November 27, 2020

Ismael Jordi and the pianist Rubén Fernández, in the Tribute to Alfredo Kraus


The tenor Ismael Jordi, a student of Alfredo Kraus, stars together with the pianist Rubén Fernández Aguirre in the XVIII Tribute to Alfredo Kraus, a tribute concert to the singer on the occasion of the 93rd anniversary of his birth, which has been scheduled on Tuesday, November 24, at 8:00 p.m. hours, at the Pérez Galdós Theater.

The program of this recital in memory of Alfredo Kraus includes compositions by Tosti and López; opera arias by Donizetti, von Flotow, Gounod, Massenet and Cilea; zarzuela romances by Barrera & Calleja, Vives and Soutullo & Vert, and piano works by Cilea, Poulenc and Imaz. The expected duration is 75 minutes, without a break.

The Alfredo Kraus International Foundation, with the sponsorship of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, collaborates one more year with the XVIII Tribute to Alfredo Kraus, an event organized by the Auditorium and Theater Foundation. A new tribute to the figure of the Gran Canaria tenor on the occasion of his 93rd birthday, which this time also has the sponsorship of the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the collaboration of the Government of the Canary Islands.

The student and tenor

The tenor Ismael Jordi, a native of Jerez de la Frontera, studied at the Reina Sofía School of Music in Madrid, under the tutelage of Alfredo Kraus and Teresa Berganza, where he received the 2000 Award for Academic Excellence. In his twenty-year career, Ismael Jordi has developed a vast concert and recital activity throughout Spain and in the main European halls, which adds to his presence on the opera stages.

For his part, the Basque pianist Rubén Fernández Aguirre, after studying piano, became interested in accompanying singers in Vienna and Munich. Resident pianist of the Santiago de Compostela and Medina del Campo cycles, he is a professor of vocal repertoire at the Isaac Albéniz Summer Courses in Camprodón (Girona) and at the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao.

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