-After closing the Pollença Festival (Majorca), the Spanish singer will give concerts in Palma, Manacor, Santanyí and Valencia.
Alternating her professional activity on stage with teaching – last May she was named Professor of Singing at the Universität der Künste Berlin–, the mezzosoprano María José Montiel will begin the season with a busy concert diary which will take her to various Spanish cites.
On the 30th September and the 1st October she will return to Majorca to give a concert of opera and zarzuela repertoire alongside the Illes Balears Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Pablo Mielgo. The occasion marks the Balearic orchestra´s 30th anniversary, and Montiel has maintained a fruitful collaboration with the ensemble ever since it was created three decades ago by the conductor Luís Remartínez, who died in 2015. The performances will take place in the Palma Auditorium and the Manacor Auditori. On the 5th October, also in Majorca and with the Illes Balears Symphony, she will give a concert at the Church of Saint Andrew in Santanyí as part of the VII International Music Festival in the Majorcan town.
Later, on the 18th October, Montiel will return to Valencia, a city where she is invited to perform every year. She will be performing Gustav Mahler´s Third Symphony at the Valencian Palau de la Música, conducted by Ramón Tebar. Mahler is a composer who is deeply linked with Montiel´s art, as she has performed almost all the work that he wrote for mezzo, and she is considered to be a world expert on the composer.
Among other engagements, her 2019/2020 season also features recitals in cities such as Madrid and Alicante and her return to the Teatro Cervantes in Malaga to take the leading female role in Donizetti´s La Favorita, a character she performed for the first time some seasons ago at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna.