Carlos Álvarez, Ainhoa Arteta, Saioa Hernandez & Sonya Yoncheva Headline Teatro de la Zarzuela’s 2020-21 SeasonBy Francisco Salazar
The Teatro de la Zarzuela in Spain has announced its 2020-21 season featuring several productions, concerts, and recitals.
The season opens with a double entitled “Granada.” The first work in the double bill will be “La Tempranica” starring Nancy Fabiola Herrera, Ana Ibarra, Javier Franco, Rubén Amoretti, Gustavo Peña, Gerardo Bullón, and Miguel Sola.
Meanwhile, Ainhoa Arteta and Virgnia Tola headline “La Vida Breve” performing alongside Francesco Pio Galasso and Jorge de León, María Luisa Corbacho, and Amoretti. Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez conducts Giancarlo del Monaco’s production.
Performance Dates: Oct. 1-18, 2020
Sorozábal’s “La del Manojo Rosa” is set to star Ruth Iniesta, Raquel Lojendio, Carlos Álvarez, Gabriel Bermúdez, Vicenç Esteve, David Pérez Bayona, Joselu López, Sylvia Parejo, Nuria Pérez, Ángel Ruiz, and Milagros Martín.
Guillermo García Calvo conducts Emilio Sagi’s production.
Performance Dates: Nov. 10-22, 2020
Adriana Gonzalez star in Pahissa’ “Marianela” with Paola Leguizamón, Luis Cansino, Alejandro Roy, Simon Orfila, Cesar Méndez Silvagnoli, and María José Suárez. Óliver Díaz conducts the concert performances.
Performance Dates: Nov. 27 & 29, 2020
Yolanda Auyanet and Maite Alberola share the title role of Torroboa’s “Luisa Fernanda.” The zarzuela also stars Jorge de León, Alejandro Del Cerro, Juan Jesús Rodriguez, Javier Franco, Rocío Ignacio, Leonor Bonilla, and María José Suárez. Karel Mark Chichon and David Gómez Ramírez alternate at the pit.
Performance Dates: Jan. 28-Feb. 14, 2021
Pablo Luna’s “Las Calatravas” is set to be performed by Miren Urbieta-Vega, Lola Casariego, Lucía Tavira, David Menendez, and Aneka Gorrotxategi. Guillermo García Calvo conducts concert performances.
Performance Dates: March 12 & 14, 2021
Vanessa Goikoetxea and Susana Cordón sing the title role in Pablo Luna’s “Benamor” with Carol Garcia, Cristina Faus, Irene Palazón, Amelia Font, Enrique Viana, Damian del Castillo, and César San Martín. José Miguel Pérez-Sierra conducts.
Performance Dates: April 14-25, 2021
Performance Dates: June 3-20, 2021
María Bayo leads a baroque concert with Daniel Epasa conducting. The concert will include works by Nebra, Durón, Astorga, Scarlatti, Lotti, Durante, Pergolesi, Handel, and Antonio Vivaldi.
Performance Date: Sept. 27, 2020
Celso Albelo and Juan Francisco Parra perform a recital of works by Bel Canto composers.
Performance Date: Dec. 5, 2020
Ismael Jordi and Rubén Fernández Aguirre perform a recital celebrating his 20th anniversary.
Performance Date: Nov. 28, 2020
The New Years concert will be headlined by Yolanda Auyanet and Nancy Fabiola Herrera with Víctor Pablo Pérez conducting. The program will include music by Obras de Chapí, Barbieri, Giménez, Vives, Caballero, Calleja, Laínez, Lleó, and several villancicos.
Performance Date: Dec. 31, 2020
Sabina Puértolas, Maite Beaumont, Jose Luis Sola, Ruben and pianist Rubén Fernandez Aguirre Will performance music by such composers as Joaquín Gaztambide, Juan María Guelbenzu, Hilarión Eslava, Emilio Arrieta, Joaquín Laregla, Emiliana de Zubeldía, and Jesús García Leoz, among others.
Performance Date: March 13, 2021
Star soprano Saioa Hernandez and tenor Francesco Pio Galasso will join forces with pianist Vincenzo Scalera for a concert performance.
Performance Date: March 28, 2021
Superstar soprano Sonya Yoncheva will join forces with the Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid and the Coro Titular del Teatro de la Zarzuela for a concert dedicated to music of the Spanish theatrical genre. The soprano’s Teatro de la Zarzuela debut will be conducted by Miguel Ortega.
Performance Date: April 29, 2021
Soprano Raquel Lojendio and pianist Rubén Fernandez Aguirre will perform a recital dedicated to music by Spanish composers.
Performance Date: Oct. 20, 2020
Soprano Berna Perles and pianist Rubén Fernandez Aguirre will perform a recital that will highlight the music of Joaquin Turina.
Performance Date: Dec. 3, 2020
Soprano Delia Agundez and tenor Ariel Hernandez will headline “Del Templo al Teatro.” Alicia Lazaro conducts a program that features music by Juan de Urrede, Francisco de Peñalosa, Francisco Guerrero, Juan Hidalgo, and Sebastián Durón, among others.
Performance Date: Feb. 15, 2021
Soprano Cristina Toledo and pianist Aurelio Viribay will perform “Zarzuela en Femenino.” The performance will feature music by such composers as Lola Giner de los Ríos, Dolores de Selva Torres, Blanca Lozano Mena, Carmen Climent, Mercedes Ubach, María Rodrigo, Adela Anaya Ruiz, and Magda Serra i Miracle, among others.
Performance Date: March 8, 2021
Sopranos Pilar Moral and Aurora Peña will join forces with mezzo-soprano Marina Rodriguez-Cusi for “Lamentatio.” The program will headine music by Pasqual Fuentes i Alcàsser.
Performance Date: March 22, 2021
Mezzo-soprano Maria Antunez and pianist Rubén Fernandez Aguirre will perform music by Eduardo Fabini, Alfonso Broqua, Carlos Giucci, and Socorrito Morales de Villegas, among others.
Performance Date: April 19, 2021
Soprano Rocio Perez and pianist Ramon Grau will perform music by Spanish composers.
Performance Date: May 10, 2021
Baritone Florian Boesch and Malcolm Martineau will perform a program of music by Schubert, Wolf, and Martin.
Performance Date: Sept. 28, 2020
Soprano Juliane Banse and pianist Wolfram Rieger will take on music by Hindemith.
Performance Date: Oct. 13, 2020
Soprano Sabine Devieilhe and pianist Alexandre Tharaud will present music by Debussy, Poulenc, Fauré, and Ravel.
Performance Date: Nov. 16, 2020
Tenor Matthew Polenzani will join forces with pianist Julius Drake for music by Schubert, Finzi, Schumann, Poulenc, and Ives.
Performance Date: Dec. 14, 2020
Florian Boesch and Malcolm Martineau will perform Schubert’s “Winterreise.”
Performance Date: Jan. 25, 2021
Christian Gerhaher and pianist Gerold Huber will present music by Schubert, Berg, and Fauré.
Performance Date: Feb. 8, 2021
Countertenor Bejun Mehta and pianist Jonathan Ware will perform music by Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Britten, and Mahler.
Performance Date: March 15, 2021
Tenor Christoph Prégardien and pianist Robert Vignoles will perform Schubert’s “Die Schöne Mullerin.”
Performance Date: April 12, 2021
Soprano Nuria Rial and pianist Andrea Staier perform music by Mozart, Haydn, and Clementi.
Performance Date: May 17, 2021
Florian Boesch and pianist Malcolm Martineau will perform music by Krenek.
Performance Date: June 14, 2021