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Both performances on 24 and 25 April will transform the Symphonic Hall into a fantasy chessboard with dragons and castles.

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by its Director of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. Tickets for the family opera Rinaldo, by G.F. Handel, go on sale. Pricing starts at five Euros. This show, suitable for all audiences, will transform the Symphonic Hall into a fantasy chessboard with medieval castles, dragons and sorceresses on 24 April at 6:00 pm and 25 April at 12:00 noon.

Produced by Opera de TenerifeRinaldo was premièred in 2016 and scheduled to be performed again in April 2020. However, it had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 health crisis. This season sees the revival of this opera conducted by Stefania Panighini and Giovanni Paganelli conducting the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife. Leo Martínez designed the costumes in steampunk aesthetics, and Hugo Carugatti is in charge of the lighting. 

The voices that will embody these fantasy characters will be: mezzo-soprano Aurora Faggioli (Rinaldo, the knight), sopranos Beatriz de Sousa (Almirena, Goffredo's daughter) and Gloria Giurgola (Armida, sorceress), mezzo-soprano Silvia Zorita (Goffredo, Christian captain), baritone Pablo Gálvez (Argante, king of Jerusalem) and tenor Jorge Franco (Eustazio, Goffredo's brother).

The story is set in the Crusades. The evil sorceress Armida abducts Almirena, daughter of King Goffredo, to distract her betrothed Rinaldo, the most valiant paladin of the Christians. Fiery battles, spells and beautiful melodies such as the famous Lascia ch'io pianga make this show to be an experience for all audiences.

This is one of Handel's best known Baroque operas. The Italian libretto by Giacomo Rossi is inspired by the poem La Gerusalemme liberata (Torquato Tasso). It was premiered on 24 February 1711 at the Queen's Theatre in Haymarket, London.

The pricing starts at five Euros. Tickets can be purchased until two hours before the concert on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com and by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the auditorium in staggered "waves". By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat Coronavirus, such as the correct use of masks and attendance to the event only with people you live with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on the Auditorium’s website.

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On Saturday the brass bands ‘Cruz Santa’ and ‘Nivaria’ will play in the Symphony Hall, and on Sunday the brass bands from El Tanque, Tegueste and Buenavista will play in the Chamber Hall.

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by its Director of Culture Enrique Arriaga. This weekend it will host two concerts programmed for the cycle Primavera Musical. Five brass bands which are members of the federation ‘Federación Tinerfeña’, will play. 

The first concert takes place in the Symphony Hall on Saturday [27 March] from 6:00 pm, during which the bands ‘Agrupación Musical Cruz Santa’ (Los Realejos) and ‘Sociedad Filarmónica Nivaria’ (Arafo) will play. On Sunday [28 March] from 11:30 am is the turn of the brass bands ‘Santísimo Cristo del Calvario’ (El Tanque); ‘San Marcos’ (Tegueste) and ‘Nuestra Señora de los Remedios’ (Buenavista).

José Manuel Álvarez will conduct ‘Agrupación Musical Cruz Santa’ (Los Realejos) and they will play Hispánico, a pasodoble by the Portuguese composer Nuno Osorio. They will continue with La Cruz Santa, leyenda de una tradición, by José Manuel Encinoso and Sergio González as narrator. This piece is inspired by the legend after which La Cruz Santa was named, with texts by Juan Cruz. 

The ‘Filarmónica Nivaria’ (Arafo) will feature in the Symphony Hall during this edition. Under the direction of Miguel Ángel Expósito, their musical programme includes two pieces: Dunkirk, by José Alberto Pina, and the suite James Bond, by John Barry.

Sunday's concert in the Chamber Hall, starting at 11:30 a.m., will begin with the performance of the ‘Agrupación Musical Santísimo Cristo del Calvario’ (El Tanque). Conducted by José Eduardo Morales, the brass band will feature three pieces: María Carot Porcar, a pasodoble by Hugo Chinesta; la Chimo, a composition by José María Ferrero used in the Entrance of Moors, and Santana a portrait, by Giancarlo Gazzani.

