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Celso Albelo returns to Japan with “Lucia di Lammermoor” and for a recital tour


- The tenor from Tenerife will sing selections from the Donizetti opera in Hachioji (Tokyo) alongside the soprano Tomoko Ishibashi, after singing Arturo in I Puritani in Gran Canaria April 2014 Celso Albelo continues his unstoppable artistic journey after notching up one of the greatest triumphs of his career in the sphere of Bellini bel canto with his exemplary Lord Arturo Talbot, the male lead in I Puritani…, which he performed in Bilbao at the ABAO-OLBE. He will return to the Canary Friends of Opera season, with which he has a special relationship, in the same role on the 26th and 29th April and the 2nd and 4th May. Immediately afterwards Albelo will pack

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Elena Mosuc sings fado in a show with Gonçalo Salgueiro


-World premiere of Operfado, a new show which draws on opera, fado and musical theatre, coming up in the soprano’s diary after her resounding triumph in La Traviata and I Puritani April 2014 The Rumanian soprano Elena Mosuc has garnered huge critical acclaim for her recent performances of Violetta Valéry (La Traviata) in Bari (Italy) and Las Palmas (Spain), and Elvira (I Puritani), in Bilbao (Spain). Before continuing with her unstoppable opera engagements which over the next few months will take her to the Masada Festival (Israel) with La Traviata, to Berlin with Don Giovanni (Donna Anna), to Canton (China) with Carmen… (Micäela) and to Barcelona

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Carlo Colombara returns to Bilbao with “El Juez (Los niños perdidos)”


-The Italian bass takes the lead role, alongside José Carreras, in the premiere of this new opera, which will have its opening night on the 26th April in the Teatro Arriaga in Bilbao April 2014. “I´m used to playing the bad guy” the Italian bass Carlo Colombara confesses, referring to Morales, the tenor José Carreras´adversary in El Juez (Los niños perdidos), which has its world premiere in the Teatro Arriaga in Bilbao on the 26th April (further performances on the 29th April and the 2nd May). The opera is a new creation by the Austrian composer Christian Kolonovits, and will be conducted by David Giménez and directed by Emilio Sagi…. The libreto

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Nancy Fabiola Herrera, focussing on French repertoire


-After singing Carmen in Sydney and Moscow, she will be Bizet’s gipsy once again in Melbourne in May, after being Dalila in Valencia March 2014 Nancy Fabiola Herrera began the year as her stunning Carmen in the Bizet opera of the same name, in Sydney and Moscow, two experiences which the Spanish singer rates as “extraordinary”.  Her journey continues over the next few weeks, always focussing on French repertoire, because as well as Bizet’s gipsy, which she will take to the Antipodes once again (to Melbourne Opera), she will also add the role of Dalila from the Saint-Saëns opera Samson et Dalila….  She will sing the second act in April in her return

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María José Montiel sings Mahler in Lisbon


-The diva from Madrid will perform Mahler’s Second Symphony in the Portuguese capital, having performed it in Milan in January to great acclaim March 2014 It is clear that the Spanish mezzo María José Montiel has a special affinity with this Gustav Mahler symphony; in January she performed the bohemian composer’s Second Symphony: Resurrection… as soloist in the Milan Auditorium to huge acclaim. This is a new collaboration between Montiel and “La Verdi” (Milan Giuseppi Verdi Foundation Symphony Orchestra and Choir), with which she works almost every season.  In April, Montiel will pack her bags again, this time to travel to Lisbon, where

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Celso Albelo will go to Bilbao and Las Palmas with “I Puritani”


-The Spanish tenor will take the lead role in the Bellini opera, after having appeared in Berlin and Düsseldorf March 2014 After singing in Donizetti’s opera Lucia di Lammermoor in Berlin on the 15th, 19th and 23rd March, and participating in the high profile AIDS Gala for the Düsseldorf  Deutsche Oper am Rhein on the 22nd, Celso Albelo will revisit Bellini bel canto , this time as Arturo Talbo, the male lead in I Puritani…, with two Spanish companies: the ABAO-OLBE in Bilbao on the 5th, 8th, 11th and 14th April, and, later, on the 26th and 29th April and the 2nd and 4th May in Las Palmas, Grand Canary. In Bilbao Albelo will share the stage with the Rumanian

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Ambrogio Maestri returns to the Liceu, this time with his impressive Barone Scarpia


