Ópera de Tenerife
Packages on sale from 28 May to 27 October
In the 2018-2019 season, Ópera de Tenerife is bringing a programme that includes essential Italian classic composers like Rossini, Donizetti or Puccini, in addition to a wide range of activities related to different fields of artistic production and learning.
The Italian in Algiers by Rossini is the first production which, as usual, will be performed by the students at Opera (e)Studio, the academy directed by Giulio Zappa. It will be followed by Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti; Rossini’s The Journey to Reims; Turandot by Puccini and as part of the continued support to zarzuela, Penella’s classic The Wildcat is also in the programme. It will be closed by the sixth Tenerife International Opera Singing Competition, where, once again, we will have the chance to enjoy great international voices. In 2019 the seventh Masterclass in vocal and performing improvement for young talents will be held.
There is also the itinerant Opera Pocket -with a revival of the Auditorio de Tenerife production, The traviata- to be put on at different venues on the island; and the learning activity Ópera en Ruta, that brings to new audiences the secrets of the world of opera and of the titles performed.
For the under 27 we offer a special rate of just 20€ (Young Club Ópera Package). To adapt to your needs and circumstances, we also offer different options to become a member of Club Ópera: Ambassador Package, First-timer Package, Group/Association Package and Large Families Package.
Please see below the whole programme for the new season and information about our different types of package. If you have any queries please contact us on +34 902317327 or via Twitter @operadetenerife.
The package renewal period for the 18/19 Ópera de Tenerife season is now open. From 9 to 30 April.
This year, subscribers to Ópera de Tenerife can either renew their packages online or at the Box Office as in previous years.
If you bring a new subscriber you can benefit from the Ambassador Package and the newcomer from the First-timer Package. Please see all our promotions at the section 18/19 Rates on Club Ópera Package.
Remember that if someone else is renewing for you, they must bring an Authorization to Third Parties signed by you together with a copy of your ID. You can find a model of «AUTHORIZATION TO THIRD PARTIES» at the box office or download it here.
NOTICE: Please come to the Box Office and DO NOT RENEW ONLINE if during the 17/18 season you have made seat or date changes by calling or contacting Auditorio directly (for instance changing your ticket to another date because you could not come on your package date). The system would have allotted you these changes by default, so you need to come to the Box Office to renew.
The period to renew your Ópera de Tenerife Package for the 18/19 season is open from 9 to 30 April. You can find a step-by-step guide to renew online here.
How do I get my subscriber’s card?
When you renew, they will tell you the date you can pick up your personalized card at the Box Office.
Renewing at the Box Office
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 7:30 pm
What do I need?
- ID card
- Your last season subscriber’s card
- Fill in the subscriber form provided at the box office
- If you are renewing on someone else’s behalf, you must bring a signed authorization (download it here), subscriber’s ID card, and his/her last season subscriber card.
How can I pay?
In cash or by credit/debit card. You can also pay by direct debit by filling in the authorization form we will give you at the box office (we need your personal details and account number).
How do I get my subscriber’s card?
When you renew, they will tell you the date you can pick up your personalized card at the Box Office.
If you wish to change your seat or the dates in your package, you must come to the box office to make the changes from 8 to 21 May 2018.
What do I need?
- · ID card
- · Your last season subscriber’s card
Changes in a package on behalf of someone else:
You must bring a signed authorization you can download here, a photocopy of the subscriber’s ID and a photocopy of his/her last season subscriber card.
Package renewal: FROM 9 TO 30 APRIL
Online or at the box office.
If you are bringing a new subscriber (Ambassador Package) you can only renew at the box office.
Period to make changes: FROM 8 TO 21 MAY
Only at the Box Office
General sale of new packages: FROM 28 MAY TO 27 OCTOBER
Online or at the box office.
Priority period for subscribers to buy single tickets: FROM 19 TO 25 JUNE
Online or at the box office.
If you want to give someone a great gift, Club Ópera members can purchase additional tickets ahead of non-members during this period. This gives you access to choose from the best seats and enjoy a 10% discount.
General sale of single tickets: FROM 26 JUNE
Online or at the box office.
The new packages for the 18/19 season will be on sale from 28 May to 27 October.
