2019/20 SEASON

Ópera de Tenerife opens the 2019 – 2020 season with titles sailing from ‘the innocence of love’ to ‘the corruption of power’ signed by great composers like Donizetti, Verdi or Handel, although there is also room for more avant-garde authors like Ullmann and Krenek, offering a total of eight titles. The season raises the curtain with the seventh Opera (e)Studio, the comprehensive training academy to develop young artists, which this year is funded by the European Commission through their Creative Europe scheme. The title chosen by the project’s artistic director, maestro Giulio Zappa, is Donizetti’s melodramma giocoso, L’elisir d’amore. It will be followed by Rigoletto by Verdi. The first quarter will be closed with a double programme, concert version: Der Diktator, by Krenek, and Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis. Lucrezia Borgia by Donizetti is the title chosen for March to be followed in the Ópera en Familia format by Handel’s Rinaldo. Verdi’s The Traviata returns to Ópera Pocket which like in previous seasons, is travelling to other municipalities on the island. Sorozábal’s zarzuela La tabernera del puerto and the Concurso Internacional de Canto de Ópera de Tenerife [Opera de Tenerife International Singing Competition] will close the season.

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Actualidad

Ópera de Tenerife acercará L’elisir d’amore a doce municipios de Tenerife, a través de conferencias divulgativas que permitirá a todos los públicos conocer los entresijos de este título: desde las principales características de la obra hasta las anécdotas relacionadas con el autor, los personajes y el contexto histórico.

Estas charlas arrancarán mañana en la Biblioteca Municipal de Vilaflor, a partir de las 17:00 horas, y se prolongarán hasta el 22 de octubre, dos días antes de la puesta en escena en la Sala Sinfónica del Auditorio de Tenerife de L’elisir d’amore, que supone el comienzo de la temporada de ópera. Estas charlas serán de libre acceso hasta completar aforo y tendrán una duración aproximada de 60 minutos.

Este recorrido cultural contempla quince encuentros que tendrán lugar en diferentes instalaciones de la Red Insular de Bibliotecas Públicas. Después de Vilaflor, Ópera en ruta llegará a Puerto de la Cruz (19 de septiembre) y Güímar (día 24). Los encuentros del mes de octubre comenzarán el día 1 en la biblioteca de Tabaiba (El Rosario) y continuará en Los Cristianos (día 4), la biblioteca Adrián Alemán de La Laguna (día 8), la biblioteca Antonio Bello de San Juan de la Rambla (día 10), Candelaria (día 11), Garachico (día 15), la biblioteca del Estado en Santa Cruz (día 16), el Centro Cultural Casa de la Castaña de La Victoria de Acentejo (día 17), Adeje (día 18) y finalizará el 22 de octubre en La Orotava.

Ópera en Ruta se enmarca dentro de la estrategia de comunicación de Ópera de Tenerife y Auditorio de Tenerife para la nueva temporada 2019-2020 y además de la propia difusión lírica, se pondrá en valor la capacidad motriz económica del proyecto tinerfeño a partir de sus producciones que suponen un impulso para la industria cultural local.

L’elisir d’amore de Giacomo Donizetti es una producción que se encuentra dentro de la academia de alta especialización Opera (e)Studio. Se trata de la ópera cómica más famosa del compositor, gracias a melodías inolvidables como ‘Una furtiva lagrima’, que será representada los días 24, 25 y 26 de octubre a las 19:30 horas y el domingo 27 a las 18:00 horas en la Sala Sinfónica del Auditorio de Tenerife. Esta coproducción de Ópera de Tenerife, Teatro Comunale di Bologna y el Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre está  financiada a través del programa Europa Creativa de la Comisión Europea.

La producción contará con la dirección musical de Antonio Méndez y la dirección de escena de Pablo Maritano junto a un elenco de artistas seleccionados en las audiciones que se han celebrado para la séptima edición de Opera (e)Studio en Bolonia, Tbilisi, Madrid y Tenerife.

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 The artists will work on the different aspects involved in an opera production

The ten singers of the 7th Opera (e)Studio have started their training on the Island through different master classes. The teachers this year include the project’s artistic director, Giulio Zappa; the Italian soprano, Mariella Devia; the stage director, Pablo Maritano, and Ópera de Tenerife’s intendant, Alejandro Abrante.

The first of these master classes is under the guidance of maestro Giulio Zappa, who teaches in performative vocal technique, and specifically, the importance of Italian phonetics applicable to the model of opera performance in the first half of the 19th century, which features composers like Donizetti, Bellini and Rossini.

