The Zarza Project of the Zarzuela Theater, Opera XXI Award for the Best Lyric Promotion Initiative

Zarza project

He Zarza Project of the Zarzuela Theater He has been awarded the Opera XXI Award for Best Development Initiative of the Lyric in the third edition of these awards, considered the National Lyric Awards, whose ruling was made public today.

Zarza is one of the star initiatives of the Teatro de la Zarzuela. It is an artistic and informative project created by the director of the Coliseum, Daniel Bianco, that under the motto "Zarzuela made by young people and for young people" has the objective that the young generations know the Spanish lyrical heritage, to approach new audiences and to open the door to new generations of artists.

In the words of Oriol Aguilà, President of ÓPERA XXI and the jury of its Awards, as well as director of Peralada Festival, The award has been granted because the Zarza Project "is a benchmark from which we all must learn a lot, for his intelligence, courage, communication skills and knowing how to reinvent and explain the Zarzuela, Opera and music to new audiences and especially young people”.

Till the date, in their five editions, has adapted four classics of our boy genre: 'The revoltosa', ‘The duo of the African’, ‘La Verbena de la Paloma’, and water, sugars and brandy ', and has submitted an original title, the recent ‘Amores en zarza’, whose story unfolds through a selection of musical numbers from different zarzuelas. Starring artists from between 18 Y 30 years, the works of ‘Zarza’ adapt the texts and the scene to the contemporaneity of the new public. To the last call for auditions (the one that will nourish the proposal of artists 2021/2022) more than 800 candidates.

Honors, III OPERA XXI AWARDS

CARLOS ÁLVAREZ. Best Singer Award for his portrayal of the role of Rodrigo from the opera ‘Don Carlo’, Verdi, at the Teatro Colón, September 2019, within the lyrical program organized by the Friends of the Opera of A Coruña.

CARLOS CHAUSSON. Special mention for his performance of the leading role in the opera ‘Don Pasquale’ at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville in October 2019.

XABIER ANDUAGA. Best Young Singer Award for his brilliant path of success, what, their 26 years, has already established him as one of the best interpreters of today with a outstanding national and international career.

RICCARDO FRIZZA. Best Musical Director Award for his work leading the functions of ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’, Donizetti, at ABAO Bilbao Opera (Euskalduna) in October 2019.

ROBERT CARSEN. Best Stage Direction Awardfor his proposals for the opera ‘Elektra’, Richard Strauss, at Palau de les Arts from Valencia in January 2020, and for his work in the Teatro Real for the functions of ‘The Valkyrie’, Wagner, on February 2020.

TURANDOT, Gran Teatre del Liceu. Award to Best New Production is for the Turandot, Puccini, programmed by the Gran Teatre del Liceu in October 2019. Video artist Franc Aleu debuted as stage director, with Susana Gómez as co-director, filling the stage with visual metaphors, colors and textures, making use of the latest technologies.

ZARZA PROJECT, THEATER OF THE ZARZUELA. Award for the Best Lyric Promotion Initiative.

MY OPERA PLAYER (Teatro Real) / PERALADA LIVESTREAM FESTIVAL. Equally, Best Digital Initiative Award during confinement.

OLA AWARD, in collaboration with Ópera Latinoamérica. Award to Best New Latin American Production fell on the production of ‘The Italian in Algiers’, Rossini, that could be seen in the Municipal Theater of Santiago de Chile in October 2019, with stage direction by Rodrigo Navarrete and musical by José Miguel Pérez-Sierra.

HONORARY AWARDS

EMILIO SAGI. Lifetime Achievement Award, Honorary Award to the Person, after celebrating forty years of career as a cultural manager and stage director.

TELEPHONE COMPANY. Award to Best Patronage Initiative, for their commitment to support the seasons of different theaters, festivals, educational and dissemination programs and an approach to opera, especially highlighting his sensitivity in the work of audiovisual and digitization projects.

FRIENDS OF THE BRICK WORK. He Honorary Award this time distinguishes the Maó Opera Season, organized by the Menorcan association of Friends of the Maó Opera, for its important task of promoting, promotion and diffusion of the opera during 50 uninterrupted seasons.

Opera XXI brings together 25 theaters, opera seasons and festivals stable of our country and has two honorary member theaters of enormous relevance. It is formed by:

ABAO BILBAO OPERA

CANARIAN FRIENDS OF THE OPERA

FRIENDS OF THE LA CORUÑA OPERA

FRIENDS OF THE OPERA OF MAHÓN

GAYARRE ASSOCIATION OF FRIENDS OF THE OPERA

OPERA VIGO FRIENDS ASSOCIATION

TENERIFE AUDITORIUM

PERALADA CASTLE FESTIVAL

BALUARTE FOUNDATION OF PAMPLONA

FUNDACIÓ ÒPERA DE CATALUNYA

OPERA DE OVIEDO FOUNDATION

Gran Teatre del Liceu

GREAT THEATER OF CÓRDOBA

PALACE OF THE ARTS OF VALENCIA

ARRIAGA THEATER OF BILBAO

CALDERÓN DE VALLADOLID THEATER

CAMPOAMOR THEATER OF OVIEDO

CERVANTES THEATER OF MÁLAGA

ALBACETE CIRCUS THEATER

TEATRO DE LA MAESTRANZA DE SEVILLE

MAIN MENORCA THEATER

MAIN THEATER OF PALMA DE MALLORCA

REAL THEATER OF MADRID

VILLAMARTA DE JEREZ THEATER

THEATER OF THE ZARZUELA OF MADRID

 

Honorary members:

COLÓN THEATER OF BUENOS AIRES

SAN CARLOS DE LISBOA THEATER