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The jazz flamenco show is sold out

 

The Ciclo de Jazz of Auditorio de Tenerife, a cultural venue under the Cabildo de Tenerife’s Department of Culture run by councillor Enrique Arriaga, welcomes a concert by Chano Domínguez tomorrow [Thursday, the 10th] at 7:30 pm at the Sala de Cámara. Tickets are sold out.

Chano Domínguez will sit at Auditorio de Tenerife’s piano to give a jazz flamenco concert, a genre for which Domínguez has been creating timeless art for years. The Andalusian musician won the Nacional de las Músicas Actuales award in 2020, which confirms him as the most influential musician in the jazz flamenco scene in the past four decades. He has also been awarded the 2020 CIFU.

In 2020 Domínguez has prepared a series of collaborations with great jazz artists including Hamilton de Holanda, a Brazilian virtuoso and mandolin musician.

Chano’s recent works also include a CD recorded with singer Martirio de España titled A Bola de Nieve and produced by Universal Music España in 2019. It is a piano duo of Martirio and Domínguez based on the repertoire of the great Cuban singer, pianist, and composer Bola de Nieve, one of the finest musicians on the island. Chano Domínguez recently released an album Live Piano Solo (The Other, 2020), recorded from two live sessions in 2015 in Madrid.

Audience members are kindly asked to come to Auditorio early enough to enter the theatre gradually. On buying the tickets, users accept the measures implemented at this Cabildo cultural centre to tackle COVID-19, such as wearing a face mask properly and at all times or coming only with people you live with. The full measures and the AENOR-certified contingency plan are available on Auditorio’s website. Both the GastroMag and the car park are open to the public. 

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Auditorio de Tenerife‘s Sala Sinfónica will also welcome a revival of ´Bending the Walls´

 

Auditorio de Tenerife, a cultural venue under the Cabildo de Tenerife’s Department of Culture led by councillor Enrique Arriaga, premieres Kick the bucket on Sunday, the 6th at 8:30 pm. This new piece in the repertoire of Lava Compañía de Danza is penned by choreographer Iván Pérez. Fernando Hernando Magadan’s Bending the Walls will also be performed. This show is part of the Special 2020 Festival de las Artes del Movimiento FAM.

Kick the bucket is a duet by creator Iván Pérez, artistic director of Dance Theater Heidelberg (Germany), adapted for Lava Compañía de Danza, a project of Auditorio de Tenerife. Physicality and emotion come together in this piece that is performed by dancers Amanda Rubio and Emiliana Battista Marino.

Fernando Hernando Magadan’s Bending the Walls comes next. An exploration of the world of restrictions and limitations in the search for happiness, freedom and understanding. Through this piece, the physical and psychological limits of the individual and the surrounding world are explored. It is a metaphor about the psychological, physical, and emotional forces human beings can approach in order to reach beyond palpable reality, overcome sorrow and escape into the world of the imagination. 

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

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.

Audience members are kindly asked to come to Auditorio early enough to enter the theatre gradually. On buying the tickets, users accept the measures implemented at this Cabildo cultural centre to tackle COVID-19, such as wearing a face mask or coming only with people you live with. The full measures and the AENOR-certified contingency plan are available on Auditorio’s website. Both the GastroMag and the car park are open to the public. 

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The orchestra will play its programme in addition to its outreach and family shows

 

The Sinfónica de Tenerife, under the Culture Department of the Cabildo Insular de Tenerife, presents the second part of the 2020/21 season, which includes twelve concerts and two learning programmes for schoolchildren and families and is to take place from February to June. The details were revealed by the councillor of culture, Enrique Arriaga, and the island director of culture of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Alejandro Krawietz.

The councillor pointed out that “Auditorio de Tenerife is one of the few European venues to have kept its activity, at all times meeting all the measures established to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which are certified by AENOR”. “We hope you can all enjoy the concerts we have prepared, although there could be some changes, depending on how the health crisis develops”, Arriaga explained and then added that “many of these works are being played by the orchestra for the first time and one of them, on 12 February, is a world premiere”.

