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Jorge de León & Saioa Hernández Named Winners of the First Talía Awards


Tenor Jorge de León and soprano Saioa Hernández were announced as the first recipients of Talía Awards. León received his Talía Award in the Best Male Lyrical Performer category. He was nominated for his Radames in “Aida” at the Teatro Real. Hernández won Best Female Lyric Interpreter for her Abigaille in “Nabucco” also at Teatro Real. The company brought home {…}


Jorge de León Sings First Encore at Teatro Giusepe Verdi di Salerno


Spanish tenor Jorge de León has sung the first encore in his career. On Dec. 26, the tenor was asked for a “bis” at the end of his “Nessun Dorma” in “Turandot” at the Teatro Giuseppe Verdi de Salerno. De León was making his company debut with a cast that includes soprano Oksana Dyka in the title role, and Lianna Haroutounian as {…}


Jorge de León Leads Bilbao Opera’s ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’ and ‘Pagliacci’


On Nov. 16, 2021, the Bilbao Opera is set to present the double bill of “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Pagliacci.” The production will star Jorge de León in both works as Turiddu and Canio. The tenor will be joined Ekaterina Semenchuk as Santuzza, Ambrogio Maestri as Alfio, Belén Elvira as Lola, and Elena Zilio as Mamma Lucia in Mascagni’s work. Meanwhile, {…}


Serena Malfi, Jorge De Léon & Iréne Theorin Highlight Teatro dell’Opera di Roma’s Streaming Week


The “Teatro Digitale” dell’Opera di Roma has announced programming for the first week of June. The week starts with Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” in a 2016 production by Emma Dante. The production is conducted by Alejo Pérez and stars Juan Francisco Gatell, Serena Malfi, Vito Priante, Alessandro Corbelli, and Ugo Guagliardo. Streaming Dates: June 2-5, 2020 It will be followed by {…}


Jorge de León Steps In For Ill Tenor In ‘Madama Butterfly’


Jorge de León heroically stepped in for an afternoon performance of “Madama Butterfly” on Jan. 13, 2019. The Spanish tenor, who performed in the premiere performance the night before, was forced to take over for an ailing Rame Lahaj. The Gran Teatre del Liceu announced that Lahaj was unable to perform due to faringitis. De León recently revealed that he {…}


Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical Announces 2024-25 Season


The Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical has announced its 2024-25 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances. Los Elementos joins Alberto Miguélez Rouco and soloists Natalie Pérez, Jone Martínez, Carol García, Aurora Peña, Alicia Amo, María Espada, and Judit Subirana for Corselli’s “La cautela en la amistad y robo de las sabinas.” Performance Date: Nov. 10, 2024 Los {…}


Luca Salsi, Anna Netrebko, Lidia Fridman, Corinne Winters & Ian Bostridge Lead Teatro dell’Opera di Roma’s 2024-25 Season


The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma has announced its 2024-25 season. Opera The season opens with Verdi’s “Simon Boccanegra“ in a production by Richard Jones. Michele Mariotti conducts the production with a cast that includes Luca Salsi in the title role, Eleonora Buratto, Stefan Pop, and Michele Pertusi. The opening night will be streamed on Rai5 and Radio3. Another cast will {…}