The criticism was unanimous: the Carmen de Maria Jose Montiel Florida Grand Opera in Miami (U.S) It was “unforgettable”. Madrid diva, National Music Award 2015, She inaugurated in November season coliseum with American lyric opera popular Bizet getting a great personal success both public and critics. “The Spanish mezzo-soprano Maria Jose Montiel in his debut in FFO truthfully portrayed a woman who would rather die than lose their independence. The audience gave at the time that his brazen voice launched into the interpretation of the iconic 'Habanera’ like a silver chalice that casts a rich, thick liquid it were. Radiating joy of living, Carmen Montiel Stunningly pronounce the consonants as if his tongue savoring a dish to gourmet. Even if someone turned off the lights Scene, it would shine” (Bill Hirschman para Florida Theater on Stage). The iconic character has become one of the letters of the acclaimed performer on five continents, and in February it will resume on his return to Spanish stages. It will be when you drive scene at the Kursaal in San Sebastián, within the season organized by Opus Lírica (days 10 Y 12 February).
Production borne by Storm Gonzalez Villareal, who proposes a “contemporary vision of the character but the utmost respect for the work of Bizet and Merimée”, As he discussed in the presentation of the show. The musical direction signature Andrea Albertin and Maria Jose Montiel accompany the tenor Eduardo Sandoval (Mr Jose) and the director of Opus Lirica, Ainhoa Garmendia (Micaëla).
Before, he 25 from January, Maria Jose Montiel offered in a recital in Madrid Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando accompanied on piano by Michael Estelrich in homage to the musicologist and historian father Federico Sopeña.
Next August 1st, the San Sebastian Musical Fortnight with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra (days 1 Y 2) and works Prokofiev, Beethoven Y Mozart. It will be the start of a new edition focused on consolidating a new model that without giving up rigor, the variety and quality of your proposals, has achieved a total and very healthy sustainability in times of crisis.
With the season tickets confirmed 100% for editing 2015 and some shows sold out a month after its inauguration with the 78% of the forecast of covered ticket sales, the interest that has aroused has the support of an audience that sees the ‘Tosca’ that will be performed on days 13 Y 15, with Ainhoa Arteta as the protagonist and the show ‘Voces’, from Sara Baras, sold-out.
The symphonic series, with the Mahler Chamber in the opening and successively the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, Cadaqués Orchestra, the Cologne Radio Symphony - these three with the Orfeón Donostiarra- and the Oslo Philharmonic for closing on 30 of August, They have also been favorably received by the public with the programs that will be directed, in this order, by batons like that of Yuri Termikanov, Alberto Zedda, Jukka-Pekka Sarastre O Vasily Petrenko.
The presence of soloists like Grigori Sokolov (day 10 at the Victoria Eugenia Theater), for many the best pianist in the world, O Javier Perianes, the Spanish with the most international presence, next to the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, as well as lyrical proposals, old music, Baroque or pedagogical and solidarity programs with a wide presence within the calendar - as planned each year with the funds of the Early Music Cycle, which this season allocates the money collected from the tickets to the ADELA-Gipuzkoa association for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-, make Donostia one of the most distinguished festivals but best adapted to the modernity of Europe.