Ópera de Tenerife
This season, more than ever, we are happy to present the titles included in the 20/21 Ópera de Tenerife season.
We return to public activity with Donizetti’s Requiem on 24 October to pay tribute to the victims of this health crisis. Next, we are recovering one of the most eagerly anticipated productions we had to cancel last season, Lucrezia Borgia, a co-production of Auditorio de Tenerife, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Ópera de Oviedo and Teatro de la Maestranza, featuring soprano Yolanda Auyanet in the lead role, to be performed on 24, 26 and 28 November. To end the year, Ópera de Tenerife is staging a Gala Lírica on 12 December. Again we shall focus on new opera talents this year through the work of Opera (e)Studio, which this season is putting on Il matrimonio segreto with music by composer Domenico Cimarosa and libretto in Italian by Giovanni Bertati. We have not overlooked the youngest, who show us the intergenerational power of opera every year. We are reviving for them one of the most memorable productions: Handel’s Rinaldo. In addition, zarzuela’s fans can enjoy an Antología in June and to end the season, we are holding this year’s Concurso Internacional de Canto Ópera de Tenerife [Tenerife International Opera Singing Competition].
In compliance with the safety measure in place and due to reduced seating capacity and to keep social distancing, this season we cannot offer subscriptions. Instead, we shall offer our 19/20 season subscribers a priority sale period with a 15% discount on the tickets for each title. Standard tickets will be made available in coordination with the health authorities.
We hope we can enjoy this new adventure together.
If you have any doubts, please contact us on +34 902 31 73 27
Será la primera vez en España que suene esta misa de Donizetti en un espacio no religioso y lo hará con 45 músicos de la Sinfónica, 23 coralistas y 5 cantantes solistas
The tests are for the cast of `Il matrimonio segreto´, the title chosen for the 8th year of this renowned programme
Please, check the last information at www.operaestudio.eu
Auditorio de Tenerife, a cultural venue under the Cabildo de Tenerife’s Department of Culture run by Enrique Arriaga, has announced the dates of the auditions for Ópera de Tenerife’s project Opera (e)Studio. The international tests will take place from 30 November to 18 December in four Italian and Spanish cities: Parma, Palermo, Madrid and Santa Cruz de Tenerife. If you are interested and have not applied yet you can do it until 6:00 pm on 10 November.
The singers chosen will take part in the eighth Opera (e)Studio, the comprehensive training academy for young artists directed by Giulio Zappa. They will go on stage on 18, 19, 20 and 21 March 2021 to perform Cimarosa’s Il matrimonio segreto, a co-production with Teatro Regio di Parma and Teatro Massimo di Palermo.
Apart from Zappa, the project, which is known internationally, will have Davide Levi as musical director and Roberto Catalano as stage director; the costumes will be designed by Ilaria Ariemme and the lighting design will be by Fiammetta Baldiserri.
The auditions were meant to take place between 11th and 19th May 2020 but had to be put off because of the health crisis. So, the new dates for the 2020 auditions, unless the health situation prevents it again, are as follows: 30 November and 1 December in Parma, 3 December in Palermo; 15 and 16 December in Madrid, and on 18 December in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
The purpose of this programme for young artists is to provide highly specialized training in the international opera field while it is also a springboard for many of the young talents. Singers from more than 24 different countries -including the auditions- have taken part in previous years. Ópera (e)Studio also highlights Auditorio de Tenerife’s technical production work and in 2019 and 2020 was recognised by the European Commission’s programme Creative Europe, which shows the development, sustainability, job creation and training.
Ópera de Tenerife’s coproduction L’elisir d’amore by Donizetti, is reaching Italian Teatro Comunale di Bologna next week. This is a transnational project that is supported by the European Commission’s prestigious grant Creative Europe. Auditorio de Tenerife, which is under the Department of Education, Youth, Museums, Culture and Sport of the Cabildo de Tenerife, run by councillor Concepción Rivero, is the leading theatre of the project in partnership with Teatro Comunale di Bologna and Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre in Georgia.
