miércoles, 11 de enero de 2012

"Lou Salomé" italian premiere at La Fenice-Venezia: Ángeles Blancas sings the leading role in Sinopoli's opera

January 2012 - In the last seasons Ángeles Blancas has emerged as a versatile singer who has been able to take on very complex challenges without problems. Now she is in front of one of those and a very important one. This is the Italian debut of "Lou Salomé" at Teatro Della Fenice di Venezia, opera composed by the deceased conductor and composer Giuseppe Sinopoli, which was premiered in Munich in 1981. These performances are held to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the composer's death and the 30th anniversary of the work's premiere. The storyline is about the life of Lou Andreas-Salomé, controversial Russian writer born in 1861 that was related to important personalities of her time as Nietzsche or Rilke, with a prolific published work. La Fenice di Venezia has entrusted Ángeles Blancas the presentation of this difficult work to the Italian public. The performances will take place between the 21st and 28th January 2012 with the musical direction of Lothar Zagrosek and the staging of Luca Ronconi. It is not the first time that the Spanish soprano faces operas of this difficulty. She performed "Die Gezeichneten" of Schreker in Palermo and "La Cabeza del Bautista" by Enric Palomar at the Gran Teatro del Liceo in Barcelona. Immediately after Venice she will move to Madrid, specifically to the Teatro de la Zarzuela, in what will represent the return there to a scenic production since 1994. It will be with the leading role in "El Gato Montés" by Penella, with stage direction by José Carlos Plaza and musical direction by Cristóbal Soler.

Next performances:

*January 2012
Teatro de la Fenice-Venezia
"Lou Salomé" (G. Sinopoli) - [Lou Salomé]

* February-March 2012
Teatro de la Zarzuela-Madrid
"El Gato Montes" (M. Penella) - [Solea]

* May-June 2012
Teatro Villamarta-Jerez
"Tosca" (G. Puccini) - [Tosca]

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