Les Arts recovers the Central European operatic repertoire in its programming 2020

Elektra Opera Richard Strauss. Arts. pictures: Miguel Lorenzo / Mikel Ponce

He Palau de les Arts retakes operatic activity 2020 with the return to their programming repertoire with the Central European ‘Elektra’, Richard Strauss, composer absent in the Main Hall from 2010. Along with 'Elektra' and German repertoire, the Main Hall of Les Arts reconnects with the Baroque Händel, unpublished from 2007, with his opera 'Ariodante', which debuts in late April.

The first season Jesus Iglesias Noriega to the front of the artistic direction has meant not only an increase in 30% the activity of Les Arts, but also an openness and diversification of genres, styles and repertories, with an offer that besides opera, zarzuela and symphonic music, It includes dance, ‘Lied’, flamenco and other music with a diverse educational and training activities.

Les Arts began last September Season 2019-2020 with two titles with popular prices, 'The Marriage of Figaro', Mozart, Y 'The barmaid port', Sorozábal, what, in addition to seeking the opening of opera to new audiences, They are part of the main lines of the new art project: recovery and visibility of Spanish lyric and the presence of the work Mozart.

In fact, an unpublished title at the Palau de les Arts of the genius of Salzburg, 'La Finta Giardiniera', -the supposed last November- William debut Christie and Les Arts Florissants in the operatic center.

The activity of the Center of Perfeccionament Placido Domingo has also adopted new lines of work, with the inclusion of Francis Poulenc and 'Les mamelles of Tirésias' in a transcription for two pianos Britten under the protection of musical Roger Vignoles a mounting Ted Huffman.

And in June, the training project will present a new production of 'The Guardian mocked', Martin i Soler, with musical direction by Cristóbal Soler and staging of Jaume Policarpo, in the commitment to the restoration of the work of the Valencian composer.

The repertoire Verdi He has maintained its presence ‘Nabucco’, with Placido Domingo and the emerging Amartuvshin Enkhbat as protagonists, in addition to

Anna Pirozzi in the role of Abigaille, under the musical direction of Jordi Bernácer and scenic Thaddeusz Strassberger.

Con 'Elektra', which opens this Saturday, 18 from January, the fourteenth season paid off one of the great demands of critics and audiences: the return of the great Central European repertoire with the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana has obtained its highest recognitions.

A debut two figures embodied as Marc Albrecht y Robert Carsen, It joins "a cast of first level" led by Irene Theorin, Reference interpreter of this role, Doris Soffel y Sara Jakubiak.

He 29 February will be released 'The Journey to Reims', a walk in the repertoire Rossini, under the direction of the ascending Francesco Lanzillota.

On stage, Les Arts receives the staging of reference for this work, what Damiano Michieletto She has led to cities such as Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Roma, Moscú o Melbourne. A team of some of the most interesting young voices Rossini today addresses this authentic voice cast and scenic holiday.

Twelve years after the premiere of 'Orlando' in the Main Hall, Baroque Handel returns in April with 'Ariodante', a poetic hymn to honor and fidelity, by renowned specialists in this musical style.

Richard Jones, one of the great innovators of the British scene, signs an interesting adaptation that takes the medieval legend in the mid-twentieth century, which it has enjoyed an excellent reception in Europe and the United States.

Visit one of the great legends of conducting, Michel Plasson, with one of the reference titles opera gala, ‘Faust’, Gounod, closes the season. Plasson, unquestioned expert in the French repertoire, it gets for the first time in front of the stable bodies of Les Arts.

'Faust' represents, Likewise, the reunion of the Valencian public with soprano Ailyn Pérez, plus the opportunity to hear for the first time quoted John Osborn and Alex Esposito.

'The Arts is Dance'

Dance becomes a chapter in its own programming. Opens the cycle in January a new production of Les Arts with Ananda Dansa, ‘Âtman, The Goodbye. The last show of the company Ananda Dansa '.

After more than 40 year career, the founder and choreographer of the company and National Dance Award, Rosangela Valls, announced its closure with this show, accompanied by the music of his usual collaborator, Pep Llopis.

Meanwhile, in February, National Dance Company will bring on tour choreography of 'Carmen' which premiered in John Inger 2015 and will feature accompanying the OCV under the direction of Oliver Diaz.

