Leas Arts in Valencia presents the season 17/18

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The Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia increased institutional collaboration and offers 249 artistic and educational sessions in Season 2017-2018, that conference presented today at the Regional Secretary for Culture and Sport, Albert Girona, and the mayor artistic director Davide Livermore.

An offer, which as pointed out by Albert Girona, It includes 38 opera, 10 of ballet, 11 symphony concerts, 2 chamber music sessions, 3 recitals, 4 concert band music, 5 i continuous days of free activity, 37 functions of educational shows. 110 functions together with the proposals and educational workshops adds the number of 248 activity sessions for citizenship, 27 more than the previous season.

The Regional Secretary for Culture has been worth the agreements with the University of Valencia, the Federation of Music Societies, Valencia City Council, the Valencia Tourism Agency, Valencia Provincial Council, along with a symphonic activity in Alicante and Castelló, in the opening line of Les Arts to the territory, which this year will host again, twelve years after its inauguration, institutional concert 9 October.

Likewise, Albert Girona recalled the commitment of the Government of Botànic to achieve genuine participation of citizens of cultural heritage, which it materializes in a preseason with reasonable prices and programming at the same artistic level as other shows of Les Arts.

Lucrezia Bori in a new interpretation of Italian artist Francesco Calcagnini icon remains as Les Arts has advanced Davide Livermore. Illustrator and stage designer has created, Besides, A series of compositions that constitute the image of each of the proposals of the Season 2017-2018.

He 5 October, Fabio Biondi, a concert with works by Händel Y Rameau, Preseason opens Les Arts, following the same philosophy of previous editions popular prices: entries 7 a 50 euros for opera performances and 10 a 20 euros for concerts, along with the combined passes with added discounts up 50% These amounts.

The main novelty, this year, Les Arts opens a new production ‘Madama Butterfly’, from Puccini, five-day functions 11, 14, 17, 20 Y 22 October. Diego Matheuz, the new star of the Venezuelan Orchestra System, assumes the musical direction. On the stage, two young stars: Armenian soprano Liana Aleksanyan, which debuted at La Scala in Milan Riccardo Chailly in the role of Cio-cio san, and Toledano Sergio Escobar, recently he saved 'in extremis' farewell Zubin Mehta Maggio Musicale Fiorentino to sustituir the protagonist 'Don Carlo' and started function. The young Valencian Emilio López, who began his career in the arts center, signs the staging.

He 2 of November, Fabio Biondi directs, in concert, the first title in collaboration with the Valencia Tourism Agency: 'Chinese', from Gluck, opera about the cultural differences between East and West, with two first voices at the Auditorium: Italian soprano Desirée Rancatore and the Swedish mezzo Ann Hallenberg. A week later, the day 7, Master Palermitano offers its first Rossini in Arts: 'Petite Messe Solennelle', sacred work of genius of Pesaro.

The day 10 November returns La Fura dels Baus with five functions 'The love wizard', de Falla. Carlus Padrissa directs this show about the famous gitanería and other works by the Spanish composer, combining word, fire, Magic, sand and water in a feast for the senses. On the podium, debuts with Orquestra of Valencia one of the most promising young conductors on the national scene, Madrid Andrés Salado.

For second consecutive Year, artists Centre Plácido Domingo clausus preseason with the concert 'New Voices', with fragments of opera in the program.

Opera Season

He 9 from December, Placido Domingo, in the role of Rodrigo, Season opens fertilizer 'Don Carlo', Verdi's monumental opera about the intrigues of King Philip II in El Escorial. Ramón Tebar, principal guest conductor, directs a cast of first stars: María José Siri, Violeta Urmana, Alexander Vinogradov Y Andrea Carè. The renowned 'regista' Swiss Marco Arturo Marelli, He is the author of this production of the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

Gregory Kunde returns in February to play the English fisherman Peter Grimes, in the eponymous opera by Benjamin Britten, one of the first successes of the English composer. Christopher Franklin returns to the den to deliver the third Britten for the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana. German Willy Decker, author of 'La Traviata' minimalist opera that opened the course 2013-2014, signs the staging assembly, acquired the theater La Monnaie in Brussels.

In March, Center artists Plácido Domingo star in the Teatre Martin i Soler 'Il mondo della luna', Haydn, a delightful opera buffa about a bourgeois deception innocent passion for astronomy will enjoy all audiences. Emilio Sagi opens an interesting assembly of the Teatro Arriaga, awarded as the best operatic production 2013 in Spain, and features musical direction by Jonathan Brandani.

Later that same month, the operatic center retrieves one of the operas of Giuseppe Verdi youth: 'The Corsair', tragic melodrama in three acts based on the eponymous poem by Lord Byron, which for the first time in his career- He directs Fabio Biondi. The young American tenor, Michael Fabiano, one of the sensations of the moment, carries this title with Oksana Dyka and promising soprano Kristina Mkhitaryan. Nicola Raab which premiered at 2012 the acclaimed staging of 'Thaïs', Massenet, makes its first production for Les Arts.