Alejandro Krawietz stated that “at the Cabildo we are very proud that cultural activity can go on, as it is one of the sectors that is proving to be exemplary in the strict fulfilment of measures, and has not caused, as far as we are aware, any cases of contagion”. The first concert of this phase is to take place on 12 February, “with a nod to Carnival”, the island director revealed, to then explain that “the programme on 26 March will take place at the Auditorio de Tenerife and we are trying to arrange a previous session on the 25th at La Laguna Cathedral, although this would depend on how the pandemic develops”.

Regarding concerts for schoolchildren, Krawietz said that if students cannot come to Auditorio de Tenerife because of the health crisis, the shows will be recorded so that students can work on them along with the usual teaching resources

The full programme is available to see and download on  http://sinfonicadetenerife.es. Tickets will be on sale in December for the February, March and April concerts and you can choose from the following packages: Winter Pack 6 (includes all the concerts in February, March and April); Winter Pack 3 (includes three selected concerts in February, March and April); standard tickets will also be available. 

Ticket sale will be done according to the following order: from 10 to 17 December for 2019-2020 subscribers and from 18 December, the general public.

The Auditorio de Tenerife will continue to apply, during the second part of the season, the safety measures that led them to obtain the AENOR certification, which supports their effectiveness. That is why programmes will continue to be adapted to the new requirements, which include: reduced seating capacity, no intermission, keeping a social distance both on the stage and in the stalls, compulsory use of face mask and temperature checks.  

Concerts

Sinfónica de Tenerife’s honorary conductor, Víctor Pablo Pérez, will lead the orchestra on 12 February, the seventh subscription concert of the 2020/21 season. The repertoire includes The Carnival of the Animals by C. Saint-Saëns featuring pianists Miguel Ángel Dionis and Javier Lanis, with a script and narration by Antonia San Juan; and Tenerife en Carnaval and the premiere of a  medley titled Esto es Carnaval by several authors, with orchestration by Tenerife composer Agustín Ramos. These pieces pay tribute to the most international festival of the island. 

On 26 February, conductor Lucía Marín and the winner of the XIX Concurso de Piano de Santander, Dmytro Choni, will play Piano Concerto nº 2 in F minor, op. 21 by F. F. Chopin; Rimas infantiles by M. Rodrigo and Z. Kodaly’s Dances of Galánta.

March includes a concert session at the Auditorio de Tenerife conducted by Sinfónica de Tenerife honorary conductor, Víctor Pablo Pérez. The show also features the Coral Reyes Bartlet and soloists Igor Peral -tenor- and Mark Stone -baritone- to perform Messa di gloria by P. MascagniThe programme is rounded off withDona nobis pacem by J. Durán. 

Three concerts will be played in April. In the first one, on the 9th, Nuno Coelho will conduct Violin Concerto in D major, op. 61 by L. V. Beethoven featuring violinist Stefan Jackiw as guest soloist, and Symphony nº 1 in C minor, op. 68 by J. Brahms.

The Tenerife ensemble will play under the baton of Perry So on the 16th the pieces Eight instrumental miniatures by I. Stravinski; Variations on a Rococo theme, op. 33 by P. I. Chaikovski with cellist Pablo Ferrández, Resident Artist in 2020; plus A. Borodin’s Symphony nº 2 in B minor.

On the 30th, Jiri Rozen will play Violin Concerto in A minor, op. 53 by A. Dvorak featuring Arabella Steinbacher as solo violinist and Symphony nº 7 in A major, op. 92 by L.V. Beethoven.

On 7 May, the principal conductor of Sinfónica de Tenerife, Antonio Méndez, will conduct a new concert that presents Symphony nº 9 in E flat major, op. 70 by D. Shostakovich and Symphony nº 2 in E flat major, op. 63* by E. Elgar.

Karl-Heinz Steffens’s baton will lead Tenerife’s ensemble on 21 May in a concert featuring violinist Viviane Hagner as soloist to play Violin Concerto nº 2 in G minor, op. 63 by S. Prokofiev, an overture by Mozart and Le bourgeois gentilhomme, TrV 228c, op.60 by R. Strauss.

