Big screen operas

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THE FIRST part of El Palco de la Ópera cul­tural as­so­ci­a­tion’s 2018/19 sea­son gets un­der­way at the Teatro Cortes in Al­moradí on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 14.

The sea­son fea­tures big screen show­ings of ac­claimed and im­pres­sive pro­duc­tions from world fa­mous venues, in­clud­ing the Royal Opera House and Royal Bal­let in Covent Gar­den, and Red Square in Moscow.

Tick­ets for each show are €5 and are avail­able from the venue box of­fice. For more about the as­so­ci­a­tion, visit the Face­book page: El Palco de la Ópera Al­moradí.

Here are de­tails of the up­com­ing per­for­mances, which all start at 19.00: Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 14 La Travi­ata by Guiseppe Verdi from the Salzburg Fes­ti­val

Prin­ci­pal singers: A. Ne­tre­bko and R. Vil­la­zon

With the Vi­enna phil­har­monic or­ches­tra di­rected by Carlo Rizzi Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 21 La Fille du Rég­i­ment by Donizetti from the Royal Opera House, Covent Gar­den

Prin­ci­pal singers: Natalie Des­say and Juan Diego Flórez

With the Royal Opera House Or­ches­tra di­rected by Bruno Campanella Sun­day, Novem­ber 11 Live from the Red Square, Moscow Prin­ci­pal singers: Anna Ne­tre­bko and Dmitro Hvoros­tovsky

With the Evgeny Svet­lanov state aca­demic sym­phony or­ches­tra di­rected by Con­stan­tine Or­be­lian Sun­day, Novem­ber 25 La Bo­hème by Puc­cini at the Royal Opera House, Covent Gar­den

Prin­ci­pal singers: Teodor Ilin­cai and Hi­bla Gerz­mava

With the Royal Opera House Or­ches­tra and Cho­rus di­rected by An­dris Nel­sons Sun­day, March 11 Giselle by Adolphe Adam from the Royal Bal­let, Covent Gar­den

Prin­ci­pal dancers: Natalia Osipova and Car­los Acosta

With the Royal Opera House Or­ches­tra di­rected by Boris Gruzin By Nuria Pérez THE SE­COND edi­tion of the Al­le­gro mu­sic and food tast­ing fes­ti­val is be­ing held to­mor­row (Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 13) in San Pe­dro del Pi­natar’s most pop­u­lar squares and parks. The fes­ti­val starts at 12.00 in the Plaza del Ayun­tamiento with a con­cert from the saxophonist quar­tet Kathar­sis and free ap­pe­tis­ers, home­made beer and ver­mouth pro­vided by Panadería Pe­drín and Oa­sis Nó­mada brew­ery. The mu­sic and food move to the Par­que San José at Calle Lorquí near the court­house (Juz­gado de Paz) at 16.30, when So­prano Teresa Al­bero and Ars Nova choir, ac­com­pa­nied by in­stru­ments and Ar­gen­tinian ban­do­neon player Fran­cisco Martínez, will of­fer a con­cert, with the Solda­dito de Plamo Cof­fee Shop and Patis­serie serv­ing de­li­cious cof­fee. The fes­ti­val fin­ishes at 22.00 at the square of the Mu­seum Barón de Beni­fayó on Avenida del Pi­lar. Carta­gena’s youth sym­phony or­ches­tra, and fla­menco singer from Granada Ana Monchón and fla­menco dancer Mercedes Carrillo will be on stage pay­ing tribute to the Manuel de Falla mas­ter­piece, El Amor Brujo. Food will be served by cater­ing com­pany José An­to­nio and wines will be pro­vided by Vin&Co. The Al­le­gro fes­ti­val was a great suc­cess when it was held last year for the first time. Coun­cil­lor for cul­ture Sil­via Egea said the aim of the fes­ti­val is to take mu­sic and gas­tron­omy to the streets and en­able res­i­dents to ‘re­dis­cover their own town’. En­trance to all the events is free.

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