2018/19 SEASON

In the 2018-2019 season, Ópera de Tenerife is bringing a programme that includes essential Italian classic composers like Rossini, Donizetti or Puccini, in addition to a wide range of activities related to different fields of artistic production and learning.

The Italian in Algiers by Rossini is the first production which, as usual, will be performed by the students at Opera (e)Studio, the academy directed by Giulio Zappa. It will be followed by Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti; Rossini’s The Journey to ReimsTurandot by Puccini and as part of the continued support to zarzuela, Penella’s classic The Wildcat is also in the programme.  It will be closed by the sixth Tenerife International Opera Singing Competition, where, once again, we will have the chance to enjoy great international voices. In 2019 the seventh Masterclass in vocal and performing improvement for young talents will be held.

There is also the itinerant Opera Pocket -with a revival of the Auditorio de Tenerife production, The traviata- to be put on at different venues on the island; and the learning activity Ópera en Ruta, that brings to new audiences the secrets of the world of opera and of the titles performed.

For the under 27 we offer a special rate of just 20€ (Young Club ÓperaSubscription). To adapt to your needs and circumstances, we also offer different options to become a member of Club Ópera:  Ambassador Subscription, First-timer Subscription, Group/Association Subscription and Large Families Subscription.

Please see below the whole programme for the new season and information about our different types of subscription. If you have any queries please contact us on +34 902317327 or via Twitter @operadetenerife.

You can subscribe to the 19/20 Ópera de Tenerife season as from spring 2019.

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You can subscribe to the 19/20 Ópera de Tenerife season as from spring 2019 
The period to renew, change or buy subscriptions for the 18/19 season has ended.

Subscribing to Ópera de Tenerife is an all-round experience: in addition to enjoying opera at a reduced rate, you become a member of CLUB ÓPERA. You have access to Ópera BUS, a free bus service available on Saturday performances, and visits to the backstage are just a few of the advantages and benefits you get when you are a member.

Ópera de Tenerife is always searching for new ways of offering better deals: people under 27 can purchase the Young Club Ópera Subscription which gives access to the package programme for just 20 Euros. If you’ve never taken part in CLUB ÓPERA the First-timer Package welcomes you with 30% discount. If you belong to an association, conservatory, or music school, you will be happy to hear that you’ll get 30% off if you buy from 1 to 4 packages and 35% if you buy 5 or more.

Learn about all the information on our subscriptions, how to purchase them, our rates and discounts. And if you have any questions, let us know at the Auditorio’s Box Office or call us on 902 317 327.


Learning and Training

We believe opera to be the best example of western culture as it is the art form where different cultural manifestations and processes converge, which must be conveyed to society coherently. That is why, together with the Learning and Community Area of Auditorio de Tenerife, we carry out ongoing multidisciplinary outreach work.

Manos a la Ópera [Hands-on Opera] and Ópera en Familia [Family Opera] are two in-house schemes related to our commitment to bring opera and culture to Tenerife people. Our aim is to create an unforgettable experience open to people of all ages, in which literature, music, painting, performing arts or human values go beyond the stage of Auditorio de Tenerife.  

Ópera (e)Studio is the prestigious comprehensive training school for young opera singers directed by maestro Giulio Zappa. After five years, many of its former members have established an outstanding career performing in the best opera stages worldwide: Na'ama Goldman, Giovanni Romeo, Giuliana Gianfaldoni, Leonor Bonilla, Pablo Ruiz, David Astorga, Lamia Beuque, Riccardo Fassi, Pablo Gálvez, Arianna Venditelli, Danielle Terenzi, Eugenio di Lieto, Antoinette Dennefeld, etc.


Purple Spring

Purple Spring

A wide-ranging programme that includes talks, masterclasses, and videoforum will take place in the metropolitan area of the island (Santa Cruz - La Laguna) from March to June.

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Family Opera

Family Opera

With this project Ópera de Tenerife aims to adapt the main international operas to audiences who approach opera for the first time. Adults and children share this experience and enrich it through their own opinions on what they see on stage.


