Lucía Díaz Marroquín y Mario Villoria Morillo. La práctica del canto según Manuel García. Madrid: CSIC, 2012.
Lucía Díaz Marroquín is Ramon y Cajal Researcher and Lecturer at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, having obtained a Master of Arts at the State University of New York and developed postdoctoral research at the Warburg Institute (School of Advanced Study; University of London), the Università di Bologna, and the University of Oxford. As a mezzo soprano, she specialises in oratorio (J. S. Bach, G. F. Handel, A. Vivaldi, etc.). Her book La retórica de los afectos (Reichenberger: 2008) studies the epistemology and expression of the emotions present in early operatic repertoires, which Manuel García would analyze further in his Traité complet de l’art du chant. She has also published the most recent annotated edition of García’s Complete Treatise on the Art of Singing (Kassel: Reichenberger, 2012).
Mario Villoria Morillo is Maestro de Cámara at the Fernando de Castro Foundation, as well as vocal technique instructor at the CEU San Pablo University. He completed his postgraduate studies as a soloist baritone at the Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester) and at the Escuela Reina Sofía (Madrid). His singing repertoire encompasses classical and bel canto characters, as well as those appearing in Benjamin Britten or Viktor Ullmann’s operas. He regularly performs concert-song recitals by authors such as Johannes Brahms, Francis Poulenc, or Antón García Abril.
You may also watch our short documentary “Manuel Patricio García: el científico del bel canto” (RTVE; La 2. Con-Ciencia series. 3:55 min).