Ismael Brajín is the conductor of ‘Agrupación Musical San Marcos’ (Tegueste), who will perform in second place with a programme that includes the pasodoble Cortés de la frontera, by Manuel Navarro; An American Elegy, by Frank Ticheli, and The great locomotive chase, by Robert Smith.

The group ‘Nuestra Señora de los Remedios’ will close the brass band performances at the Auditorio de Tenerife. José Humberto Martín will conduct this band during the piece Magdalena 1990, by Francisco Signes Castelló; Libertango, by Astor Piazzolla, and arranged by Marco Somadossi; La Parranda, by Francisco Alonso, and Grande Finale, by Harry de Groot and arranged by Marcel Peeters.

The seventeenth edition of Primavera Musical, organised by the federation ‘Federación Tinerfeña de Bandas de Música’ with the collaboration of Tenerife Island Council, will continue on the 4 and 25 April, on the 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 May, on the 12 June (Symphonic Hall) and will conclude on the 13 June. On that last day, a morning concert will be featured in the Chamber Hall and an afternoon concert will be given in the Symphony Hall. Performances in the Chamber Hall will take place at 11:30 a.m. and those in the Symphony Hall will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased until two hours before the concert on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com and by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the Auditorium in staggered "waves".

By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat Coronavirus, such as the correct use of masks and attendance to the event only with people you live with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on the Auditorium’s website.

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The island's schools can send in their applications until 23 April

 

The Culture and Education departments of Tenerife Island Council have published the catalogue Teatro en la Escuela (Theatre at School) for this season. The initiative, whose management has been entrusted to Auditorio de Tenerife, brings together productions by the 16 selected companies that schools can apply for on the website www.tenerifeartesescenicas.com from now until 23 April. To ensure its realisation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this project changed its format to a non-face-to-face format.

Alejandro Krawietz, the island's Director of Culture, highlights the effort made by the area to bring this programme to fruition. "For Tenerife Island Council, it was important to maintain this activity despite the difficulties; it really generates interest in the educational field, it allows us to contribute to amplify humanist activities in schools and helps us to generate new audiences for the performing arts in Tenerife".

Isabel Bello, the island's Director of Education and Youth, also values this project. "Teatro en la Escuela" is an offer that island's educational centres, from Pre-Primary Education to Baccalaureate, can find to carry out activities in their own facilities; it covers all educational cycles". Bello points out that the pre-recorded plays and dances will be shown in educational centres. A didactic guide and virtual meetings with the performers will complement this offer.

The catalogue and application instructions can be found under the section "Teatro en la Escuela" at www.tenerifeartesescenicas.com. A commission of experts, who assessed the artistic and didactic proposal, made a selection from among the 23 companies presented. In accordance with the regulations for this year's insular project, only one show per company was chosen. Each company will perform a minimum of ten shows.

Thus, for Pre-Primary Education, the shows Pedro y el lobo by Ballets de Tenerife, Monstruoso by Contando Ando & Co and Mi isla de agua by I+D Danza have been chosen. 

The offer for Primary Education is: Esto no es una prueba de sonido by Carlota Mantecón, 80 días bailando alrededor del mundo by Jaster & Luis Creaciones, A leer el Quijote by Bolina Teatro de Títeres, Clównbate! by Clownbaret, La príncipe y el princesa by Tragaluz Teatro de Títeres, La historia del gato que no sabía leer by El Wije Producciones and Los secretos de mi paraguas by Antonio Conejo.

The proposals for Secondary Education are Amarga Dulce by Cía. Paula Quintana, Bailando a los clásicos II by Entredanza and Eurípides no te Sófocles que te Esquilo by Timaginas Teatro. 

Finally, for Baccalaureate and Vocational Training, La voz humana, a subtitled pocket opera by Vector de Ideas, Menos mojadas by Mon Peraza and Entre burlas y veras by Teatro Tamaska have been selected.

The aim of this project is to introduce students to performing languages in their own educational context, to bring the performing arts closer and to disseminate them among the island's pupils. This initiative also seeks to link academic and professional contexts of the performing arts in Tenerife; at the same time, it promotes values centred on dance and the arts of movement related to art, health, the body and movement. All of them are inherent to dance as an artistic discipline with a cross-curricular approach.

