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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.

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Saturday 25 April was the date we had chosen to show our Rinaldo to you all, an Ópera de Tenerife in-house production that we had put together to be enjoyed by all the family, as well as by schoolchildren on 23 April. We had to put off our meeting, but we didn’t want to let these days go by without paying tribute to this production, which was premiered in 2016 and where so many, many people have worked.

First of all, we’d like you to travel to Rinaldo oneiric world with this sample of the show:


Pay attention to the details: the floor is a chessboard, there is a Medieval castle, a Viking boat that sails through mid-air, the black and white contrast, a journey across the clouds…

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    We’ve opted for focusing on the characters, that’s why the make-up artist, costume designer and dressmaker, who made the ideas of director Stefania Panighini become a reality, tell us about them here. 


    How is this world staged? Stage director Stefania Panighini and musical director, Alesandro Palumbo told us all about it at a digital meeting we had during lockdown.


    Now that you know our Rinaldo well, we invite you to share it with your kids at home. Here are the teaching resources where you’ll find a lot of materials and fun activities about this family opera.

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    1.Play Rinaldo’s most famous aria with the recorder.

    Download the score

    2. Find the words in these word search games.

    Download the word search game voices

    Download the word search game composers

    3.Colour the protagonists.

     Download Rinaldo to colour

    Download Almirena to colour


    Finally, we’d like to share with you something that brings us together to adapt operas for the youngest: the Ópera en Familia programme.


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    Ópera de Tenerife brings Lucrezia Borgia, the fourth title of the season, to nine municipalities on the island through the informative scheme Ópera en Ruta [Itinerant Opera]. By means of 60-minute talks, which are admission free, the main features of the work will be revealed. The opera is to be performed on 17, 19 and 22 March at 7:30 pm at Auditorio de Tenerife’s Sala Sinfónica.

    In addition to talking about the ins and outs of Lucrezia Borgia, Ópera en Ruta will also seek to undo some myths about the world of opera such as its supposed elitism and dress code, language barriers in performances and even Auditorio de Tenerife’s ticket sale channels, discounts and special rates.

    There will be nine afternoon talks held in different libraries of the island’s Bibliotecas Públicas [Public Libraries Network]. The first two talks are taking place next week at 7:00 pm: on Tuesday, the 11 at the Biblioteca Tomás de Iriarte in Puerto de la Cruz and on Wednesday, the 12th at the Biblioteca Municipal in Tabaiba. The following events will be on Tuesday, the 18th at the Biblioteca de Garachico at 5:00 pm and Wednesday, the 19th at the Biblioteca Pública del Estado (La Granja) in Santa Cruz at 7:00 pm.

    The March talks are starting on Tuesday, the 3rd at the Biblioteca Municipal in Güímar at 7:00 and on Wednesday the 4th at the Biblioteca Municipal de la Villa de Adeje at 6:30 pm. Finally, the last three talks are all at 7:00 pm: on Thursday, the 5th at the Biblioteca Municipal in La Orotava, Tuesday, the 10th at the Biblioteca Adrián Alemán de Armas in La Laguna and on Wednesday, the 11th at the Biblioteca Municipal in Candelaria.

    Lucrezia Borgia is a melodrama in a prologue and two acts with music by Gaetano Donizetti and libretto by Felice Romani. It is based on a drama, with the same title, by the French writer Victor Hugo. 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 for this opera are available through Auditorio de Tenerife’s usual sale channels: at the box office, from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm Monday to Saturday; via our website clicking here or calling 902 317 327.

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    Ópera de Tenerife has opened the call to take part in the eighth Opera (e)Studio, the high specialization academy for young artists, a scheme shared with two theatres in Italy: the Teatro Regio di Parma and the Teatro Massimo di Palermo. This time Ópera de Tenerife has chosen the title Il matrimonio segreto by Domenico Cimarosa. At the auditions, to take place at the two Italian theatres, at the Auditorio de Tenerife and at the Escuela Superior de Canto de Madrid, the young artists will have the chance to show the talent, quality and excellence of their work.

    Ópera de Tenerife’s team of professionals will start working with the selected singers in September through to the production of the opera which is to be put on four times from 22 to 25 October 2020 at Auditorio de Tenerife’s Sala Sinfónica. The same cast will also perform Il matrimonio segreto at theTeatro Regio di Parma and at the Teatro Massimo di Palermo in 2021.

    Opera (e)Studio will be holding the auditions in four cities - on 11 and 12 May at the Escuela Superior de Canto de Madrid; on 14 and 15 May at the Teatro Regio di Parma; on 17 May at the Teatro Massimo di Palermo and finally, at the  Auditorio de Tenerife on 19 May.

    The candidates entering the selection process will have to perform, according to the role they are applying for, the compulsory arias of Il matrimonio segreto by Domenico Cimarosa; and two arias of other comic operas (or intermezzi) in Italian by Pergolesi, Galuppi, Piccinni, Paisiello, Cimarosa, Haydn, Salieri, Mozart or Rossini, one of which must include a recitative. All the arias, including the excerpts of the role in Il matrimonio segreto, are to be sung by heart.

    Candidates can enter for more than one role. The titles requested for the five roles are the following: Geronimo (bass, baritone or bass-baritone) the aria Udite, tutti, udite, the recitative Questa invero è curiosa and the duet Se fiato in Corpo avete; Elisetta (soprano or mezzo soprano) the aria Se son vendicara; Carolina (mezzo soprano or contralto) the aria E vero che in casa; Conte Robinson (bass, baritone or bass-baritone) the introduzione entitled Cara, non dubitar, the recitative Or sappi, sposa mia and the aria Pria che spunti in ciel l’aurora.

