Juan Diego Florez, the undisputed king of 'bel canto', closes the cycle 'The Arts is Great Voices'

Juan Diego Florez

The famous Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Florez go back to Arts twelve years after his last visit in 2011 to star in an unavoidable recital in the Main Hall on Sunday 28 May at 19.00 h.

Although the native of Lima is recognized as a virtuoso bel canto player, In this performance, he will address an extensive program that explores different eras and styles of lyrical singing.: from the Renaissance and the Baroque to the 'bel canto' and Italian verismo.

In this way, the one who was considered by Pavarotti himself as his worthy successor will face an evening that includes songs by the Renaissance Giulio Caccini and the Baroque Giacomo Carissimi, plus arias from operas by Gluck ('Paris and Helena'), Rossini ('Mr. Bruschino', 'Semiramis'), Lalo (‘The King of Ys’), Gounod ('Romeo and Juliet'), Donizetti (‘The favorite’), Verdi ('A masked ball', 'Louis Miller') y Puccini ('The Villas').

The return of the “tenor of tenors” to Les Arts also generates great expectations for the battery of encores that he always reserves for the end of his recitals, that usually include the most emblematic pieces of their repertoire.

Your favorite pianist will accompany you on the visit, Vincenzo Scalera, whose long professional relationship with the singer has taken the duo to the most important opera houses and concert halls in the world, like the operas of Vienna and Paris, La Scala, Carnegie Hall, the Teatro Real or the Palau de les Arts itself.

Scalera will also perform piano works throughout the recital, like the ‘Siberian Dance’, from Rossini's 'Sins of Old Age'; 'Lullaby', from 'Jocelyn' by Godard, and the piano solo ‘Foglio d’album’, Puccini.

Flórez has visited the Valencian Coliseum up to four different times in the past to offer recitals and concerts, among which stands out the collaboration he made with the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana (OCV) for his album 'Bel Canto Spectacular', recorded at the Auditorium in 2007.

This recital will end the cycle 'The Arts is Great Voices', that has made it possible to bring top-level singers this season and as renowned as the 'mezzo-soprano' Cecilia Bartoli, who made his long-awaited debut at Les Arts last November, or Juan Diego Flórez himself.

Les Arts informs that the last tickets for this concert are still on sale.