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Opera (e)Studio

Opera (e)Studio

Opera (e)Studio is a comprehensive training Academy whose aim is to give support and promotion to young singers and ease their appropriate introduction into the professional world.


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Hands on Opera

Hands on Opera

In this programme students create an opera from scratch. The main issue here is the creative process as the students are involved in different artistic areas: literary creation, music, theatre, visual arts and body language. Children learn through their own experience as they participate in the creative process and the performance of the opera, making it part of their collective and individual imagination.


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Ópera de Tenerife Masterclass

Ópera de Tenerife Masterclass

Masterclasses in opera repertoire for singers and piano accompanists aimed to encouraging participants' creative talent. There will be an opera gala as closing event.

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Ópera en Ruta

Ópera en Ruta

‘Ópera en Ruta’ is a didactic activity by Ópera de Tenerife which is made up of 60-minute talks about the ins and outs of opera, which are held in different municipalities across the island

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Previous seasons

SEASON 18/19 

SEASON 16/17

SEASON 15/16

SEASON 14/15

SEASON 13/14




The call is open to take part in Ópera de Tenerife’s audition for the children’s choir that will take part in Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot  this season. The opera will be performed on 19, 21 and 23 March at Sala Sinfónica in Auditorio de Tenerife.

Children aged 6 to 13 can do the audition, which is taking place at Sala Puerto in Auditorio de Tenerife on 12 January at 11:00 am. Access to this room is through reception in the car park level. Candidates do not need to prepare any musical piece.

Parents or legal guardians of children wishing to participate need to send an e-mail before Friday, 11 January at 12:00 noon to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating in the subject “Coro Turandot”. You must also specify the child’s full name, his/her date of birth, his/her telephone number (if they have one) and the telephone number of his/her father, mother or legal guardian.


Ópera de Tenerife presenta hoy [lunes 10] el tercer título de la temporada, Il viaggio a Reims (El viaje a Reims), de Rossini, que será puesto en escena el sábado [día 15], a partir de las 19:30 horas, en la Sala Sinfónica del Auditorio de Tenerife. Se trata de una producción especial por cuanto el elenco está formado por cantantes que han participado en alguna de las ediciones de Opera (e)Studio, todos ellos con carreras de proyección internacional tras su estancia en la isla.

Los detalles de esta nueva producción fueron dados a conocer por el director insular de Cultura y Educación del Cabildo de Tenerife, José Luis Rivero; el maestro Giulio Zappa y la directora de escena, Stefania Bonfadelli. Rivero explicó que “estamos de celebración porque conmemoramos los cinco primeros años de vida de nuestra Opera (e)Studio; todos los alumnos que han pasado por esa academia están en la carrera internacional actualmente y con el mejor elenco que una casa de ópera podría tener”. 

Rivero resaltó que los responsables de los diferentes departamentos artísticos estén ocupados por mujeres. “Esto no es casualidad ya que desde Ópera de Tenerife hemos venido trabajando durante estos años en visibilizar a la mujer y poner en el lugar que le corresponde en el mundo de la ópera”. El responsable insular de Cultura concluyó afirmando que esta producción “es divertida, inteligente, además de una demostración de belleza y buen hacer”.

Giulio Zappa considera que “Opera (e)Studio ha aumentado cada año el nivel y la calidad; hemos reunido a una gran parte del total de participantes, que han sido 70 de 17 países en estos cinco años”. Sobre El viaje a Reims, el maestro apunta que “reflexiona una idea de internacionalización y unificación cultural en el marco de la música” y explica que “como este título era un encargo para los festejos de la coronación de Carlos X, Rossini contaba con los mejores cantantes del momento, tenía a los grandes divos a su disposición. Por eso el resultado conlleva una gran dificultad, porque está hecho para grandes cantantes, que además tienen que adoptar los estereotipos de las diferentes nacionalidades y transmitirlos con su voz”.

