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Part of Ópera de Tenerife, the project targets young professionals who as yet do not have enough stage experience. Firstly, singers at local, national and international level are selected to then start a month-long training in musical and dramatic aspects in order to put on an opera title within Auditorio de Tenerife’s opera season. Opera (e)Studio was set up to fill in the void young artists find themselves in when they finish their higher education and must make their debut on the stage.

Giulio Zappa as artistic and musical director of the project, Silvia Paoli as stage manager and a large team of professionals train the singers in all the aspects necessary to achieve a good opera performance according to current European standards: musical and stage performance technique, style, direction, body language, theatrical nature of the role, historical context of the composition, dramaturgy, libretto studying, etc. which ends by staging the production of Le nozze di Figaro  by Mozart, with Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife and which is part of the Opera de Tenerife season, thus securing direct contact with theatre reality.

 

 Participants 2015

Andrea Vincenzo Bonsignore / Il Conte di Almaviva

Andrea Vincenzo Bonsignore / Il Conte di Almaviva

Baritone

[Italy]

Alexandra Grigoras / La Contessa di Almaviva

Alexandra Grigoras / La Contessa di Almaviva

Soprano
 
[Romania]
Alessandra Contaldo / Susanna

Alessandra Contaldo / Susanna

Soprano
 
[Italy]
Lorenzo Malagola Barbieri / Figaro

Lorenzo Malagola Barbieri / Figaro

Bass-baritone

[Italy]

Shahar Lavi / Cherubino

Shahar Lavi / Cherubino

Mezzo soprano
 
[Israel]
Jaime Pialli / Bartolo - Antonio

Jaime Pialli / Bartolo - Antonio

Baritone

[Italy]

Silvia Zorita / Marcellina

Silvia Zorita / Marcellina

Mezzo soprano
 
[Spain]
Carmen Mateo Aniorte / Barbarina

Carmen Mateo Aniorte / Barbarina

Soprano

[Spain]

David Astorga / Basilio - Don Curzio

David Astorga / Basilio - Don Curzio

Tenor

[Costa Rica]

Pablo Gálvez Hernández / Il Conte di Almaviva

Pablo Gálvez Hernández / Il Conte di Almaviva

Baritone

[Spain]

Arianna Venditelli / La Contessa di Almaviva

Arianna Venditelli / La Contessa di Almaviva

Soprano

[Italy]

Inés Ballesteros Bejarana / Susanna

Inés Ballesteros Bejarana / Susanna

Soprano

[Spain]

Riccardo Fassi / Figaro

Riccardo Fassi / Figaro

Bass
 
[Italy]
Valentina Stadler / Cherubino

Valentina Stadler / Cherubino

Mezzo soprano

[Germany]

Javier Povedano Ruiz / Bartolo - Antonio

Javier Povedano Ruiz / Bartolo - Antonio

Baritone

[Spain]

 

 Production: Le nozze di Figaro

By choosing Le nozze di Figaro as the theme for his opera, apart from supporting the enlightened ideas of equality King Joseph II favoured, Mozart was determined to create an opera that would be more Italian than Italian operas themselves. That is why the overture of Le nozze di Figaro is an instrumental composition in the lightest and most Mediterranean style we could ever imagine. Undoubtedly, the subtitle of the original work, “The Mad Day”, gave Mozart the key to indicate presto in the string score that opens the work and outlines a winding path around the bright D major which is the main tonality of the opera. With the same elegance and clearness he builds his music with, Mozart takes us across a sea of tonalities fluently, startling us now and then with the sequenced introduction of different instrumental sections in sforzandi, which are absolutely essential to fit in the small and accurate theme elements that make up this symphonic miniature.

In short, it is the symphonic power of the music and its high degree of timbre and motif elaboration that bring characters to life and add depth to the situations in Le nozze di Figaro, a comedy about a universal theme that represents the virtues of the best musical drama. In four acts, Le nozze di Figaro takes place at the palace of Count Almaviva in Aguas Frescas, near Seville, in Spain. The plot revolves around the attraction the Count feels for Susana. 

Creative team

Opera (e)Studio Director: Giulio Zappa

Musical Director: Yi-Chen Lin

Stage Manager: Silvia Paoli

Stage Manager Assistant: Roberto Turchetta

Costume Designer: Andrea Belli

Diseñadora de vestuario: Massimo Carlotto

Lighting Assistant: Hugo Carugatti

Tenerife Symphony Orchestra

Tenerife Opera Choir

An Auditorio de Tenerife and Teatro Comunale di Bologna Co-production

 

Cast

CAST A

Il conte di Almaviva: Andrea Vincenzo

La contessa di Almaviva: Alexandra Grigoras

Alessandra Contaldo: Sussana

Figaro: Lorenzo Malagola Berbieri

Shahar Lavi: Cherubino

Bartolo / Antonio: Jaime Pialli

Marcellina: Silvia Zorita

Barbarina: Cramen Mateo Aniorte

Basilio / Don Curzio: David Astorga

CAST B

Il conte di Almaviva: Pablo Gálvez

La contesta di Almaviva: Arianna Venditelli

Susanna: Inés Ballesteros

Figaro: Riccardo Fassi

Cherubino: Valentina Stadler

Bartolo/Antonio: Javier Povedano Ruiz

Marcellina: Silvia Zorita

Barbarina: Carmen Mateo

Basilio/Don Curzio: David Astorga

 

 Galery

  • Figaro 9 1
  • Figaro 7
  • Figaro 3
  • Figaro 11

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