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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Season 19/20 program pdf


Opera de Tenerife
Thu 24Oct19
Fri 25Oct19
Sat 26Oct19
Sun 27Oct19
Opera de Tenerife
Tue 19Nov19
Thu 21Nov19
Sat 23Nov19
Opera de Tenerife
Tue 17Mar20
Thu 19Mar20
Sat 21Mar20
Opera de Tenerife
Sat 25Apr20
Sun 26Apr20
Ópera de Tenerife
Unspecified dates
Opera de Tenerife
Sat 20Jun20

2018/19 SEASON

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OperaOpera (e)Studio
Ópera de Tenerife
Thu 25Oct18
Fri 26Oct18
Sat 27Oct18
Sun 28Oct18
Ópera de Tenerife
Tue 20Nov18
Thu 22Nov18
Sat 24Nov18
Ópera de Tenerife
Sat 15Dec18
OperaÓpera en Familia
Ópera de Tenerife
Sat 27Apr19
Sun 28Apr19
OperaÓpera Pocket
Ópera de Tenerife
Sat 11May19
Sun 12May19
FamiliesÁrea Educativa y Social
Auditorio de Tenerife
Sat 18May19
OperaOpera Pocket
Ópera de Tenerife
Sat 18May19
Sun 19May19
Ópera de Tenerife
Sat 29Jun19


Previous seasons

SEASON 18/19 

SEASON 16/17

SEASON 15/16

SEASON 14/15

SEASON 13/14




Puerto de la Cruz Town Council is hosting a talk by Alejandro Abrante about this opera, to be put on next weekend

Ópera de Tenerife’s intendant, Alejandro Abrante, is giving a talk about The Traviata at 7:00 pm on Tuesday the 14th in the Salón de Plenos of Puerto de la Cruz Town Hall.  During the talk, Abrante will explain the artistic process involved in staging one of Giuseppe Verdi’s best-known operas. Admission is free.

The talk is one of the parallel activities related to this production which is on next weekend in the grounds of the former Hotel Taoro. The show is at 9:00pm on Saturday, the 18th and Sunday, the 19th. The production has been entirely made on the island and is part of the Ópera Pocket initiative. It has already been on stage in La Laguna and Garachico, and it was on in Adeje last weekend.

Apart from the talk tomorrow in Puerto de la Cruz, Alejandro Abrante is giving another talk at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, the 15th at Sociedad Cultural Liceo de Taoro, in La Orotava. This is the last talk in the Primavera Violeta series, a project that is promoted by the Cabildo, through Ópera de Tenerife, and La Laguna University, through Instituto de Estudios de las Mujeres, the Pedro Cabrera Cultural Chair and the vice-chancellor office for Relationships with the Community. The series aims at training for gender equality values through culture.


Alejandro Abrante is the stage director of this production

Ópera de Tenerife is putting on Verdi’s The Traviata at Magma Arte & Congresos in Adeje next weekend. The show is taking place at 7:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday with the collaboration of the Government of the Canary Islands through its Local Ministry for Tourism. The production which has been fully made on the Island, is being put on outside Auditorio de Tenerife as the Cabildo’s aim is to bring the genre to new audiences. This production will then go on stage the following weekend, [on the 18th and 19th], at the grounds of former Hotel Taoro, in Puerto de la Cruz at 9:00 pm

This opera is about a woman, Violetta Valéry, and her love for Alfredo Germont, which is frustrated because of the moral standards of 19th century society. As stage director, Alejandro Abrante portrays the atmosphere and the characters Verdi employed to depict the details of a male-centred society. Jorge Cabrera’s stage design, which has been technically conceived to take the opera out of the usual stage, will transport viewers to a 19th century Paris where constructive elements and the new materials brought by the industrial revolution, like forged iron or glass, blend together.

Alessandro Palumbo, as he did last year at the Paraninfo and in Garachico, where this production was premiered, will be the musical director with Orquesta de la Academia Opera de Tenerife [Opera de Tenerife Academy Orchestra]. Singers include Julia Muzychenko (soprano); Nina Solodovnikova (soprano); David Astorga (tenor); Gillen Munguía (tenor); Daniele Terenzi (baritone); Pablo Gálvez (baritone); Borja Molina (baritone); Christina Campsall (mezzo soprano); Francesco Venuti (bass-baritone); María José Torres (soprano); Badel Albelo (tenor); Aleksandr Utkin (bass-baritone); Ángel Silva (baritone); Argel Campos (tenor) and Néstor Suárez Alonso (bass). The event also features Coro de la Ópera de Tenerife, directed by Carmen Cruz.

Costumes are by Tenerife designer Javier Caraballero and have been made by the Auditorio de Tenerife dressmaking team with the occasional collaboration of students of CIFP Las Indias, following a detailed study of the uses and customs of the period, in order to make them as realistic as possible. 

