-The Spanish tenor has just sung the role of the legendary Enrico Caruso in the world premiere of the opera Caruso in Cuba in Amsterdam

March 2019

After taking the lead role in the world premiere of the opera Caruso in Cuba (Hamel) in Amsterdam with his portrayal of the legendary Italian singer Enrico Caruso, the Spanish tenor Airam Hernández will travel to Dallas Opera (USA) to take the role of Fenton in Giuseppe Verdi´s last opera, Falstaff, based on The Merry Wives of Windsor by Shakespeare. The Canary Island singer will be making his debut in this role with the American company, having performed in Falstaff before in another tenor role at the Opernhaus-Zürich.   This American production is directed by Lee Blakely, produced by Los Angeles Opera and will be conducted by Riccardo Frizza.

The tenor from Tenerife declares that he is “very happy to have incorporated Fenton into my repertoire. As this is a choral opera, the love story between him and Nannetta allows interplay in certain passages that is not concentrated on the group of soloists. Verdi treated these duets with such freshness and subtlety that in these conversations both characters seem to melt into one”.  Moreover, the young singer states that he is “very proud” to be the only “Spanish artist to be singing at Dallas opera this season, and that my US debut is happening at the same theatre where the great Montserrat Caballé, Teresa Berganza and Plácido Domingo made their American debuts.”

The performances in Dallas will take place on the 26th and 28th April and the 1st and 4th May, after which Airam Hernández will perform Macagni´s Messa di Gloria at the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid (June).   Later he will take on some of his most acclaimed Verdi roles again.  In October he will be Alfredo in La Traviata, at La Feniche in Venice, no less, the very theater in which Verdi premiered this masterpiece. He will then return to the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona with Doña Francisquita (November).