The criticism was unanimous: the Carmen de Maria Jose Montiel Florida Grand Opera in Miami (U.S) It was “unforgettable”. Madrid diva, National Music Award 2015, She inaugurated in November season coliseum with American lyric opera popular Bizet getting a great personal success both public and critics. “The Spanish mezzo-soprano Maria Jose Montiel in his debut in FFO truthfully portrayed a woman who would rather die than lose their independence. The audience gave at the time that his brazen voice launched into the interpretation of the iconic 'Habanera’ like a silver chalice that casts a rich, thick liquid it were. Radiating joy of living, Carmen Montiel Stunningly pronounce the consonants as if his tongue savoring a dish to gourmet. Even if someone turned off the lights Scene, it would shine” (Bill Hirschman para Florida Theater on Stage). The iconic character has become one of the letters of the acclaimed performer on five continents, and in February it will resume on his return to Spanish stages. It will be when you drive scene at the Kursaal in San Sebastián, within the season organized by Opus Lírica (days 10 Y 12 February).
Production borne by Storm Gonzalez Villareal, who proposes a “contemporary vision of the character but the utmost respect for the work of Bizet and Merimée”, As he discussed in the presentation of the show. The musical direction signature Andrea Albertin and Maria Jose Montiel accompany the tenor Eduardo Sandoval (Mr Jose) and the director of Opus Lirica, Ainhoa Garmendia (Micaëla).
Before, he 25 from January, Maria Jose Montiel offered in a recital in Madrid Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando accompanied on piano by Michael Estelrich in homage to the musicologist and historian father Federico Sopeña.