The artist, at the Festival de Pâques, in France, in 2013. Photos: Caroline Doutre and Nathalie Gabay
The soprano of Bulgarian origin Sonya Yoncheva, one of the most sought-after opera figures of today, debuts in Mexico accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra of Mining (OSM) under the baton of Venezuelan director Domingo Hindoyan on November 13. Opera Gala at the Nezahualcóyotl Hall of the University Cultural Center (CCU) of the UNAM, organized by Pro Ópera, Cultura UNAM and Arte y Cultura Grupo Salinas.
Program that includes arias by Le Cid, Manon and Thais, by French composer Jules Massenet; and Le Villi, Manon Lescaut, La Boheme and Madame Butterfly, by Italian Giacomo Puccini. Yoncheva also performs at the Teatro Bicentenario de León on November 15 with the same poster and with the OSM.
Musical event, the presence of the soprano in our country, who won the First Place in Operalia 2010 -contest organized and supervised by the tenor Plácido Domingo-, in addition to his performances in the most prestigious Bel Canto venues in the world: Staatsoper Berlin, Metropolitan Opera House, Royal Opera House in London, Teatro alla Scala in Milan and Opera in Paris, among others.
"I am very excited to debut in Mexico. I have many friends in your country and I am very happy to sing very beautiful pieces of Massenet and Puccini under the baton of Domingo Hindoyan in Mexico City and in León "
"That we have Sonya Yoncheva means that our opera spaces are being recognized in the world. In addition to the prestige that the Mining Symphony Orchestra has won. We are happy the lovers of Bel Canto ", said yesterday, in a press conference, Sergio Vela, director of Art and Culture Grupo Salinas.
The interpreter, in an image of file. "I am very excited in this my first presentation in Mexico. I have many friends over there. Mexican music lovers are very demanding: they have already told me about their knowledge and predilections for opera. I will sing arias by Massenet and Puccini accompanied by that great orchestra that is the one of Mining with the direction of my husband, Domingo Hindoyan. I feel honored by the invitation, "commented the current interpreter of Medea de Cherubini in Berlin, directed by Daniel Barenboim.
El Dato: Con Medea, by Cherubini, the Bulgarian soprano recently reached her role 50 at 36 years of age.
For his part, Domingo Hindoyan, guest conductor, orchestral conducting graduate in Geneva, Switzerland, said he was "surprised to be able to lead such an accredited group as the Mining Symphony Orchestra: my first job in Mexico with my wife in the splendid Sala Nezahualcóyotl. I look forward to meeting a country so full of traditions. We have selected a very suggestive program for the Mexican public knowledgeable. "
"We received a soprano who has imposed himself in many countries. The current star of the Staatsoper Berlin doing a season with Daniel Barenboim of Medea. A soprano who has been recognized in her native country and in many European stages. With a very tight schedule for Switzerland, New York, Hungary, Monaco, Germany, Munich and Paris, it is presented in Mexico for the reputation that opera has won among us. Welcome, this big Bel Canto ", concluded Othón Canales, president of Pro Ópera.
Roles: Isabella de L'inganno felice, by Rossini; Norina in Don Pasquale, by Donizetti; Rossane in Floridante, by Handel; Desdemona in Otello; Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare, among others
When: November 13 and 15
Where: Nezahualcóyotl Hall of the CCU (CDMX) and Teatro Bicentenario (León, Gto.), Respectively
Carlos Olivares BaróCarlos Olivares Baró is a founding columnist for La Razón. He has published the novel The Orphanage of Splendor and the book of journalistic texts A Syntagma by Here, a Chorus by There. University professor and lecturer in music and literature at several cultural institutions in Mexico. His texts have appeared in publications in Spain, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Mexico. It publishes in this daily newspaper the columns of reviews and comments of discs and books, The Convite and The Keys. Latest posts by Carlos Olivares Baró (see all)