    For further information, please see the Regulations on Opera (e)Studio website . The call is open for opera singers who were born on or after 1 January 1988 and the deadline is on 19 April 2020 before 6:00 pm.

    The aim of Ópera de Tenerife’s scheme for young artists is to provide holistic, highly specialized training in international opera singing. In these eight years singers from more than 24 different countries have taken part. Ópera (e)Studio has been the showcase and springboard for artists who are nowadays part of the opera world.

    This programme by Ópera de Tenerife has also highlighted the work done at Auditorio de Tenerife’s production workshops, having been recognised by the European Commission’s Creative Europe scheme, which shows the development, sustainability, job creation and training in 2019 and 2020.

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    Ópera de Tenerife is taking Der Diktator and Der Kaiser von Atlantis, a double programme in concert version, to nine municipalities of the island through the programme Ópera en Ruta [Itinerant Opera]. In sixty-minute talks the audiences will learn about the main features of these two operas.

    There will be a total of nine talks to be held in the afternoon at different venues of the island’s Public Library network. The talks, that started in La Orotava, will be held in Candelaria on Friday, the 29th, at the Biblioteca Pública de Garachico on 2 December, at Biblioteca Adrián Alemán de Armas, in La Laguna on the 3rd; at Biblioteca Pública del Estado de Santa Cruz on the 4th; at Biblioteca Municipal de la Villa de Adeje on the 5th; at Biblioteca de Tabaiba on the 9th; at Biblioteca Municipal de Santa Úrsula on the 10th and finally, at  Biblioteca Tomás de Iriarte in Puerto de la Cruz on 11 December.

    This double programme brings together two operas that were composed by Austrian authors in the first half of the 20th century. Through the use of sarcasm, they tackle the issue of totalitarian power. When Ernst Krenek composed Der Diktator in 1928 fascism already ruled in Italy and it was to reach Germany soon. Viktor Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis was composed in 1943 at a concentration camp.

    Der Diktator [The dictator] is a tragic opera in one act with music and libretto in German by the composer and was premiered at Hessisches Staatstheater in Wiesbaden on 6 May 1928. This short work with a tremendous rhythm and composed in a melodic style that resembles Puccini’s, portrays the irresistible attraction of populist power, represented by a character who many thought to be inspired by Mussolini.

    Der Kaiser von Atlantis [The Emperor of Atlantis] is a one-act opera by Austrian composer Viktor Ullmann and libretto in German by Peter Kien. It was composed while in prison at Theresienstadt concentration camp, where they were both jailed for being Jewish. In fact, Der Kaiser von Atlantis, a surrealist legend of a tyrant that is leading humanity to a cruel massacre, pushing Death himself to go on strike, was composed with all the characteristics the Nazis considered as ‘degenerate music’ (atonality, jazz...). When the camp authorities realized the figure of Emperor Overall was a not very veiled parody of Adolf Hitler, they forbade its premiere. Ullmann was deported to Auschwitz in 1944 where he was killed in the gas chamber.

    In addition to the learning experience, Ópera en Ruta will also seek to undo some myths about the world of opera such as its supposed elitism or language barriers in performances; dress code and Auditorio de Tenerife’s ticket sale channels will also be dealt with.

    Ópera en Ruta is part of the communication strategy of Ópera de Tenerife and Auditorio de Tenerife for the new 2019-2020 season. In addition to spreading opera, it also adds to the economic drive of this Tenerife project, which encourages the local cultural industry.

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    On Sunday the 3rd at 12:30 pm Ópera de Tenerife is giving a recital in the courtyard of the former Convento de San Sebastián, in the municipality of Los Silos. The concert features opera pieces by Giuseppe Verdi, connected to the second title of the opera season, Rigoletto, that will be onstage on 19, 21 and 23 November at Auditorio de Tenerife’s Sala Sinfónica.

    The pieces will be sung by soprano Beatriz de Sousa, mezzo-soprano Guadalupe Barrientos, baritone Lucian Petrean and tenor Biao Li, who will all be accompanied by pianist Claudio Marchetti. Ópera de Tenerife’s intendant, Alejandro Abrante, will present this admission-free show.

    The event includes pieces like ‘Sul fil d’un soffio etesio’ [Falstaff]; ‘Stride la vampa’ [Il trovatore]; ‘Dio di Giuda’ [Nabucco]; ‘Re dell’abisso, affrettati’ [Un ballo in maschera]; ‘Questa o quella’ [Rigoletto]; ‘Gualtier Maldé... Caro nome’ [Rigoletto]; ‘Cortigiani, vil razza dannata’ [Rigoletto]; ‘Sì, vendetta’ [Rigoletto]; ‘La donna è mobile’ [Rigoletto] and ‘Un dì se ben rammentomi... Bella figlia dell’amore’ [Rigoletto]

    Rigoletto is the first title of the famous “popular trilogy” by the Busseto maestro. Just like the heroes in Il trovatore and La traviata, Rigoletto is a social outcast, a hunch-backed jester who works in the corrupt Court of Mantua in the late 16th century, ruled by the beautiful and young Duke of Mantua, a seducer. When his efforts to safeguard the innocence of his daughter Gilda are shattered by the Duke’s lust, the jester will attempt an impossible revenge.

    This activity, in collaboration with Los Silos Town Council, aims to spread the love for opera by giving recitals in different venues on the island. Previous events were held in Puerto de la Cruz, La Laguna, Güímar, Garachico, Santa Úrsula, La Orotava, Santa Cruz and Candelaria. This is the first opera titbit Ópera de Tenerife gives in Los Silos.

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