In May, the podium of the Great Hall receives Nicola Luisotti, director of the San Francisco Opera, for 'Tosca', Puccini. Armenian diva, Lianna Haroutounian, stars in this work, we represent in a montage of Davide Livermore for Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa and addresses the story of Floria Tosca actress and painter Mario Caravadossi from multiple viewpoints.

Roberto Abbado estrena en Les Arts ‘La damnation de Faust’, Berlioz, dramatic legend between the symphony and opera around the work of Goethe, the tenor canary Celso Albelo and burgalés under Rubén Amoretti protagonists. Damiano Michieletto, one of the 'registas' signature moment this new co-production of Valencia with the Rome Opera and the Teatro Regio Torino.
The auditorium of the Arts program 24 Y 28 June last opera that Mozart left written, 'La Clemenza di Tito', in concert-show, Fabio Biondi como musical director. Two reputable voices mozartianas: American tenor René Barbera and distinguished Italian soprano Eva Mei, They lead the cast.


The days 21, 22, 23, 24 Y 25 February, the Main Hall is visited by the Antonio Gades Company with a show that revolutionized the vision of flamenco in the world: ‘Carmen’, The third narrative ballet dancer mythical and his first collaboration with Carlos Saura. Flamenco, Bizet's music and literature of Prosper Mérimée gather at this show, the second proposal dance Les Arts program.

Concerts, chamber music and recitals

In addition to concerts Preseason, the Palau de les Arts includes in its twelfth season seven reference citations with the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, among which the return, after 12 years, Institutional Concert 9 October. The alcoyano Jordi Bernàcer, Valencian first who directed opera in the Main Hall, It is placed in front of the starting lineup of Les Arts for this day.

Roberto Abbado will climb the podium three times the Auditori. He 14 from December, He proposes the Milanese master works of Haydn, Beethoven y Hindemith, Meanwhile he 25 of May, abounds in one of the most successful authors who has given LCO: Mahler with his seventh symphony, also called 'Song of the Night'. He 2 of June, the musical director of Les Arts will be one of the major events of the Season, the lyrical concert in which Mariella Devia will perform some of the arias that have exalted as Queen of bel canto.

Plácido Domingo stars in the Christmas concert in his role as bandleader on 22 from December, in an event in which Les Arts held 30 Anniversary of Cor de la Generalitat Valenciana. The offer also includes symphonic concert, he 2 February, Ganador with the International Piano Competition of José Iturbi and the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, fruit of the collaboration with Les Arts Council of Valencia.

He 20 of April, the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana receives one of the most appreciated by the public Batons, Henrik Nánási in inglés, after 'Duke Bluebeard's Castle', ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Werther’ to conduct a concert with the OCV.

The season 2017-2018 maintains chamber music with two concerts by Fabio Biondi and the professors of the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana in March and April in which they perform the entire ‘Brandenburg Concerts’, Bach. Likewise, the artists of the Center Plácido Domingo offer two recitals of 'Lied' in April and June.


The Didactic Program of Les Arts increases its presence in the season with 176 planned sessions, that include educational shows such as: 'Feel the music', 'Detectives at the opera', ‘Draw the Music’, Dramatized readings and participatory concerts to educational workshops, informative actions and rapprochement of the lyric.

Along the course, the cultural center will host work proposals around the opera, its professional environment and operation as ‘The opera under construction’, ‘One morning with…’, ‘Handicraft’, ‘VestuArts’, 'Characterized', ‘All in Heart’, in addition to the working groups of the LÓVA Project.

Likewise, along with lectures prior to opera performances, carried out in collaboration with the University of Valencia, The main protagonists of the season will participate in informative activities such as ‘La voz de…'And the keynote meetings.

The program also includes initiatives for the opening of the lyric to the younger public with programs such as ‘Feel the opera’, functions aimed at the educational community and the ‘European Opera days’.

Les Arts free and opening activities

He 24 of September, Les Arts celebrates the X Open Doors Day, with two free shows: a concert by Jordi Bernàcer and the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana and a recital by the singers of the Center Plácido Domingo with fragments of opera and zarzuela.

The arts center will once again celebrate Mozart's birthday with the ‘Mozart cultural marathon, Mozart night and day ’, that you recorded last January, in its first edition, the assistance of 2.500 people at more than 24 hours of music supply, talks and activity for all audiences.

Like every season, Nit a Les Arts will close the theater activity with technical-artistic shows from the stage of the Main Hall and live music on different terraces and open spaces of the building for two consecutive nights.

further, the cycle ‘Bandes a Les Arts’ is officially incorporated into the Season with four concerts every day 17 of September, 11 February, 25 March and 3 of June, in addition to the celebration of the Valencian Community Bands Contest that traditionally hosts the Auditori.