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A Night at the Opera: Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón

Americas Society

October 24, 2018


Soprano María Belén Rivarola. (Image: Roey Yohai Photography for Americas Society)

Admission: FREE for AS and YPA Members, and Hunter College students, and $20 for non-members. (No additional fees will be charged when purchasing online.) $10 tickets will be available for purchase at the door for students and seniors with ID.

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The Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón is the training division of Buenos Aires' Teatro Colón, one of the leading opera houses in the Americas. It has trained artists for the world's opera and ballet stages for decades. For the eleventh year, a group of talented young singers—Florencia Burgardt (soprano), Rocío Fernández (soprano), Elizabeth Gurrero (soprano), Lucas Arrieta (tenor), Rodrigo Olmedo (tenor), winners of the 12th Concurso Alejandro Cordero—will join Music of the Americas for an evening of opera favorites, led by pianist Marcelo Ayub. From the tragic to the comedic, the lyrical to the light, these rising stars bring a dynamism and intimate passion all their own to the New York stage.

The evening's music will be taken from opera's most memorable moments including the following selections:

"Ragion nell'alma siete" ​Il Mondo della Luna (Haydn): Elizabeth Guerrero
"Fra gli amplessi" ​Così Fan Tutte (Mozart): Florencia Burgardt; Rodrigo Olmedo
"Pleurez, pleurez mes yeux" Le Cid (Massenet): Rocío Fernández
"Addio fiorito asil" Madama Butterfly (Puccini): Lucas Arrieta
"Ton coeur n'a pas compris" Les Pêcheurs de Perles (Bizet): Elizabeth Guerrero; Rodrigo Olmedo
"Tu che di gel sei cinta" Turandot (Puccini): Florencia Burgardt
"Il se fait tard" Faust (Gounod): Rocío Fernández; Lucas Arrieta
"Ah! Mes amis" La Fille du Regiment (Donizetti): Rodrigo Olmedo
"O soave fanciulla" La Bohème (Puccini): Florencia Burgardt
"Sempre a te sarò fedele" Paride ed Elena (Gluck):

Elizabeth Guerrero, Rocío Fernández;    Florencia Burgardt

Selections Die Fledermaus (Strauss): Everyone

The 2016 winners, in a spotlight video by AS/COA's Luisa Leme.