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Gran Canaria, an island for leisure and culture: 52º Season of Opera Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria, an island for leisure and culture: 52º Season of Opera Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is an island full of cultural and leisure activities that will make your vacation a great experience, such as The Opera Season of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has scheduled for its 52 edition five titles, with the participation of singers such as Canarian soprano Yolanda Auyanet, British Jessica Pratt, Italian tenor Fabio Sartori, Korean Alfred Kim or Chinese Yijie Shi.

In addition, you can enjoy other complementary tours such as visits to the Wine Cellars, cheese shops, the Arehucas Rum factory or enjoy a la carte tours throughout the island with www.magicgrancanaria.com

Theatre Pérez Galdós, Vegueta, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Theatre Pérez Galdós, Vegueta, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

The 2019 program starts on February 19 with “Don Carlo”, by Verdi, with functions also on days 21 and 23; to continue with “Norma”, by Bellini, on March 12, 14 and 16; “Tosca”, by Puccini, on April 9, 11 and 13; “Così Fan Tutte”, by Mozart, on May 7, 9 and 11; and “La Sonnambula”, also by Bellini, on June 4, 6 and 8. “Don Carlo” only opens the season, but opens a new schedule that will apply to all the functions of this edition: 20.00.

Don Carlo

This Verdi opera will be performed by Sergio Escobar in the role of Don Carlo, Rebeka Lokar in the role of Elisabetta, as well as Giovanni Meoni (Posa) or Varduhi Abrahamyan (Eboli), among others. This first title will feature the musical direction of Sesto Quatrini, the stage coordination of Alfonso Romero and the work of Carlos Santos in the set design.

The artistic director of the season, Ulises Jaen, stressed today that this opera “opens with all the force” the programming, with a production “based on new technologies and very complex projections to recreate the scenarios” and with “a spectacular cast of stars of the genre, with a bet for the Spanish singers with the debut of Sergio Escobar “.

Norma

The second of the titles, “Norma”, by Vincenzo Bellini, will arrive at the Teatro Pérez Galdós with a cast starring Yolanda Auyanet (Norma), Paola Gardina (Adalgisa), Alfred Kim (Pollione) and others, under the musical direction of Marzio Conti and the scenic and scenographic direction of Mario Pontiggia.

As Jaen explained, it is “one of the great titles for sopranos, which will be a tribute to Yolanda Auyanet”, with the aim that “the Gran Canaria show what they do outside and present their great roles here too” .

Theatre Pérez Galdós, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Theatre Pérez Galdós, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Tosca

In April it will be the turn of “Tosca”, by Giacomo Puccini, with a cast of artists including Martina Serafin (Tosca), Fabi Sartori (Cavaradossi), Ambrogio Maestri (Scarpia) and Dhongo Kim (Angelotti), under the direction musical by Francesco Ivan Ciampa, and the stage direction of Carlo Antonio de Lucía.

As the artistic director of the season has expressed, this is “the most represented opera in the world and comes to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with a cast that could not be resisted, among which” a fantastic singer, Fabio Santori “stands out. is, in his opinion, “the best interpreter without a doubt of this role”.

Cosi Fan Tutte

The fourth of the titles, in May, will be “Così Fan Tutte”, by Mozart, with Claudia Pavone (Fiordiligi), Annalisa Stroppa (Dorabella), Paolo Fanale (Ferrando) and Carles Pachón (Guglielmo), among others, with the address musical by Guiseppe Sabatini and the scenic by Giulio Ciabatti.

It is tata, has highlighted Ulises Jaen, “from a very young cast with a fantastic experience”, which also “comes to support the champion of the contest Alfredo Kraus, Carles Pachón” in an interest to “give continuity to the merits of the contest.”

The Sonnambula

The last of the titles will be at the Pérez Galdós in June: “La Sonnambula” by Vincenzo Bellini, which includes Jessica Pratt (Amina), Yijie Shi (Elvino), Ricardo Fassi (Rodolfo) and the Canarian Raquel Lojendio. , with the musical direction of David Giménez, scenic by Raúl Vázquez and scenographer of Sergio Loro.

This is “an opera with a spectacular regiment”, has exposed Jaen, “with a Canarian artist in the cast with a great career”, in addition to “a Chinese tenor playing Elvino and the voice of Jesica Pratt that make this opera worth even more worth it. “

In addition, the season is complemented by parallel activities with a cycle of lectures and film about the opera from 23 to 25 April.

The posters repeat with the art of Martín Chirino based on drawings with white and gold as the guiding thread, which represent the titles of this season.