-The baritone will perform in the new production of Tosca after winning the critics´ prize for his unforgettable Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore February 2013 He is the baritone of the moment, on the cover of magazines such as Opera News (USA) and Ópera Actual (Spain). Awarded the Barcelona critics’ prize for best singer of the last season for his Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore) at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Ambrogio Maestri returns to the same opera house this March with a role that has nothing in common with Donizetti’s amusing dottore. This time he will be the villain in Puccini’s Tosca…, the chilling Barone Vittelio Scarpia, a powerful

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Celso Albelo, invited to the AIDS gala in Düsseldorf


-The Spanish tenor will participate in one of the events that have most impact on German society.  He will also perform in Busseto, Munich, Paris and Berlin February 2014 The tenor from Tenerife, Celso Albelo´s opera career never stops. Proof of this are the many engagements which he has taken on since the beginning of the year after having taken a leading role in the Madrid Teatro de la Zarzuela New Year´s concert, having sung Roberto Devereux in Tenerife and having made his debut in Barcelona with La Sonnambula…: Albelo will pack his bags to spend some weeks between Italy, France and Germany.  In the latter country he has been invited to take part in the

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María José Montiel begins a tour of recitals


-The Spanish diva has just notched up another triumph in her career with her performance of Mahler’s Second Symphony in Milan… January 2014 Considered to be one of the stars of the Spanish opera scene, the mezzo from Madrid, María José Montiel has just chalked up another achievement in her career, this time with the musical magic of the Bohemian composer Gustav Mahler at the Milan Auditorium, performing his Second Symphony, Resurrection.  This is a new collaboration between the Spanish diva and the Verdi Foundation (Milan Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra and Choir). Over the next few weeks Montiel will go on a tour of recitals, visiting Bilbao,

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Desirée Rancatore makes her debut in Lyon singing Rossini


-The Italian opera star will play the Comtesse Adèle, in Le Comte Ory, for the first time in a new Laurent Pelly production December 2013 The Italian soprano Desirée Rancatore returns to France in February to work with the director Laurent Pelly, with whom she collaborated in her last appearance at the Opéra National in Paris, in November 2012, singing the role of Marie in the acclaimed French company´s production of La Fille du régiment (Donizetti). This time the diva from Palermo will travel to the Lyon Opera House where for the first time she will put herself in La Comtesse Adèle’s shoes in Le Comte Ory… by Gioacchino Rossini. This will be a new co-production

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Elena Mosuc, career prize from the Verona Lirica Group


-The Rumanian diva received her prize on Sunday and gave a recital… January 2014 On Sunday 26th January the Verona Philharmonic Theatre (Italy) was crammed with music lovers, there to pay homage to the Rumanian soprano Elena Mosuc’s international career. She has developed a following all over the world and is considered by the Veronese to be “the house singer” both for her performances in the abovementioned theatre and also at the monumental Verona Arena in the summer festivals. The Rumanian diva, who is considered to be one of the greatest representatives of Romantic bel canto, has been awarded the critic Lina Pagliughi Prize and the President

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Nancy Fabiola Herrera sings Carmen in Australia and Russia


-The mezzo from Grand Canary will make her debut as the gipsy in Sydney, Melbourne and Moscow… January 2014 The Spanish mezzo-soprano Nancy Fabiola Herrera adds three new cities to her unstoppable international trajectory with her acclaimed Carmen, by Bizet: Sydney, Moscow and Melbourne. Beginning the tour, the singer from Grand Canary will portray the most famous gipsy in musical literature in the Sydney Opera House next February with 8 performances on the 3rd, 6th, 8th, 11th, 13th, 15th, 19th and 21st.  She will then travel to the emblematic Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow where she will be Carmen on the 6th and 8th March.  “The power of intention, when

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Celso Albelo: love of bel-canto


-The tenor from Tenerife begins the year in homage to Donizetti and Bellini, his return to his home island features Roberto Devereux and he will make his debut in the Barcelona Liceu in the lead role in La Sonnambula December 2013 The tenor Celso Albelo, who hails from the Canary Islands, begins his year of professional engagements with two emblematic Romantic bel-canto operas: all of which will happen after the New Year’s concert in which he will take a leading role at the Teatro de La Zarzuela in Madrid on the 2nd January, alongside the Community of Madrid Choir and Orchestra, and with their principal conductor, Cristóbal Soler, on the podium.  Immediately

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Elena Mosuc, from Zurich to Moscow