Subscribing to Ópera de Tenerife is an all-round experience: in addition to enjoying opera at a reduced rate, you become a member of CLUB ÓPERA. You have access to Ópera BUS, a free bus service available on Saturday performances, and visits to the backstage are just a few of the advantages and benefits you get when you are a member.
Ópera de Tenerife is always searching for new ways of offering better deals: people under 27 can purchase the Young Club Ópera Package which gives access to the package programme for just 20 Euros. If you’ve never taken part in CLUB ÓPERA the First-timer Package welcomes you with 30% discount. If you belong to an association, conservatory, or music school, you will be happy to hear that you’ll get 30% off if you buy from 1 to 4 packages and 35% if you buy 5 or more.
Learn about all the information on our packages, how to purchase them, our rates and discounts. And if you have any questions, let us know at the Auditorio’s Box Office or call us on 902 317 327.
Welcome to Ópera de Tenerife, an institution that is far more than a schedule of performances. It encompasses a wide range of options for audiences of all ages (Manos a la Ópera o la Ópera en familia) or initiatives to attract young audiences (Abono Joven), among many others.
We have just presented the shows and new features for 2017/2018, a thrilling season that includes great titles like I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Bellini, which is also part of the project Opera (e)Studio, a programme to bridge the academic and the professional worlds and discover great talents. Faust by Gounod, Don Carlo by Verdi or Mozart’s The Magic Flute round off our offer. To further our support to zarzuela, we are also putting on Torroba’s Luisa Fernanda. Our offer includes Verdi’s Requiem with Tenerife Symphony Orchestra and Tenerife International Opera Singing Competition, which is on to its fifth year and is led by Giovanna Lomazzi, President of ASLICO.
Please find out more about our packages, their advantages and other useful information. If you have any doubts or comments do share them with us.
We believe opera to be the best example of western culture as it is the art form where different cultural manifestations and processes converge, which must be conveyed to society coherently. That is why, together with the Learning and Community Area of Auditorio de Tenerife, we carry out ongoing multidisciplinary outreach work.
Manos a la Ópera [Hands-on Opera] and Ópera en Familia [Family Opera] are two in-house schemes related to our commitment to bring opera and culture to Tenerife people. Our aim is to create an unforgettable experience open to people of all ages, in which literature, music, painting, performing arts or human values go beyond the stage of Auditorio de Tenerife.
Ópera (e)Studio is the prestigious comprehensive training school for young opera singers directed by maestro Giulio Zappa. After five years, many of its former members have established an outstanding career performing in the best opera stages worldwide: Na'ama Goldman, Giovanni Romeo, Giuliana Gianfaldoni, Leonor Bonilla, Pablo Ruiz, David Astorga, Lamia Beuque, Riccardo Fassi, Pablo Gálvez, Arianna Venditelli, Danielle Terenzi, Eugenio di Lieto, Antoinette Dennefeld, etc.
In this programme students create an opera from scratch. The main issue here is the creative process as the students are involved in different artistic areas: literary creation, music, theatre, visual arts and body language. Children learn through their own experience as they participate in the creative process and the performance of the opera, making it part of their collective and individual imagination.
Maria Ostroukhova and Vittoria Vimercati are playing the part of Isabella, the young Italian who has the leading role in Rossini’s The Italian in Algiers, which opens the new Ópera de Tenerife season next October. Both singers agree it is “an amusing and intelligent opera”.
Ostroukhova and Vimercati are arriving on the Island next week to join the new group at Opera (e)Studio where the Russian mezzo soprano hopes to “gain a good command of her vocal skills and deepen her knowledge of Rossini’s brilliant style”, whom she greatly admires. On her part, the Italian singer admits that the great challenge for her in Tenerife is “facing a difficult task that challenges my musical and stage skills”. However, she affirms it is precisely that what “will allow me to grow as an artist”.
Vimercati, who is currently studying at Conservatorio di Musica Verdi in Milan, knows about the work with new talents carried out in Tenerife and thinks that “it’s a great opportunity as young singers get the chance to make their debut in an important season”. Ostroukhova, who trained at Moscow State Tchaikovsky and at London’s Royal College of Music, admits that “I was in my own little bubble in the British musical scene” unaware of “European opera programmes”.
