Singers Yolanda Auyanet and Antonino Siragusa star in the show at Sala Sinfónica on the 24th, 26th and 28th
The Auditorio de Tenerife welcomes the eagerly anticipated premiere of the opera Lucrezia Borgia. The details of the show were revealed by the Cabildo de Tenerife’s Councillor of Culture, Enrique Arriaga; soprano Yolanda Auyanet, who plays the leading role; renowned Italian tenor as Gennaro, Antonino Siragusa; stage director, Silvia Paoli, and musical director, Andriy Yurkevych. This opera, which had to be cancelled in March due to health crisis, can be enjoyed on 24, 26 and 28 November at the Sala Sinfónica of Auditorio de Tenerife at 7:00 pm, half an hour earlier than usual.
Enrique Arriaga said he felt “proud of the effort made by Auditorio de Tenerife’s team to get the show off the ground, despite having to adapt it to the new safety measures”. “Auditorio de Tenerife is one of the few cultural venues that can still put on shows of this kind with full guarantees, because this is a safe show”, he stated, adding that tickets for Saturday are sold out, “but you still have the chance to come on the premiere or on Thursday”.
Yolanda Auyanet, an internationally successful Canarian soprano, admitted she was “delighted to be back here to do our Lucrezia”. “I’d like to thank Ópera de Tenerife and the Cabildo de Tenerife for their effort, because I know it’d have been very easy to cancel or postpone it but they decided to go ahead and that’s something culture in this country is going to be very grateful for”, the singer concluded.
Antonino Siragusa, one of the best tenors at present, confessed that “it’s a great satisfaction to be back on a stage after so many months”. “The organization of Ópera de Tenerife makes us feel calm because all the necessary measures are applied to make sure it is absolutely safe to work here”, added the singer, who is making his debut with this production in the role of Gennaro.
For Silvia Paoli “Ópera de Tenerife is my family, I feel at home and thank them for their love”. The stage director stated that “hope is fundamental to continue, and that’s what we’re offering with this Lucrezia Borgia”. “It’s difficult to understand the amount of people who work in shows”, Paoli added, to then point out that it is complicated to “redo the stage direction in four days, having to apply safety measures, including facemasks and distances”.
Maestro Yurkevych recalled that “landing at the airport was like getting back home, like a father returning home to see his children”. “When we left in March our heart remained here, our work was halfway through and now, when I saw my score again I felt as if it were a sacred book that can save our civilization”, shared the maestro, who also mentioned how complex it is to work as the choir wears facemasks and the Sinfónica de Tenerife has readjusted the number of musicians and their layout. “Through what we’re doing, we’re sending a message to the world, that’s watching us”, the musical director added.
This Lucrezia Borgia by Gaetano Donizetti, a co-production led by Ópera de Tenerife with Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Ópera de Oviedo and Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, is back after applying all the safety and hygiene measures both in front and behind the stage, offering a show that is adapted to the current circumstances and is absolutely safe both for the audience and the artists.
Silvia Paoli transfers the opera to Mussolini’s fascist Italy to reinforce the sense of oppression and claustrophobia the story suggests, specifically setting it in a slaughter house, which is recreated on the stage with a wealth of details by stage designer Andrea Belli, costumes by Valeria Donata Bettella and Alessandro Carletti’s lighting design. This is Paoli’s fourth title in Ópera de Tenerife, after La Cenerentola (2014), Le nozze di Figaro (2015) and I Capuleti e i Montecchi (2017), which are productions of the Opera (e)Studio programme. She recently directed Otello (Verdi) at the Teatro Sociale in Como and Enrico di Borgogna (Donizetti) in the Festival Donizetti in Bergamo.
The Sinfónica de Tenerife will play under the baton of Yurkevych, musical director at the Teatr Wielki Opera Norodowa (Polish National Opera),one of the most sought-after conductors internationally. Maestro Yurkevych is making his debut with Ópera de Tenerife leading the Sinfónica and the Coro de Ópera de Tenerife after a long career as resident conductor at the Solomiya Krushelnitska Opera and Ballet Theatre, principal conductor at the Teatrul Naţional de Operă şi Balet in the Republic of Moldova and at the Teatr Wielki in Poland. He has also been musical director at Odessa’s Opera and Ballet Theatre. He is regularly invited to major theatres, festivals, and institutions worldwide.
