Isabel Leonard & Pablo Sáinz Villegas to Perform Recital in Lincoln Center

By Nicolas Quiroga

On December 9, Lincoln Center will present a duet recital featuring Argentine-American opera star soprano Isabel Leonard and Spanish classical guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas .

The program will feature music from such operatic works as “Carmen,” “The Marriage of Figaro,” and “La Périchole” as well as “Canzonetta Spagnuola” by G. Rossini; “Memories of the Alhambra” by F Tárrega; “Seven popular Spanish songs,” “El paño moruno Asturiana,” “Nana,” “Canción,” and “Polo” by M. De Falla.

The second half of the program will feature “Asturias (guitar solo)” by I. Albéniz; “Old Spanish Songs,” “La Tarara,” “Nana de Sevilla,” “Sevillanas from the s. XVIII,” by F. García-Lorca; “Tango en Skai,” (guitar only) by R. Dyens;” The day you love me,” by C Gardel; “Alfonsina and the Sea” by A. Ramírez; and “Sabor a mí” by A. Carrillo.

Leonard and Sáinz Villegas will also perform together in recital on Dec. 1 and 3 in California prior to this recital.