Big screen operas
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.