María José Montiel is Dalila in Merida

After obtaining respective wins as Cieca of La Gioconda at the Liceu in Barcelona and interpreting the cantata Alexander Nevsky Prokofiev at the Auditorio Nacional de Madrid in the season of the National Orchestra and Choir of Spain, Maria Jose Montiel returns this month to the French repertoire to star Samson and Delilah, Camille Saint-Saëns. The brand new singing professor of Berlin University of the Arts will play Dalila, the intriguing and sensual star of this masterpiece of French opera premiering a montage sign Paco Azorín at the Teatro Romano Merida as part of the program of the International Festival of Classical Theater of that city and under the baton of Alvaro Albiach commanding Extremadura Symphony. The functions are announced for days 27, 29 Y 30 of June, after which it will continue its activity in July at the German University.

Later, late August, the Spanish singer will travel to Pollença (Mallorca) to offer a recital with pianist Miquel Estelrich (day 31); the first week of September will return to the University of Berlin where he will make a presentation that will release the Spanish song concert in different types, styles and formats and to value the great contribution of Spanish composers to Lieder universe; then travel to Santiago de Compostela where, he 25 of September, will perform an evening by the piano of Ivan Martin debuting a song cycle with verses of Rosalia de Castro Galician composer Juan Durán has created especially for mezzosoprano Madrid; and days 30 of September, 4 Y 5 October will offer concerts again in Mallorca, this time with the Symphony Orchestra of the Balearic Islands directed by Pablo Mielgo to mark the 50th anniversary of the formation balear.

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Photo © Fernando Montiel José María Vázquez Morago / Fidelio Artist