-The Romanian diva is setting forth on a tour of recitals over the month of January and will sing La Traviata in Bucharest December 2013 The soprano Elena Mosuc begins the year in her adopted city, Zurich, where she will perform at an opera soirée at the Kaufleuten cultural centre (7th January) dedicated to Donizetti’s queens, the leading ladies in her latest CD (Sony Classical). Known as the “belcanto diva par excellence” according to the Financial Times, Mosuc will then travel to the Bucharest National Opera House (Romania) to take the role of Violetta Valéry, the leading lady of La Traviata… (18th January). After that the Verona Friends of Music

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María José Montiel sings Mahler in Milan


-The mezzo from Madrid begins 2014 in the Auditorium of Milan before setting forth on a tour of recitals in Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia… December 2013 María José Montiel will begin 2014 with Gustav Mahler: she will perform the Bohemian composer´s Second Symphony in the Auditorium of Milan (24th and 26th January) alongside the Verdi Foundation Symphony Orchestra and the Milano Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Choir, which the Spanish singer has been collaborating with for a decade. After her Milanese engagements, María José Montiel will begin a tour of recitals in Spain which will take her to Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia, beginning her journey at the Bilbao

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Elena Mosuc presents “Donizetti Heroines”


Donizetti´s queens revisited by one of the most respected singers in the Romantic bel canto world.  The new CD, now on sale, includes selected parts of Norma as a bonus December 2013 At the end of November Donizetti Heroines was released (Sony Classical), a CD by the Romanian  soprano Elena Mosuc which gathers the most memorable scenes of the heroines born in Gaetano Donizetti´s imagination, one of the mainstays of Romantic bel canto alongside Bellini and Rossini. The leading ladies of Maria Stuarda, Anna Bolena, Roberto Devereux –titles from the Tudor Trilogy-, Lucrezia Borgia and Lucia di Lammermoor… are portrayed in this recording by one of

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Two of María José Montiel’s CD’s are being re-released


-Modinha, Grammy finalist in 2002, and Toldrá recital live, recorded by RNE in 1995, return to the market in digital format November 2013 Two CD’s by María José Montiel that were discontinued return to the market this month in new editions by Discmedi. The first one of these is Toldrá recital live…, a work recorded live by Radio Nacional de España at the Madrid March Foundation on May 17, 1995, with a repertoire centered around the work of Eduard Toldrá, in which the Spanish diva performs with the unmistakable piano accompaniment of the master of masters Miguel Zanetti. ‘In fact I accepted this re-issue not only because of the value of the recorded

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Celso Albelo returns to the Teatro Real in a blaze of glory


-The singer from Tenerife will be Nemorino in the first cast of L’elisir d’amore and take a lead role in the New Year’s concert at the Madrid Teatro de La Zarzuela November 2013 Before performing Roberto Devereux in his homeland next January, the Spanish tenor Celso Albelo has a double engagement in Madrid, his adopted city, in the two opera theatres of the capital, no less: he will be Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore (Donizetti) at the Teatro Real and he will perform the best pieces in his repertoire at the New Year’s concert at the Teatro de La Zarzuela.  The singer, who has just made his debut in the role of Alfredo from La Traviata… at the Guangzhou

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Celso Albelo: from China to Valencia and Madrid


-The tenor from Tenerife will give a recital at the Palau de la Música in Valencia and will be Nemorino at the Teatro Real in Madrid, after making his debut as Alfredo in La Traviata… in China. October 2013 To arrive at an immense opera hall such as that in Guangzhou (Canton) – the Guangzhou Opera House in China, to debut a new role and also be named Honorary Artistic Advisor to the company would be a milestone for any performer.  This was just what happened to the Spanish tenor Celso Albelo last September when he sang his first Alfredo Germont, the lead character in Verdi’s essential “Traviata”. Pleased with the honour, adding his name to those

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A letter from Richard Wagner is up for auction sent to the defunct newspaper El Periódico Ilustrado


The handwritten text belonged to a Spanish collector of Wagnerian objects and will be auctioned by La Suite (Barcelona) on the 24th October; the starting price is 1.200 €… October 2013 A handwritten letter from the German composer Richard Wagner (dated 1881) will come up for auction on the 24th October at La Suite, the Barcelona auction house which specialises in art and collectors items. The letter is handwritten and signed by the famous composer, whose bicentenary is being celebrated all over the world this year.  Written in blue ink on paper, “it is composed in French and Wagner wrote it to the director of the newspaper El Periódico Ilustrado Español”,

