Renaissance and Baroque Singing


19 to 22 July



This ‘masterclass’ is aimed at musicians who want to deepen the study of singing and early music. Pilar Moral—a teacher at the Superior Conservatory of Music in Valencia—will lead the classes that will culminate in a concert on Saturday, July 22 at 8 p.m. in the Sala Polvorí of the Castell de la Suda in Tortosa. Students will be admitted through curriculum selection.


Born in Valencia, Pilar studied singing and obtained the highest grades at the Higher Conservatory of Music in Valencia with Ana Luisa Chova. She went on to perfect her studies in Milan and London where she specialized in opera and Baroque music. She has a master’s degree in Aesthetics and Creativity of Music from Valencia University and a master’s degree in Musical Performance and Research from the International University of Valencia (VIU).

Her stage experience includes roles from different styles and periods in operas like: Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas; L’incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi; Salir el amor del mundo by Durón; La púrpura de la rosa by Torrejon y Velasco; The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, and Don Giovanni by Mozart; Andromaca by Martin i Soler; L’occasione fa il ladro and Il Turco in Italia by Rossini; La sonnambula by Bellini; The Tales of Hoffmann by Offenbach; Moses und Aron by Schoenberg; Der Kaiser von Atlantis by Ullmann; and the zarzuelas La Tavernera del Puerto by Solozabal and Los Gavilanes by Guerrero at a variety of well-known venues including the Principal Theatre in Castelló, Arriaga Theatre in Bilbao, Baluarte Theatre in Pamplona, ​​Calderón Theatre in Valladolid, Campoamor Theatre in Oviedo, Zarzuela

Theatre in Madrid, Maestranza Theatre in Seville, Rosetum Theatre in Milan, the Palau de les Arts “Reina Sofía” opera house in Valencia, and the Palacio de los Festivales theatre in Santander among others.

Pilar has sang in concerts at a wide range of venues and events including: the Palau de la Música concert hall in Valencia, Barcelona Auditorium, Galicia Auditorium, the Manuel de Falla Auditorium in Granada, the International Festival of Music in Granada, the Intern​​ational Festival of Early Music in Peniscola, the Early Music Festival in Aranjuez, the International Organ Festival in Leon, and the Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci festival, as well as in other concert halls and festivals in Italy, Switzerland, France, Portugal, Germany and the Philippines, singing Handel’s Messiah, Jephte by Carissimi, Missa Brevis by Haydn, Vivaldi’s Gloria, three Stabat Mater composed by A. Scarlatti, Pergolesi, and Haydn, Rèquiems by Fauré and Mozart respectively, Exsultate, Jubilate by Mozart, and Lobgesang by Mendelssohn, with orchestras such as The Sixteen, OBC, Valencia Orchestra, Collegium Instrumentale, the Balearic Symphonic Orchestra, the City of Granada Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Galicia, and groups and ensembles like Capella de Ministrers, Musica Ficta, Capella Saetabis, Mode Antiquo, Los músicos de Su Alteza, Ensemble La Chimera, Grup Instrumental de València, and Música Trobada, among others.

Pilar has made many recordings of music from different periods and styles. She currently combines her artistic activity with her post as teacher at the Higher Conservatory of Music in Valencia.

Pilar Moral

Renaissance and Baroque Singing


Registration form

Masterclass registration: €280 (full registration)Audit students or listeners: €15 (morning or afternoon session) and €20 (full day)


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    Fill in and send off this form before the recommended deadline of 10 May. The organization will then get in touch to confirm your reservation and explain how to pay the fees as well as any other relevant information regarding the organization of the masterclasses.
    Once you have paid the fees, the festival organizers will get in touch again to explain, in the case of the Participatory Concert, what material you should work on. Your place on the course will not be definitively confirmed until you have made the payment. Students will be accepted via a selection process based on curriculums.
    Registering for the course allows students to attend all the activities: classes, concerts, students’ concerts, etc. Each teacher will explain to the students, if necessary, the characteristics and contents of the course and any material needed.


    Each participant in the Masterclasses will receive a diploma confirming attendance and signed by the relevant teacher.

    Registration fees

    Masterclass Pilar Moral and Rivka Golani: €280 (full registration)
    Masterclass Lorenzo Coppola: €140 (full registration)
    Masterclass Francesc Valldecabres and Masterclass Mireia Andreu (participatory concert): €35 (full registration)
    Audit students or listeners: morning session: €15. Afternoon session: €15. Full day: €20.


    The Festival does not organize accommodation or meals but we can recommend our sponsors:
    The official hotel sponsor of the Festival is Hotel Berenguer IV de Tortosa. All registered students will have a discount there (remember to explain you are participating in the festival) meaning the cost of a single or double room will be €69 per night -18 to 20 July and 23 to 30 July- or €79 on 21 and 22 July. The daily tourism tax is €0.66 per person. Breakfast is available for €9.


    The Festival does not organize accommodation or meals but we can recommend our sponsors:
    The official restaurant sponsors for the festival are: El Forn de la Canonja, l’Estudi, La taverna, Lo Portal de Tamarit and Los Banys. All the festival participants (showing proof of registration) will be given a 10% discount.