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Los cantantes Francesco Samuele Venuti y Esteban Sebastián Baltazar debutarán en Tenerife afrontando dos funciones cada uno el rol de Haly, el joven capitán de la guardia del rey de la composición La italiana en Argel, de Rossini. Los dos llegarán el próximo mes a la Isla para participar en la sexta edición de la academia Opera (e)Studio durante dos meses y que, un año más, se encargará de abrir la temporada de Ópera de Tenerife.

Graduado en el Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini de Florencia, Venuti (Lecce, Italia) nunca ha estado en la Isla, pero tiene importantes referencias de Ópera de Tenerife y concretamente del programa Opera (e)Studio, “gracias a unos amigos que me aconsejaron participar en el proceso de audiciones”, afirma. Considera que se trata de un “brillante programa de formación para jóvenes” y confía en que le haga “crecer mucho desde el punto de vista profesional”.

Baltazar se formó en la Escuela CasAzul Artes Escénicas de Argos y es uno de los aspirantes que realizó las audiciones en el Auditorio de Tenerife, proceso del que también tiene referencias por amigos que han participado en anteriores ediciones. El mexicano sostiene que es “uno de los teatros más importantes de España”. Además reconoce que este programa es “un trampolín para nosotros”, asimilándolo con un “radar para entrar en los grandes teatros del mundo”.

Ninguno ha tenido contacto previo con la ópera de Rossini La italiana en Argel, aunque es un título conocido por ambos. En el caso del intérprete italiano la define como una creación “muy entretenida, pero también desafiante que requiere de mucho cuidado en el estudio”. El artista mexicano coincide al adjetivarla como “divertida” y no duda en definirla como “muy compleja y muy precisa”, que exige mucho trabajo “tanto vocal como físicamente”.    

Respecto al rol que van a poner encima del escenario de la Sala Sinfónica del Auditorio de Tenerife, Francesco Samuele señala que el aspecto que entraña más dificultad se encuentra “en las partes concertadas, así como en los recitativos”. Por su parte, Esteban Baltazar hace hincapié “en la afinación perfecta” para un rol que “reclama mucho desde el punto de vista vocal e interpretativo”.

En cuanto a los objetivos que se plantean en un futuro próximo, ambos son realistas y precavidos. Los deseos de Venuti se centran en “mejorar y crecer artísticamente”, no sólo para ganar “competitividad en otros concursos líricos”, sino para “comenzar a trabajar en diferentes compañías”. Baltazar, por su parte, espera también “aprender muchísimo tanto desde el punto de vista personal como profesional” y deja bien claro su intención de  regresar a Tenerife “todas las veces que pueda”.

Ambos atesoran en su lista de deseos muchos papeles, aunque si tuvieran que concretar alguno, el artista italiano se decanta por “El barbero de Sevilla o Las bodas de Fígaro”, en este último título coincide con el azteca, quien también añade Don Giovanni.

En la primera semana de septiembre comenzará la sexta edición de la academia Opera (e)Studio donde trece artistas iniciarán un proceso de perfeccionamiento artístico integral. Esta iniciativa, dirigida por Giulio Zappa, concluirá con la representación de cuatro funciones de La italiana en Argel, que tendrán lugar en la Sala Sinfónica del Auditorio de Tenerife del 25 al 28 de octubre.

La italiana en Argel supone el arranque de la temporada 2018-2019 y traerá consigo el debut en Ópera de Tenerife de Nikolas Maximilian Nägele. Esta nueva coproducción de Auditorio de Tenerife con el Teatro Comunale di Bologna contará en la dirección de escena con Giorgia Guerra y transcurre en la década de los ochenta del siglo pasado en la atmósfera surrealista de un spa ubicado en Argel, todo ello aderezado con un vestuario divertido y colorido afín a la época.

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Swiss soprano Larissa Alice Wissel got the first prize at the 5th Ópera de Tenerife International Singing Competition, which this year welcomed 38 candidates from 18 different countries. The second prize went to Romanian soprano Alexandra Grigoras and the Korean baritone Insik Choi won third prize. He also got the Extraordinary Audience Award, granted by the attendees at the final gala held on 4 July at Sala de Cámara in Auditorio de Tenerife.

A new feature this year is the “María Orán Award” for best zarzuela aria performance, with which Ópera de Tenerife pays tribute to the memory of the Tenerife singer and encourages the internationalization of opera in Spanish. The award was granted to Spanish soprano Laura del Río who has now secured a role in one of the zarzuela season titles of Ópera de Tenerife.