For his part, Pablo Maritano will tackle stage performance. As in previous years, the soprano Mariella Devia will share with the singers her technique and experience, which made her stand out in the main opera houses in the world throughout her long career. To round off their training, Alejandro Abrante will give a talk to disclose the keys an artist needs to connect, from a comprehensive point of view, with the different aspects that make up the professional management of an artistic career, offering them the necessary tools to be competitive in the demanding opera market.

This training process will lead to the performance of Gaetano Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore from 24 to 27 October. The title opens Ópera de Tenerife’s 2019–2020 season.

The cast for this production is double as they will sing in alternate days in the four performances of the opera. It includes the voices of Maria Rita Combatelli (soprano); Beatriz de Sousa (soprano); Klodjan Kaçani (tenor); César Arrieta (tenor); Alberto Bonifazio (baritone); Jacobo Ochoa (baritone); Givi Gigineishvili (bass); Matteo Andrea Mollica (bass); Sofía Esparza (soprano) and Leonora Tess (soprano). The ten members were selected in the auditions held in February in Bologna, Tbilisi, Madrid and Tenerife, which were attended by a total of 181 candidates from 33 countries.

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El Cabildo de Tenerife, dentro de la Temporada de Ópera de Tenerife 2019/2020, presenta la VII Masterclass en repertorio de ópera, impartida por el Maestro GIULIO ZAPPA para cantantes y pianistas acompañantes.

El periodo de celebración de la masterclass será del 28 de octubre al 2 de noviembre de 2019. En el marco de esta iniciativa, los alumnos admitidos participarán en una gala lírica de clausura programada para el día 2 de noviembre de 2019, a las 19:30 h, en el Real Casino de Santa Cruz de Tenerife.


Los interesados deben enviar antes del 15 de octubre 2019 a las 13:00h un correo electrónico a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., indicando en el asunto “Nombre y apellido del participante – Masterclass Zappa”, adjuntando:

  • un currículum (archivo pdf o doc de 1 o 2 páginas);
  • el formulario cumplimentado;
  • una grabación recién audio o video de una aria con orquesta o piano.

Por motivos de seguridad, Auditorio de Tenerife no acepta ficheros adjuntos de los siguientes tipos: .zip, .rar, .7z, .gz, .tar, .taz, .tgz o archivos cuya suma sea superior a 19MB. Si no es posible reducir el tamaño de los archivos adjuntos, se pueden usar servicios como Wetransfer o enviar varios correos electrónico (en el mismo día) numerados (por ejemplo “María Pérez – Masterclass Zappa – 1 de 2”).

Si dos días laborables después de haber enviado la inscripción no se ha recibido una confirmación de su recepción, los candidatos deberán ponerse en contacto con la organización (a través del mismo correo electrónico This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. o telefónicamente al número +34 922568600 ext. 179


El 16 de octubre se comunicarán a través de correo electrónico los nombres de los admitidos como alumnos efectivos de la Masterclass y los datos bancarios para efectuar la transferencia del importe de la matrícula (150 euros). También se admitirán asistencias como oyente a la Masterclass al precio de 50 euros por todo el período.

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7th Masterclass in Opera Repertoire, Giulio Zappa

As part of the Ópera de Tenerife 2019/2020 Season, Cabildo de Tenerife presents the 7th Masterclass in Opera repertoire for singers and repetitors led by Giulio Zappa.

This Masterclass will take place from October 28th to November 2nd 2019. The accepted students will participate in a lyric gala on November 2nd 2019 at 7:30 pm in Real Casino de Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Those interested in this Masterclass should send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before October 15th 2019 at 13:00h indicating in the subject: “Name and surname of the candidate – Masterclass Giulio Zappa” and the following attached files:

  • curriculum vitae (1 or 2 pages in .doc or .pdf format);
  • the completed registration form;
  • a recent live audio or video recording of an aria.

For security reasons, Auditorio de Tenerife cannot receive e-mails with attached files with the following extensions: .zip, .rar, .7z, .gz, .tar, .taz, .tgz or files larger than 19MB. If it’s not possible to reduce the size of the attached files, contestants can use cloud-based transfer services such as Wetransfer or send several numbered e-mails (e.g. “Mary Smith – Masterclass Zappa – 1 of 2”). If two working days after having sent the application no confirmation has been received, candidates must contact the organization (via the same e-mail address  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone +34 922568600 ext. 179).

On October 16th 2019 the names of the singers that have been selected as active participants will be communicated via e-mail, along with the bank details for the payment of the registration fee (150€). Listeners may attend the Masterclass for a 50€ fee.

