July 22 & 23, 2016

A unique opportunity to hear the new lyrical voices from Chile will be offered by the University of Concepción Cultural Corporation, and its Symphony Orchestra and Choir, on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 July at 19:00 in the UdeC Theater. Entrance fee: $6,000 (general audience), $4,000 (UdeC partnerships), $3,000 (balcony and students).

This Young Lyrical Voices Gala will include an overture, an intermezzo and arias from well-known operas performed by six lyrical singers. They won the audition called by Corcudec this year, aimed at creating a space for showcasing new voices.

The UdeC Choir conducted by Carlos Traverso and the Concepción Symphony Orchestra, with the selected singers Florencia Romero (mezzosoprano), Annya Pinto (soprano), Marcela González (soprano), Leonardo Navarro (tenor), Eleomar Cuello (baritone), and Mauricio Arriagada (countertenor), as well as the guest singer Alejandro Pizarro (baritone), will perform the following works:

Overture and aria La vergine degli angeli from “La forza del destino”; Patria Oppressafrom “Macbeth”; Brindisi from “La Traviata”; Dio che nell’alma infondere from “Don Carlo”; and Bella figlia del’amore from “Rigoletto”, all by the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi.

The program also includes Il mio tesoro from “Don Giovanni” and ”Hai gia vinta la causa” from “Le nozze di Figaro”, both operas by Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

The evening will be completed with Werther, Werther from “Werther” by French composer Jules Massenet; Cara sposa from “Rinaldo” by German composer Georg F. Haendel; the duet Sous le dome from “Lakmé” by French composer Léo Delibes; Regnava nel silenzio from “Lucia di Lammermoor” by Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti; Intermezzo from “Cavalleria Rusticana” by Italian composer Pietro Mascagni, and O Du mein holder Abendstern from “Tannhäuser” by German composer Richard Wagner.

This Young Lyrical Voices Gala will be conducted by maestro Donato Cabrera (USA), guest conductor of the Concepción Symphony Orchestra.