In addition to the usual synergy of the talent displayed by artists and the different artistic directors present in the event, several special prizes were agreed on as well as roles in productions of their respective seasons.  Ópera de Tenerife is hiring soprano Alexandra Grigoras in the role of Liù (Turandot, Puccini), Carmen Mateo as Violetta (La traviata, Verdi) and Mexican bass Alejandro López. Spanish soprano Elvira Padrino gets a zarzuela role. Ópera de Oviedo, on their part, reached an agreement with Alejandro López and Larissa Alice Wissel, who is also wanted at the Teatro Municipale di Piacenza. They are also taking part in a masterclass with maestro Giulio Zappa and sopranos Marta Mari (Italy), Cecilia Rodríguez (Spain) and Olena Sloia (Romania).

The winner this year started to study violin and piano when she was six years old in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, obtaining aged 13 a Julius Stern Institut grant for young talents, being accepted in Universität der Künste Berlin. She furthered her studies at Mozarteum in Salzburg and through masterclasses under the direction of Bernadette Manca di Nissa and Fernando Cordeiro. In 2014 she won three international competitions: As.li.co. in the debut section; the Rheinsberg in Berlin; and the 4th Santa Chiara competition in Naples, where she was awarded first prize and the Audience Prize. In 2016 she was a finalist in the 35th Belvedere Competition in Cape Town.

The competition is closing on Thursday, 5 with the traditional award-winners concert to take place at Sala de Cámara in Auditorio de Tenerife at 7:30 pm. The winners will have the chance to show their different opera skills with maestro Dario Tondelli as accompanist.

The competition has had the collaboration of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) which, through the Programme for the Internationalization of Spanish Culture (PICE), in the Visitors category, provides a prestigious international jury whose members have a solid artistic and technical reputation. Although it is chaired by As.li.co vice-president Giovanna Lomazzi, on this occasion it will be the artistic director of the Fondazione Teatri di Piacenza, Cristina Ferrari will be taking her place. 

Other members of the jury include casting manager and musical director assistant of Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Alessandro di Gloria; the general manager of Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Fulvio Macciardi; the stage manager and artistic production manager of Teatro Argentino de La Plata, Pablo Maritano; the artistic programming manager of  Teatro Regio di Parma, Cristiano Sandri; the artistic manager of the Young Artists Ópera del Teatro Bolshoi, Dmitry Vdovin;  the member of the Society for the promotion of Chinese Traditional Culture, Qing Xu; the general and artistic director of Ópera de Oviedo, Javier Menéndez; intendant of Theater und Philharmonie Essen, Hein Mulders; and the artistic director of Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona, Christina Scheppelmann.

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Ópera de Tenerife has revealed the 13 finalists of their 5th International Singing Competition, who will be competing today, 4 July, at 6:00 pm at Auditorio de Tenerife. Each singer will perform an opera aria chosen by the jury or a zarzuela aria if they are competing for the María Orán Award. Maestro Dario Tondelli is their accompanying pianist.

The following are competing in the opera category: Swiss soprano Larissa Alice Wissel with “A vos jeux... Pȃle et blonde” (Hamlet, Thomas); Romanian soprano Olena Sloia with “Glitter and be gay” (Candide, Bernstein); Italian soprano Marta Mari with “L’altra notte in fondo al mare” (Mefistofele, Boito); Mexican bass Alejandro López with “Ella giammai m’amò” (Don Carlo, Verdi); Romanian soprano Alexandra Grigoraş with “Depuis le jour” (Louise, Charpentier); Korean baritone Insik Choi with “O Carlo, ascolta... Io morrò ma lieto in core” (Don Carlo, Verdi). And Spanish sopranos Cecilia Rodríguez with “Tornami a vagheggiar” (Alcina, Händel); Carmen Mateo with “Eccomi in lieta vesta... Oh, quante volte” (I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Bellini); Laura del Río with “È strano... Ah, forse è lui... Sempre libera” (The traviata, Verdi).

Also, Romanian soprano Olena Sloia with “Iris de amor” (Marina, Arrieta); and Spanish sopranos Cecilia Rodríguez, Elvira Padrino, and Laura del Río who are singing “Salida de Cecilia” (Cecilia Valdés, Roig); “De España vengo” (El niño judío, Luna); and “Canción del ruiseñor” (Doña Francisquita, Vives), respectively, are competing for the María Orán Award.

The winners will get one of the three prizes of 5,000, 3,000 and 1,000 Euros respectively in addition to the María Orán Award, which consists of performing a role in one of the Ópera de Tenerife zarzuela season.  There is an honorary Extraordinary Audience Award, voted by the audience attending the final. Also, but not in competition, the different artistic managers present at the event will offer roles in their season productions according to the singers’ suitability to their requirements.

As usual, the award-winners will give a concert at Sala de Cámara tomorrow, 5 July at 7:30 pm.  Tickets for this concert are available through the normal sale channels of Auditorio de Tenerife: at the box office from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm, Monday to Saturday, on www.auditoriodetenerife.com or calling 902 317 327.

