15 years of opera celebrated with an international meeting in Coahuila


Mexico, Jul. 6 (Notimex) .- The 15th International Meeting Opera of Coahuila, which runs from July 4 to 25 in El Morrillo de Saltillo ranch, brings together 16 teachers and 60 musicians from the United States, Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico.


The meeting will include concerts, lectures, panel discussions and various workshops to complement their training, the Federal Culture Ministry said in a statement.

The sopranos Angelica Alejandre, Jessika Arevalo and Anabel de la Mora, the tenor Hector Valle and the mezzosoprano Mariel Reyes opened the meeting activities with the support of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Desert of Coahuila.

A concert will be performed on July 17 with the musical direction of Xavier Ribes, Misa Tango and Martin Palmeri; on July 22 there will be the Operatic Gala at the Isauro Martinez Theater in Torreon, while on July 24, a scene marathon will be performed in the Ateneo Fuentes auditorium.

At the close of the 15th International Meeting of Opera Coahuila, the students accompanied by the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Desert of Coahuila, directed by Teresa Rodriguez, will perform pieces from "Cavalleria rusticana", "I puritani," among others.

The founder of Artescenica project, Teresa Rodriguez, recalled the beginnings of this initiative when there were 10 days of activities, with three teachers and 15 students, so she expressed her enthusiasm that now is almost a month of residence with 60 operatic artists, country's youth and 16 teachers from Italy, France, Brazil, Canada and Mexico.

The Operistic Artescenica meeting aims to develop the operatic young talent, because singers require make-up classes, corporal expression, theater classes of vocal technique, coaching, phonetics and dramaturgy, and in this meeting experts on the issue will attend, Rodriguez said.

The coordinator said that in Artescenica they have art pioneers, because from this project a number of programs and workshops have been created; also helping regions and authorities to understand the importance of these projects.

She stressed that it is a long term project and so the results can be seen, as example 18 year old people attend and are now debuting at the Met in New York, other one in Vienna and two more will do it soon in Fine Arts.

She acknowledged that after offering an educational space for young people, the challenge now is to open more spaces for their presentations, since 500 singers graduated and the problem is that there are not 500 theaters.



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