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María José Montiel makes her debut in Bilbao with her quintessential Maddalena in Rigoletto


September 2013 María José Montiel’s diary continues to be very busy at the start of this new season.  Her opening of the 2013-14 season at the Teatro de La Zarzuela with La Tempranica, by Gerónimo Giménez, conducted by the great Frühbeck de Burgos was a resounding success amongst critics and opera-goers.  In October she will travel to Bilbao for four performances of her suggestive Maddalena in Rigoletto… at the ABAO-OLBE season, after having performed it earlier, in this year of Verdi’s Bicentenary, at the Teatro de La Maestranza in Seville last June. This character marks the Spanish mezzo´s debut in Bilbao, where she will take on this Verdi

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Nancy Fabiola Herrera: from Las Palmas to Bremen


After her acclaimed Donna Rosa in Il Postino at the Teatro Real in Madrid, the mezzo-soprano will travel to Las Palmas and GermanyNancy Fabiola Herrera will begin her intense 2013-14 season on the 30th September in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria returning to her city of birth to open the term at the Las Palmas Grand Canary Conservatoire with a concert. Later, on the 7th and 8th October, she will give two concerts at the Bremen Kammerphilharmonie (Germany) singing El amor brujo…, by Manuel de Falla, and a selection of songs by Xavier Montsalvatge, two Spanish composers whose work the mezzo from the Canaries has performed all over the world. She will then travel

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Celso Abelo will sing his first Alfredo in China


The tenor from Tenerife will make his debut in this emblematic role in the spanking new Guangzhou Opera House, designed by Zaha Hadid… August 2013 Celso Albelo never stops, beginning the new season with performances in A Coruña, London and Guangzhou (formerly known as Canton or Kwangchow), in China. After a season full of success and his participation, in August, in the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro (Italy), the Spanish tenor will begin the season at the festival organized by the A Coruña Friends of the Opera (Spain), in which he will take the role of Edgardo, leading character in the always welcome Lucia di Lammermoor, by Donizetti. He will then travel

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Desirée Rancatore: the Gilda of the moment at the Barbican in London


The soprano from Palermo opens the LSO season… August 2013 The opening of the season for the London Symphony Orchestra at its London home will pay homage to Giuseppe Verdi in a performance of his classic Rigoletto, one of his best loved operas. The concert is on the 15th September at the Barbican Hall, and they have been lucky enough to engage some of the most outstanding singers of the popular opera, among them the Gilda of the moment, the soprano Desirée Rancatore.  The singer, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, will portray her vision of the character, “the first role I learnt at the Conservatoire when I was 17 years old” she affirms, very excited about

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Desirée Rancatore returns to Salzburg Festival


The Italian soprano returns to the Austrian event where she emerged as a singer with Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail, an opera which brought her international fame. She will appear in a spectacular production set among vintage aircraft On the 26th August the soprano Desirée Rancatore returns to Salzburg Festival to take the lead role in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, the Mozart opera which launched her international career at the same Austrian festival. In Salzburg the Italian singer will perform in a spectacular production in Hangar 7 of Salzburg Airport which will be broadcast live in high definition all over the world on television and…

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María José Montiel opens the season at the Zarzuela


The mezzo-soprano from Madrid, María José Montiel, will tread the boards at the Teatro de La Zarzuela once again, opening the 2013-14 season on the 21st and 22nd September, with the lead role in La Tempranica…, by Gerónimo Giménez. This is a one act zarzuela with a libretto by Julián Romea which premiered in the same theatre 113 years ago on the 19th September 1900. The performances will be in concert format and Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos will be wielding the baton, having postponed the concert from last season to this upcoming September due to health problems. For Montiel, singing in her home city “is marvellous, I cannot describe it in any other way.