The leading role, Lucrezia Borgia, will be played by Canarian soprano Yolanda Auyanet, who is joined by internationally successful tenor Antonino Siragusa as Gennaro, bass Simone Alberghini playing Alfonso I d’Este, Duca di Ferrara, mezzosoprano Na’ama Goldman as Maffio Orsini, tenor Jorge Franco in the role of Jeppo Liverotto; bass Pablo Gálvez as Don Aposto Gazella, bass Daniele Terenzi as Ascanio Petrucci, tenor David Astorga playing Oloferno Vitellozzo, bass Borja Molina as Gubetta, tenor Mario Méndez as Rustighello and bass Eugenio Di Lieto as Astolfo.
The Coro de la Ópera de Tenerife is made up of the extras plus the voices of tenors and baritones and it will play a special role in this staging in which Auditorio’s Sala Sinfónica will shine again with the stage design, the orchestra, and the voices.
Lucrezia Borgia is a melodrama in a prologue and two acts with music by Donizetti and libretto by Felice Romani. It is based on a drama, with the same title, by French writer Victor Hugo, loosely inspired by the historical figure of Lucrezia Borgia. It was premiered at the Teatro alla Scala de Milan on 26 December 1833. The composer looks deeply into the morbid legend of Pope Alessandro VI’s daughter who grew up in a family surrounded by rumours of incest, adultery, infidelity, betrayal, murder, and horror, creating a strong psychological portrait of a powerful but fragile woman.
Tickets can be booked via the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com and by telephone on 902 317 327 Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, except holidays. You can also make an appointment to come to the box office on //www.auditoriodetenerife.com/contact-us and on 922 568 625, where they can also answer all your queries Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, except holidays.
Tickets can be bought up to two hours before the show starts, to give us time to finish preparing the auditorium so that you can enjoy a fully safe experience. Buying the tickets implies the user unconditionally accepts the contents of the measures implemented by the Auditorio de Tenerife to deal with COVID-19, with no exceptions or reservations, including wearing a face mask or coming only with people you live with. Please see all the measures and the AENOR-certified contingency plan on Auditorio’s website.
This Spanish and Italian opera coproduction starring Yolanda Auyanet will be on at the Auditorio de Tenerife on 24, 26 and 28
Auditorio de Tenerife, a cultural venue under the Cabildo de Tenerife’s Department of Culture run by councillor Enrique Arriaga, will start selling the tickets for the three performances of Lucrezia Borgia tomorrow, Thursday the 5th. The opera will be performed on 24th, 26th and 28th November at the Sala Sinfónica at 7:00 pm, half an hour earlier than usual. This eagerly anticipated Ópera de Tenerife’s premiere had to be cancelled last March due to the health crisis. It is now back with all the safety measures in place both for the audience and the artists.
This production of Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia is a coproduction of Ópera de Tenerife with Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Ópera de Oviedo and Teatro de la Maestranza de Sevilla. The main role will be performed by Canarian soprano Yolanda Auyanet, who leads the cast along with Antonino Siragusa, Simone Alberghini and Na’ama Goldman, among other singers. Ópera de Tenerife’s Choir will play a special role in this staging, which is going to make Auditorio’s Sala Sinfónica shine again with the stage design, the orchestra, and the voices.
In her fourth title with Ópera de Tenerife, Silvia Paoli is the stage director and takes the story to Mussolini’s fascist Italy to underline the feeling of oppression and claustrophobia the story suggests, specifically setting it in a slaughterhouse. The Sinfónica de Tenerife will be conducted by Andriy Yurkevych, musical director at the Teatr Wielki Opera Norodowa (Polish National Opera), one of the most sought-after conductors internationally.
Lucrezia Borgia is a melodrama in a prologue and two acts with music by Gaetano Donizetti and libretto by Felice Romani based on Victor Hugo’s drama and freely inspired by the historical figure of Lucrezia Borgia. It was performed for the first time at Teatro alla Scala in Milan on 26 December 1833.
The composer looks deeply into the morbid legend of Pope Alessandro VI’s daughter who grew up in a family surrounded by rumours of incest, adultery, infidelity, betrayal, murder and horror, creating a strong psychological portrait of a powerful but fragile woman.