La directora de escena Stefania Bonfadelli reconoce que “cuando el intendente de Ópera de Tenerife, Alejandro Abrante, me invitó para esta producción me hizo mucha ilusión porque me encanta Rossini y en particular este título”. Bonfadelli considera que “el contexto, la coronación de Carlos X de Francia, era un poco antiguo, y había que pensar en una dramaturgia actual” y señala que “esta obra maestra tiene varios puntos fundamentales: europeísmo, internacionalidad de los personajes y la figura del rey” y por ello pensó que solo en el deporte se unen todas las nacionalidades, “se unen los países y sus campeones, los divos del deporte, son los nuevos reyes de las sociedades actuales; por eso he pensado en hacer de El viaje a Reims un gran campeonato de tenis, ambientado en los años 80. Así, se desarrolla en un club donde acuden jugadores internacionales y Carlos X se replantea como una estrella del tenis, el rey de Francia con la raqueta”.

La soprano canaria Silvia Zorita habló en representación de los cantantes que intervienen en este título. “Volver a trabajar con Ópera de Tenerife es siempre un placer y un orgullo; muchos hemos comenzado nuestras carreras aquí en las ediciones de Opera (e)Studio y por resulta muy especial. Todos estamos aquí para darlo todo y que el público disfrute”.

El esfuerzo realizado durante estas temporadas por Ópera de Tenerife se refleja en el reconocimiento recibido este año por la Comisión Europea que ha integrado el proyecto Opera (e)Studio bajo el programa Europa Creativa, otorgándole la máxima subvención posible para la organización de la próxima edición, en la que Tenerife lidera un proyecto en el que tiene como socios a Bolonia y Tbilisi.

Ópera de Tenerife nos propone esta semana un hilarante viaje a Reims acompañado por aristócratas europeos donde descubriremos sus rivalidades, afinidades, amores y desprecios. El viaje a Reims, estrenada en el Téâtre Italien de París el 19 de junio de 1825, fue encargada a Rossini con motivo de los festejos de la coronación del rey Carlos X de Francia. Lo que fue una cantata escénica para cuatro representaciones, se ha convertido en un título asiduo en el repertorio operístico de todos los teatros del mundo, sobre todo a partir de su reestreno en 1984 en el Festival de Pésaro, bajo la dirección de Claudio Abbado.

Ópera de Tenerife cuenta en esta ocasión con las voces de Giuliana Gianfaldoni (Corinna), Aurora Faggioli (Marquesa Melibea), Leonor Bonilla (Condesa de Folleville), Alexandra Grigoras (Madama Cortese), David Astorga (Cavaliere Belfiore), Francesco Castoro (Conde de Libenskof), Rocco Cavalluzzi (Lord Sidney), Lorenzo Barbieri (Don Profondo), Nicolò Donini (Barón de Trombonok), Pablo Gálvez (Don Alvaro), Alberto Camón (Don Prudenzio), Jorge Franco (Don Luigino), Isabel Cañada Luna (Delia), Silvia Zorita (Maddalena), Mar Campo (Modestina), Joniker Brito (Zefirino) y Oganes Avakyan (Antonio).

El vestuario, diseñado por Valeria Donata Bettella, está inspirado en la ropa de los deportistas, trabajadores y asistentes a los Grand Slam de la década de los ochenta. En los primeros encontramos una clara influencia en la estética de tenistas como Andre Agassi, Boris Becker, Ivan Lendl y, especialmente, de John McEnroe.

La directora musical Yi-Chen Lin, nacida en Taiwán, dirige su segundo título en Ópera de Tenerife (Le nozze di Figaro, Mozart, 2015) y se pone nuevamente al frente de la Sinfónica de Tenerife. Desde su debut en la Wiener Musikverein de Viena, ha dirigido las principales orquestas sinfónicas y, entre los estrenos más importantes en el campo de la ópera, se encuentran el Teatro Nacional São Carlos de Lisboa, Carmen (Bizet) en el Teatro de la Zarzuela de Madrid, La Cenerentola (Rossini) en el Teatro Dinizetti de Bérgamo, Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart) en el Teatro Comunale di Bologna y Il viaggio a Reims en el Rossini Opera Festival

La función tendrá lugar el sábado 15 de diciembre a las 19:30 horas en la Sala Sinfónica del Auditorio de Tenerife. 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 la página web  www.auditoriodetenerife.com a través de este enlace o por teléfono en el 902 317 327.

