LUCREZIA BORGIA’ (DONIZETTI)
Symphony Hall of the Tenerife Auditorium. From March, 17th to 21st 2020.
Melodrama in a prologue and two acts with music by Gaetano Donizetti and a libretto by Felice Romani based on the drama, with the same name, by the French writer Victor Hugo loosely based on the historical figure of Lucrecia Borgia. It premiered at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan on December 26th, 1833.
Donizetti takes an x-ray of the morbid myth of the daughter of Pope Alexander VI, raised in a family surrounded by rumors of incest, adultery, infidelity, treason, murder and horror, creating a powerful psychological portrait of a powerful and fragile woman at the same time.
XIII CYCLE OF YOUNG SINGERS
Friends of the Opera Association
Superior Singing School of Madrid. Monday February 17th 2020
The second appointment of the Cycle of Young Singers promoted by the Association of Friends Opera Madrid thanks to the collaboration with the Higher School of Singing of Madrid will be in charge of Marcelo Solís (Baritone) and Tenor Mario Méndez; with the pianist Omar J. Sánchez.
Kulturforum Alzenau Theater, Germany. Friday, November 18th, 2019
The fact that music affects people’s psyches and consequently influences their identity can already be found in ancient Greece. The unifying force of singing and playing music forms traditions in broad strata of the towns, which were discovered by intellectuals and artists as instruments of popular education in the late eighteenth century.
The intention of Clemens Brentano and Achim von Arnims to document naive folk art in their “Des Knaben Wunderhorn” collection and the highly artificial environment of Gustav Mahler’s texts show the extent of change that gender is undergoing.
The process, which is so typical of German romanticism, has a counterpart in Brecht’s idea of epic theater in the 20th century, which in his words “attracts not so much the sentiment but the proportion of the audience”. Kurt Weill’s opera “Rise and Fall of Stadt Mahagonny”, whose virtuous forerunner of chamber music, “Songspiel” can be heard here, combines sociopolitical explosiveness and vitality.
ZARZUELA LA VERBENA DE LA PALOMA
Cuyás Theater, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Monday, October 20th, 2019
La Verbena de la Paloma closed the first part of the XXVI Season of Zarzuela in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, which has as its framework the Teatro Cuyás, where the Canarian Friends represented this world-famous title with the Young Orchestra of Gran Canaria conducted by maestro Rafael Sánchez and the Chorus of the Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra with Luis García in charge.
A great cast of Canary figures and artists, led by sopranos Blanca Valido and Judith Pezoa and tenor Mario Méndez, filled almost the entire capacity, in a night of fond memories.
“THE MAGIC FLUTE” W.A. MOZART
Superior Conservatory of Music “Joaquin Rodrigo” of Valencia. Saturday, May 4th, 2019
A production made by the Valencia Conservatory of Music, the Valencia School of Art and Design and the Valencia School of Dramatic Art.