Teatro Grattacielo Teams Up with Lolita Valderrama Savage for ‘Tableaux of Amico Fritz’

By David Salazar
Lolita Valderrama Savage
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*From a private collection. Courtesy of Mr. & Mrs. Aureo Sales, New York USA.

Teatro Grattacielo and Camerata Bardi Vocal Academy have announced a unique collaboration with artist Lolita Valderrama Savage on “Tableaux of Amico Fritz.”

Savage’s first international group exhibit took place at the Palazzo Strozzi in 1975 and she has since toured her work throughout the world.

“I am very happy to be presenting opera through the eyes of a celebrated painter such as Lolita Valderrama Savage. I have always believed in the excitement of interdisciplinary arts as a way of reaching out new audience while providing youth with the opportunity to get familiar with operatic traditions and painting,”  Koroneos, General and Artistic Director of Teatro Grattacielo, told OperaWire.

The showcase will be filmed at Latea Theatre in New York City on August 25, 2021 and will feature a reduced version of the Mascagni scored as conducted by Felipe Tristan. Malena Dayen and Stefanos Koroneos will direct the production. The “Tableaux” will star Stephanie Lorentz, Pedro Sequera, Hyunsoon Kim, Athena Cristine Palombi, David Santiago, Rick Agster, and Kiena Williams.