The Cabildo de Tenerife, through Auditorio de Tenerife, has published the call to participate in the comprehensive training academy for young singers Opera (e) Studio, which will stage during the month of October 2018, L'Italiana en Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), title chosen by its director, Giulio Zappa, to showcase the work developed by the participants of the next edition and which, as is usual, will inaugurate the lyrical season of Tenerife.

A team of professionals will work with the participants between September until the production of the opera that will end with four performances, from 25 to 28 October, at the Auditorio de Tenerife. L'Italiana in Algeri will also be performed by the same cast of artists at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna in seven performances, between April 6 and 13, 2019.

The bases are available on the website of the Auditorio de Tenerife, and are open to singers born after January 1, 1986. The required documentation must be sent to the Opera(e)Studio Department before12:00 noon on April 25, 2018. The project includes three auditions that will take place at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna (Bologna) on May 6, 7 and 8; at the Escuela Superior de Canto (Madrid) on May 10 and 11; and at the Auditorio de Tenerife on May 13.

Singers may audition for more than one role, having to interpret the works, both the arias and the recitative parts, from memory. The works required for the six roles of this edition are: Isabella (mezzo-soprano or contralto); arias 'Cruel sorte!' and 'Per lui che adore' and the recitativo-aria 'Amici in ogni evento ... Pensa alla patria' . Lindoro (tenor): arias 'Languir per una bella' and 'Oh come il cor di giubilo' and the duet with Mustafa 'It inclinessi to ignite moglie'. Mustafa (bass or bass-baritone): the introduction 'Delle donne l'arroganza', the recitative 'Già d'insolito ardore', the aria 'Elvira, adesso con l'italian' and the quartet 'Andate alla malora'. Taddeo (baritone, bass-baritone or bass): the duet with Isabella 'Ai capricci della sorte' and the aria 'Ho a great peso'. Haly (bass, bass-baritone or baritone): the recitative and aria 'Le femmine d'Italia' and in the case of Elvira (soprano): two arias of free choice, one of them must be by Rossini and containing at least one recitative.

Empowering young talent

The Opera (e) Studio Academy, created by Ópera de Tenerife in 2013, was born with the intention of empowering young talent through a comprehensive artistic perfection. Over the past five editions, 610 people from 13 nationalities from different countries in Europe, America and Asia have participated in the auditions. Under the direction of maestro Giulio Zappa, this project promotes the professional development of emerging young artists who have recently finished their academic studies, creating a novel company.

The young participants will initiate their training process with an extensive connection to the world of bel canto, addressing all the disciplines that the lyrical genre covers, from the musical aspects to the scenic ones. In addition, the different human relationships within the different areas of the opera will be explored among singers, pianists, conductors, orchestra, directors, stagehands, seamstresses, make-up artists and set designers.

This Ópera de Tenerife project was created with the objective of disseminating the work that is done on our Island, not only from an artistic point of view, but also to bring the value of the stage sets and production built at Auditorio de Tenerife to light. Furthermore, the employability of the professionals from the Canaries is also promoted by their presence in a highly specialized sector with an important projection abroad.

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