Based on Alexandre Dumas’s novel Camille, The Traviata is one of the best-known compositions by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901). It begins at a party taking place in a luxurious hall, where courtesan Violetta Valéry meets young Alfredo Germont. The act ends with the popular toast “Libiamo ne’Lieti calici”. This piece praises the hedonistic life in 19th century Paris, that succumbs to the material pleasures of life.

From that moment on, viewers will feel a range of emotions, from joy to frivolity, gender violence to sadness, through a succession of situations that will make them feel all the phases of deepest love. The lovers will suffer the consequences of their social milieu, highly male-centred. The mishaps in their romantic adventure will lead them to an unavoidable dramatic outcome.

Tickets for any of the performances can be bought at Auditorio de Tenerife box office, from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm Monday to Saturday; on auditorio’s website or calling 902 317 327. Tickets for the performance in Adeje, can also be bought at Magma Arte & Congresos box office from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday; for   Puerto de la Cruz, you can also get them at Castillo San Felipe Tuesday to Saturday, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

In parallel and in collaboration with Puerto de la Cruz Town Council, there is a talk at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, the 14th entitled “La traviata, un volcán de emociones” [The Traviata, a volcano of emotions] at Salón de Plenos in Ayuntamiento de Puerto de la Cruz. The following day, Wednesday, the 15 at 7:00 pm, the last Primavera Violeta talk will be held at Sociedad Cultural Liceo de Taoro, in La Orotava. Its title is “La imagen de lo invisible en el reflejo de las tres mujeres que inspiraron a Verdi ‘La traviata’: Alphonsine Duplessis, Marguerite Gautier y Violetta Valéry” [The image of the invisible reflects on the three women who inspired Verdi’s The Traviata: Alphonsine Duplessis, Marguerite Gautier and Violetta Valéry].


One more year, Ópera de Tenerife joins in the celebration of the European Opera Day on 24 April. Different activities will be held at Auditorio de Tenerife, including showing the process of producing an opera, the pre-general rehearsal and informative talks about opera.

The programme, organised by Ópera de Tenerife, starts with the visit of students of Degree in Spanish: Language and Literature of La Laguna University to a talk in which they will learn about the historical context, composer and plot of Hänsel and Gretel. After the talk, they will join Club Ópera subscribers to watch the pre-general rehearsal of this opera at Sala Sinfónica in Auditorio de Tenerife.

In the afternoon, we are welcoming different small groups on a guided tour of the production process of The Traviata, to be performed in May under the Ópera Pocket programme, in two municipalities of the island: Adeje and Puerto de la Cruz. Theatre students will have the chance to visit Sala de Cámara, the costume and make-up workshops, apart from watching live the staging work done by its director, Alejandro Abrante.

Ópera de Tenerife is also offering other activities like “Primavera Violeta”, a series of talks on male-centred culture and musical expression from the 19th century to the mid-20th century. The talk is taking place on Thursday, 25th at 6:30 pm, in Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes de Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and is entitled Las vanguardias tienen nombre de mujer [Vanguards have a woman’s name] by Lydia Vázquez, professor of French Philology at the University of the Basque Country.

Finally, in Puerto de la Cruz, the exhibition “The Traviata, public virtues, hidden vices” is opened to the public until 20th May. You can learn about the process of opera production including original costumes and a series of panels where different tasks are explained: make up, tailoring, costume fittings and stage design. It is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 02:00 pm in the patio of the former Casa Rahn.


The activity, fostered by the Cabildo and the University of La Laguna, tis taking place tomorrow, the 11th at 6:30 pm

At 6:30 pm tomorrow, Primavera Violeta is offering a meeting with Eva Palomo, lecturer at  Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid. She Will talk about women’s suffrage in early 20th century Spain. This talk is fostered by the Cabildo, through Ópera de Tenerife- and the University of La Laguna -through Institute on Women Studies, Pedro Cabrera cultural forum and the vice-chancellor office for Relationships with the Community, which aims at training for gender equality values through culture.

It is taking place at Salón de Grados of the Philosophy section at Faculty of Humanities of La Laguna University. For one hour, Eva Palomo will talk about the struggle for women’s vote in early 20th century Spain with a paper entitled El sufragismo y su entorno. Presencia y reivindicación feminista a comienzos del siglo XX. [Suffrage and its environment. Feminist Presence and Demands in the early 20th century].

This talk Will be followed by three other events to be held in different venues on the island. Talks include Las vanguardias tienen nombre de mujer; [Avant-garde is a woman’s name]; Ciencia y género. Ellas toman la palabra [Science and Gender. Women take the floor] and finally, La imagen de lo invisible en el reflejo de las tres mujeres que inspiraron a Verdi La traviata: Alphinsine Duplessis, Marguerite Gautier y Violetta Valéry. [The image of the invisible reflects on the three women who inspired Verdi’s The Traviata: Alphonsine Duplessis, Marguerite Gautier and Violetta Valéry]. Admission to all the Primavera Violeta activities is free.