It is clear for both of them that The Italian in Algiers is an “amusing and intelligent opera”. Ostroukhova points out that it is “concise, entertaining and full of successes”, while in Vimercati’s opinion, the construction of the opera is “extremely intelligent both in terms of music and stage”. They think that the plot is still valid today and the characters are very funny.
Regarding the role of Isabella, they are going to perform from 25 to 28 October at Sala Sinfónica of Auditorio de Tenerife, Maria Ostroukhova says that since her graduation, she has only performed Baroque opera and she “is looking forward to going on stage”. She defines Isabella as “a rare example of a strong, sexually free woman every feminist would be proud of”. The main difficulty of the character lies on “her conflictive and contrasting personality” as it is deemed to be “a strong but seductive character, sarcastic but sincere and shy but challenging”.
In contrast with her colleague, this is not the first time Vittoria Vimercati is facing this role. In fact, at the Festival de Música de Ticino last July, she played the Italian heroine. In general terms, she says that “every character you approach must be tailor-made to your individuality”. In her view, the greatest difficulties in the performance are “in the virtuosities sung at great speed and the vocal range needed to perform them”.
Ostroukhova believes that “as long as there is music there is life”, so regarding future projects, she hopes “to be immersed in music and on the stage as long as she can”. She hesitates when it comes to choosing the role of her dreams although she mentions “Carmen or Rosina”, and amusingly concludes that “one day, when I’m old and wise, Isolde... who knows?”. Also, being a geology lover, she hopes to visit El Teide soon, as “I´ve admired it for years”.
Vimercati has no specific projects either, but she hopes to be able to take on “new roles and start her musical career after making her debut”. Although she admits that “every mezzo soprano usually dreams of singing Carmen”, she also says that she’d like to play “the role of Charlotte in Werther and Dalila in Samson and Dalila”.
Next week the young singers, along with eleven other artists, are starting the sixth Opera (e)Studio in Tenerife, where they will spend two months in a process of comprehensive artistic improvement, under the supervision of Giulio Zappa, which concludes with four performances of The Italian in Algiers to be held at Sala Sinfónica of Auditorio de Tenerife from 25 to 28 October. Musical director Nikolas Maximilian Nägele is working at Ópera de Tenerife for the first time this year and Giorgia Guerra is returning to the Island as stage manager.
Tenors Matías Moncada Albarrán and Alexander Utkin are sharing the role of King Mustafa in the Auditorio de Tenerife production The Italian in Algiers, by Rossini, which opens the Ópera de Tenerife season on 25 October. Their performance is part of the sixth Opera (e)Studio, whose training period is starting on 7 September.
Chilean tenor Matías Moncada, who studied at Universidad de Chile and obtained a grant from Fundación Ibáñez Atkinson and from Corporación Amigos del Teatro Municipal de Santiago, is “looking forward to coming to the Island”, as he has had “good references about the opera work done at Ópera de Tenerife”. Born in Russia, Alexander Utkin studied choral direction at Bryansk Regional College and at Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire in St. Petersburg, and describes the island’s Auditorio “as one of the most beautiful in Spain”. The Russian singer, who in his early years took up rock, has personal references about the training that has been carried out on the island in the last years.
Regarding Opera (e)Studio, which is starting in September and lasts two months, Utkin has purposefully prepared for it and believes “it’s a great chance to take part in an exciting production and gain stage experience by playing one of the leading roles”. He also highlights “the feedback you get when working with major musicians and young performers”, something Moncada also points out, as he hopes to have “many experiences that will enrich me and make me grow as an individual”.
Neither of them has performed the The Italian in Algiers before but they both believe it is “energetic”. Moncada likens it to “a wave that gets hold of you from the overture all the way to the end”. For his part, Utkin adds that Rossini’s classic “is full of humour and vital power”.
The character of Mustafa “is a real challenge” according to Moncada, as, “you can’t fall off, you must keep active not to lose the audience attention”. He adds that “this histrionics, Rossini’s typical sparkle, means that if one of the characters doesn’t keep up the energy, the whole thing fades”. Utkin, refers to the different aspects of Mustafa’s multi-faceted personality to describe the difficulty of the role, “he’s a serious guy but behaves like a child; I think the most difficult thing is to combine these two features to make him interesting and amusing to the audience”.
