The Madrid diva will offer a spectacular concert of opera and zarzuela arias together with the RTVE Orchestra and Choir in Madrid, to then travel to Mallorca and Piacenza.
After the recording of an album with the RTVE Orchestra and Choir in June, mezzosoprano Maria Jose Montiel gets back on stage in his hometown offering the 4 July a concert with the same group and with a superb program that includes opera arias, zarzuela ballads and song. Quote, at Monumental theater from Madrid, is emerging as one of the main dishes of the lyrical summer for music lovers. Directed by maestro Manuel Hernandez Silva, Montiel will face a repertoire of the most festive in a historical tour that goes from the majestic baroque of Händel, who will interpret the popular “Ombra mai fù”, from the opera Serse by the German composer, going through the purest romantic bel canto with “O mon Fernand”, by La Favorite Donizetti, o por las sensuales harmonies of “My heart opens to your voice”, by Samson and Delilah, from Saint-Säens. In the second part, the mezzo-soprano from Madrid will offer her referential version of the Five Black Songs, from Xavier Montsalvatge -composer with whom the singer worked on several occasions-, to then enter a field highly appreciated by the public with a review of the most popular zarzuela ballads and in which the Spanish diva has no competition: her Madrileña Bonita DVD, a show produced in Rea Theatrethere 2005 with the most emblematic of the genre, it was a sales record, awarded with the Golden DVD and from which he will now rescue two jewels such as the romance “I come from Spain” from The Jewish Boy, of the Moon, and the Chotis of Elíseo de La Gran Vía, of Chueca. The RTVE Orchestra and Choir, meanwhile, will provide overtures and choral fragments from the operatic and zarzuela repertoire of works by Mozart, Verdi, Saint-Saëns, Bizet, Chueca and Moreno Torroba.
After the concert in Madrid, María José Montiel will travel to Mallorca (11 of July) to participate in the II Santanyí International Music Festival offering a recital accompanied on piano by Miquel Estelrich and will also sing one of her favorite works, Verdi's Requiem, in the Italian city of Piacenza (20 of July).