On Friday, 28 May, Víctor Pablo Pérez presents a programme that includes Piano Concerto nº 1 in E minor, op.11 by F. Chopin and Symphony nº 2 in D major, op. 43 by J. Sibelius, in which Rafal Blechacz will be guest soloist. This programme is one of those that had to be cancelled when the health crisis started. 

Sponsored by Fundación Jesús Serra and conducted by Jaume Santonja, on 4 June Sinfónica de Tenerife will perform Piano Concerto nº 3 in D minor, op. 30 by S. Rachmaninov; Alen by E. Soutullo and winner of the X Premio de Composición Musical AEOS-Fundación BBVA; and The firebird: Suite (version 1919) by I. Stravinski. The guest soloist will be the winner of the María Canals Competition (2019), Daumants Liepins.

Alexander Shelley will lead the Cabildo’s Orchestra on 11 June, featuring violinist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian and resident artist cellist Pablo Ferrández, to play Violin and Cello Concerto in A minor, op. 102 by J. Brahms and Symphony nº6 by L. van Beethoven.

The closing concert of the season will be conducted by Antonio Méndez and will include pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard as soloist to perform Piano Concerto in D major (left hand) by M. Ravel. The programme is rounded off with Don Juan, TrV 156, op.20 by R. Strauss; and Piano Quartet in G minor, op. 25 by Brahms/Schoenberg.

Under the title Cuando el río suena… Música lleva, the island ensemble led by   Ignacio García Vidal, promotes a new round of Conciertos para Escolares y Familias, which are part of their Outreach Programme. These concerts will take place from 3 to 6 February and are aimed at Primary School children and families. The voice of narrator Ana Hernández Sanchíz, will follow the plot of a libretto that includes works by Dvorak, Smetana, Beethoven or Vivaldi.

Beethoven y otros heroes [Beethoven and other heroes], is aimed at Secondary School students and families. It will take place from 12 to 15 May and will feature conductor Irene Gómez Calado and narrator Ana Hernández Sanchíz to unfold a selection of works by the German composer, including Coriolan Overture, Egmont Overture, Leonora Overture or Symphony nº 3 Eroica.

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Auditions, which will be finally held online due to the current situation, will provide the cast for ´Il matrimonio segreto´

 

Auditorio de Tenerife, a cultural venue under the Cabildo de Tenerife’s Department of Culture run by councillor Enrique Arriaga, is managing the auditions for the eighth Ópera de Tenerife’s Opera (e)Studio, which will be finally carried out online. A total of 195 singers aged between 20 and 32 of 36 different nationalities aim to join the academy, which this season is putting on Il matrimonio segreto by Domenico Cimarosa, a coproduction led by Auditorio de Tenerife with Teatro Regio di Parma and Teatro Massimo di Palermo.

“The selection process is now open. It was very well received and there is a large number of candidates for the cast of this academy”, said the Cabildo’s councillor of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. “Due to Covid restrictions, auditions this year will not be in person but this does not mean a rigorous test calendar cannot be arranged”, said the councillor, who also encouraged all the candidates and wished them luck. 

The singers chosen will start their training in January at this comprehensive training academy for young artists that is directed by Giulio Zappa. This time they will perform Il matrimonio segreto in Auditorio de Tenerife’s Sala Sinfónica on 18, 19, 20 and 21 March 2021. Twelve singers will be chosen for six different roles as there are two casts (two artists per role) each performing twice. 

Sopranos enter for the role of Carolina and Elisetta: 77 have registered for Carolina, 28 of whom also aspire to the role of Elisetta, while 54 singers entered for the part of Elisseta, with again 28 of them also auditioning for Carolina. A total of 29 mezzo sopranos hope to become Fidalma and 22 tenors would like to be Paolino. Robinson and Geronimo are to be played by bass baritones: 30 men have opted to enter for Robinson, 8 of whom are also auditioning for the role of Geronimo, while 18 hope to play Geronimo, with again 8 auditioning for Robinson too.

