-The Canary Island soprano will sing Pagliacci after her first Verdi Requiem

February 2018
The Spanish singer Davinia Rodríguez will make her debut this March at the Royal Opera House Muscat (Sultanate of Oman) in the role of Nedda in Pagliacci (Leoncavallo), one of the greatest examples of verism, full of passion and realistic characters. “I love the character of Nedda because she has a very attractive personality; she is a woman who suffers as she is married to a man she detests while being in love with another, and she risks everything for love,” explains the diva, who made her debut in the role at the Turin Teatro Regio (Italy) in January 2017. “The opera is also a masterpiece, interesting in the way Leoncavallo brings metatheatre to the opera: Nedda and Canio are clowns in a circus and the problems they are both going through appear just in the middle of the comedy they are performing, with it all ending in tragedy.  The music is marvellous for all the characters, and this is also a very popular opera, much loved by audiences all over the world.” Davinia Rodríguez will be performing in Oman on the 15th and 17th March and will share centre stage with the Argentinian tenor José Cura (in the role of Canio). She will be there fresh from her triumph with Verdi´s Requiem Mass at the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona with the Gran Teatre del Liceu Symphonic Orchestra and Choir. After her performances in Oman, upcoming engagements include, among others, Liù in Turandot at the Friends of the Opera Alfredo Kraus Season in Las Palmas, Grand Canary (Spain) and her remarkable Lady Macbeth in Verdi´s Macbeth at the Teatro Regio in Parma (Italy).