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This week, Víctor Pablo Pérez will conduct both performances at the Auditorio de Tenerife

 

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the counsellor of Culture Enrique Arriaga. This week the Auditorium welcomes a double appointment during the season of the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife. On Thursday the 25th and on Friday the 26th of March, the Orchestra will join the choir Coral Reyes Bartlet to perform Messa di Gloria by Pietro Mascagni, during which the soloist tenor Igor Peral and the baritone Mark Stone will also feature at this concert. The programme will start with Dona nobis pacem, a tribute to the victims of coronavirus by the Galician composer Juan Durán. Both concerts start at 7:30 pm; tickets for Friday’s concert are already sold out.

Tickets can be purchased on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com and by phone by dialling 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., except holidays. They can also be obtained by going to the box office at the same time by appointment.  Appointments can be requested on www.auditoriodetenerife.com/contact and by dialling 922 568 625 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Dona nobis pacem, Elexía ás víctimas do Covid-19, by Juan Durán (1960) is a composition written in April 2020; it expresses the sense of loss and uncertainty through a compact framework of violas, cellos and harp. This instrumental dialogue condenses a reflection on the global pandemic, ranging from remembrance to hope. 

Messa di Gloria is a score written in 1888 by Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945). The author writes this work with simple resources that he initially devised for a choir of students who would be supported by a group of professionals during its première. This work emulates a prayer, an inner dialogue of faith accompanied by quiet melodies. 

Víctor Pablo Pérez, the honorary conductor of Sinfónica de Tenerife, studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid and at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich. He was artistic director and chief conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of Asturias between 1980 and 1988 and of the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife between 1986 and 2005. In 1993 he started to conduct the Symphony Orchestra of Galicia, a task he carried out until 2013. That year he joined the Orchestra and Choir of the Community of Madrid as artistic director and conductor. Since January 2017 he has been the artistic director of the Youth Orchestra of the Canary Islands. 

The choir Coral Reyes Bartlet was founded in 1970 and since 1984 it has been directed by José Híjar Polo. During this concert, during which health protocols against the pandemic are taken, the choir will expand its vocal power with singers of proven choral and soloist experience. The last performance of the choir ensemble with the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife was in January 2013. 

José Híjar Polo graduated in 1983 at the "Royal Schools of Music in London". He began his musical studies in Puerto de la Cruz and continued in Alicante and Madrid with José Tomás and Miguel Ángel Jiménez.  He founded the David Goldsmith Youth Choir in 2005 and the Reyes Bartlet Vocal Group in 2013. Since 1995 he has been a choir teacher at the Escuela Municipal de Música y Danza of la Orotava. Centro de Iniciativas Turísticas of Puerto de la Cruz awarded him the Silver Medal in 2004 for his 20 years directing the choir.

The Navarra born tenor Igor Peral began his musical career in the Orfeón Donostiarra and developed his musical training in Pamplona, San Sebastián, Bordeaux and Madrid. The soloist has performed in Rossini's Stabat Mater with the Orchestra Luxembourg Philharmonia, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and Mozart's Requiem at the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, Eslava's Misa de Difuntos at the Sala Mozart (Auditorio de Zaragoza), Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle, or Eslava's Miserere with the Symphony Orchestra of Zaragoza, among others.

London baritone Mark Stone studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In 1998, he received the Decca Prize at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards. His recent opera engagements include performances at the Grand Théâtre de Genève and the Longborough Festival. He has also performed "West Side Story" with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Sir Antonio Pappano, the “Matthew Passion” with the Orchestre National de Lyon, and Thomas Ades' Totentanz with Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre de Paris, among others.

The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the auditorium in staggered "waves” and enjoy this cultural experience. By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat the pandemic, such as the correct use of masks and attendance at the event only with people you live with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be checked on the Auditorium’s website. Both the GastroMag cafeteria and the car park are available.