Tickets can be booked via the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com and by telephone on 902 317 327 Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, except holidays. You can also make an appointment to come to the box office on https://auditoriodetenerife.com/en/contact-us and on 922 568 625, where they can also answer all your queries Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, except holidays.
Tickets are sold up to two hours before the show starts so that there is time to prepare the auditorium and you can enjoy a totally safe experience. Buying the tickets implies the user unconditionally accepts the contents of the measures implemented by the Auditorio de Tenerife to deal with COVID-19, with no exceptions or reservations, including wearing a face mask or coming only with people you live with. You can see the measures in full and the AENOR-certified contingency plan on Auditorio’s website.
The tests are for the cast of `Il matrimonio segreto´, the title chosen for the 8th year of this renowned programme
Please, check the last information at www.operaestudio.eu
Auditorio de Tenerife, a cultural venue under the Cabildo de Tenerife’s Department of Culture run by Enrique Arriaga, has announced the dates of the auditions for Ópera de Tenerife’s project Opera (e)Studio. The international tests will take place from 30 November to 18 December in four Italian and Spanish cities: Parma, Palermo, Madrid and Santa Cruz de Tenerife. If you are interested and have not applied yet you can do it until 6:00 pm on 10 November.
The singers chosen will take part in the eighth Opera (e)Studio, the comprehensive training academy for young artists directed by Giulio Zappa. They will go on stage on 18, 19, 20 and 21 March 2021 to perform Cimarosa’s Il matrimonio segreto, a co-production with Teatro Regio di Parma and Teatro Massimo di Palermo.
Apart from Zappa, the project, which is known internationally, will have Davide Levi as musical director and Roberto Catalano as stage director; the costumes will be designed by Ilaria Ariemme and the lighting design will be by Fiammetta Baldiserri.
The auditions were meant to take place between 11th and 19th May 2020 but had to be put off because of the health crisis. So, the new dates for the 2020 auditions, unless the health situation prevents it again, are as follows: 30 November and 1 December in Parma, 3 December in Palermo; 15 and 16 December in Madrid, and on 18 December in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
The purpose of this programme for young artists is to provide highly specialized training in the international opera field while it is also a springboard for many of the young talents. Singers from more than 24 different countries -including the auditions- have taken part in previous years. Ópera (e)Studio also highlights Auditorio de Tenerife’s technical production work and in 2019 and 2020 was recognised by the European Commission’s programme Creative Europe, which shows the development, sustainability, job creation and training.
Auditorio de Tenerife, part of the Department of Culture, Education, Youth and Sport of the Cabildo de Tenerife, keeps working with the specialization academy Opera(e)Studio, which has made changes in its usual calendar. The current situation and its consequences in terms of safety and international mobility have led to the relocation of the auditions and the staging of the eighth opera, which is co-produced with Teatro Regio di Parma and Teatro Massimo di Palermo.
The auditions were meant to take place between 11 and 19 May 2020 in the Spanish municipalities of Madrid and Santa Cruz de Tenerife and in the Italian cities of Parma and Palermo. We are currently trying to find the best date at the end of the present year to carry out these tests safely and with all the health and quality guarantees for participating singers.
Therefore, the calendar of this Ópera de Tenerife programme has changed. The production of Il matrimonio segreto by Domenico Cimarosa, that was scheduled for October 2020, will now take place in the first quarter of 2021, provided that this exceptional situation allows it. Later, the production and the same cast will travel to the two co-producing theatres.
Although the registration deadline was on 19 April, Ópera de Tenerife announced registration is to be kept open. In fact, with the aim of offering the best options to interested artists, the registration period is extended until further notice. The audition dates will be published as soon as possible on the programme’s website www.operaestudio.eu.
This programme for young artists aims to provide highly specialised training in the international opera field while also acting as a showcase and springboard for many of the singers. In past years candidates from more than 24 countries have taken part in the auditions. Ópera (e)Studio also shows the technical production work done at Auditorio de Tenerife, which in 2019 and 2020 was recognised by the European Commission’s Creative Europe programme which reflects its development, sustainability, job creation and training.
