Coinciding with the next production of Auditorio de Tenerife, The traviata, the exhibition “Virtudes públicas, vicios ocultos” [Public Virtues, Hidden Vices], opened at La Laguna University Paraninfo yesterday afternoon [Thursday, 10]. In it visitors can learn about the creative process of this opera, the 6th show in the current Ópera de Tenerife season. It is on until 3 June and can be visited Monday to Friday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
The presentation was attended by the vice-chancellor of the University, Antonio Martinón; the deputy vice-chancellor for Relations with Society, Francisco García; the Island Director for Culture, Education, and Artistic Units of Cabildo de Tenerife, José Luis Rivero; and the intendant of Ópera de Tenerife, Alejandro Abrante.

The 10 panels with 65 images and 4 text panels offer an enjoyable way of seeing the preliminary meetings that gave rise to the project; the details of the stage design; the work done by the tailoring and make up departments, and even the first costume fittings or a selection of accessories to shape a production that is now opening to new venues without losing the essence of a major production. The exhibition includes two lady costumes made by the tailoring department of Auditorio de Tenerife.

To set up the exhibition, the Cabildo’s Ópera de Tenerife had the collaboration of the University of La Laguna, the University Institute of Women’s Studies, Pedro García Cabrera Cultural Chair, the Faculty of Philosophy of La Laguna University, the CIFP Las Indias of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and, Garachico Town Council.