This year, most of the candidates are Italian (89 singers), followed by Spaniards (34). French (7), Japanese (7), Chilean (6), Polish (5), Portuguese (5), German (4), North American (3) and Russian (3), among many others.

Il matrimonio segreto will have Davide Levi as musical director to lead Sinfónica de Tenerife, that coproduces with Ópera de Tenerife. As for stage director, Auditorio de Tenerife has proposed Roberto Catalano, who works with stage designer Emanuele Sinisi, costume designer Ilaria Ariemme and lighting designer Fiammetta Baldiserri.

Tests were meant to take place between 11 and 19 May 2020 but the health crisis forced us to postpone them to November and December in Spain (Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Madrid) and Italy (Parma and Palermo). However, due to the current situation we have finally opted for online auditioning with candidates sending a video to the assessment committee.  

When this change was announced the application period was extended, which was an incentive to Latin and North American singers who, under normal circumstances, do not usually come to auditions. So, although live tests cannot be experienced, new opportunities have emerged. Registered candidates must deliver their videos before 15 December 2020. All the information on the process is available on www.operaestudio.eu.

The aim of this programme for young artists is to provide holistic, highly specialized training in international opera singing, acting as showcase and springboard for many of them. Ópera (e)Studio also highlights the Auditorio de Tenerife’s technical production, 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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El 17 de diciembre tendrá lugar un seminario web bajo el lema ‘Música en comunidad: participación, inclusión y bienestar’

 

Auditorio de Tenerife, centro dependiente del Área de Cultura del Cabildo de Tenerife que dirige el consejero Enrique Arriaga, organiza el Encuentro ROCE Tenerife 2020, de la Red de Organizadores de Conciertos Educativos y Sociales, bajo el lema Música en comunidad: participación, inclusión y bienestar. El evento cuenta con una parte de visionado de conferencias internacionales y otro de puesta en común con un seminario web el 17 de diciembre a las 15:00 horas, al que se puede asistir presencialmente en Auditorio de Tenerife.

El consejero de Cultura del Cabildo, Enrique Arriaga, ha indicado que “es fundamental, en el mundo de la cultura, trabajar en red y esta iniciativa es un claro ejemplo de que desde el Cabildo de Tenerife tenemos presente esta prioridad” y añadió que “el Encuentro ROCE materializa las necesidades de la unión entre cultura y educación, y consolida estas redes acercando a todos los actores detalles y aspectos a tener en cuenta en el desarrollo de la puesta en práctica de las actividades educativas y sociales”.

Profesionales de la música, investigadores, musicólogos, responsables de colectivos sociales, educadores, trabajadores sociales, mediadores culturales, psicólogos, pedagogos, psicopedagogos y demás personas interesadas pueden inscribirse al evento de forma online y gratuita hasta el próximo 7 de diciembre a través de la web www.rocemusica.org.

Lee Higgins, director del Centro Internacional de Música Comunitaria sede en St John York University; Alicia de Bánffy-Hall, de la Universidad de Eichstätt-Ingolstadt y autora del libro The development of community music in Munich, y María Claudia Parias, presidenta de la Fundación Batuta y vicepresidenta de ISPA serán los ponentes principales de esta edición del Encuentro ROCE.

Desde la web de ROCE se ofrecerá a los participantes inscritos materiales para visionar de forma independiente hasta el día del seminario web, entre los cuales podrán encontrar estas conferencias previstas; los conversatorios entre los ponentes y Alberto Cabedo, de la Universidad Jaume I; Nicolás Barbieri, de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, y José Luis Rivero, director artístico de Auditorio de Tenerife; mesas territoriales y las comunicaciones que se hayan presentado.

El objetivo de este encuentro es conocer, converger y proponer un punto de partida sobre futuros proyectos y estrategias comunes en este ámbito. El XI Encuentro ROCE pretende reflexionar acerca de los retos actuales que la música plantea en relación a los desafíos sociales contemporáneos dotando de herramientas a la ciudadanía para fomentar un acercamiento crítico y activo a la música.

