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Teresa Berganza dies in Madrid at 89 years

Teresa Berganza

The great mezzo-soprano from Madrid Teresa Berganza, this one has passed away 13 from May to 89 year old. He walked his voice like no other through the largest theaters in the world. In addition to singing, Berganza had studied piano, harmony, chamber music, composition, organ and cello. He left the stage 75 years, but continued linked to the lyric and dedicated to teaching. “I sang during 55 years, since the 20 to the 75. yes, progressively decreasing. But there was a time when I said: 'This is over'”.

He was born very close to the Royal Theater, and he had to live the hardest years of civil postwar. Soon he began to stand out in his music studies with the help of his former teacher, Lola Rodriguez Aragon. He debuted in 1955 at the Athenaeum of Madrid, accompanied on piano by Gerardo Combáu.

The Royal Theater will pay tribute to Berganza by dedicating Opera Week to him.

The Royal Theatre, among other institutions, deeply regret his death. “As a sign of affection and gratitude for everything we have received for so many years from Teresa Berganza, the Teatro Real has decided to dedicate this year's edition of its Opera Week, to be held in June, has announced Ignacio García-Belenguer, CEO of Royal Theater, who has expressed his deepest condolences to the family, friends and the "public of the Royal Theater, who always felt like his.

Teresa Berganza, Patron of Honor of the Royal Theater, is linked to this institution since the period in which it was a concert hall, where he triumphed with his voice and his unique performances. After the reopening of the Real as a lyrical theater, in 1997, participated in concerts and master classes within its pedagogical program.

“As a sign of affection and gratitude for everything we have received for so many years from Teresa Berganza, the Teatro Real has decided to dedicate this year's edition of its Opera Week, to be held in June, has announced Ignacio García-Belenguer, CEO of Royal Theater, who has expressed his deepest condolences to the family, friends and the "public of the Royal Theater, who always felt like his.