Elina Garanca

Public! public! public!, It was the cry of Teatro de la Zarzuela stood on Sunday 11 during the emotional statement he read the director Karel Mark Chichon on its behalf and on behalf of Elina Garanca: “Amado public, both Elina and I are here because we love Spanish music, especially zarzuela, and that's why we took her to all over the world. And it is our hope that this great theater continue to defend this genre so Spanish and so unique that is the zarzuela. All our support to this theater and its staff who have treated us like family throughout this week. This theater remains a public theater…”.

It was the culmination of a concert of Spanish music, of both, director and performer, They are connoisseurs and ambassadors. The first part was devoted entirely to "Carmen", which it is not Spanish, but it seems pretty and this is a character who has Garanča well internalized and which is at present one of the best interpreters. The second part, with the participation of the Choir, he devoted himself completely to the Operetta, genre that approach with respect for who knows and values ​​and not the others do floclorismo the gala.

Elina Garanca has a special magnetism on stage. It exhibits a great expressiveness without ostentation. His vocal technique is, simply, perfect. It has all the qualities that a singer can have and have them all at once. She sings with the same ease as others speak. His voice is supremely powerful and agile than enough. Enameled bright and sharp and sturdy and clean dark tones. Masterfully controls regulations, apiana and grows with the same ease and playfulness and intention expressed what the score says. A singing lesson. The Garanča play in another division.

The replica came from a esforzadísimo Andeka Gorrotxategi, I had to put a lot of effort to keep up with such a scene partner. Duos apianados better than trying to match the volume of a voice that Garanča, a difference of Gorrotxategi, He did not show the slightest difficulty.

At the news of the impending "fusion" between the Royal Theater and the Teatro de la Zarzuela, and uncertainty that has been created in the world of opera and fans, just wait the outcome in next dates. Feelings among the public and criticism are of concern and a certain uneasiness. Hopefully it will not jeopardize the good work that the current direction of Teatro de la Zarzuela, Daniel Bianco to the head, It is carrying out since his appointment in 2015, placing value on our lyrical genre and placing it in the XXI century.

Elina Garanca

She has been waiting a long time the public of Madrid Elina Garanca, without a doubt one of the great ladies of opera. The mezzo Letona, which has among its brilliant merits being considered as one of the reference Carmens history, will finally realize the dream of many fans on Sunday, 11 of March (18h00) with her long-awaited debut in this city. The logical expectation caused by this historic concert, has made tickets are sold out months ago.

And it is not only the meaning of his first visit to Madrid what makes it so valuable appointment, but also the program that offered that evening: equally dedicated, naturally, the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet and zarzuela. Not in vain, the singer wanted to baptize the concert as "A tribute to Spain". On the podium he will be the British teacher (Gibraltarian) Karel Mark Chichon, brand new principal conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Gran Canaria, who continues bewitching audiences worldwide with their temperament, his passion and musicality; and under him the Coro Titular del Teatro de la Zarzuela and ORCAM, Holder also Orchestra Theater.

Elina Garanca -quien, Among his many commitments, in May debut at the Vienna State Opera the role of Dalila in Samson et Dalila opera by Camille Saint-Saëns, and which will open in September with the same paper season the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, will feature in the concert of Teatro de la Zarzuela with the complicity and talent of tenor Andeka Gorrotxategi, one of our most international singers, to interpret some of the romanzas.

Beside the selection of arias from Carmen, which will occupy the first part of the concert, viewers will hear the special beauty of her voice, "Intelligent musicality" her and enjoy his always impressive theatrical performance, in romanzas Lavapies El barberillo of Francisco Asenjo Barbieri, The barquillero Ruperto Chapí o chulapona Federico Torroba.
The interpreter is exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist since 2005.

Mezzosoprano Elina Garanca ... ...

La mezzosoprano Elina Garanca, Born in Riga, Latvia, within a musical family, He studied with his mother at the Music Academy of Latvia. In 1999 He won the Mirjam Helin Singing Competition and was a finalist in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World of 2001. He began his professional career as a resident artist at the Staatstheater in Meiningen Südthüringischer, where he interpreted many major roles, and later was a resident artist at the Frankfurt Opera. Since then, the interpreter has established itself as a major international star of opera thanks to his performances with leading opera companies and symphony orchestras around the world, obtained unanimous acclaim from critics and audiences for his beautiful voice, his intelligent musicality and theatrical performances sweeping. In September 2005, Elina Garanca became exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist. During the season 2017-18, He has completed its long-awaited debut at the Opéra National de Paris as the
Princess Eboli in a new production of Don Carlo; in the Wiener Staatsoper debut in the role of a new production Dalila in Samson et Dalila, paper with which to open the next season of Metropolitan New York. Before, also return to the Royal Opera House Covent Garden Cavalleria rusticana with, and the Bayerische Staatsoper with Carmen. In chapter concert, Ravel and Berg will sing with the Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle; Mahler songs with the Vienna Philharmonic (in Vienna and on tour), and Christian Thielemann in Dresden and Salzburg.

Likewise, It will be headlining several festivals, galas and concerts throughout Europe and other continents. He has given numerous recitals and galas around the world, including Verdi's Requiem at La Scala with Daniel Barenboim, Anja Harteros, Jonas Kaufmann y René Pape, and recitals at Carnegie Hall in New York and Wigmore Hall in London. In 2013, He was honored by the Weiner Staatsoper with the title of Kammersängerin. Being one of the youngest recipients, Elina Garanca received this award for his devotion to the theater, where he has sung eighteen different characters in more than 140 functions since its debut in 2003. Elina Garanca acts for the first time at the Teatro de la Zarzuela.

KAREL MARK CHICHON ... Musical direction ...

British teacher continues bewitching audiences worldwide with their temperament, passion and musicality. In recognition of his services to music, Queen Elizabeth II named him an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and was elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in recognition of his work in the profession. Born in London in 1971, Chichon studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and was an assistant director Giuseppe Sinopoli and Valery Gergiev. Fue director titular de la German Radio Philharmonic Saarbrücken (2011-2017), Latvian National Symphony (2009-2012) and the Symphony of Graz in Austria (2006-2009). In May 2017 He was appointed principal conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Gran Canaria. It has a major presence in theaters such as the Metropolitan in New York, Vienna State Opera, German opera en Berlín, Opera Munich, Rome and Bologna Opera and with orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, London Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Dutch Radio Philharmonic, Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin (RSB), Vienna Symphony, NHK Symphony Tokyo, Switzerland. In 2016 She debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in New York with Madama Butterfly, transmitted in HD 2000 theaters 66 countries, and again in 2019. It artista de German Grammophon, for which he has recorded numerous albums and dvds. Over the next five years will record the complete works of Dvořák with Radio Deutsche Philharmonie for the label Hänssler Classic. Between 2006 Y 2010 He was musical director of the concerts Christmas in Vienna, held in Vienna Konzerthaus and televised to millions. Karel Mark Chichon directed first at the Zarzuela Theater.