María José Montiel started the course in Moscow

Maria Jose Montiel

Mezzosoprano Madrid begins its artistic season next 27 September with a concert at the Moscow Bolshoi room (Russia), where they are waiting to interpret the cantata Joys, from Antón García Abril, Montiel composer who knows very closely and he has dedicated some of his works. In his debut in the Russian capital the singer will be accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra of the Opera Theater of Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory directed by Borja Quintas. This is a gala evening organized by the Columbus Foundation which Maria Jose Montiel is cultural ambassador. Before, late August, He traveled to Mallorca to record an album of great Spanish composers with pianist Michael Estelrich, with whom he collaborates giving concerts and recording albums for many years.

Later, and among other activities, mezzo-soprano debut with the Orquesta de Extremadura with one of his favorite works, he Poème de l'amour et de la mer Chausson, under the direction of Alvaro Albiach. It will be the first time the singer collaborate with the Extremadura together with the teacher Albiach, and will do so twice, the day 4 October at the Palacio de Congresos Manuel Rojas de Badajoz and the next day at the Palacio de Congresos de Cáceres. The last time Maria Jose Montiel was performed this work in July 2017 with the Royal Seville Symphony Orchestra directed by John Axelrod.

Finally expect a very special commitment: their participation in the gala concert of the Princess of Asturias Awards in which interpret Rossini's Stabat Mater. The appointment is 18 October at the historic Teatro Campoamor of Oviedo. /