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Celso Albelo returns to the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro


The Spanish tenor’s summer agenda includes the ROF with Guillaume Tell and a Belcanto Concert… The tenor from Tenerife Celso Albelo never stops getting new opera engagements. Over the last seasons the Spanish singer has performed in the most prestigious opera houses in cities such as London, Vienna, Paris, Naples, Berlin, Milan and Madrid, and this summer he will return to the European circuit to beguile the Italian audience from the mythical Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro. After taking on the role of the Duke of Mantua at the end of this June, participating in four performances of Rigoletto in the Teatro de La Maestranza in Seville, and receiving

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Nancy F. Herrera returns to Teatro Real with Il Postino


The mezzo-soprano from the Canary Islands performed in the world Première of the opera by the Mexican composer Daniel Catán at Los Angeles Opera. June 2013 Nancy Fabiola Herrera will be in the Madrid listings once again this summer.  After the Madrid première of her show Gitanas at the Teatro de La Zarzuela in 2012 and her appearance in January this year in the ONE season and at the II Fiesta de la Lírica (II Opera Festival) at the Teatro de La Zarzuela, the singer will alight at the Teatro Real to start rehearsals for the Spanish première of the opera Il Postino, by the Mexican composer Daniel Catán, who died recently. Herrera performed in the world première…

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Desirée Rancatore debuts in Spain La Traviata


The Italian soprano will take the role of Violetta this summer in El Escorial and San Sebastián Festivals “Singing La Traviata is a milestone in any soprano’s career”, Desirée Rancatore affirmed when she made her debut in the lead role of this popular Verdi opera last January in the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, on which occasion she also pointed out that she had spent years getting closer to the role “in various concerts and singing her arias. I’m really pleased that the debut arrived exactly at the opening of 2013- Verdi Year, in which the bicentenary of the composer’s birth is being celebrated.” Her triumph in Monaco earned her contracts for…

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María José Montiel begins a tour of recitals


The mezzo from Madrid pays homage to Antón García Abril July 2013 This July the Spanish mezzo-soprano María José Montiel is embarking on a tour of recitals, a format which the singer adores, and for which she always finds space in her agenda. After some intense opera activity with her acclaimed Cieca in La Gioconda at the Paris Opéra National (May) and her Maddalena in Rigoletto at the Teatro de La Maestranza in Seville (June), the singer will once again give a series of recitals. On the 11th July she will pay homage to the Aragonese composer Antón García Abril with a musical evening in Santiago de Compostela to commemorate his 80th birthday, accompanied…

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Carlo Colombara returns to Savonlinna


In the composer’s bicentenary year, the Italian bass will appear in Macbeth and will sing the Messa da Requiem June 2013 The singer Carlo Colombara will once again return to the Savonlinna Festival (Finland), the most important opera festival in Northern Europe, to appear in a programme which is centred on Giuseppe Verdi in this bicentenary year of his birth. After having performed at Savolinna in previous summers as the lead in Mefistofele (Boito) and Don Giovanni (Mozart), this time Colombara will contribute his exemplary knowledge of the Verdi style, as he is currently considered to be the most important bass in this field. “I have been singing…

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The tenor Celso Albelo wins the Giuseppe Lugo prize in Italy


The Spanish singer will receive the award during a gala-concert in Custoza (Verona) on the 2nd July June 2013 Over the last few seasons Celso Albelo has garnered an ever-growing list of prizes and he is about to add another: this being the “Giuseppe Lugo”, an institution which each year eagerly works in collaboration with the Verona Arena Foundation, the Region of Veneto and the Province of Verona (Italy) to award an internationally acclaimed tenor. In this 20th anniversary of the prize, they have decided to give the prize to the young tenor from Tenerife. The award, which bears the name of the Veronese tenor Giuseppe Lugo (1899-1980) who was world…

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Carlo Colombara’s summer


June 2013 In this year of Verdi celebrations, the Italian singer Carlo Colombara, who is considered to be an exemplary bass, especially of Giuseppe Verdi repertoire, will have an intense end of season. This year, Colombara has recorded Simon Boccanegra for Decca in Vienna and sung the same opera in his debut at Salerno. After a brief pause, punctuated by concerts conducted by Daniele Gatti at the Musikverein and the Théâtre des Champs Elysées with Rossini’s La Petite Messe Solennelle and taking the leading role at a charity gala in Boito’s Mefistofele… in Parma, Colombara is getting ready for a summer of ceaseless activity, in which he will perform

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Carlo Colombara is back in Paris at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées


The bass from Bologna will sing Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle directed by Daniele Gatti The Italian bass Carlo Colombara’s opera schedule gives him no respire, yet his deep admiration for choral symphonic repertoire impels him to look for occasions to perform his favourite works from this great repertoire. And as in January he travelled to Boston to perform Verdi’s Requiem alongside the Boston Symphony, in London he has once again pay homage to the Italian Composer in the bicentenary year of his birth with a new version of his famous funeral mass. Moreover, on the 6th May Carlo Colombara will perform Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle at…

