Juan Diego Flórez
Soprano: Joyce El-Khoury. www.joyceelkhoury.com
Orchestra: Barcelona ARTS Symphony Ensemble
Director: Guillermo García Calvo. www.guillermogarciacalvo.com
One of the greatest light tenors of all times
The Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez inherited art from his family. His father played guitar for Chabuca Granda. His professional debut took place in 1996, when he was 23 years old, performing Rossini, with a very impressive result. Not long after he was already performing at the Scala de Milano theater.
His fast career followed singing Gluck, Bellini, Donizett or Puccini´s operas, or “The Barber From Seville” by his beloved Rossini. In 2001 he signed up with Decca, where he´s releasing concerts such as “Rossini arias” or “Una furtiva lacrima”, and compilations such as the one that has the enlightening title “Bel Canto Espectacular”.
Plácido Domingo says he´s the greatest light tenor. Pavarotti also declared that he could be his successor. These praises are addressed to a beautiful voice that reaches two octaves and impresses with his mastering of the canto nuances, specifically in the coloratura technique.
“Rossini arias” (2001)
“Sentimiento latino” (2006)
“Bel Canto Spectacular” (2008)
BELÉN ROIG AND JAUME GIMENO (Village Stage – 20,30h)
The soprano Belén Roig was born in Real (Valencia) in 1991. She has performed operas and symphonic repertoire of Mozart, Purcell, Bach, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Grieg or the “Bachianas” by Villa-Lobos. She´s also collaborating with the Neovocalis group, whose speciality is twentieth century music. Jaume Gimeno, also Valencian, studied harp in the conservatory before standing out as a solo player in chamber and symphonic orchestras. He´s also a teacher and he even has a pop facet.