Sondra Radvanovsky, Juan Diego Flórez, Joseph Calleja Among Many Opera Stars At Festival Castell PeraladaBy David Salazar
The Festival Castel Peralada has announced its 2019 slate.
The festival will feature a number of performances from many different musical genres, but the emphasis here will be on vocal performances or operas.
Things kick off with the world prmeiere of “Dialègs de Tirant e Carmesina,” a new chamber opera with music by Joan Magrané and a libretto by March Rosich. The performance will be directed by Rosich with musical direction by Francesc Prat. The cast will include Josep-Ramon Olivé, Isabella Gaudí, and Anna Alàs Jové. The work is a co-production with the Gran Teatre del Liceu.
Performance Date: July 18, 2019
Baritone Ludovic Tézier will make his debut with the festival in a recital featuring a number of opera arias.
Performance Date: July 20, 2019
Soprano Camilla Nylund will team up with pianist Helmut Deutsch for a recital that includes music of Strauss, Dvorak, Mahler, and Sibelius.
Performance Date: August 3, 2019
Tenor Joseph Calleja will also make his debut at the Festival with a recital featuring opera arias and art songs.
Performance Date: August 4, 2019
Verdi’s “La Traviata” will get a new staging, directed by Paco Azorín with Ekaterina Bakanova as Violetta, René Barbera as Alfredo, and Quinn Kelsey as Germont.
Performance Dates: August 5, 7, 2019
Soprano Nuria Rial and tenor Juan Sancho will team with the Capella Cracoviensis and conductor Jan Tomasz Adamus for arias and duets by Handel.
Performance Date: August 8, 2019
Tenor Juan Diego Flórez will return to the festival for a concert featuring arias by Gounod, Puccini, and Donizetti. Joining him will be soprano Ruzan Mantashyan and the Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès led by maestro Guillermo García Calvo.
Performance Date: August 9, 2019
Finally, soprano Sondra Radvanovsky will join forces with pianist Anthony Manoli for a recital of arias and songs by Donizetti, Puccini, Caccini, Scarlatti, Verdi, Gluck, Bellini, and Rossini.
Performance Date: August 17, 2019