Deadline extended until April 30th at 11:59 a.m | Scholarship extended to 2,000 €
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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Ópera de Tenerife organisers have decided that Rossini’s The Italian Girl in Algiers is the opera the singers of the sixth Opera (e)Studio will perform. The details of this production were presented to the Director of Culture and Education, José Luis Rivero, on Wednesday, 10 by the stage director Giorgia Guerra.
Guerra, who has collaborated with previous Ópera de Tenerife seasons, explained that “Rossini discusses himself, this piece is like a picture of his soul, it’s comical, visual…it has it all. It’s a kind story with a happy end” to then add “characters are immersed in a comical surreal atmosphere set in a spa of the 80s Algiers, with an amusing colourful wardrobe”.
Apart from the stage director, the meeting with the Director of Culture was also attended by the intendant of Ópera de Tenerife, Alejandro Abrante, stage designer Mónica Bernardi and wardrobe designer Lorena Martín.
José Luis Rivero considers the proposal to “be a new collaboration with Giorgia Guerra”, who was involved in the productions of The Fairy Queen (2013), Don Quixote (2014) or Werther (2016); he also pointed out that “Opera (e)Studio is a fundamental part of the Ópera de Tenerife season”. The Director of Culture stressed that “the artistic team is made up of women, following Auditorio de Tenerife’s policy on gender equality”.
Rossini’s The Italian Girl in Algiers is the debut in Ópera de Tenerife of Nikolas Naegele, current conductor at Deutsche Oper Berlin. The four performances will be on stage from 25 to 28 October at the Concert Hall of Auditorio de Tenerife. In the first five years their shows included Cosí fan tutte, Cinderella, Fígaro’s Weddings, Don Pasquale and Capuletos y Montescos.
Ópera de Tenerife set up the Opera (e)Studio Academy in 2013 with the aim to boost young talents through comprehensive artistic improvement. It has its permanent venue at Auditorio de Tenerife and is directed by maestro Giulio Zappa. The project fosters the professional development of young artists who have just finished their academic studies or are at the very beginning of their careers.
The 2017/2018 season comes with a strong romantic feeling focused on the figure of Giuseppe Verdi. The Tutto Verdi* promotion makes it easy for you to enjoy this immortal musician. Tutto Verdi offers a 15% discount on the ticket for Don Carlo when you buy a seat for La Traviata.
La Traviata is a chance to discover bel canto in a new format: Opera Pocket by Ópera de Tenerife is an itinerant project that will tour several Island municipalities, starting off at the Paraninfo in La Laguna University from 31 May to 3 June. This is a great chance to enjoy an Auditorio de Tenerife show directed by Alejandro Abrante, with Jorge Cabrera as stage designer, Javier Caraballero in charge of wardrobe design and Miguel Ponce as lighting designer, under the musical direction of maestro Alessandro Palumbo. La Traviata is a theatre adaptation of Le Dame aux Camélias (Camille) by Alejandro Dumas, which was a scandal when it was first performed as the heroine is a lady of a heroic free mind; it also portrayed the society of the time just as it actually was. The tragic love story between courtesan Violetta and the young bourgeois Alfredo set against the backdrop of social criticism.
Don Carlo is the first opera scheduled to be performed at Auditorio de Tenerife in 2018. A co-production with Teatro Regio di Parma and Teatro Carlo Felice, it will be in the Concert Hall on 10, 14 and 17 March, under the baton of Jader Bignamini, with Cesare Lievi in charge of stage direction plus stage and wardrobe designer Maurizio Balò; Andrea Borelli takes care of the lighting design. It was premiered in 1867 and is based on the drama Dom Karlos, Infant Von Spanien by Schiller. The author portrays the complex relationship between king Felipe II and his son Carlos, who falls in love with Isabel de Valois. A show portraying jealousy, betrayal and values like freedom, friendship and love.
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