The performances at the Italian theatre were originally scheduled for June but had to be put off due to the health crisis. They are now taking place on 29 and 30 September and 1, 3, 6 and 7 October, and are the first opera performances of this institution after the pandemic. L’elisir d’amore opened at Auditorio de Tenerife’s Sala Sinfónica with Pablo Maritano as stage director on 24 to 27 October 2019 and was on at Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre on 26, 27 and 29 February and 1 March 2020.
The cast was selected in auditions held by the Opera (e)Studio high specialisation academy in February 2019 in Bologna, Tbilisi, Madrid and Tenerife, which were attended by 181 candidates from 33 different nationalities. The singers who took part in the original performance were María Rita Combattelli (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 Italian cast also includes David Astorga singer.
The project as a whole, which includes the coproduction, the tour, the auditions, the training and several other activities, is what the European Commission’s Creative Europe has singled out from the hundreds of projects received. The goal of this European programme is to support the cultural and film industries of the continent.
Opera (e)Studio is Ópera de Tenerife’s high specialisation academy for artists and has had Giulio Zappa as artistic director since 2012. This project was set up with the aim of providing training to young artists in all the opera disciplines while at the same time meeting the demands of the present work market.
L’elisir d’amore is a melodramma giocoso by Gaetano Donizetti and libretto by Felice Romani, based on Eugène Scribe’s text Le philtre for the opera by Daniel François Esprit Auber. It is one of the composer’s best-received opera buffa thanks to unforgettable melodies like ‘Una furtiva lagrima’ and a lively plot that tells us about the love affair between beautiful Adina and naïve Nemorino. It was premiered at Teatro della Canobbiana in Milan on 12 May 1832.
Auditorio de Tenerife, part of the Department of Culture, Education, Youth and Sport of the Cabildo de Tenerife, keeps working with the specialization academy Opera(e)Studio, which has made changes in its usual calendar. The current situation and its consequences in terms of safety and international mobility have led to the relocation of the auditions and the staging of the eighth opera, which is co-produced with Teatro Regio di Parma and Teatro Massimo di Palermo.
The auditions were meant to take place between 11 and 19 May 2020 in the Spanish municipalities of Madrid and Santa Cruz de Tenerife and in the Italian cities of Parma and Palermo. We are currently trying to find the best date at the end of the present year to carry out these tests safely and with all the health and quality guarantees for participating singers.
Therefore, the calendar of this Ópera de Tenerife programme has changed. The production of Il matrimonio segreto by Domenico Cimarosa, that was scheduled for October 2020, will now take place in the first quarter of 2021, provided that this exceptional situation allows it. Later, the production and the same cast will travel to the two co-producing theatres.
Although the registration deadline was on 19 April, Ópera de Tenerife announced registration is to be kept open. In fact, with the aim of offering the best options to interested artists, the registration period is extended until further notice. The audition dates will be published as soon as possible on the programme’s website www.operaestudio.eu.
This programme for young artists aims to provide highly specialised training in the international opera field while also acting as a showcase and springboard for many of the singers. In past years candidates from more than 24 countries have taken part in the auditions. Ópera (e)Studio also shows the technical production work done at Auditorio de Tenerife, which in 2019 and 2020 was recognised by the European Commission’s Creative Europe programme which reflects its development, sustainability, job creation and training.
Remember that beautiful production of La Traviata that we took to La Laguna, Garachico, Puerto de la Cruz and Adeje? We can’t get it off our mind either. As it’s been impossible to see it again this year, we thought we’d bring it to you in a different way. So, this includes greatest moments and curiosities about the costumes and stage design. On 22 and 23 May we released a special La Traviata programme that includes a 45-minute selection of the best scenes of this special title. Enjoy it!