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The musicians Lina Tur Bonet, Sara Cabrera, Cristo Barrios, Ángel Luis Quintana and Javier Negrín will feature at the concert on Wednesday

 

Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the counsellor Enrique Arriaga. Next Wednesday, the 24th of March at 7:30 p.m., the Auditorium welcomes the concert Miradas (Glances) by Quantum Ensemble. Five musicians will perform this program during which pieces of female-composers of two centuries will be played. 

The musicians Lina Tur Bonet (violin), Sara Cabrera (flute), Cristo Barrios (clarinet), Ángel Luis Quintana (cello) and Javier Negrín (piano) will play during this concert compositions of Ethel Smyth (1858-1944), Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944), Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983), Laura Vega (n. 1978) and Lili Boulanger (1893-1918).

The Quantum Ensemble thus brings together in this programme five women composers who, during the time-frame of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, show the creative richness of women who lived during that period. The concert offers D'un soir triste and D'un matin de printemps, two of Lili Boulanger's most popular chamber works, along with two other interesting pieces by Germaine Tailleferre: Trio for violin, cello and piano and Arabesque, a miniature for clarinet and piano.

The Quantum Ensemble will also play an arrangement of the popular flute concerto by Cécile Chaminade and the Variations on an original theme by Ethel Smyth, an interesting piano piece by the composer and leader of the suffragettes, a British women-only movement. Laura Vega's premièred Ni neu, a trio for violin, clarinet and piano that the Canary Islands-born composer wrote for the group, will also be performed.

The concert will last 75 minutes during which Martín Llade, radio presenter of Sinfonía de la mañana on Radio Clásica (RNE), will talk about the repertoire to contextualise the women-composers and their time.

Tickets can be purchased until two hours before the concert on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com and by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the Auditorium in staggered "waves". 

By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat Coronavirus, such as the correct use of masks and attendance to the event only with people you live with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on the Auditorium’s website.

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Tickets for Friday and Saturday are sold out

 

 

Tomorrow, Thursday the 18th of March at 6:00 pm, Auditorio de Tenerife premieres the opera Il matrimonio segreto, by Domenico Cimarosa. This will be the first of four performances planned for this piece, a coproduction driven by Auditorio de Tenerife together with Teatro Regio di Parma and Teatro Massimo di Palermo. The singers who comprise the eighth edition of Opera (e)Studio will feature this opera. The four daily performances until Sunday the 21st of March, will all start at 6:00 pm; tickets are sold out for Friday and Saturday. This initiative is promoted by the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council -managed by the Councillor Enrique Arriaga - through Ópera de Tenerife.

Il matrimonio segreto will situate the scene in New York in the 1950s, where the patisserie Geronimo & Co. specialising in babàs (a typical sweet from Naples) is run by an Italian who misses his home-town. His youngest daughter, Carolina, has secretly married Paolino, a delivery boy at the bakery; both of them dream of starring in Broadway musicals. Geronimo's idea of marrying off his daughters to great noblemen will lead to the plot, originally set in Bologna in the 18thcentury.

During this first performance, Italian sopranos Giulia Mazzola and Eleonora Nota will respectively take on the roles of Carolina and Elisetta; French mezzo-soprano Claire Gascoin will be Fidalma, while the male roles will be played by Turkish tenor Bekir Serbest (Paolino), Italian bass Francesco Leone (Geronimo) and Chilean baritone Ramiro Maturana (Count Robinson). This cast will be the same as in Saturday's performance.

The performances on Friday and Sunday, both starting at 6:00 pm, will feature German soprano Veronika Seghers (Carolina), Italian soprano Marilena Ruta (Elisetta), Italian mezzo-soprano Mara Gaudenzi (Fidalma), Italian tenor Antonio Mandrillo (Paolino), Lithuanian bass Ignas Melnikas (Geronimo) and Spanish baritone Jan Antem (Count Robinson).

These singers have been on the island since 27 January when they began a training programme coordinated by Giulio Zappa, artistic director of Opera (e)Studio since 2013. Roberto Catalano is the stage director and the music will be played by the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife conducted by Davide Levi; Emanuele Sinisi is in charge of the set design, the costumes were created by Ilaria Ariemme and the lighting designer is Fiammetta Baldiserri. All of them feature for the first time at Opera de Tenerife, except Baldiserri.

