Q & A: Nancy Fabiola Herrera on ‘Florencia en el Amazonas,’ Zarzuela & the Importance of Bringing Opera to the Hispanic Community

(Credit: Joaquín Fuentes) In 2005, Nancy Fabiola Herrera made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Suzuki in “Madama Butterfly.” Since then she has been a frequent presence at the Met singing works by Verdi, Strauss, and Bizet, among others. She has also made an important career in Spain where she has delved into dramatic operas and also made a career singing {…}

Elina Garanča & Nancy Fabiola Herrera Lead Filarmónica de Gran Canaria’s 2022-23 Season

The Filarmónica de Gran Canaria has announced its 2022-23 season featuring four vocal performances and international artists. Here is a look: The season opens with excerpts from “Aida” starring Elina Garanča, Latonia Moore, Seokjong Baek, and Rihards Macanovskis. Karel Mark Chichon conducts. Performance Date: Sept. 23, 2022 Josep Gils conducts the chorus of Gran Canaria in a program of music {…}

Ainhoa Arteta, Ramon Vargas, Ismael Jordi & Saioa Hernández Lead Teatro de la Zarzuela’s 2022-23 Season

The Teatro de la Zarzuela has announced its 2022-23 season. Zarzuela  The season opens with “La Celestina” by Felip Pedrell. The concert version will star Ketevan Kemoklidze, Miren Urbieta Vega, Andeka Gorrotxategi, Juan Jesus Rodriguez, Simon Orfila, and Sofia Esparza. Guillermo García Calvo conducts. Performance Dates: Sept. 9 & 11, 2022 Barbieri’s “Pan y toros” will be conducted by Guillermo García {…}

Nancy Fabiola Herrera, Julia Kleiter & Sabina Puértolas Orquesta & Coro Nacionales de España’s 2022-23 Season

The Orquesta and Coro Nacionales de España have announced their 2022-23 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances for the season. The season opens with György Ligeti’s Requiem and Richard Strauss’ Eine Alpensinfonie conducted by David Afkham with soloists Jenny Daviet and Barbara Kozelj. Performance Dates: Sept. 23-25, 2022 György Ligeti’s Atmosphères and Antonín Dvořák’s Te Deum and {…}

Nancy Fabiola Herrera, José Bros & Mojca Erdmann Lead Ópera de Tenerife’s 2022-23 Season

The Ópera de Tenerife has announced its 2022-23 season featuring seven operatic productions.  The season opens with “Fuenteovejuna” by Jorge Muñiz with Santiago Serrate conducting a production by Miguel del Arco. María Miró, José Luis Sola, Felipe Bou, Luis Cansino, and David Astorga star. Performance Dates: Oct. 18-22, 2022 Verdi’s “Un ballo in maschera” will star José Bros, Sergey Kaydalov, Monica Zanettin, Enkeledja {…}

Anna Netrebko, Javier Camarena, Roberto Alagna & Nadine Sierra Lead Teatro Colon’s 2022 Season

The Teatro Colon de Buenos Aires has announced its 2022 season featuring opera, concerts, and great performers. Opera The season opens with Puccini’s “La Bohème” with Verónica Cangemi, Alexandra Grigoras, Saimir Pirgu, Behzod Davronov, Giuliana Gianfaldoni, María Belén Rivarola, Alfonso Mujica, Armando Noguera, Fernando Radó, Lucas Debevec Mayer, Juan Font, Felipe Carelli, Sergio Spina, and Iván Maier. Alain Guingal conducts the {…}

Opera Hispánica & Teatro Grattacielo 2021-22 Review: Cuando el Fuego Abrasa

(Credit; Gustavo Mirabile) Opera Hispánica and Teatro Grattacielo opened their respective 2021-22 seasons on Saturday evening with a unique double bill comprising works by Astor Piazzolla and Manuel de Falla jointly called “Cuando el Fuego Abrasa.” The production, the first collaboration between the two companies, was directed by Malena Dayen and conducted by Jorge Parodi, who led members of the {…}

Nancy Fabiola Herrera, Gustavo Feulien, Verónica Villaroel Headline Opera Hispánica’s 2021-22 Season

New York-based Opera Hispánica has announced its 2021-22 season. The season commences with a “Kick-off Soirée” at the Consulate of Argentina. The showcase will celebrate Piazzolla’s 100th birthday with performances by bandoneón player Rodolfo Zanetti, baritone Gustavo Feulien, and pianist Jorge Parodi. There will also be guest artists from Opera Hispánica Elenco, the organization’s young artist program. Performance Date: Nov. {…}

Nuria Rial, Anja Kampe & Nancy Fabiola Herrera Lead Palau de la Música de Valencia’s 2021-22 Season

Spain’s Palau de la Música de Valencia has announced its 2021-22 season. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be on vocal performances. The Teatro Principal will present Nuria Rial and Martin Mitterrutzner in a program of Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and J. Strauss. Alexander Liebreich conducts. Performance Date: Dec. 22, 2021 Anja Kampe, Norbert Ernst and Ain Anger perform {…}