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Actualidad

La academia de alta especialización inicia la formación de los cantantes que concluirá con la puesta en escena en octubre de ‘L’elisir d’amore’

Los diez cantantes que han sido escogidos en la séptima edición de Opera (e)Studio han iniciado hoy [viernes 6] las sesiones de trabajo de esta formación lírica integral que van a realizar en el Auditorio de Tenerife. Este trabajo de perfeccionamiento artístico concluirá con la puesta en escena del 24 al 27 de octubre del título L’elisir d’amore, que supone el inicio de la temporada de Ópera de Tenerife 2019-2020 y se hace posible por medio de una coproducción con el Teatro Comunale di Bologna y el Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre, en un proyecto financiado a través del programa Europa Creativa.

El director insular de Cultura, Leopoldo Santos; el director artístico del Auditorio, José Luis Rivero; el intendente de Ópera de Tenerife, Alejandro Abrante, y el director artístico de Opera (e)Studio, Giulio Zappa, dieron la bienvenida a los cantantes, elegidos entre los 181 participantes que concurrieron a la convocatoria de la presente edición.

El elenco de la producción de esta ópera está compuesto por dos cast que actuarán en funciones alternadas durante las cuatro representaciones y contará con las voces de Maria Rita Combatelli (soprano); Beatriz de Sousa (soprano); Klodjan Kaçani (tenor); César Arrieta (tenor); Alberto Bonifazio (barítono); Jacobo Ochoa (barítono); Givi Gigineishvili (bajo); Matteo Andrea Mollica (bajo); Sofía Esparza (soprano) y Leonora Tess (soprano). Los diez componentes de esta edición surgen de las audiciones celebradas en el mes de febrero en Bolonia, Tbilisi, Madrid y Tenerife, a las que concurrieron un total de 181 candidatos de 33 nacionalidades.

Los artistas inician los trabajos musicales y escénicos que se requieren para la formación de una compañía lírica novel y contará con una serie de clases magistrales de mano del propio director artístico del proyecto, Giulio Zappa; la soprano italiana, Mariella Devia; el intendente de Ópera de Tenerife, Alejandro Abrante o el director de escena de esta producción, Pablo Maritano, en las que se abordarán tanto aspectos técnicos como la gestión profesional de una carrera artística. Todo esto se intercalará con las sesiones de trabajo al ritmo que demanda una compañía profesional, junto a las pruebas de vestuario y maquillaje o los pertinentes ensayos con la Sinfónica de Tenerife.

El actual director principal de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, Antonio Méndez, será el encargado de la dirección musical de la producción, que junto al director de escena, Pablo Maritano, y la diseñadora de vestuario, Lorena Marin, darán vida a esta obra que nos traslada a los años dorados del celuloide de Hollywood.

Las funciones tendrán lugar el jueves 24, viernes 25 y sábado 26 de octubre a las 19:30 horas y la del domingo 27 será a las 18:00 horas en la Sala Sinfónica. Las entradas pueden adquirirse en los canales habituales de Auditorio de Tenerife, en taquilla de 10:00 a 19:30 horas, de lunes a sábado; a través de www.auditoriodetenerife.com o por teléfono en el 902 317 327.

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Turkish Mine Kurtoğlu gets second prize and Venezuelan Gustavo Castillo the third, plus the audience award

Russian soprano Olga Zharikova took the first prize at the sixth Concurso Internacional de Canto Ópera de Tenerife [Opera de Tenerife International Singing Competition], at the final yesterday, 3 July which was held in Auditorio de Tenerife. The second prize went to Turkish soprano Mine Kurtoğlu and the third was for Venezuelan baritone Gustavo Castillo, who also won the Premio María Orán for best zarzuela aria performance, which pays tribute to the Tenerife singer, plus the Extraordinary Audience Award.

Olga Zharikova, who performed the aria “Der hölle Rache” from Die Zauberflöte, joins the group of previous winners, which includes Larissa Alice Wissel (2018), Julia Muzychenko (2017), Leonor Bonilla (2015), Laura Verrecchia (2014) and Alexander Vassiliev (2013).

Apart from these award-winners, there are also other special prizes granted by the jury in the form of contracts in productions of their respective seasons, as for instance the one Andrei Nicoara (Romania) got with the Teatro Municipale de Piacenza, Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires and Teatro Massimo de Palermo; Laura Brasó (Spain), with Teatro Maestranza de Sevilla; Lara Lagni (Italy), with Teatro Regio de Parma, auditions at Teatro Massimo de Palermo and a contract for a concert at Cia. Ópera de São Paulo; Margarita Levchuk (Bielrrusia), with Teatro Massimo di Palermo and Mine Kurtoğlu (Turkey), a contract for a concert at Teatro del Lago in Frutillar.

Ópera de Tenerife also gave special prizes to the Spanish tenor Gillen Mungía with a contract for the opera season; and to Guatemalan tenor Gustavo Palomo with a zarzuela role.