Would you like to learn more about this Opera Pocket show? Paolo V. Montanari, Ópera de Tenerife production crew, Jorge Cabrera, Technical Production Manager at Auditorio de Tenerife La Traviata set designer, and Javier Caraballero, La Traviata costume designer.
To find out what this title meant to Ópera de Tenerife we decided to talk to two key professionals involved in the production: Alessandro Palumbo, musical director, and Alejandro Abrante, stage director. Listen to the conversation here:
Also, here’s the evocative prelude that set the scene for the main character. We didn’t want you to miss out on the way we presented this initiative for the first time, in style!
Here go some photographs of this genuinely Verdi production:
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Take care =)
Ópera de Tenerife, ante la situación extraordinaria y de emergencia de salud en la que se encuentra el mundo y dadas las restricciones de movilidad vigentes en toda Europa, está analizando la mejor solución para llevar a cabo las audiciones de Opera Estudio 2020.
Así pues, con la intención de facilitar siempre las mejores opciones a los artistas interesados y que no se perjudique a nadie por la presente situación, los detalles del formato de selección se comunicarán en breve. Por ello, el plazo de inscripción queda abierto hasta nuevo aviso.
No obstante, a pesar de todos los inconvenientes que el mundo de la lírica está viviendo en este momento, animamos a todos los artistas interesados a que, con ilusión y esperanza afrontemos el futuro en el que la música y su manifestación artística más grande que la civilización occidental haya podido dar: la ópera, continúe con mayor fuerza y hegemonía. Les esperamos en Ópera de Tenerife, y les damos las gracias por su comprensión y apoyo ante esta situación compleja y difícil que nos ha tocado vivir.
* En caso de suspensión o cancelación de las audiciones por motivos de fuerza mayor, se pondrán todos los medios para intentar organizar audiciones en otras fechas y se devolverá el dinero de la inscripción a los candidatos que no puedan presentarse si se produjera un cambio.
In view of the present extraordinary emergency worldwide health situation, and given the mobility restrictions in force throughout Europe, Ópera de Tenerife is analyzing the best solution to carry out the Opera (e)Studio 2020 auditions.
Hence, with the intent of providing the best options to interested artists, and to avoid discriminating anyone by the present situation, details of the selection process will be communicated
shortly. Therefore, the registration period will remain open until further notice.
Despite all the problems that the world of opera is experiencing at the moment, we encourage all interested artists to face the future with hope and enthusiasm, in which musicand its greatest artistic manifestation that Western civilization has created, opera, continues with greater strength and hegemony. We wait for you at Ópera de Tenerife, and we thank you for your understanding and support in the face of this difficult situation that we are all living through.
* Should auditions be suspended or cancelled due to force majeure, all efforts will be made to reschedule them, and the registration fee will be refunded to candidates who cannot reschedule their audition on the new dates.
Opéra de Tenerife, di fronte alla situazione straordinaria di emergenza sanitaria in corso in tutto il mondo, e date le restrizioni di spostamento in tutta Europa, sta analizzando la soluzione migliore per portare a termine le audizioni di Opéra estudio 2020.
Pertanto, con lo scopo di facilitare con le migliori opzioni gli artisti interessati, e perché nessuno venga danneggiato nella presente situazione, i dettagli del nuovo formato di selezione verranno comunicati in breve. Perciò la raccolta delle iscrizioni rimane aperta fino a nuovo avviso.
Nonostante la situazione e gli inconvenienti che sta vivendo la lirica in questi momenti, invitiamo tutti gli interessati ad affrontare con la massima speranza il futuro dell’opera lirica, massima espressione della civiltà occidentale, perché continui a vivere con maggior forza. Vi aspettiamo a Opera di Tenerife e vi ringraziamo per la comprensione e appoggio di fronte a questa situazione difficile in cui dobbiamo vivere.
*Nel caso che le audizioni debbano essere sospese o cancellate per cause di forza maggiore, si cercherà di riprogrammarle in altre date e si restituirà la quota di iscrizione ai candidati che non possano presentarsi nelle nuove date.