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Palau De Les Arts Shortlists General Director List
The Palau de les Arts has announced the six finalists, who could succeed General Director Davide Livermore. According to an article from Las Provincias, the six finalists are Paolo Pinamonti, the former director of the Teatro de la Zarzuela and the director of the Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, and Stefano Pace, director of Teatro Verdi, and the former technical director of the Royal Opera House. Spaniard Jesús Iglesias, who is…
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Palau De Les Arts Announces New General Director
Francisco José Potenciano has been named General director of the Palau de les Arts. The former economics director of the theater was recently named general director after the theater announced its 2018-19 season. The news also comes at a time when the company is in search for an artistic director, a position that Davide Livermore held until the end of 2017. The company's music director Fabio Biondi was also let go with Roberto Abbado…
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Jessica Pratt, Leo Nucci & Fabio Sartori Headline Palau De Les Arts 2018-19 Season
The Palau de les Arts has announced its 2018-19 season, featuring a number of operatic classics and rarely performed gems. In total, seven productions will be featured. Here is a look. Productions  The season opens with Puccini's "Turandot" starring Jennifer Wilson, Marco Berti, Miren Urbieta, and Abramo Rosalen, conducted by Alpesh Chauhan. Chen Kaige directs the production.  Performance Dates: Oct. 17-31, 2018 Graham Vick directs a production of Mozart's "Die Zauberflöte" with…
In Review Stage Reviews
Palau de les Arts 2017-18 Review – Il Corsaro: Michael Fabiano & Vito Priante Dominate in Early Verdi Opera
This review is for the performance on April 1, 2018. Many of Verdi’s early operas are strange concoctions. As you sit there listening to these works, you find yourself often carried away by the hints of the genius to come. The knowledge of what he will become creates the anticipation that he will show up in his full greatness in the work at hand, meaning that frustration will eventually set…
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The King Of Nine Debuts – Rene Barbera On His Season Of Debuts & Bel Canto
Nine house debuts in one season. That’s a pretty daunting task for any artist, especially when considering the pressures that come with each individual one of those contrasting environments. But imagine making those house debuts while making role debuts. It’s one thing to try out a new opera in a familiar place, but to do it where you have no idea how your voice will work? That’s tough. It’s what…
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Top Five Opera to See This Weekend – International (12/15-17): Vienna State Opera, Royal Opera & Opera Di Roma Highlight Weekend
We are in the midst of holiday season and the opera houses in Europe are going as strong as ever. This week, we feature a company opening its season, among many other distinguished performances. Let’s take a look. Der Rosenkavalier – Vienna State Opera On Saturday, opera lovers in Vienna will get a chance to hear the Strauss masterpiece in the classic Otto Schenk production. Adam Fischer conducts a cast…
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Plácido Domingo, Gregory Kunde and Michael Fabiano Lead Palau De Les Arts’ 2017-18 Season
Valencia’s Palau de les Arts has announced its 2017-18 season which will feature nine operas. The first of the bunch will be Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly,” starting on October 11 and running for five performances. The opera will feature a new production by Emilio López. Liana Aleksanyan plays the doomed heroine. Gluck’s “Le Cinesi” follows up with a performance on Nov. 2, 2017, with Fabio Biondi conducting. Désirée Rancatore, Ann Hallenberg,…
Behind the Scenes Interviews
Q & A: Ramon Tebar On Creating An Academy With Renata Scotto & Balancing Four Different Companies
Ramon Tebar is an up-and-coming conductor who has worked with some of the most acclaimed artists in the classical music world including Roberto Alagna, Joshua Bell, Montserrat Caballe, Joseph Calleja, Gautier Capucon, Plácido Domingo, Angela Gheorghiu, Maria Guleghina, Ben Heppner and Renata Scotto. Aside from his work with these legendary artists Tebar keeps a hectic schedule as he is the Artistic and Music Director of the Palm Beach Symphony, the…
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Palau de les Arts 2016-17 Preview: Marina Rebeka, Placido Domingo and Arturo Chacon-Cruz Lead a Star-Studded ‘La Traviata’
This week the Palau de les Arts will continue its season with a new production of Verdi's "La Traviata" Directed by filmmaker Sofia Coppola, the production comes from the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma. Marina Rebeka takes on the title role after having it performed at the Metropolitan Opera, the Vienna State Opera, the Royal Opera, the Latvian National Opera, the Bavarian State Opera, and the Deutsche Berlin Oper among others. Arturo Chacón…