The winner of the first prize of the 6th Singing Competition is from Russia and trained at St. Petersburg Conservatoire. She furthered her education at Centre de Perfeccionament Plácido Domingo. Her extensive repertoire includes roles like  Gilda (Rigoletto, Verdi); Brigitta (Iolanta, Tchaikovski); Voce dal cielo (Don Carlo, Verdi); Flora (The Turn of the Screw, Britten); Annina (The Traviata, Verdi), Baucis (Philemon und Baucis, Haydn) or Nastyenka (The Scarlet Flower, Novikova), which has led her to perform in major theatres like Premier Music Theater of Krasnodar, Palau de les Artes Reina Sofía or St. Petersburg Philarmonie. She has been semi-finalist at the XXIII Operalia - The World Opera Competition and also received a grant for The Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition, among others.

The competition closes today, Thursday the 4th with the traditional Award-Winners Concert to be held at Auditorio de Tenerife’s Sala de Cámara at 7:30 pm. The winners will display their singing skills with the accompaniment of maestro Dario Tondelli.

Fifty participants from 25 different countries entered the competition which also had a prestigious international jury of high artistic and technical competence led by the director general of Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Fulvio Macciardi, as president of the jury. Other members were the general and artistic director of Cia Ópera São Paulo, Paulo Abrão Esper; the executive director of Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Martín Boschet; the casting manager and assistant to the musical director of Teatro Massimo di Palermo and casting consultant of Teatro Real de Madrid, Alessandro Di Gloria; the artistic director of the Fondazione Teatri di Piacenza, Cristina Ferrari; the artistic director of Teatro del Lago de Frutillar, Carmen Gloria Larenas; the executive director of OLA, Alejandra Martí; the director general of Teatro de la Maestranza de Sevilla, Javier Menéndez; the artistic director of the Area of Music of the Fundación Ibáñez Atkinson, Andrés Rodríguez-Spoerer; and the head of artistic programming of Teatro Regio di Parma, Cristiano Sandri.

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Ópera de Tenerife started the VI Concurso Internacional de Canto [6th International Singing Competition] on Sunday, 30 June at 4:00 pm in Auditorio de Tenerife. It will go on until Thursday, the 4th when it will close with the Award-Winners Concert. This year, fifty candidates from twenty-five different countries have entered the competition in a contest whose aim is to become a platform for the artistic and professional development of participants.

Most candidates come from Spain, which totals thirteen singers, including five Canarian artists. There are also four singers from the United Kingdom and Russia; three from Germany and two from Belorussia, Chile, South Korea, the United States, and Venezuela, plus one candidate from Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Guatemala, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Turkey.

The candidates have prepared five arias of their choice which will be tested in different tessitura in the qualifying phases from 30 June to 2 July. The final is taking place at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, the 3rd. Each participant will sing an aria chosen by the jury or a zarzuela aria if competing for the Premio María Orán. Admission is free.

The Premio María Orán is for the best interpretation of a zarzuela aria. With this award Ópera de Tenerife does not only pay tribute to the memory of the Tenerife artist, but it also encourages the internationalization of opera in Spanish. Candidates must perform a role of one of the zarzuela titles in the Ópera de Tenerife season, according to the specific needs of each title and voice and stage suitability.

There will be three cash-prices of 5,000, 3,000 and 1,000 euros respectively. There is an honorary Extraordinary Audience Award to be voted by the audience present in the final. Also, the various artistic directors attending the show will offer roles in their season productions according to the artists suitability and the productions’ requirements.

As always, the award-winners will give a concert on Thursday, 4 July at 7:30 pm at Sala de Cámara in Auditorio de Tenerife with maestro Dario Tondelli. Tickets for this concert are now on sale through the usual sales channels of Auditorio de Tenerife – at the box office from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm, Monday to Saturday; via www.auditoriodetenerife.com or by phone on 902 317 327.

The competition has a jury of international prestige led by Giovanna Lomazzi, vice-president of As.li.co.(Italy); Paulo Abrão Esper,  general and artistic director of Ópera São Paulo (Brazil); Martín Boschet, executive director of Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires (Argentina); Alessandro di Gloria, casting manager and musical director assistant at the Teatro Massimo di Palermo and casting consultant of the Teatro Real de Madrid (Italy/Spain); Cristina Ferrari,  artistic director of the Fondazione Teatri di Piacenza (Italy); Carmen Gloria Larenas, artistic director of Teatro del Lago de Frutillar (Chile); Fulvio Macciardi, director general of Teatro Comunale di Bologna (Italy); Alejandra Martí, executive director of OLA (Chile); Javier Menéndez, director general of Teatro de la Maestranza in Sevilla (Spain); Andrés Rodríguez-Spoerer, artistic director of the Área Música de la Fundación Ibáñez Atkinson (Chile), and Cristiano Sandri, head of artistic programming at Teatro Regio di Parma (Italy).