The next 30 April will take place, at Teatro de la Maestranza, Lyrical commemorating the XXV Anniversary Gala Teatro de la Maestranza and Seville Symphony Orchestra and the twentieth anniversary of the creation of the Choir A. A. the Teatro de la Maestranza.
On this occasion, a Lyric Gala will be offered under the orchestral direction of John Axelrod, with choir direction of Íñigo Sampil and the participation of the soloists Maria Jose Montiel, Mariola Cantarero Y Juan Pons.
María José Montiel
National Music Award 2015 awarded by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain, magazines like Opera News (USA), Current opera (Spain), Opera Magazine (France), L?Opera (Italy) y Orpheus (Germany) position María José Montiel as one of the great mezzo-sopranos of today, praised for the beauty of its timbre, its interpretive delicacy and communicative power. In 2014 Y 2015 He has played Carmen in Israel and Italy led by Zubin Mehta, a character who has walked through the most important stages of Switzerland, Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Japan, China and United States. Bizet's gypsy woman transformed the Madrid mezzo into an international revelation and her collaborations with Riccardo Chailly in works such as the Requiem in Verdi (Vienna, Frankfurt, Milan, Budapest, Tokyo o Leipzig) have consolidated that unstoppable prestige.
She recently debuted the role of Ulrica in A masked ball in Verdi, in Israel and again with Mehta (July 2015) and the character of Delilah in Samson and Delilah from Saint-Säens, in Mexico (September 2015); has sung the Requiem by Verdi with La VERDI in Milan as part of the events that close the Expo Milano 2015 and has made his debut at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples as the protagonist of Carmen, always under the baton of the Indian director. His next commitments include the absolute premiere of María Moliner by Antoni Parera, at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid and Scheherazade Ravel, with the Valencia Orchestra.
He was born in Madrid where he studied the singing career at the Royal Conservatory of that city, before moving to Vienna to improve with O. Miljakovic. He is also studying Law at the Autonomous University of Madrid, in which he also obtained the DEA in Music History and Sciences.
Grenadine by birth, begins his musical studies at the Conservatory of his hometown, and later he expanded them with the Cordovan Professor of singing Carlos Hacar and already in his career he perfected with Ruthilde Böesch in Vienna. She is awarded in different international singing competitions such as the “Francisco Viñas”, “Operalia´99”, “Pedro Lavirgen” Y “A.S.L.I.C.O. 2000” and receives different awards for his career such as “Current Opera Award 2002”, “Revaluation of the circle of friends of the Lyceum 2003”, “Image Award of the City of Granada 2003”, “Critical Eye of RNE 2005”, “The Honorable Mention of the Diputación de Granada”,”The Gold Medal of the City of Granada”, as well as “The Gold Medal of Andalusia 2011”.
He makes his debut at the Carlo Felice theater in Genova with Le Comte Ory Rossini, and since then he has become a regular soprano in the main theaters in Europe such as the Teatro Real in Madrid, Barcelona Lyceum, Maestranza of Seville, the Bilbao Opera, May Florentine, San Carlo of Naples, The Opera of Rome, Rossini Opera Festival, as well as at the Hamburg opera, bucharest opera, Berlin, Zurich, Amsterdam, Strasbourg… and beyond our continent at the Korean National Opera, Shanghai Oriental Art center de China, San Juan de Puerto Rico, Santiago de Chile, Sao Paulo Opera House, Detroit Opera, New Jersey…
Recognized around the world as one of the leading dramatic baritones of our time. His most recognized performances include Rigoletto, Tosca, La traviata, The maiden of the west, Gianni Schicchi, Pagliacci, Madama Butterfly, Cavalleria rusticana, etc.
Throughout his career, Juan Pons has sung regularly with the most prestigious operatic companies in the world, for example: La Scala in Milan, the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, the Vienna State Opera, Covent Garden in London, the Bastille Theater in Paris, the Bavarian State Opera, Hamburg and Zurich, Gran Teatre del Liceu, the Teatro de la Zarzuela, Royal Theatre, the operas of Rome and Florence, La Fenice Theater in Venice, the Teatro Comunale Bologna, the Regio Theater of Parma, the Arena of Verona or the Baths of Caracalla, among many others.
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Tannhauser (guest choir)
George Bizet (1838-1875)
Habanera (Mª José Montiel and choir)
Aria of the cards (Mª José Montiel)
Franz Lehár (1870-1948)
The Merry Widow
Will Lied (Mariola Cantarero)
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
You gods (Juan Pons and choir)
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
III act "selection"