-The Spanish mezzo will give a recital centred on compositions by the creator of the popular song, Violetera

March 2018
The Spanish mezzo-soprano María José Montiel´s keen curiosity has led her to investigate the compositions of José Padilla Sánchez, who wrote famous melodies such as Valencia and La Violetera, songs which will be included in the recital which Montiel will give on the 6th April at the Teatro de La Zarzuela in Madrid. This event will be a different and intimate evening, with exquisite repertoire which the famous singer, noted for her performance of Verdi, Bizet and Saint-Saëns, will present to her audience. Many almost forgotten compositions by the genius from Almeria, who created melodies which are stunningly virtuosic, will be among the programme. María José Montiel will be accompanied on the piano by the Basque musician, Rubén Fernández Aguirre, and they promise a night of melancholy and of passion, with repertoire which is sure to be new to many. The mezzo´s upcoming engagements include a concert in which she will be accompanied by a select group of soloists from the Orquesta de Valencia and a programme of Five Neruda Songs by Peter Lieberson alongside the National Portuguese Symphony Orchestra conducted by Joana Carnerio at the Teatro Sao Carlos in Lisbon.