Houston Grand Opera Announces ‘Suite Española: Explorando Iberia’

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Svetlana Pasedko)

On March 26, the Houston Grand Opera will present the digital premiere of “Suite Española: Explorando Iberia.”

The concert was created by HGO Artistic Advisor Ana María Martínez and will celebrate the music of Spain, including the art form known as zarzuela by featuring a collage of selections from the repertoire’s most beautiful pieces.

The soprano will be joined by pianist, Kevin J. Miller, guitarist Jeremy Garcia, and percussionist, Richard Brown, flamenco dancers Manuel Gutierrez Cabello and Ana María Barceló, and two HGO Studio artists, tenor Ricardo Garcia and baritone Blake Denson. Cuban artist Irma La Paloma will serve as choreographer, and Ecuadorian composer Chia Patiño, stage director for the University of Texas Butler Opera Center, directs.

The concert will be available to stream for free on HGO Digital for one month following release and on marquee.tv.