The programme of Primavera Violeta closes with the performances of Giuseppe Verdi’s The Traviata, which is travelling to two municipalities on the island. It will be put on at Magma Arte & Congresos, in Adeje, on 11 and 12 May and in the grounds of former Hotel Taoro, in Puerto de la Cruz on 18 and 19 May. This new production, which is entirely made on the island, is part of Ópera Pocket, an Ópera de Tenerife’s initiative.

Ópera Pocket is a project by Ópera de Tenerife and follows the cultural lines of the Cabildo’s Tenerife 2030 strategy, which aims at bringing opera to new audiences by putting it on at different venues across the island.


Ópera de Tenerife, en colaboración con el Ayuntamiento de la Villa de La Orotava, ha organizado para este domingo [día 7] un recital lírico donde se representarán algunas de las piezas más destacadas del repertorio operístico que se podrá disfrutar la próxima temporada 2019-2020. El acto tendrá lugar a partir de las 12:00 horas en la Casa de la Cultura de San Agustín en el municipio de La Orotava.

En el concierto se podrán escuchar las voces de la soprano Inés Lorans, el tenor Mario Méndez y el barítono Borja Molina, acompañados al piano por el maestro Davide Rinaldi. La presentación del evento estará a cargo del intendente de Ópera de Tenerife, Alejandro Abrante. El encuentro finalizará con un aperitivo.

En esta ocasión el programa está conformado por diversas piezas en relación a los títulos de la próxima temporada 2019-2020, tales como: Ardir! Ha forse il cielo… Obbligato! Ah, sí! Obbligato! y Una furtiva lagrima (L’elisir d’amore, Donizetti); Caro nome (Rigoletto, Verdi); Vieni, la mia vendetta… Non sempre chiusa ai popoli (Lucrezia Borgia, Donizetti); Lascia ch’io pianga (Rinaldo, Handel); Parigi, o cara [La traviata, Verdi] y No puede ser (La tabernera del puerto, Pablo Sorozábal).

Esta actividad, que inició su andadura la temporada pasada, pretende difundir el amor por la ópera a través de recitales en diferentes espacios y escenarios de la isla de Tenerife. En anteriores ocasiones los encuentros han tenido lugar en los municipios de Puerto de la Cruz, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Güímar, Garachico y Santa Úrsula, siendo este aperitivo lírico el primero que Ópera de Tenerife ofrece en La Orotava. A lo largo de la temporada se irán anunciando las próximas citas.


El Cabildo, a través de Ópera de Tenerife, y la Universidad de La Laguna, a través del Instituto de Estudios de las Mujeres, la Cátedra Cultural Pedro Cabrera y el Vicerrectorado de Relaciones con la Sociedad, inician la segunda edición del ciclo de conferencias y actividades de Primavera Violeta con la charla ‘¿Y antes de Clara Campoamor? Los feminismos en la España del primer tercio del siglo XX’ que será impartida por la profesora titular de Historia Contemporánea de la Universidad de La Laguna, Inmaculada Blasco.

La actividad tendrá lugar mañana [jueves 4], a partir de las 18:30 horas, en el salón de grados de la sección de Filosofía, Facultad de Humanidades de la Universidad de La Laguna. Blasco Herranz nos explicará las claves para entender la situación de la mujer en la España del primer tercio de siglo XX, antes de la proclamación de la Segunda República el 14 de abril de 1931 y, con ella, la irrupción de las mujeres en el nuevo Parlamento, entre las que destaca la presencia de Clara Campoamor y su defensa del voto femenino.

Primavera Violeta es un programa de conferencias que pretende educar en valores de igualdad a través de la cultura por medio de un amplio programa interdisciplinar de actividades culturales que se extenderá hasta el mes de mayo, abordando diferentes aspectos culturales, sociales y filosóficos. Todas las actividades de Primavera Violeta serán de carácter gratuito hasta completar aforo.

El ciclo de conferencias de Primavera Violeta concluirá con las representaciones de la ópera La traviata de Giuseppe Verdi que esta temporada se traslada a dos municipios de la Isla. En esta ocasión habrá dos representaciones en el Magma Arte & Congresos, en Adeje, los días 11 y 12 de mayo y otras dos en los jardines del antiguo hotel Taoro en Puerto de la Cruz los días 18 y 19 de mayo. Esta nueva producción realizada íntegramente en la isla forma parte de la iniciativa Ópera Pocket de Ópera de Tenerife.

Ópera Pocket es un proyecto de Ópera de Tenerife que se enmarca dentro de las líneas culturales de la estrategia Tenerife 2030 del Cabildo Insular, cuyo objetivo es acercar la ópera a un nuevo público llévandola a diferentes espacios de la isla.