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The show, which was enjoyed by over 1,000 people last week, will be on in Bolonga, Oviedo and Sevilla

 

The councillor of Culture of Cabildo de Tenerife, Enrique Arriaga, was present at the striking down of the Lucrezia Borgia set. The opera was enjoyed by over 1,000 people last week and is now travelling to its coproduction theatres in Bologna, Oviedo, and Seville. Arriaga highlighted that “we make excellent cultural productions in Tenerife which are then exported to other countries, like this show in which, in stage design alone, more than 20 companies were involved”.

The councillor explained that “this production, made in Tenerife and led by Auditorio de Tenerife, is now on the market and Latin American theatres have expressed an interest in it and we expect to close deals with them shortly”. Arriaga watched as the set was dismantled to then be carried to containers. 

Jorge Cabrera, technical production manager of Auditorio de Tenerife, said that “dismantling usually takes several days but thanks to the theatre’s technological means and the ability of workers, it’s done in just two days”. “When the show ended on Saturday, striking began and it finishes today, Monday, as we have to prepare the stage for Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife’s rehearsal tomorrow”, he said.

This Lucrezia Borgia by Gaetano Donizetti is a co-production led by Ópera de Tenerife (Auditorio de Tenerife opera scheme) with Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Ópera de Oviedo and Teatro de la Maestranza de Sevilla.

Stage director 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 slaughterhouse, 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.

The Coro de Ópera de Tenerife, was conducted by Carmen Cruz, and Sinfónica de Tenerife under the baton of Andriy Yurkevych, musical director Teatr Wielki Opera Norodowa (Polish National Opera), one of the most sought-after conductors internationally. 

The leading role, Lucrezia Borgia, was played by Canarian soprano Yolanda Auyanet, who was 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.

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.

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As tickets for Friday, 4 December are sold out, the Cabildo de Tenerife presents an additional concert on Thursday, the 3rd 

 

Sinfónica de Tenerife, under the Cabildo de Tenerife’s Department of Culture run by councillor Enrique Arriaga, is giving two performances of its fifth programme, on Thursday, [3 December] and Friday, [the 4th]. They are both at 7:30 pm in Auditorio de Tenerife. The orchestra’s honorary conductor, Víctor Pablo Pérez, will lead the ensemble that also features violinist Nemanja Radulovic as guest soloist. 

The Cabildo’s orchestra will play Violin Concerto nº 3 in G major Strassburg, K 216, by Wolfgang A. Mozart, and Symphony nº 3 in E flat major Eroica, op. 55, by Ludwig V. Beethoven.

As tickets for the concert on Friday are sold out, there is now a concert on Thursday too. The new tickets can be booked via the usual channels, on www.auditoriodetenerife.com or calling 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 booked them by making an appointment to come to the box office in the same opening hours as above. Make your appointment on https://auditoriodetenerife.com/contact-us and on 922 568 625, Monday to Friday from  10:00 am to 2:00 pm, except holidays.

To enjoy this musical experience audience members are kindly asked to come to Auditorio early enough to enter the theatre gradually and fulfil the measures implemented by Auditorio de Tenerife to tackle COVID-19, such as wearing a face mask properly and at all times or coming only with people you live with. Please see the AENOR-certified contingency plan on Auditorio’s website. 

Violin Concerto nº 3 in G major Strassburg, K 216, by Wolfgang A. Mozart, was written during his period as konzertmeister for the archbishop of Salzburg, after visiting Italy to study the country’s violin scores. This concert, considered to have great purity, has an elegant, light manufacture that strings together different themes, ideas and ornaments. 

The initial Allegro starts charmingly and brilliantly with a theme from his opera Il re pastore. The dialogue between oboes and violins introduces the second theme, a feature that is repeated in the Adagio. The concert ends with a frenchified Rondo, where Mozart introduces effects with playful triplets, pizzicatti, and even popular melodies. 