Opera (e)Studio is a project of Opera de Tenerife that aims to train singers after a comprehensive artistic improvement programme that began last January. During this multi-purpose initiative, artists work on many aspects such as techniques of musical interpretation to stage performance; style, diction, body language or dramaturgy, which will alternate with sessions resembling the real professional pace of a theatre: costume tests, make-up and rehearsals with the orchestra.  

Tickets can be purchased until two hours before the concert on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com and by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat Coronavirus, such as the correct use of masks and attendance to the event only with people you live with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be checked on the Auditorium’s website.

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Enrique Arriaga, councillor for Culture, stresses that thirteen concerts will be offered during this edition that starts on Sunday

 

On Sunday, 21 March at 11:30 am, the Auditorio de Tenerife will host the first concert of the "Primavera Musical 2021". The brass bands will feature 13 concerts during this 17th edition. All bands are registered in Tenerife’s brass band federation, the public entity that organises this activity with the collaboration of Tenerife Island Council. Enrique Arriaga, councillor for Culture, mentioned that all concerts are scheduled until 13 June.

Arriaga stresses that "this edition will be special for some of the musical groups, as some of them will perform for the first time in the Auditorium’s Symphonic Hall". He added that "the Chamber Hall will continue to be the main venue for concerts, but in order to comply with safety regulations, big bands have been moved to the main hall".

The councillor recalls that "the state of emergency was declared a year ago, and it affected the last edition of Primavera Musical. Thus, only two concerts could be held". Now he is confident that "this time we will enjoy the brass band proposals, as they are important for the popular culture of the Canary Islands".

The band concerts will continue until June. They will be held in the two main halls and the tickets are free. Tickets are now available for the opening session, which will feature the "Asociación Musical Puerto de la Cruz", directed by Jairo Cabrera Estévez; the "Unión Musical Aida San Andrés", under the baton of Juan Alexis González Rodríguez, and the "Asociación Músico-Cultural Ernesto Beteta" (Santa Úrsula), conducted by Miguel Ángel Expósito Marrero.

The remaining concerts take place on 27 (Symphony Hall), and on 28 March, 4 and 25 April, 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 May, and on 12 (Symphony Hall). The last concert will be offered on 13 June. On that last day, a morning concert will be featured in the Chamber Hall and an afternoon concert will be given in the Symphony Hall. Performances in the Chamber Hall will take place at 11:30 a.m. and those in the Symphony Hall will begin at 6:00 p.m. 

Primavera Musical is an initiative that was first launched in 2005 by the federation "Federación Tinerfeña de Bandas de Música", with the collaboration of Tenerife Island Council. Due to the lockdown, only two concerts could be held last year. The activity will set off again on Sunday this week under strict safety and hygiene measures, that are aimed at guaranteeing safety both for the public and the musicians.

Tickets can be purchased until two hours before the concert on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com and by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the Auditorium in staggered "waves".

By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat Coronavirus, such as the correct use of masks and attendance to the event only with people you live with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on the Auditorium’s website.

 

 

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The piece 'Should they, may be' will be performed on Wednesday [17th] at 7:30 pm and includes a subsequent talk with the artists

 

Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the councillor Enrique Arriaga. On Wednesday [17th] at 7:30 pm it will offer the show ‘Should they may be’, a dance performance in charge of the resident company of “Centro Coreográfico de La Gomera”. Tickets, at a single price of eight Euros, include a subsequent talk with the artists.

Gregory Auger and Martín Padrón star in, choreograph and direct this proposal. The performance takes human complexity as an impulse. The show is part of the "21st extension” of the Arts of Movement Festival FAM 20. 

Both artists reflect how humans need to express, tell and transmit their strengths and weaknesses. They also address other topics like the vital need to move, to feel, to follow a path, to become absorbed in thoughts, the lack of faith, to feel fear or the need to feel free from traumas. Auger and Padrón also stress that "brave people need confidence at the moment, they also need compassion and dedication".