With their eyes in the future, they are both realistic and take it step by step, as Utkin says “it wouldn’t be very original to say that my goal is to become a top-level professional, have an international career and sing across the world”. For the time being, he feels “very comfortable with Rossini, my commitment in Tenerife looks like a good start for a long successful path”. Moncada also focuses on the present and wishes “to go on learning as much as I can” as “whatever the future brings depends on how I live the present time”, he reflects.
When asked about the roles they would like to play in the future, Alexander Utkin recognises that when he discovered the beauty of Verdi’s The Troubadour, he was certain that it was “the role of my dreams”; although he admits that because he has a bass-baritone tessitura “it could be a problem”, so he goes for “Garibaldo in Rodelinda by Händel or Igor in Prince Igor by Borodin as the most suitable roles in my career at the moment”. Matías Moncada says that “he likes Mozart very much and the character of Leporello”. He claims to be enjoying every performance “to the full, as if each of them were the role of my dreams”.
Moncada and Utkin are two of the thirteen singers in this year Opera (e)Studio, where they will start a process of comprehensive artistic improvement, under the supervision of Giulio Zappa, to conclude with four performances of The Italian in Algiers to be held at Sala Sinfónica of Auditorio de Tenerife from 25 to 28 October. This production is bringing musical director Nikolas Maximilian Nägele to the Island and has Giorgia Guerra as stage manager.
Australian mezzosoprano Sophie Burns will perform as Zulma, Elvira’s slave and confidant, in the hilarious opera The Italian in Algiers by Rossini. The show opens the 2018-2019 Ópera de Tenerife season. She is the only singer from the Opera (e)Studio academy that is playing her role in all four performances to take place at Sala Sinfónica del Auditorio de Tenerife between 25 and 28 October.
Burns, born in Melbourne (Australia) and trained at the Monash and Melbourne universities, made her debut aged 20 in Italy, playing the role of Stabat Mater by Pergolesi. She then went on to sing on stages across Europe and Australia, performing in operas, concerts or competitions. The singer, who received an Elizabeth Luxton grant from Berlin Opera Academy, has never been to Tenerife although she highlights that “the nature of the island, the privileged by the sea location of the Auditorio and the interesting productions made”. She is “proud to sing in this company and in such an incredible place”, she also said she feels “honoured to join their ranks”.
Her coach told her about the academic Project Opera (e)Studio and encouraged her to take part in a “programme that works with the best of the best and allows young artists to reach a further step in their careers”. Appealing to the simile “this opportunity is what dreams are made of” Burns talks about what she considers to be “the chance to perform in one of the major opera houses in Europe”. Also, “I’m singing one of my favourite operas”, she said.
Burns wishes “to grow as an artist in all the capacities” in her next participation in Opera (e)Studio and she hopes to “learn constantly through performance, the intensive study of my role, and the time shared with my colleagues”. To this aim, she trusts she “will be challenged every step of the way”.
Sophie Burns thinks that The Italian in Algiers is a “very funny” opera, defining it as a composition with “charming and impressive music to sing and experiment with.” She also points out that “the characters are rich and alive”, which means the audience will have “exceptional entertainment”. Regarding her role, she is certain that Zulma “has a strong personality, which also makes her be a schemer in the shadows.” She thinks that one of the main issues she could face when approaching the character “is portraying the nuances in her personality and her relationship with Elvira”. That is why she points out that it will be “a challenge to keep my energy up in order to deliver maximum quality in every single performance”.
As far as future projects are concerned, Burns states that one of her dreams is “to work in the best opera companies.” One of the roles she would like to play is that of Dalila, in addition to the “Italian repertoire”, as “it suits my personality and voice colour.”
The sixth Opera (e)Studio academy is starting in early September where thirteen singers will begin a process of comprehensive improvement. This initiative, directed by Giulio Zappa, will end with four performances of The Italian in Algiers, which will take place at Sala Sinfónica del Auditorio de Tenerife from 25 to 28 October.
