Javier Camarena, Samuel Mariño & Nina Minasyan Leads Fundación Baluarte’s 2024-25 Season

The Fundación Baluarte has announced its 2024-25 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances from the Pamplona season in Spain. Hannah Morrison, Maartgen Engeltjes, Krystian Adams, and Kresimir Strazanac lead Händel’s “Messiah.”  Performance Date: Dec. 19, 2024 Perry So conducts Vedi’s “La Traviata” with Nina Minasyan, Santiago Ballerini, and Juan Jesús Rodríguez starring. Henning Brockhaus directs. Performance Dates: Jan. 31 & {…}

Sondra Radvanovsky, Ketevan Kemoklidze & Raffaele Pé Lead Fundación Baluarte Fundazioa’s 2023-24 Season

Spain’s Fundación Baluarte Fundazioa in Navarra has announced its 2023-24 Season. Here is a look at the vocal performances. Perry So conducts the Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. The soloists will be Louise Kemény, Raffaele Pé, Patrick Grahl, and André Morsch. Performance Date: Dec. 22, 2023 Sondra Radvanosky and Anthony Manoli perform lied and arias by H. {…}

Piotr Beczala, Alejandro Roy & Miren Urbieta-Vega Lead Fundación Baluarte’s 2022-23 Season

The Fundación Baluarte has announced its 2022-23 Season featuring ballet, theater, opera, and concerts. Here is a look at the vocal performances of the season. Emilio Arrieta’s “San Franco de Sena” will be performed in concert form with Alejandro Roy, Beatriz Díaz, Javier Franco, Frederic Jost, Julen Jiménez, Itsaso Loinaz, and Patricio Poncela. José Miguel Pérez Sierra conducts. Performance Date: {…}

Xabier Anduaga, Emily D’Angelo & María Bayo Lead Fundación Baluarte’s 2021-22 Season

Fundación Baluarte and Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra in Spain have announced their 2021-22 season featuring concerts, operas, and chamber music. For the purposes of this article, we will only focus on operatic performances. Opera  Andrea Jiménez leads a concert performance of Arrieta’s “Marina” with José Luis Sola, Borja Quiza, and Pablo Ruiz. The Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra and Coro Lírico AGAO {…}

Walter Fraccaro Replaces Roberto Aronica in ‘Manon Lescaut’ in Baluarte

(Credit: Opera Australia official website) The Baluarte auditorium in Pamplona has announced a second cast change for its upcoming semi-staged performances of Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut.” The Spanish opera house announced that tenor Walter Fraccaro will take over the role of Des Grieux, replacing Roberto Aronica. This marks the second high-profile replacement after soprano Ainhoa Arteta was forced to cancel due {…}