After having directed the opera Carmen, the best known of Geoge Bizet's operas, the Madrid conductor José Miguel Pérez-Sierra returns to the repertoire of the French composer with his other great lyrical success, The Pearl Fishers (The Pearl Fishers), title that he will direct in January at the Campoamor theater to dismiss the season 2020-2021 Opera Oviedo (day functions 25, 28, 31 January 3, 5 Y 6 February)

Despite not being as well known as Carmen, Fisherman is one of the most beloved works in the French repertoire "especially for stellar moments like the religious dances of the first act, the famous Danced choir of the third, the aria of the tenor, I think I still hear –Which gave Alfredo Kraus such fame– or his duet with the baritone, Into the holy temple, sure the public will immediately identify”, affirms the Madrid musician. “Bizet was a great melody maker, and this opera is full of melodic lines that reach the heart of the audience. further, in Campoamor we will be lucky to have great voices such as Celso Albelo, Ekaterina Bakanova and Borja Quiza, among others, in the lead roles, who know the characters very well; On the other hand, I am delighted to return to the Oviedo Opera season, where i was last in 2010 with The elixir of love, although I have had the pleasure of directing in this beautiful city on other occasions”.

The operetta is waiting for you soon Benamor, Paul Moon, at the La Zarzuela Theater in Madrid, zarzuela The barberillo Lavapies at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, a lyrical gala at the Baluarte Auditorium in Pamplona and the operas Don Fernando the Emplazado of Zubiaurre and Long live the mother! Donizetti, both in the Royal Theater of the capital of Spain. Later his return to the Opéra de Marseille is announced (France) with Armida by Rossini and the Huguenots by Meyerbeer and next summer he will conduct at the Macerata Festival (Italy) The Barber of Seville Rossini.

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