The competition has the collaboration of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) which, through the Programme for the Internationalization of Spanish Culture (PICE), in the Visitors category, provides a prestigious international jury whose members have a solid artistic and technical reputation. Although it is chaired by As.li.co vice-president Giovanna Lomazzi, on this occasion, Cristina Ferrari, artistic director of the Fondazione Teatri di Piacenza, will be taking her place.  

Other members of the jury include casting manager and musical director assistant of Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Alessandro di Gloria; the general manager of Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Fulvio Macciardi; the stage manager and artistic production manager of Teatro Argentino de La Plata, Pablo Maritano; the artistic programming manager of  Teatro Regio di Parma, Cristiano Sandri; the artistic manager of the Young Artists Ópera del Teatro Bolshoi, Dmitry Vdovin;  the member of the Society for the promotion of Chinese Traditional Culture, Qing Xu; the general and artistic director of Ópera de Oviedo, Javier Menéndez; intendant of Theater und Philharmonie Essen, Hein Mulders; and the artistic director of Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona, Christina Scheppelmann.

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The 5th Ópera de Tenerife International Singing Competition is starting tomorrow [Sunday 1] at 4:00 pm at Auditorio de Tenerife and will continue until Wednesday, 4 July. This year 38 candidates from 18 different countries are taking part in this competition whose aim is to help entrants achieve a higher level and a more successful career.

The largest group comes from Spain -eleven singers- including Canarian Sonia Hernández; there are five entrants from Italy, three from South Korea, two are coming from Germany, Japan, Mexico and Romania and one from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, the United States, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, United Kingdom, Switzerland and the Ukraine.

The candidates are performing five arias of their choice and will be evaluated under different tessituras in the qualifying phase on 1 and 2 July. A day later, the semifinal takes place at 5:00 pm to then go on to the final on 4 July at 6:00 pm when the finalists will perform an opera aria chosen by the jury, or a zarzuela aria if they are competing for the new María Orán Award for best zarzuela aria performance. This new award is a tribute to the memory of the Tenerife singer and it also aims to encourage the internationalization of opera in Spanish. To compete for this new award, candidates must perform one of the roles included in the Ópera de Tenerife zarzuela season, according to the specific needs of each title and vocal and stage suitability.

The winners will be awarded prizes of 5,000, 3,000 and 1,000 Euros respectively and the audience attending the final will vote to grant the honorary Audience Extraordinary Award. Also, but not in competition, the different artistic managers attending the event will offer roles for their season productions according to the singers’ suitability to their requirements.

As usual, the award-winners will give a concert on Thursday, 5 July at 7:30 pm at Sala de Cámara, accompanied by maestro Dario Tondelli.  Tickets for this concert are available through the normal sale channels of Auditorio de Tenerife: at the box office from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm, Monday to Saturday, on www.auditoriodetenerife.com or calling 902 317 327.

The competition has the collaboration of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) which, through the Programme for the Internationalization of Spanish Culture (PICE), in the Visitors category, provides a prestigious international jury whose members have a solid artistic and technical reputation. Although it is chaired by As.li.co vice-president Giovanna Lomazzi, on this occasion it will be the artistic director of the Fondazione Teatri di Piacenza, Cristina Ferrari will be taking her place.  Other members of the jury include casting manager and musical director assistant of Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Alessandro di Gloria; the general manager of Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Fulvio Macciardi; the stage manager and artistic production manager of Teatro Argentino de La Plata, Pablo Maritano; the artistic programming manager of  Teatro Regio di Parma, Cristiano Sandri; the artistic manager of the Young Artists Ópera del Teatro Bolshoi, Dmitry Vdovin;  the member of the Society for the promotion of Chinese Traditional Culture, Qing Xu; the general and artistic director of Ópera de Oviedo, Javier Menéndez; intendant of Theater und Philharmonie Essen, Hein Mulders; and the artistic director of Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona, Christina Scheppelmann.

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Ópera de Tenerife has extended the closing date to enter the 5th Ópera de Tenerife International Singing Competition to be held at Auditorio de Tenerife from 1 to 4 July, closing with the award-winners concert on 5 July. The new deadline for entries is Friday, 29 June at 12 noon. Singers who were born on or after 1 January 1978 can take part in the competition whose aim is to help them achieve a higher level and a more successful career. Click here to learn about the rules.

This year we are introducing a new prize: the “María Orán Award” for best zarzuela aria performance, a tribute Ópera de Tenerife pays to the memory of the Tenerife soprano. The winner will be given the opportunity to play a role in one of the zarzuela season titles, in accordance with the specific needs of each title and vocal and stage suitability.

The winners will be awarded prizes of 5,000, 3,000 and 1,000 Euros respectively; there will also be an honorary Audience Extraordinary Award. The audience can thus vote for any of the singers taking part in the final, regardless of their having received any other award.