Dentro de las actividades paralelas a Il viaggio a Reims de Ópera de Tenerife, mañana [martes 11], a partir de las 19:30 horas, tendrá lugar en la Sala de Cámara del Auditorio de Tenerife un coloquio bajo el título Un viaje de mujeres, que contará con la presencia de la directora musical, Yi-Chen Lin, la directora de escena, Stefania Bonfadelli; la escenógrafa, Serena Rocco, y la diseñadora de vestuario, Valeria Donata Bettella. Moderado por la directora del Instituto de Estudios de las Mujeres de la Universidad de La Laguna, Inmaculada Perdomo, y el director de Opera (e)Studio, Giulio Zappa, este encuentro tratará la visibilidad de las mujeres en las diferentes profesiones artísticas en la ópera y la experiencia de cada una de ellas a lo largo de su carrera.


Ópera de Tenerife ha organizado este domingo [día 9], a partir de las 12:00 horas, un recital lírico con el que pretende homenajear al compositor Gioachino Rossini con motivo de los 150 años de su fallecimiento. El acto tendrá lugar en el patio del Ayuntamiento de Güímar, con entrada libre hasta completar el aforo.

El director artístico de Opera (e)Studio, Giulio Zappa, se encargará de descubrir los entresijos de la obra de Rossini en un recital que contará con la participación de los cantantes Mar Campo (contralto), Jorge Franco (tenor) y Nicolò Donini (bajo), que estarán acompañados al piano por el maestro José Miguel Román.

El programa que interpretarán los artistas está compuesto por diferentes piezas del repertorio rossiniano como D’ogni più sacro impegno (L’occasione fa il ladro), Cruda sorte... Già so per pratica (L’italiana in Algeri), Accusata di furto (La gazza ladra), Ecco ridente in cielo (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Oh patria... Di tanti palpiti (Tancredi) y La calunnia è un venticello (Il barbiere di Siviglia).

Esta actividad se incluye dentro de las acciones paralelas que Ópera de Tenerife organiza para promocionar los diferentes títulos de la temporada en una apuesta por difundir y acercar el género lírico a todos los municipios de la isla.

Ópera de Tenerife está concediendo un destacado protagonismo en esta temporada a Rossini, conocido como Cisne de Pésaro, dado que el primer título fue L’italiana in Algeri y ahora llega Il viaggio a Reims, la última ópera de Rossini en italiano, que se representará el 15 de diciembre a las 19:30 horas en el Auditorio de Tenerife.

Ópera de Tenerife quiere celebrar con este montaje las cinco primeras ediciones de Opera (e)Studio. El elenco de Il viaggio a Reims está compuesto por artistas con carreras profesionales de proyección internacional y que han estado en alguna de las ediciones anteriores. Es una cita para deleitarse con esta ópera bufa, con una puesta en escena que correrá a cargo de Stefania Bonfadelli y vestuario de Valeria Donata Bettella.


The Cabildo de Tenerife through Ópera de Tenerife, has opened the call to take part in the seventh  Opera (e)Studio, the academy that offers comprehensive training to young singers. This year it works under the auspices of the European Commission within the Creative Europe programme, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre. The academy for future opera singers will open the next Tenerife opera season with L’elisir d’amore by Donizetti, which was chosen by the academy’s director Giulio Zappa, to show the work done by the singers.

The professional team at Ópera de Tenerife will be working with the singers selected from September through to the production of the opera, to be performed four times from 24 to 27 October 2019 at Sala Sinfónica in Auditorio de Tenerife. The same cast will also perform L’elisir d’amore at Teatro Comunale di Bologna and Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre in 2020. 

