International auditorium gets its day
By Barry Wright TORREVIEJA’S €50 million international auditorium finally has a cultural programme worthy of the building’s stature.
For many years since its construction the auditorium has only sporadically hosted events.
This new stage in the building’s chequered life sees its programming and management being handled by the production company Sonora Producciones, who last week announced a busy schedule of music, dance, theatre and opera featuring nationally and internationally acclaimed artists.
The programme commences on November 16 with the dance production El Amor Brujo by the Víctor Ullate ballet.
The other scheduled dance event is a much-anticipated production of The Nutcracker (Cascanueces) by Saint Petersburg Ballet which takes place on January 16.
The first musical production, entitled ‘symphonic Mexico Lindo’ with Nuria Fergó, Felipe Garpe and their Mariachi band accompanied by the Torrevieja musical union band Los Salerosos takes place on November 18.
This will be followed with concerts by Antonio Orozco on December 9; the upcoming pop/flamenco fusion phenomenon Rosalía accompanied by Raül Refree will be performing her latest release, Los Angeles on January 19; and finally El Niño de Elche will bring his electronic/flamenco crossover sounds to the auditorium on February 24.
The only opera event to feature in the inaugural schedule will be the Opera 2001 production of Il trovatore (El Trovador) by Giusseppe Verdi on February 13.
The already announced Torrevieja symphony orchestra 2017-2018 season will take place as scheduled (see ‘Torrevieja’ town listing on p40 for programme).
The international auditorium’s symphonic hall holds 1,450 people, whilst the smaller chamber hall has room for 385 spectators.
Full programme and ticket information is available from the venue website at www.auditoriotorrevieja.com
Pop/flamenco fusion with Rosalía and Raül Refree on January 19
Ballet St Petersburg perform The Nutcracker (cascanueces) on January 16