The Italian in AlgiersThe Italian in Algiers opens the 2018-2019 season which includes the debut of Maximilian Nägele in Ópera de Tenerife. This new coproduction of Auditorio de Tenerife and Teatro Comunale di Bologna will have Giorgia Guerra as stage manager. The plot develops in the surreal atmosphere of a spa located in late 1980s Algiers and characters are dressed with the colourful, funny costumes of that period.
Both the box office and our phone service 902 317 327 will be closed during August. You can buy tickets for upcoming events via our website www.auditoriodetenerife.com, which will work as usual throughout the month.
From 1 September we will offer these services again from 10:00am to 7:30 pm Monday to Saturday, as usual.
Our guided tours will not be available in August either. They will start again on 1 September at the usual time: 10:00 am, 12:00 noon, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.
The shop at Auditorio de Tenerife, located at the box office, is also closed until September.
Public company Auditorio de Tenerife has received funding from the European Commission programme Creative Europe, whose aim is to give support to cultural and film sectors on the continent. This aid goes to the Opera (e)Studio Project, the international learning academy which is part of the Ópera de Tenerife season.
The European Commission chose the proposal presented by Tenerife out of 493 which also entered. Ópera de Tenerife had access to this call through the production The Elixir of Love, by Donizetti, which is part of the Opera (e)Studio scheme to be performed at Auditorio de Tenerife in October 2019. The Auditorio is leading this transnational project in association with Teatro Communale in Bologna and Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre in Georgia.
The island director for Culture and Education of Cabildo de Tenerife, José Luis Rivero, has expressed his satisfaction on the result, which was achieved “after a complex process”, and highlighted the proposal got a high score from the members who took the decision who “granted us 200,000 Euros, which is the maximum amount we could obtain”.
In Rivero’s view, “granting this aid to a finance cultural projects, points out the quality of the work done at Ópera de Tenerife”. “The Auditorio has already been acknowledged as the main artistic production centre in the Canary Islands and this funding now places it as a leading institution in the European scene, as it has become a great training centre offering a learning process to young performers”.
This joint venture with Bologna and Tbilisi means auditions to choose the candidates are carried out in the three cities. Once the singers are chosen, they will face The Elixir of Love and come to the Island in September to start intensive learning sessions for two months that would lead to four performances of Donizetti’s opera. The production will then travel to Bologna in May 2020 and on to Tbilisi in the summer.
The itinerant didactic initiative Ópera en Ruta has come to an end having visited 17 municipalities and reached 671 people, who have come to the 44 meetings held in facilities belonging to Red Insular de Bibliotecas. [Island Library Network].
The talks, which started in October, dealt with six major productions of the 2017-2018 Ópera de Tenerife season. The first two titles, Capuletti and Monteschi, and Faust each had a talk; followed by 19 conferences on the opera Don Carlo. For the family performance of The Magic Flute, nine talks were arranged, one of which was exclusive to students at IES de Arico.
The same number of meetings were held for The Traviata, coinciding with the first time the European Opera Days were held at Auditorio de Tenerife. Two of these talks took place at the Anaga District (San Andrés) in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and at the Espacio Cultural La Capilla, in the main building of La Laguna University. For the last show in the season -the zarzuela Luisa Fernanda- five talks were scheduled.
Iván Morales was in charge of the talks in which he revisited every title in order to reveal not only the structure and its main arias, but also to talk about the historical period the piece was written in and the main biographical details of the author. Some of the most recurrent questions in these meetings had to do with the dress code to attend an opera performance or the need to speak Italian in order to understand it. The speaker highlights the group of 44 people from the village of Vilaflor and 25 from Garachico who went to the opera for the first time in their lives.
This pioneering cultural journey is part of the communication policy of Ópera de Tenerife in the current season. The aim is to reach new audiences and show the world of opera from a new perspective. This is one of the objectives included in the Tenerife 2030 strategy promoted by the Cabildo Insular.
The project is back in September to include the titles of the 2018-2019 season. Thus, the productions The Italian in Algiers, Lucia di Lammermoor, The Journey to Reims, Turandot, Hansel and Gretel, The Traviata and The Wildcat Will have all a calendar of talks so people attending can familiarise themselves with the productions by Auditorio de Tenerife.