Opera (e)Studio will be carrying out auditions in four cities on 4, 5 and 6 February at Teatro Comunale di Bologna, in Bologna, Italy; on 8 & 9 February, at Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre, in Georgia; on 11, 13 & 14 February, at Escuela Superior de Canto in Madrid and at Auditorio de Tenerife on 16 February. 

Candidates will have to sing all the arias from memory, including extracts of their role in L’elixir d’amore. Singers can enter for more than one role. The titles requested for the five roles are: Nemorino (tenor) the arias Quanto è bella, quanto è cara and Una furtiva lágrima, the duets Caro elisir, sei mio (up to the Terzetto excluido) and La donna è un animale stravagante davvero; Adina (soprano) the arias Benedette queste carte and Prendi per me sei libero (with full cabaletta) and the duet Come sen va contento; Belcore (baritone) the aria Come Paride vezzoso and the duet La donna è un animale stravagante davvero; Dulcamara (baritone or bass-baritone or bass) the aria Udite, udite, o rustici and the duet  Voglio dire... lo stupendo elisir che desta amore; and Giannetta (soprano) the aria with choir Saria possibile? Possibilissimo.

For further information please see the regulations on Auditorio de Tenerife website here. Any opera singer who was born on or after 1 January 1987 can apply for the auditions. The deadline to receive applications is 20 January 2019 before 12:00 noon. 

This Ópera de Tenerife project was set up to give visibility to the work done on the Island, not just artistically but also stage designing and building as well as local production. Job creation for Canarian professionals is also encouraged by being part of a highly-specialised sector of international scope.


Ópera de Tenerife premieres Donizetti’s Lucia de Lammermoor on Tuesday, 20 November. This coproduction of Auditorio de Tenerife, Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires and Fundación Ópera de Oviedo takes us to one of the most iconic Romantic operas with the noteworthy participation of Russian soprano Irina Lungu (Lucia) and Tenerife tenor Celso Albelo (Sir Edgardo di Ravenswood).

The plot, through vocal virtuosity and the difficulties of the score by Gaetano Donizetti, introduces us in the mishaps and tribulations of ties of blood and love. The cast also includes Andrei Kymach (Lord Enrico Ashton), David Astorga (Lord Arturo Buklaw), Vittoria Vimercatti (Alisa) and Klodjan Kaçani (Normanno). Due to an indisposition, Mariano Buccino cannot sing on the first performance so he will be replaced by Gabriele Sagona in the role of Raimondo Bidebent. The music is played by Sinfónica de Tenerife and Coro Ópera de Tenerife -directed by Carmen Cruz- is also taking part.

Christopher Franklin is the musical director while Nicola Berloffa takes care of stage management. The show is set in late 1940s Scotland, at the height of the postwar period. This post-conflict context serves to place the characters in a stifling, gloomy and unhappy atmosphere, thus reinforcing the dramatic nature of Donizetti’s opera. Costumes, designed by Justin Arienti, have a simple cut and use a low-key colour scheme, in line with the precarious clothing after the war, although there are references to Scottish culture by using kilts.

Tickets for the three performances -Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday- can be bought at Auditorio de Tenerife box office from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm, Monday to Saturday, on www.auditoriodetenerife.com clicking here or calling 902 317 327.


Ópera de Tenerife puts on Lucia di Lammermoor, the most frequently performed opera by Gaetano Donizetti. A coproduction of Ópera de Tenerife with Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires and Fundación Ópera de Oviedo. The second title in the season takes us to one of the most iconic Romantic dramas, Lucia di Lammermoor.

The details were disclosed today, Thursday 15th, by the island director for Culture José Luis Rivero; Ópera de Tenerife intendent, Alejandro Abrante; musical director, Christopher Franklin; stage manager, Nicola Berloffa, and singers Irina Lungu and Celso Albelo, representing a cast that includes Andrei Kymach, Mariano Buccino, David Astorga, Vittoria Vimercatti and Klodjan Kaçani.

