing similar classical music masterclasses both in the motherland and in Transylvania for more than five years. The experience gained during this work confirmed the need for a talent nurturing school-workshop, which, in addition to the traditional music education system, would provide the human and artistic development of young talents, especially beginning opera singers, in a customized way.

The program starts with a seven-day, free bel canto master class between August 25 and September 1, 2021. The venue is the Partium Christian University in Nagyvárad – the participants will be able to study in the institution’s rooms, which also serve the newly launched private singing training in 2020. Participants in the course take part in individual and group lessons, and will also have the opportunity to practice with a tutor and interpret librettos. Classical singing training is complemented by opera history lessons. You can apply here until May 31, 2021.

This will be followed on September 4, as a continuation of the master class, by a gala concert connected with the Musicus Laude singing competition, at which the most talented voices can prove themselves. By registering for our master course, participants automatically submit their intention to participate in the singing competition. During the course, the master teachers decide who finally gets the opportunity to show themselves in front of the audience, accompanied by a big band. The contestants are accompanied by the orchestra of the Nagyvárad State Philharmonic. The ensemble will be conducted by the young conductor of Semperoper Dresden, György Budányi. Péter Novák will be the stage director and host of the evening. Among the prizes of the singing competition, we can find roles and performances in future Coopera performances and other opportunities to help the career of young opera singers.

The instructors of the master class created with the support of the National Cultural Fund – who also make up the jury of the singing competition – are internationally recognized members of the opera scene in the Carpathian Basin: Klára Kolonits, winner of the Kossuth and Liszt Prizes, Andrea Rost, winner of the Kossuth and Liszt Prizes, Prof. Dr. Ionel Pantea, János Berkes and Levente Molnár, winner of the Liszt Prize. The lecturers of the major will be joined by the Széchenyi and Erkel prize winner dr. András Batta too.

“It has been my desire for many years to start a comprehensive program, and now we have taken the first steps. I am very grateful to our supporters and partners. I thank Coopera, Dániel Vadász, for taking the project under their wing. Music education has unique needs, no universal limit or structure can be imposed on individuals. Each and every student, all discovered talents, must find their own way, their unique language, with which they can express and formulate their individual artistic creed and concept. This is what we try to help those who apply to us.” Levente Molnár said.

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