Remember that beautiful production of La Traviata that we took to La Laguna, Garachico, Puerto de la Cruz and Adeje? We can’t get it off our mind either. As it’s been impossible to see it again this year, we thought we’d bring it to you in a different way. So, this includes greatest moments and curiosities about the costumes and stage design. On 22 and 23 May we released a special La Traviata programme that includes a 45-minute selection of the best scenes of this special title. Enjoy it!
Would you like to learn more about this Opera Pocket show? Paolo V. Montanari, Ópera de Tenerife production crew, Jorge Cabrera, Technical Production Manager at Auditorio de Tenerife La Traviata set designer, and Javier Caraballero, La Traviata costume designer.
To find out what this title meant to Ópera de Tenerife we decided to talk to two key professionals involved in the production: Alessandro Palumbo, musical director, and Alejandro Abrante, stage director. Listen to the conversation here:
Also, here’s the evocative prelude that set the scene for the main character. We didn’t want you to miss out on the way we presented this initiative for the first time, in style!
Here go some photographs of this genuinely Verdi production:
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Ópera de Tenerife, ante la situación extraordinaria y de emergencia de salud en la que se encuentra el mundo y dadas las restricciones de movilidad vigentes en toda Europa, está analizando la mejor solución para llevar a cabo las audiciones de Opera Estudio 2020.
Así pues, con la intención de facilitar siempre las mejores opciones a los artistas interesados y que no se perjudique a nadie por la presente situación, los detalles del formato de selección se comunicarán en breve. Por ello, el plazo de inscripción queda abierto hasta nuevo aviso.
No obstante, a pesar de todos los inconvenientes que el mundo de la lírica está viviendo en este momento, animamos a todos los artistas interesados a que, con ilusión y esperanza afrontemos el futuro en el que la música y su manifestación artística más grande que la civilización occidental haya podido dar: la ópera, continúe con mayor fuerza y hegemonía. Les esperamos en Ópera de Tenerife, y les damos las gracias por su comprensión y apoyo ante esta situación compleja y difícil que nos ha tocado vivir.
* En caso de suspensión o cancelación de las audiciones por motivos de fuerza mayor, se pondrán todos los medios para intentar organizar audiciones en otras fechas y se devolverá el dinero de la inscripción a los candidatos que no puedan presentarse si se produjera un cambio.
In view of the present extraordinary emergency worldwide health situation, and given the mobility restrictions in force throughout Europe, Ópera de Tenerife is analyzing the best solution to carry out the Opera (e)Studio 2020 auditions.
Hence, with the intent of providing the best options to interested artists, and to avoid discriminating anyone by the present situation, details of the selection process will be communicated
shortly. Therefore, the registration period will remain open until further notice.
Despite all the problems that the world of opera is experiencing at the moment, we encourage all interested artists to face the future with hope and enthusiasm, in which musicand its greatest artistic manifestation that Western civilization has created, opera, continues with greater strength and hegemony. We wait for you at Ópera de Tenerife, and we thank you for your understanding and support in the face of this difficult situation that we are all living through.
* Should auditions be suspended or cancelled due to force majeure, all efforts will be made to reschedule them, and the registration fee will be refunded to candidates who cannot reschedule their audition on the new dates.
Opéra de Tenerife, di fronte alla situazione straordinaria di emergenza sanitaria in corso in tutto il mondo, e date le restrizioni di spostamento in tutta Europa, sta analizzando la soluzione migliore per portare a termine le audizioni di Opéra estudio 2020.
Pertanto, con lo scopo di facilitare con le migliori opzioni gli artisti interessati, e perché nessuno venga danneggiato nella presente situazione, i dettagli del nuovo formato di selezione verranno comunicati in breve. Perciò la raccolta delle iscrizioni rimane aperta fino a nuovo avviso.
Nonostante la situazione e gli inconvenienti che sta vivendo la lirica in questi momenti, invitiamo tutti gli interessati ad affrontare con la massima speranza il futuro dell’opera lirica, massima espressione della civiltà occidentale, perché continui a vivere con maggior forza. Vi aspettiamo a Opera di Tenerife e vi ringraziamo per la comprensione e appoggio di fronte a questa situazione difficile in cui dobbiamo vivere.
*Nel caso che le audizioni debbano essere sospese o cancellate per cause di forza maggiore, si cercherà di riprogrammarle in altre date e si restituirà la quota di iscrizione ai candidati che non possano presentarsi nelle nuove date.