– The Spanish singer will give a recital in the Andalusian capital and will sing Mahler’s Second Symphony on tour with the Orquesta Reino de Aragón before her return to the Liceu in Barcelona with La Gioconda
The Spanish mezzo-soprano María José Montiel will give a recital in the Seville Aquarium on the 20th February, organised by the Columbus Foundation, of which she is the ambassador. The musical evening will celebrate the announcement of the Princess of Girona Foundation ReciclARTE prize: for creating a new world recycling the old, which will be awarded the same day, after the jury’s meeting. Montiel, accompanied on the piano by Miquel Estelrich, will be joined on stage by the soprano Auxiliadora Toledano and the pop and flamenco singer, Soleá Morente.
Later María José Montiel will travel to the Auditorium in Zaragoza where she will perform one of her favourite pieces, Gustav Mahler’s Second Symphony (28th February), alongside the soprano Carmen Solís, the Orquesta Reino de Aragón and the Orfeón Donostiarra, all conducted by Íñigo Pírfano. On the 1st March the same line-up will perform Mahler’s monumental symphony again, at the Kursaal Auditorium in San Sebastian (in aid of Caritas) and once more on the 3rd of the same month at the Baluarte Auditorium in Pamplona (in aid of the Core Foundation, which takes in and integrates immigrants from the Navarre capital who are in danger of social exclusion).
In the spring, from 1st April, Montiel will be singing in eleven performances of the Ponchielli opera, La Gioconda, in a Pier Luigi Pizzi production which will be at the Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona, where her return is eagerly awaited. Other upcoming engagements include a recital in Granada and a concert which will be part of the National Orchestra and Choir of Spain season at the National Auditorium in Madrid.