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The Auditorium's Educational and Social programme offers three performances for the island’s pupils and their relatives

 

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife is a space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the islands’ Minister of Culture Enrique Arriaga. This week, it offers the educational programme Manos a la Ópera (Get the Opera Rolling) where 60 schoolchildren from Pre-Primary Education take part. Children interpret "The Mini Magic Flute" a retelling of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s (Salzburg, 1756 - Vienna, 1791) classical magical fairy tale. Three performances are offered for pupils from the island and the relatives of the small performers.

During the first performance that took place today 6 May 2021, 40 schoolchildren from the Nursery and Primary School Ernesto Castro Fariñas (Tacoronte), took part. For tomorrow's session, 50 attendees will come from both Nursery and Primary Schools San Benito (La Laguna) and El Tablero (Santa Cruz). The third performance will take place on Saturday with the relatives of the performers as audience.

Manos a la Ópera is an initiative by the Auditorium’s Educational and Social Department. It consists of creating a free version of an original opera made by and for children. The creation process is crucial, as schoolchildren take part in several artistic creative activities, such as literary creation, music, theatre, visual arts, and corporal expression. 

The schoolchildren learn through their own experience. They actively participate in the creation process by adapting and performing the opera. Then, they merge this process into their personal and group imagination. To this end, the programme provides them with workshops to acquire skills and resources. This enables them to appreciate, enjoy, value and produce art. By means of this important tool, curiosity for learning, knowledge of others, of their culture and the merit of collective work are promoted.

The complicity of the educational centres and the involvement of their teaching staff is a key factor to develop this programme. This year the initiative counted with fifteen teachers. Melodie Pérez directed the show with the assistance of Ariadna Simó. Ubaldo Pérez was on charge of the musical and sound creation. For the recording of the demos, he teamed up with Marina Machado and Mauricio di Rado. Marta Delgado was on charge of the set and costume design. In addition, the programme counted with the artistic and technical support of the Auditorium’s staff.

Apart from the performances, a programme and a teaching guide was produced as a resource for both schools and families, which can be downloaded from  www.auditoriodetenerife.com/educational-and-social-area.

The Mini Magic Flute takes place in a distant and rocky country that existed a long time ago. Darkness has taken over the sky since the magician Sarastro took the beautiful princess Pamina away from the Queen of the Night. One day, a boy called Tamino was fighting against a snake when some fairies, accompanied by goblins, managed to scare the monster away. The fairies decided to tell the Queen of the Night how courageous and brave the boy was. The queen decided to entrust him with the liberation of Princess Pamina and, in return, he could marry her. 

Tamino accepted. The fairies gave him a magic flute which had unprecedented and unknown powers that would help him when he needed it. All he had to do was to play a sweet melody and the magic would do the rest. Tamino and Papageno, the kingdom's bird-catcher, set out on a long journey to the Sun Temple, where the magician Sarastro was hiding Pamina. Both adventurers discover that nothing is what it seems: The Queen of the Night holds a dark secret...

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Enrique Arriaga explains that this production "will take us to a chessboard with castles and dragons"

 

 

Auditorio de Tenerife presents the opera Rinaldo adapted as a fantasy show for the family audience. The show details were announced by the island's Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga; the stage director, Stefania Panighini and the musical director, Giovanni Paganelli. In addition to the performances on Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th of April, which are already sold out, an extraordinary session has been organised that will be attended by 210 schoolchildren from schools in Santa Cruz, La Laguna and Arafo. 

As Arriaga assured, "opera as a genre leaves no one indifferent, and we add spectators with each performance". "This production by the Auditorio de Tenerife will take us to a life-size chess board with castles and dragons," said the minister, who considers that the cultural proposal of the Island Council is "a synonym of safety". Finally, Mr Arriaga wished "that all those who come to see the performances really enjoy this family event".

Stefania Panighini declared that "considering the health situation we are experiencing, it is very important to be working in this production because Spain is one of the few European countries that has continued to work internationally". The stage director also said that, "in the case of Italy, the theatres were closed in November and have not reopened yet. That is a long time without work and culture". "Children were the great ignored in this pandemic, as we took a year off their leisure lives. This production is focused on children and on their emotions," explained Panighini, who returned to work in Tenerife after Hänsel und Gretel (2019) and Rinaldo (2016).

Giovanni Paganelli agreed with Enrique Arriaga's statement, adding that "opera does not leave you indifferent because it speaks of our life, of everyone's life". The maestro analysed that "this baroque opera covers many emotions: humour, astonishment, nostalgia, the will to transgress and the most beautiful cry for freedom that can exist in the opera world: when Almirena was taken prisoner and sings Lascia ch'io pianga, she shows that they might be able to control her body but never her desire for freedom". "I've seen one-year-old children thrilled by this moment, moved by the energy of music composed more than 300 years ago," Paganelli said.

Produced by Opera de Tenerife, Rinaldo was premièred in 2016 and scheduled to be performed again in April 2020. However, it was postponed due to the COVID-19 health crisis. 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 framework of this story is a fantasy chessboard. The evil sorceress Armida abducts Almirena, daughter of King Goffredo, to distract her betrothed Rinaldo, a famous knight. 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 three-act Baroque opera is one of Handel's best known. 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.

Opera de Tenerife's family programme offers lyrical titles adapted to the youngest ones to be enjoyed by a family audience. The initiative thus reinforces Opera de Tenerife's commitment to creating new audiences and raising awareness of the performing arts.

Each year one performance is chosen and adapted to a format lasting approximately 70 minutes. Reducing the time neither means limiting the expression nor the author's original message, which is reinforced by the information material delivered to the audience when entering the hall.

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The European Commission has made a final assessment of the project led by Auditorio de Tenerife, the opera L'elisir d'amore. In 2019, this project received a grant through the European Commission’s framework programme Creative Europe. This edition of Opera (e)Studio was jointly developed with the partners Opera and Ballet Theatre of Tbilisi and the Comunale di Bologna. The project was rated as outstanding with a score of 90 out of 100 points.

The European Commission's report praises "the high quality of your interesting project" and notes that "activities carried out helped to reach a wider audience who would not normally attend opera performances". According to the European body, staging a production with a young artistic team has enabled them to connect with an audience that may have had so far "an approach to opera as an inaccessible or too old-fashioned performance".

Among the strengths of the project, the European Commission's assessment highlights its capacity for training young singers who start their professional careers. Likewise, the report remarks that young people from over 30 countries have participated in the call for entries; the project has also collaborated with universities that have offered their facilities for recitals and conferences, thus bringing part of the production closer to the educational sphere.

Ten singers chosen through international auditions starred in the Opera (e)Studio's production L'elisir d'amore, which premiered in October 2019 at the Auditorio de Tenerife. It was subsequently staged in Tbilisi in February 2020 and concluded in Bologna in September 2020. Functions in Italy were already affected by COVID-19. 

The European Commission recognised that despite this major setback, the three partners showed strong collaboration and worked together to overcome it. The Commission's final report highlights that "their adaptation and proactive reaction to resolve some of these difficulties related to the global crisis reflected the strong commitment they had to implement their activities in the best possible way."

More information about the project, videos and photos can be found here: http://www.operaestudio.eu/es/artistas/edicion-19-20

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyrL69h9QgA&list=PLBZQnFuZwzTkDnEHB1QzlXFmCd50efOqF&index=65

 

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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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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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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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