6-7 Mai, 2017

Lecture, Vocal technique and Interpretation (Lúcia Lemos and João Paulo Santos)

6-7 Mai, 2017

Application deadline: 15th March (Applications after the deadline are only accepted if places are still available and suffer a 10% of penalty on the application and tuition fees).

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Lúcia Lemos
(Fasciatherapy, Singing Teacher)

After studying psychology for 3 years, Lucia Lemos obtained her Singing degree from the Lisbon Conservatory, continued her studies in London, and later with two post- graduation qualifications and a Masters in Perceptive Pedagogics, in which she researched the sensorial perceptions and the singing voice. 
Her holistic approach to voice work (physical, emotional, reflexive and sensorial) led her to presently undertake a research under a PHD program in Performing Arts. 
She has taught vocal technique and singing since 1987. Her approach looks for a facilitation the vocal act, respecting the physiology and health of the vocal apparatus through developing perceptions and aiming at a creative autonomy and promoting communication, authenticity and stage presence.
She sustains a continuous private work, and has also taught in music, theatre and dance schools, radio and television and has featured workshops all over Portugal, Germany and Brazil.
She integrates Danis Bois’ Fasciatherapy supporting singers in stress management and body awareness.
She has lectured in conferences and published in the Gazeta do Artista, and in scientific review Réciprocités, in the book Research in Arts and Absurdity.
She pursues her Singing career, having performed in recitals, chamber music, opera, oratorio and theatre: in Portugal, England, Belgium, France, Macau, Mozambique, Brazil. 


João Paulo Santos

João Paulo Santos
(Conducter, Coach, TNSC | Lisbon Opera House)

Born in Lisbon in 1959, João Paulo Santos completed his piano studies at the National Conservatoire with Adriano Jordão. 
He also worked with Helena Costa, Joana Silva, Constança Capdeville, Lola Aragón and Elizabeth Grümmer. 
As a Gulbenkian’s fellow, he perfected his studies in Paris with Aldo Ciccolini (1979-84). 
João Paulo’s career traverses the past 36 years of the Lisbon Opera House history (Teatro Nacional de S.Carlos) where he began as a repetiteur in 1976. Between 1990 and 2004, he assumed the position of Chorus Master and, currently he is S.Carlos’s Director of Musical Studies and Musical stage Director.
João Paulo Santos made his musical debut in 1990 with The Bear (W. Walton), staged by Luis Miguel Cintra, for RTP (Portuguese Radio and Television), and, since then, he conducted operas for children (Menotti, Britten, Henze and Respighi), musicals (Sondheim), concerts and operas in the main national halls. 
He premiered in Portugal, among others, the operas Renard (Stravinski), Hanjo (Hosokawa), Pollicino (Henze), Albert Herring (Britten), Neues vom Tage (Hindemith), Le Vin Herbé (Martin) and The English Cat, whose musical direction won the Acarte 2000 Prize.
Also noteworthy are the absolute premieres of works by Chagas Rosa, Pinho Vargas, Eurico Carrapatoso and Clotilde Rosa. 
The recovery and repositioning of the Portuguese musical heritage, occupy a significant place in his career, being responsible for the research, edition and interpretation of several works from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Examples are the operas Serrana, Dona Branca, Lauriane, O Espadachim do Oteiro and Lindane e Dalmiro, which have already been staged at the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos and Olga Cadaval Cultural Center. He made numerous recordings for RTP and recorded for diferente labels a large variety of repertoire.
João Paulo collaborates as a consultant and musical director in recitals staged by João Lourenço and Luís Miguel Cintra.

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