Bernstein's proposal will be performed in the Chamber Hall, where this Wednesday's lecture will also take place.


The Auditorio de Tenerife welcomes Ramón Gener in a new musical lecture performance that will take place this Wednesday (17) at 7:30 p.m. This time he reveals the details of Leonard Bernstein's opera Trouble in Tahiti directly from the stage set, as the performances are taking place this weekend and next in the Chamber Hall itself. Tickets for this show with Ramón Gener are available for eight euros.

The Catalan music presenter is enthusiastic about the American conductor and composer Bernstein, whose television broadcasts inspired him. Gener, himself also a musician, explains everything necessary about this title in the white scenery, designed by Carlos Santos, always with the support of his audiovisual equipment, his piano and his baritone voice. 

Gener explains the plot, the emotions, the characters, the music, and the themes in an entertaining and accessible way, using contemporary similes and interpreting some fragments on the piano to reinforce his explanations. It is an opportunity for all those who want to learn more about this opera before the performances and even for those who have never been to an opera and want to know a little more before going.

This opera in one act and seven scenes, premièred in 1952 in Massachusetts, is set in a rich American neighbourhood and tells the story of the disillusionment of Dinah with her husband Sam, who is more interested in his career and distractions than in his family. A jazz trio performs like a chorus in a Greek tragedy between the couple's quarrels and ironizes these problems.

After this fifth lecture by Ramón Gener in the Auditorio de Tenerife, only the one on Rusalka by Antonín Dvořák (March) remains on 21 February at 7:30 p.m. in the Chamber Hall.

Born in Barcelona, Ramón Gener holds a degree in Humanities and Business Studies. He began his studies as a musician at the age of 6 at the Higher Conservatoire of Music of the Liceu, training which he completed later with the pianist Anna Maria Albors. Through a recommendation from the soprano Victoria de los Ángeles, he began to study singing under her supervision. He finished his singing training in Warsaw with the baritone Jerzy Artysz and in Barcelona with the tenor Eduard Giménez. After a career lasting several years as a baritone, he began a new phase as a musical educator, offering conferences about classical music and opera.

The tickets for this conference by Gener are available on the website, at the auditorium's box office, or 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. Check the special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed, and large families.