'An ode while', María Pagés Company, Offer closes. the dancer, creator and choreographer visit Les Arts for the first time with his aesthetic concept of flamenco dance that has crossed borders.

New musical experiences

The Main Hall this season explores a new musical side with the first cycle of 'Lied' in its history, You starring some of the most acclaimed voices of the international scene.

El inglés tenor Piotr Beczała, Lithuanian soprano Violeta Urmana and French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky first dates have staged this successful experience, counts for upcoming sessions with performances by the English baritone Simon Keenlyside and soprano Ainhoa ​​Arteta Gipuzkoa.

This initiative JOINS 'Les Arts is Great Voices', another unpublished proposal, with a review of the styles and repertoires that have forged their careers are invited to the most emblematic figures do. US Joyce DiDonato suggests 17 May a select Baroque program, style has elevated to Olympus lyric, accompanied by the orchestra Il Pomo d'Oro and the ascending director Maxim Emelyanychev.

'Symphonic Arts is'

The Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, musical emblem of Arts, It began last December, under the direction of James Gaffigan, a symphonic cycle, which will feature some of the most prestigious directors of the circuit as Michele Mariotti, Gustavo Gimeno, Juanjo Mena, Ivor Bolton y Daniele Gatti

'The Arts is Flamenco and Other Music'

The musical diversity also becomes one of the pillars of the artistic project for the coming years, and flamenco, as one of the most important hallmarks of the Spanish culture, shall enjoy own chapter.

After the successful start of 'Les Arts is flamenco', Diego el Cigala with this past month, the breath of fresh air Rocío Márquez, the talent of the singer Duquende and flamenco fusion of Manuel Lombo make this bet theater to open its doors to new and broader audiences.

further, the host programming underserved musical demonstrations to date in previous seasons: the 'jazz' and fado. Chick Corea presented in March 'Chick Corea Trilogy', an encounter with the 'jazz' ever, through known issues, while the shuddering Mariza, one of the great fado today, June will perform a selection of works of an unprecedented kind to date in the offer theater.

'Arts for everyone'

El compromiso de Les Arts Theater as Public materialize in the program 'Arts for everyone', gathering activities, shows, collaborations and initiatives free or nominal prices with which revert to the Valencian society support for the project. In addition to two consolidated activities such as 'Open Day' or 'Nit Les Arts', paragraph includes new contributions to diversify and enrich public life theater.

The first novelty is the series 'Les Matins Arts': six musical Sunday matinees at a price of five euros which kicked off with a full house in the Main Hall at its first meeting last October. Artistic assets theater: the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, the Cor de la Generalitat and the singers Placido Domingo Center offer within this interesting cycle programs to attract new audiences.

In this line is framed 'Preview up to 28', an initiative which reserves the Main Hall to under 29 years and enjoyed great success in its first edition with the zarzuela 'The proprietress of the port'. With seats for ten euros, the youngest will enjoy previews upcoming titles like "Il Viaggio a Reims', 'Ariodante' or 'Faust'.

After several years of marathons around Mozart, y with reason estreno de 'Il Viaggio a Reims', the new operatic course will be dedicated to Gioachino Rossini. Under the name of 'Marató Rossini', Les Arts invited to celebrate between the 23 and the 29 February figure of the genius of Pesaro and its impact on European culture with a wide range of free activities.

Openness to society also involves bringing it to your artists. That is the purpose of the 'Perspectives' initiative, in which the protagonists of opera and operetta engage in a dialogue with the audience and complements cycle 'Conferències' of the humanist Ramon Gener.

Likewise, the truck 'Les Arts Volant' after his celebrated journey through different municipalities with the assembly of 'BASTIA i Bastienne', Mozart, this summer will present a new production of 'The burlat tutor', Vicente Martín y Soler.

'Arts Education and Training is'

The educational program this season Les Arts consolidates its offering, which already reaches all ages: babies, Early Childhood Education students, from elementary school, Secondary, professional deformation, of specialized education, University, adult training, as well as a section dedicated to family audiences.

Meanwhile, Plácido Domingo Improvement Center, This year also open to pianists repertoristas, remains as main forming agent, in addition to its contribution to the theater program in various actions.

Photograph: Miguel Lorenzo / Mikel Ponce

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