This piece has the support of INAEM (Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sports), the Government of the Canary Islands and La Gomera Island Council; Grace Morales is the lighting designer and the music has been created by Auger herself. Cristina Pérez Sosa is in charge of the distribution and María Darias is in charge of the administration.

Tickets can be purchased until two hours before the concert on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com and by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the Auditorium in staggered "waves". By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat Coronavirus, such as the correct use of masks and attendance to the event only with people you live with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on the Auditorium’s website.

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The programme, 'On pathos’ path: when content exceeds the form', will take place on Tuesday at 7:30 pm

 

 

Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the councillor Enrique Arriaga. Next Tuesday [16] at 7:30 pm it will offer a piano concert by Iván Martín that appeals to our hearts and minds. The programme On pathos’ path: when content exceeds the form will take place in the Chamber Hall and will last 75 minutes. 

The Canary Islands-born pianist explains how Aristotle mentioned pathos in his Rhetoric as a capacity to excite and move listeners, as opposed to logos: pathos’ rational antagonist. This recital proposes a dialogue between these two aspects. It is inspired in composers who were able to transcend the content of the work beyond the form it obeys, who broke the boundaries between creation and audience, who established a new paradigm to create a new musical approach. The programme will feature pieces by Ludwig Van Beethoven, Sergei Prokofiev and Frédéric Chopin. 

Iván Martín was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria; both reviews and the audience acknowledge him as one of the most brilliant musicians of his generation. He is also a founder member and musical director of the Galdós Ensemble, a new and versatile orchestral group with the aim of performing baroque music and that from the classicism, as well as modern and contemporary music. Iván Martín has been a resident artist at the Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra and at Centro Cultural Miguel Delibes of Valladolid. Since the 2019-2020 season, he is also the chief conductor at Burgos Symphony Orchestra. He collaborates with practically all Spanish and with many other international orchestras. He has recorded several radio and TV-programmes in Spain, France, Italy, Brazil and the United States.

Tickets can be purchased until two hours before the concert on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com and by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the Auditorium in staggered "waves". By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat Coronavirus, such as the correct use of masks and attendance to the event only with people you are living with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on the Auditorium’s website.

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El toque de queda impuesto por el Gobierno de Canarias obliga a que las representaciones comiencen todas a las 18:00 horas

 

Auditorio de Tenerife ha modificado el horario de comienzo de las tres primeras funciones de la ópera Il matrimonio segreto, debido al toque de queda impuesto hoy [jueves 11] por el Gobierno de Canarias. Así, las representaciones de los días 18, 19 y 20 empezarán a las 18:00 horas y de esta forma coinciden con el horario programado para la cuarta y última puesta en escena el domingo, día 21.

Las cifras de contagios que ha acumulado la isla de Tenerife en los últimos días han provocado que el Gobierno de Canarias haya decretado hoy establecer un toque de queda a partir de las 22:00 horas durante las dos próximas semanas. Por este motivo, las tres funciones de ópera que estaban programadas para las 19:30 horas, se adelantan a las 18:00.

Auditorio de Tenerife facilita que las personas que hayan comprado su entrada para alguna de las tres sesiones modificadas puedan cambiarla para otro pase siempre que haya disponibilidad o solicitar la devolución del importe hasta el martes, día 16. En ambos casos, el proceso para solicitarlo sería a través del correo electrónico This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. o directamente en la taquilla, de lunes a viernes de 10:00 a 17:00 horas y el sábado de 10:00 a 14:00 horas.

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Alejandro Krawietz pointed out that this Opera (e)Studio edition has seen a record participation

 

 

Tenerife's Island Council presents the opera Il matrimonio segreto, by Domenico Cimarosa. It will be performed from March 18th to 21st in the Symphonic Hall of Auditorio de Tenerife. This opera is a co-production with Teatro Reggio di Parma and Teatro Massimo di Palermo, both of which will host it during the 2021/22 season. The staging is set in the 1950s and takes place in a New York bakery. The opera will be performed by the twelve singers who comprise the eighth class of Opera (e)Studio, a comprehensive learning project organised by Ópera de Tenerife.