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Celso Albelo, Duke of Mantua in Naples and Seville


May 2013 With a spring full of professional activity, Celso Albelo continues to pay homage to Giuseppe Verdi in the commemorative bicentenary year of his birth.  In April he took the role of the Duke of Mantua in Verdi´s Rigoletto… in Salerno, and in May and June he will portray the nobleman from Lombardy again at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples and in the Maestranza Theatre in Seville, two opera houses whose audiences anxiously await to hear Albelo singing a role which he has already performed at the Theatre Real in Madrid, La Fenice in Venice, Monte-Carlo Opera House and the Regio in Parma, among many others. In the popular Neapolitan theatre he will sing

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Simón Orfila makes his debut in Covent Garden


Simon Orfila © Eva Timoner May 2013 The Menorcan bass-baritone Simón Orfila’s career is unstoppable. With one of his dreams recently come true, that of having released his first solo record, My Dream, the singer will add another of the great European theatres, the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, to his CV. He will make his way to Covent Garden this April to begin rehearsals for La donna del lago…, by Gioacchino Rossini, an opera in which he has already sung in Milan and Paris. “Making a debut in London fills me with satisfaction”, Orfila affirms, “even more so when taking into account that I will be performing for a well-informed audience

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Nancy Fabiola Herrera will sing Verdi’s Requiem in Montevideo


May 2013 Nancy Fabiola Herrera © Outumuro/FidelioArtist After her return to New York in the newMetropolitan Opera production of Rigoletto, Nancy Fabiola Herrera willgo to Uruguay once again this month, this time to sing Verdi’s Requiemalongside the city’s Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Enrique ArturoDiemeck. This is the year of Montevideoas the IberoAmerican Capital of Culture, and the concert, which will take placeon the 7th May in the Teatro Solís in the Uruguayan capital, will open theorchestra’s season. The concert willalso celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi which is beingcelebrated internationally…

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Carlo Colombara in Vienna, Paris and London


April 2013 Carlo Colombara © Joan Tomàs / Fidelio Artist The Italian bass Carlo Colombara’s opera schedule gives him no respire, yet his deep admiration for choral symphonic repertoire impels him to look for occasions to perform his favourite works from this great repertoire. And as in January he travelled to Boston (United States) to perform Verdi’s Requiem… alongside the Boston Symphony, in London he will once again pay homage to the Italian Composer in the bicentenary year of his birth with a new version of his famous funeral mass, this time with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Chorus and Philharmonia Voices. The concert takes place in the Royal

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Colombara sings Zaccaria in Stuttgart


The Italian singer will take the role of Zaccaria in two performances, on the 28th  and 30th  March March 2013 His Zaccaria is now legendary: since he debuted the role in 1994 in Palma de Majorca and at the Verona Arena, until the last time he performed it, at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, Carlo Colombara has performed in 25 different productions of Verdi’s Nabucco, his deep and velvety tone fitting the character like a glove. Over the years Colombara has been developing his Zaccaria with the support of conductors of the calibre of Carella, Luisi and Muti in productions directed by De Bosio, Miller, and Abbado. In Stuttgart Staatstheather,…

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Desirée Rancatore awarded the Padua Circolo della Lirica Prize


March 2013 Desirée Rancatore © Outumuro-Fidelio Artist After having seen one of her dreams come true – that of singing La Traviata… (January, Monte-Carlo Opera House), Desirée Rancatore will be awarded the Career Prize which is bestowed by the Circolo della Lirica in Padua (Italy), recognition which comes to her after over 15 years of a career that is always on the up.  The soprano from Palermo, who once again took a lead role in the La Fenice New Year´s Concert in Venice this year, made her debut at the tender age of 19 at the Salzburg Festival, the beginning of a career which has consolidated her as one of the most important singers of her range. Over

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María José Montiel sings Verdi’s Requiem in Milan


February 2013 María José Montiel © Oskar Cecere This March, the Auditorium di Milano (Milan, Italy) will once again include the Spanish mezzo-soprano María José Montiel in its programme, in one of the central celebrations for Verdi Year in the Italian city: the performance of the famous Verdi Messa da Requiem. The singer will once again perform with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, on the 7th, 8th and 10th March. “This is one of Verdi’s most complete works”, comments María José Montiel, “and each time I sing it I discover new details, new colours. This Requiem will be very special, as it is one of the Verdi Year events:…

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