Maria Jose Montiel returns to Palermo

After the Carmen signed by Calixto Bieito that he starred in last year at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo won the Abbiati Award, the Madrid mezzo-soprano María José Montiel will meet again with the Sicilian public from the 16 October thanks to two very different papers: Conception, of Spanish time, y The child, from The Child and the Spells, both by Maurice Ravel, titles that will have musical direction by Yves Abel and stage direction by Luciano Cannito in a new production of the Palermo lyrical coliseum.
The Spanish singer fell in love with the public of Palermo when she offered her latest Carmen: “It is a very demanding public, understood and who deeply loves opera. There the theatrical drama is lived like nowhere, That's why I'm so excited about this return to the Teatro Massimo”, explains Maria Jose Montiel, who leaves behind a recital tour to play these two Ravelian roles. “They are complex and very different from each other, both by character and by requirement, but both are amazing, as much as Ravel is as a composer”, whose birthday this year 75 years of his disappearance. The Spanish mezzo has previously stepped into Concepción's skin - three years ago and precisely in Sicily, at the Vittorio Emmnuele Theater in Messina- and now he incorporates the role of L'Enfant into his repertoire.
Among the upcoming commitments of the Spanish mezzo, a new show by Carmen (Bizet), this time at the Atlanta Opera (U.S) and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in what will be his return to the Palau de les Arts in Valencia after his unforgettable performance of Neris (Medea, Cherubini), directed by Zubin Mehta, with which he got several minutes of applause in each representation.