María José Montiel returns to Valencia to give a concert with the Orquesta de Valencia

The Spanish diva will sing a spectacular selection of her French repertoire alongside the Orquesta de Valencia at the Palau de la Música of Valencia

May 2016

After her acclaimed performances in the title role of María Moliner in the world premiere of the Antoni Parera Font opera at the Teatro de La Zarzuela, as Queen Federica in Luisa Miller (Verdi) at the Teatro Real and at the gala to celebrate 25 years of the Teatro de La Maestranza and the Seville Royal Symphonic Orchestra and 20 years of the Maestranza Choir, the mezzo-soprano María José Montiel, winner of the 2015 National Music Prize of Spain, returns to the Palau de la Música in Valencia on the 5th May to perform a selection of arias and concert material from her French repertoire alongside the Orquesta de Valencia conducted by Jordi Bernàcer. Montiel will arrive in Valencia on a wave of excitement at a job well done at the two opera houses of Madrid. In both she gained unforgettable triumphs in the space of a few days. Full of energy, she now returns to the Orquesta de Valencia season with Shéhérazade, the delicious cycle of symphonic songs by Ravel, as well as a selection from her French operatic repertoire: “Connais-tu le pays” from Mignon by Thomas, “Va! Laisse couler mes larmes”, from Werther by Massenet, “Mon Coeur s’ouvre à ta voix” from Samson et Dalila by Saint-Saëns and, of course, a taste of the role that has made her famous all over the world, Carmen, by Bizet, from which she will perfom the “Chanson Bohème”.

On the 7th May, with the same programme and also in Valencia, the singer will participate in a homage to the legendary Teresa Berganza. Upcoming engagements include solo recitals in Cudillero (Asturias), Valldemossa (Majorca) and at the Santander International Festival.

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