Symphony nº 3 in E flat major Eroica, op. 55, by Ludwig V. Beethoven was premiered in 1805 and its name comes from the admiration the composer felt for the moral, political, and humanist values of the French Revolution. Regarded as a piece that shows the transition towards Romanticism, this score gives us a glimpse of the turbulent personal times experienced by the composer, who was already profoundly deaf. 

From the first movement, an Allegro with spirit, Beethoven includes many dramatic motifs. The development of the piece includes a noteworthy energetic Scherzo, a new formula that would become his most characteristic symbol, to then culminate in a Finale in the same line, full of vitalism.

Violinist Nemanja Radulovic returns to the island after playing with Sinfónica de Tenerife for the last time in April 2013. The maestro was born in Serbia in 1985 and studied at Belgrade’s Faculty of the Arts and Music. After furthering his studies in Germany and at Paris Conservatoire, he won the Victoires de la musique classique’s International Revelation of the Year in 2005. He also won at the Joseph Joachim International Competition in Hannover, the George Enescu in Bucharest, the Stradivarius in Cremona, and the Echo Klassik in 2015.

In 2019 he made his debut in the BBC Proms with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, and Kirill Karabits, playing Barber. His next engagements include a European tour with the Russian State Academic Symphony and Andrey Boreyko; his debut with the Gothenburg Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra, Sydney Symphony, MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony, Dusseldorf Symphony, RTE National Symphony Dublin, and Orchestre Philharmonique in Strasbourg.

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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.

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An open day will be held tomorrow at 6:00 pm and the work will be showcased on Saturday at 7:30 pm

 

Auditorio de Tenerife, under the Cabildo de Tenerife’s Department of Culture run by councillor Enrique Arriaga, is hosting the residence of dancer and creator Élida Dorta as part of the 2020 Festival de Creación y Experimentación de Canarias NUMAcircuit. Last Monday the artist started developing M, the piece that will be shown to the public in Sala Castillo on Saturday the 21st at 7:30 pm. Also, tomorrow, Thursday, the 19th there will be an open day at 6:00 pm. Both events are free of charge but can only admit a very reduced a number of people. 

Élida Dorta, a classical and contemporary dancer, will present M, her artist residence that looks into the transforming capacity of art.  It is a personal and political work in which Dorta reflects on life, maternity, becoming aware, and on pain being inherent to constant change.  

is a blank piece of paper that holds concepts, experiences, and myths. The dancer has opted for using artistic tools to decode life and transcend pain in this residence.  Élida Dorta’s talent is joined by pianist and composer Rebeca Píriz, dj and electronic music composer Dave Watts Riot plus costume designers Nikka XxX and Dosi Andrade, in addition to the photography of ENCARNEVIVA. Dimás Cedrés is the lighting designer of M, which also features Javier Arozarena as assistant director.

Admission to both sessions is free although only a reduced number of people can be admitted. On entry your personal details will be requested in order to meet the guidelines of the health authorities. Once the show has started you will not be able to leave until it has finished. Entering the auditorium implies that the user unconditionally accepts the contents of the measures implemented by the Auditorio de Tenerife to deal with COVID-19, like wearing a facemask. You can see the measures on www.auditoriodetenerife.com

NUMAcircuit is a platform to create and spread new forms of artistic expression. Its main goal is to provide a space and audience for artists, technicians and collectives who communicate by means of contemporary, experimental languages, showing their work coherently and set in a context.  This annual festival, that builds its programme with shows and training activities of very different nature, seeks to communicate the artists’ reflections, encouraging the curiosity and active participation of the audience. 

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In the competition, they will choose the musician to represent the Canaries at the national final on 5 December in Alicante

 

Auditorio de Tenerife, under the Cabildo de Tenerife’s Department of Culture run by councillor Enrique Arriaga, welcomes the regional phase of the 19th Intercentros Melómano in the Professional Degree category on Saturday, 21st November at 4:00 pm. The winner will represent the Canary Islands at the national competition, to be held on 5 December in Alicante.Six students of the professional conservatoires of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria specialising in different instruments: guitar, oboe, saxophone and clarinet, are taking part in the competition. They are free to choose what to play and their performance will be 15 minutes long at most. After playing, the jury will discuss the performances to then announce who will represent the Canaries in this contest. 


