-The Spanish mezzo-soprano will give a recital for the Fundación Columbus at the Prado, and another for the Conciertos de Alicante society.
María José Montiel will be performing in Madrid again in December, this time for a very special occasion. The Prado Museum, has organised a charity concert jointly with the Fundación Columbus – of which the singer is ambassador – for the 11st December, in order to celebrate the second anniversary of the foundation. The Fundación Columbus has its headquarters in Valencia and was begun in 2017, with a mission to enable children with cancer or rare diseases to gain access to the most advanced and effective treatments, to improve their quality of life and raise their chances of recovery. As part of the Prado museum´s bicentenary celebrations, the concert will bring María José Montiel together with the pianist Iván Martín and the cellist Ángel Luis Quintana on the unique Il Soldato cello. They will be joined by Dr.Toni Pearson. Although the concert is already sold out, there is a “Row 0” for those who would like to make a donation.
On the 16th December, to see the year out, María José Montiel will return to Alicante, this time to give a recital for the Alicante Concert Society, alongside the French pianist Laurence Verna. The programme includes pieces by Hahn, Schumann, Palomo and Guastavino at the Teatro Principal in Alicante.
In 2020, Montiel will return to the Universität der Künste Berlin, where she is professor of singing and has been teaching since 2019 to then, in March, take the role of Leonora in Donizettti´s La Favorita again, this time at the Teatro Cervantes in Malaga, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary. María José Montiel made her debut as this emblematic Donizetti character some seasons ago at the Bologna Teatro Comunale (Italy).