Participants must prepare five arias of their choice to perform and if they also enter the Maria Orán Award competition, they have to prepare two arias from the zarzuela repertoire. Arias will be sung from memory and the selected programme cannot be changed once the Competition Organizing Committee accepts it. The call is open to the following types of voice: soprano, mezzosoprano, contralto, counter-tenor, tenor, baritone or bass.

The rules of the competition establish a qualifying phase on 1 and 2 July. The semi-final takes place on 3 July and on 4 July, the finalists will sing an opera aria chosen by the jury in addition to a zarzuela aria, if they are also competing for the María Orán Award. The winners will offer a concert on Thursday, 5 July where they will be accompanied by maestro Dario Tondelli.

All the members of the jury have a solid artistic and technical reputation. This year we can count on the collaboration of nine international professionals thanks to Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) [Spanish Cultural Action] and their aid through the Programme for the Internationalization of Spanish Culture (PICE), in the Visitors category. The jury will be chaired by As.li.co, vice-president Giovanna Lomazzi. The casting manager and musical director assistant of Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Alessandro Di Gloria; the artistic director of the Fondazione Teatri di Piacenza, Cristina Ferrari; the general manager of Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Fulvio Macciardi; the stage manager and artistic production manager of Teatro Argentino de La Plata, Pablo Maritano; the artistic programming manager of  Teatro Regio di Parma, Cristiano Sandri; the artistic manager of the Young Artists Opera Programme at the Bolshoi Theatre, Dmitry Vdovin; the member of the Society for the promotion of Chinese Traditional Culture, Qing Xu; and Italian pianist, Darío Tondelli.

The following will also be members of the jury: Martin Boschet, executive manager of Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires; Javier Menéndez, general and artistic director of Ópera de Oviedo; Hein Mulders, intendant of Theater und Philharmonie Essen; and the artistic director of Barcelona Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona, Christina Scheppelmann.

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The Cabildo de Tenerife, through Ópera de Tenerife, has opened its call for entries to the 5th Ópera de Tenerife International Singing Competition, to be held at Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín from 1 to 4 July. The competition closes with an award-winners concert on 5 July.

All singers who were born on or after 1 January 1978, can take part in the competition whose aim is to help them achieve a higher level and a more successful career. The rules are published on the Auditorio website https://auditoriodetenerife.com/es/audiciones. Entries must reach us no later than 24 June 2018.

This year we are introducing a new prize: the “María Orán Award” for best zarzuela aria performance, a tribute Ópera de Tenerife pays to the memory of the Tenerife soprano. The winner will be given the opportunity to play a role in one of the zarzuela season titles, in accordance with the specific needs of each title and vocal and stage suitability.

The winners will be awarded prizes of 5,000, 3,000 and 1,000 Euros respectively; there will also be an honorary Audience Extraordinary Award. The audience can thus vote for any of the singers taking part in the final, regardless of their having received any other award.

Participants must choose five arias to perform and if they also enter the Maria Orán Award competition, they have to prepare two arias from the zarzuela repertoire. Arias will be sung from memory and the selected programme cannot be changed once the Competition Organizing Committee accepts it. The call is open to the following types of voice: soprano, mezzosoprano, contralto, counter-tenor, tenor, baritone or bass.

The rules of the competition establish a qualifying phase on 1 and 2 July. The semi-final takes place on 3 July and on 4 July, the finalists will sing an opera aria chosen by the jury in addition to a zarzuela aria, if they are also competing for the María Orán Award. The winners will offer a concert on Thursday, 5 July where they will be accompanied by maestro Dario Tondelli.

All the members of the jury have a solid artistic and technical reputation. This year we can count on the collaboration of nine international professionals thanks to Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) [Spanish Cultural Action] and their aid through the Programme for the Internationalization of Spanish Culture (PICE), in the Visitors category. The jury will be chaired by As.li.co, vice-president Giovanna Lomazzi. The casting manager and musical director assistant of Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Alessandro Di Gloria; the artistic director of the Fondazione Teatri di Piacenza, Cristina Ferrari; the general manager of Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Fulvio Macciardi; the stage manager and artistic production manager of Teatro Argentino de La Plata, Pablo Maritano; the artistic programming manager of  Teatro Regio di Parma, Cristiano Sandri; the artistic manager of the Young Artists Opera Programme at the Bolshoi Theatre, Dmitry Vdovin; the member of the Society for the promotion of Chinese Traditional Culture, Qing Xu; and Italian pianist, Darío Tondelli.

The following will also be members of the jury: Martin Boschet, executive manager of Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires; Javier Menéndez, general and artistic director of Ópera de Oviedo; Hein Mulders, intendant of Theater und Philharmonie Essen; and the artistic director of Barcelona Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona, Christina Scheppelmann.”

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