The details of this production were announced today [Thursday 11] by Alejandro Krawietz, Island’s Director of Culture, and Giulio Zappa, Artistic Director of Opera (e)Studio; Roberto Catalano, Stage Director and Davide Levi, Conductor. Details were announced during an informative event at which all twelve singers who will star during the four performances were also present.

According to the Island's Director of Culture "the programme has a comprehensive character in the operatic field", qualifying it as a highlight during this season of Opera de Tenerife. Krawietz explained the difficulties inherent in this edition due to the pandemic. He also pointed out that "during their stay on the island, the twelve singers undergo a learning process with a very intense professional pace". He also declared that "singers were chosen through an international call for applications, which attracted 195 candidates, a record number in all editions that have been held".

Giulio Zappa, Artistic Director, stressed the importance of this project in which almost hundred singers have participated over the last eight years. He thanked the whole team for their involvement in bringing this work to fruition. He also hoped that "the singers will always remember this time in Tenerife, despite the fact that this year has been a bit peculiar due to the health situation"; he was confident that this experience will be "important and fun for their life and professional career".

Roberto Catalano, Stage Director of Il matrimonio segreto, said he was "very happy to be here during this peculiar historical moment. “We have made a team effort and I thank everyone for making me feel at home. Davide Levi, Conductor, emphasised that "the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife is doing a marvellous job". He also valued how "incredible" it is to offer a concert with audience under these circumstances, so "I am very fortunate to be part of this project".

Catalan singer Jan Antem spoke on behalf of his colleagues. "It is a challenge to perform this opera because it has a very peculiar style," said the Spanish baritone. He added that "the experience in Tenerife has been very pleasant" and also recognises that he is fulfilling a dream by being able to perform this same title in Italy, namely "in two theatres with a long tradition", such as Teatro Reggio di Parma and Teatro Massimo di Palermo.

Il matrimonio segreto is set in New York in the 1950s, where Geronimo & Co. patisserie specialising in babàs (a typical sweet from Naples) is run by an Italian who misses his hometown. His youngest daughter, Carolina, has secretly married Paolino, a delivery boy at the bakery, and both dream of starring in Broadway musicals. Geronimo's idea is to marry off his daughters to noblemen. This will lead to the plot development, which was originally set in 18th century in Bologna.

The young artists are Giulia Mazzola (Italy), Veronika Seghers (Germany), Eleonora Nota (Italy), Marilena Ruta (Italy), Mara Gaudenzi (Italy), Claire Gascoin (France), Bekir Serbest (Turkey), Antonio Mandrillo (Italy), Ignas Melnikas (Lithuania), Francesco Leone (Italy), Jan Antem (Spain) and Ramiro Maturana (Chile). In addition to Roberto Catalano and Davide Levi, the staff is rounded up with Emanuele Sinisi as set designer; Ilaria Ariemme as costume designer and Fiammetta Baldiserri as lighting director.

Opera (e)Studio is a project of Ópera de Tenerife whose aim is to train singers after a process of comprehensive artistic improvement that began last January. During this multi-purpose initiative, artists work on multiple aspects, from different techniques of musical interpretation to stage performance; style, diction, body language or dramaturgy, which will alternate with sessions resembling the real professional pace of a theatre: costume tests, make-up and rehearsals with the orchestra.  

Tickets for any of the four performances can be purchased until two hours before the concert on the website  www.auditoriodetenerife.com and by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat Coronavirus, such as the correct use of masks and attendance to the event only with people you are living with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on the Auditorium’s website.