In José Luis Rivero’s opinion, “this title is a major turning point for Ópera de Tenerife because it’s a palpable sign of maturity, and shows the artistic and production level achieved, as a result of the work done by the whole team”. “The best operas in the Canaries come from Ópera de Tenerife which are also top level nationally and are very well regarded internationally”, he added to then point out that “Lucia di Lammermoor is an iconic title in Donizetti repertoire and it has great dramatic quality”.

Irina Lungu, who is in Tenerife for the first time, said that “I’m happy to be performing at Auditorio de Tenerife for the first time”. It has great acoustics and a fantastic energy, I feel at ease here; it’s a real discovery and I’d like to thank the professionals at Ópera de Tenerife for treating me so well”. About the role she is performing next week, she highlighted that “every soprano should sing this Lucia because it’s like the beginning of singing, the foundation of it all” and revealed that “this role has two parts: the one written by Donizetti and the cadence given to it by the first performers, which has reached the present through tradition”. Her favourite moment is “madness, where my vocal virtuosity blends with my acting”.

For his part, Celso Albelo admits that “coming back home is an honour and it also involves responsibility: I feel particularly proud because on the Tenerife stage we can now see artists who have opened the present season in great theatres worldwide. Ópera de Tenerife has achieved a lot in very little time.  Their Lucia di Lammermoor gives off musical and stage elegance” and says that Irina Lungu “has one of the most beautiful soprano voices in the present”.

Christopher Franklin is the musical director of this production. This is his first time at Ópera de Tenerife after directing in the main opera houses in the world. Franklin highlighted the quality of Sinfónica de Tenerife. “It’s a fantastic orchestra, virtuous”. About the show next week, he pointed out that “we’re dealing with one of the most difficult repertoires in the world” and believes that “Donizetti wrote high-spirited sounds that have to do with life”.

Stage manager Nicola Berloffa, is back at Ópera de Tenerife after working in Die Zauberflöte (2012 and 2018), Cosí fan tutte (2013) and Carmen (2016), to take us with this Lucia di Lammermoor to late 1940s Scotland at the height of the post-war period. Berloffa points out that “this show is extremely difficult for every stage manager because it’s a masterpiece. One must follow both the libretto and the dramaturg, which cannot be changed.

The libretto is by Salvadore Cammarano, based on the novel The Bride of Lammermoor by Sir Walter Scott, and music by Gaetano Donizetti. The story, by means of vocal virtuosity and a difficult score, introduces us into the mishaps and tribulations of ties of blood and love. This story of conspiracies between two rival families and one single fate was premiered on 26 September 1835 at Teatro San Carlo in Naples.

Costumes, designed by Justin Arienti, who is also making his debut in Ópera de Tenerife, have a simple cut and have a low-key colour scheme, in line with the precarious clothing after the war, although there are references to Scottish culture by using kilts.

Lighting is in the hands of Valerio Tiberi, in Ópera de Tenerife for the first time. The Romantic essence of the drama will be conveyed by the use of chiaroscuros.  Tiberio, teaches lighting design at Accademia Teatro alla Scala in Milan and has a long career in musical and opera shows.

The show is on Tuesday 20th, Thursday, 22nd and Saturday, 24th at 7:30 pm at Sala Sinfónica in Auditorio de Tenerife. Tickets for the three performances -Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday- can be bought at Auditorio de Tenerife box office from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm, Monday to Saturday, on www.auditoriodetenerife.com clicking here or calling 902 317 327.


Creative Team

Musical Director: Christopher Franklin

Stage Manager: Nicola Berloffa

Stage and Costume Designer: Justin Arienti

Coproduction: Auditorio de Tenerife, Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires and Fundación Ópera de Oviedo

Ópera de Tenerife Choir


Lucía (soprano)

Sir Edgardo di Ravenswood(tenor)

Irina Lungu

Celso Albelo

Lord Enrico Ashton (baritone

Andrei Kymach

Raimondo Bidebent(bass)

Mariano Buccino

Lord Arturo Buklaw (tenor)

David Astorga

Alisa (mezzosoprano)

Normanno (tenor)

Vittoria Vimercati

Klodjan Kaçani