The zarzuela returns to the Pérez Galdós Theater

Celso Albelo and Ruth Terán will open the thirtieth season of Zarzuela de Canarias on September 23 with 'Doña Francisquita'

RAFAEL FALCON The Gran Canarian palms

Celso Albelo and Ruth Teran next September 23 and 25 in Gran Canaria will star one of the most popular lyrical comedies of the zarzuela:
'Dona Francisquita'. Both soloists will take to the stage of the
Perez Galdos Theater of the capital of Gran Canaria, an emblematic venue that will once again host, after a long period, the inauguration of the
Canary Islands Zarzuela Seasonin a year that celebrates its 30th anniversary and that will feature a special cast of renowned artists of this traditional Spanish musical genre.

Under the baton and musical direction of
teacher Rafael Sanchez-Aranathe
Las Palmas Symphony Orchestra and the Zarzuela Season Choirdirected by Maite Robaina, will be in charge of accompanying the
Canarian tenor Celso Albelo Yet the
soprano Ruth Teran in the first performance of this Season: the lyrical comedy, in three acts, 'Doña Francisquita', the great classic by maestro Amadeo Vives. A zarzuela with a libretto by Federico Romero Sarachaga and Guillermo Fernández-Shaw Iturralde, based on the comedy
'The Discreet Lover' by Lope de Vega, which premiered in 1923 at the Teatro Apolo in Madrid.

Together with the heir to the most genuine romantic bel canto,
Celso Albelo (Fernando) and the great Madrid soprano
Ruth Teran (Doña Francisquita), the main cast of this first work of the XXX Season of Zarzuela de Canarias, is completed by the mezzo-soprano from Lanzarote
Belen Elvira (Aurora 'La Beltrana'), and the Lanzarote tenor
Francisco Corujo (Cardon). soloists
Caroline Moncada,
Ricardo Muñiz, Fernando Campero and Magdalena Padilla They will also be part of a 'Doña Francisquita', which will feature a specially meticulous stage production at the Pérez Galdós Theater, in charge of one of the most veteran stage directors in the country, and a great connoisseur of this genre,
Francisco Matillas.

One more year, the spirit and objective of the Artistic Commission created by the Canarian Friends of Zarzuela, the Las Palmas Symphony Orchestra and the Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra, is
provide features that attract the attention of new audiences and bring them closer to this stage musical genre of great tradition in Spain.

Thus, after the opening of the XXX Season of Zarzuela de Canarias at the Pérez Galdós Theater,
next September 23 and 25, this year's program also includes two more productions that will be performed, on this occasion, at the Cuyás Theater in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: on October 8, the emblematic zarzuela 'La Dolorosa', by maestro Serrano, with the interpretation tenor Enrique Ferrer together with soprano Belén López and baritone José Julián Frontal. And, as a finishing touch to this Season,
On October 15, the Lyric Gala '30 years of Zarzuela' is celebrated', a fantastic lyrical comedy directed by José Luís Gago and starring the soprano Abenauara Graffigna, the tenor Gabriel Álvarez, the mezzo-soprano Blanca Valido and the baritone José Julián Frontal, together with the Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra.

The XXX Season of Zarzuela de Canarias has the support of the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the Cabildo of Gran Canaria, the Vice-Ministry of Culture of the Government of the Canary Islands and the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music.

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