Seventeen regional musicians will compete at the final in Alicante for the prize: a tour across Spain including solo recitals and concerts with a symphony orchestra, like the one given by Orquesta Filarmonía Granada or the Festival de Música de Segovia-MUSEG.The Intercentros Melómano is an initiative of the Fundación Orfeo that was set up in 2002 with the aim of encouraging the active participation of conservatoire students in professional competitions. The idea is to give musicians a practical experience where they face an audience and a jury that will judge their interpretation, not just their technical skills. 


Admission is free and audience members are kindly asked to come early enough to enter the theatre gradually and give their personal details to meet the guidelines of the health authorities. Coming to the competition implies accepting the measures implemented at this Cabildo cultural centre to tackle COVID-19, such as wearing a facemask or coming only with people you live with. The full measures and the AENOR-certified contingency plan are available on Auditorio’s website. Both the GastroMag and the car park are open to the public. 

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The Ciclo de Cámara of the Cabildo’s cultural venue brings this 17th century violin music programme on Thursday, the 19th

 

Auditorio de Tenerife, a cultural venue under the Cabildo de Tenerife’s Department of Culture run by councillor Enrique Arriaga, brings the concert La bellezza. The Beauty of 17th century violin music with renowned violinist Lina Tur Bonet and the MUSIca ALcheMica ensemble. Part of the Auditorio Chamber Music series, the concert is taking place on Thursday, the 19th at 7:30 pm in the Sala de Cámara.

The programme includes a range of works from the Stylus Phantasticus and early Baroque, combining music from two of the most active centres at the time: Italy and Central Europe. It is a compilation of what could be called “the most beautiful music ever written", and it combines the famous folliaspassacaglias and ciacconas with some bizzarrie or works that, through its symbols and sounds, aim at amazing and enchant the audience. 

Imitations of other instruments, scordature of violins tuned in a different way, wildness in the shape of quasi Dyonisian music and heavenly passacaglie... utter exuberance of sound for the senses in a period that, above all, aimed at touching the soul and give maximum expression to human passions through the music of the spheres. 

The programme makes an interesting route across violin music composed in the 17th century including works by authors like Dario Castello (1590 - 1630), Biagio Marini (1594 - 1663), Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger (1580-1651), Marco Uccellini (1603? - 1680), Gian Paolo Cima (1570 - 1622), J. P. von Westhoff (1656 - 1705), Biagio Marini (1594 - 1663) and Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644 - 1704).

In addition to Lina Tur Bonet playing the violin and conducting the concert, other ensemble performers include: Pavel Amílcar, violin; Marco Ceccato, cello; Ismael Campanero, double bass; Jadran Duncumb theorbo; Marta Graziolino, Baroque harp; and Dani Espasa, harpsichord.

Lina Tur Bonet is founder and director of the MUSIca ALcheMIca ensemble, that made its debut at the Vila Musica Mainz and at Potsdam Festival with Handel’s opera Alessandro, directed by Alan Curtis.

The group enjoys international recognition thanks to their award-winning recordings and plays in Europe, America and Asia, and always includes first-rate world musicians. It was set up with the aim of interpreting music from all times and of embarking on cross-disciplinary and pedagogic projects. 

Tickets can be booked up to two hours before the show start 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/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.

Audience members are kindly asked to come to Auditorio early enough in order to enter the theatre gradually. By buying the tickets, users accept the measures implemented at this Cabildo cultural centre to tackle COVID-19, such as wearing a face mask or coming only with people you live with. The full measures and the AENOR-certified contingency plan are available on Auditorio’s website. Both the GastroMag and the car park are open to the public. 

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The ensemble presented a new Música Abierta programme, an initiative that will visit public health centres and Tenerife II

 

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