 

Cast and Crew

Art Director of Opera (e)Studio: Giulio Zappa

Conductor: Davide Levi

Stage Director: Roberto Catalano

Choreographer: Sandhya Nagaraja

Scenic Designer: Emanuele Sinisi

Assistant Scenic Designer: Francesca Sgariboldi

Costume Designer: Ilaria Ariemme

Lighting Designer: Fiammetta Baldiserri

Coproduced by: Auditorio de Tenerife, Teatro Reggio di Parma and Massimo di Palermo

Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife

 

Show on March 18th and 20th

Show on March 19th and 21st

 

Carolina (soprano)

Elisetta (soprano)

Giulia Mazzola

Eleonora Nota

Veronika Seghers

Marilena Ruta

Fidalma (mezzosoprano)

Claire Gascoin

Mara Gaudenzi

Paolino (tenor)

Bekir Serbest

Antonio Mandrillo

Geronimo (bass)

Francesco Leone

Ignas Melnikas

Conde Robinson (baritone)

Ramiro Maturana

Jan Antem

   

Figurants 

The following dancers of "Centro Internacional de Danza de Tenerife" take part in all four performances: Tania Peña, Olaya Hernández, Víctor Rodríguez, Guillermo Vera and Eduardo Díez, as well as the actor Juan Pablo Domínguez.

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The concert 'Cantamos' will start at 7:30 pm and offer a varied repertoire under the direction of Roxana Schmunk

 

Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the councillor of Culture Enrique Arriaga. This Saturday [13] at 7:30 pm its Youth Choir will offer the concert Cantamos. Tickets are on sale at a general price of three euros. The Youth Choir of Auditorio de Tenerife, under the conduction of Roxana Schmunk, returns to stage with this show. The varied repertoire they will offer will serve as a welcome back message of young choristers to the public. 

The concert will begin with Ubi Caritas by Ola Gjeilo, followed by Arrorró arranged by Beatriz Corona and O Love by Elaine Hagenberg. It will continue with Cuando te beso, by Juan Luis Guerra and arrangements by César A. Carrillo, featuring the tenor Andrés Misle; The Seal Lullaby, by Rudyard Kipling and Erik Whitacre. 

The programme will continue with Como la cigarra, by María Elena Walsh, arranged by Beatriz Corona; The Music’s Always There With You by John Rutter; O Lux Beatissima, by Howard Helvey; Ecce Novum, by Ola Gjeilo with Yulissa Hernández as violinist.

The Youth Choir will then sing Leonard Russell's ‘A Song For You’, arranged by Mac Huff and featuring soprano Laura Picar and tenor Cristian Bartolomé; His Light In Us, by Kim A. Andersen; Vida, vida, by Francisco Céspedes arranged by César A. Carrillo and featuring mezzo-soprano Rozied Correa; Bring Me Little Water arranged by Mora Smiley, with contralto Yolanda Pascual. 

The repertoire concludes with Only In Sleep, by Sara Teasdale and Ēriks Ešenvalds, featuring sopranos Alba Egido and Sophie León, and it will end with John Rutter's The Lord Bless You.

Tickets can be purchased until two hours before the concert on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com and by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the Auditorium in staggered "waves". By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat Coronavirus, such as the correct use of masks and attendance to the event only with people you are living with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on the Auditorium’s website.

The Youth Choir of Auditorio de Tenerife was created in 2016 as part of the Educational and Social Area of Auditorio de Tenerife, a public institution of Tenerife's Island Council. It is comprised by some thirty voices of young people who are between 16 and 30 years old under the direction of Roxana Schmunk. The choir is already a reference in the choral culture of the Canary Islands.

The Youth Choir has been internationally endorsed by five gold medals and two special jury awards achieved at the European Choir Games (Sweden, 2019), and at the Festival Coros de Verão of Lisbon (Portugal, 2017 and 2018). It has also won the first prize at the Canary Islands Choral Singing Competition (Spain, 2017). Year after year, the Youth Choir increases its track record with each challenge it overcomes.

With an innovative staging, the Youth Choir performs a wide variety of themes and musical styles, from sacred music to classical compositions and contemporary music. Despite the sanitary crisis, the choir has continued its activity and with online training. It has even released two video clips: O Love and Si pudiera.

Their weekly rehearsals are carried out during this season under strict safety and hygiene measures. Singers use pedagogical dynamics that link emotion and art, musical knowledge, vocal techniques and corporal expression, placing special emphasis on the real union between its members to achieve harmony and transmits a unique chromatic sound.

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