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Mediterranean Festival - Valencia Opera

IV Mediterranean Festival at the Valencia Opera House (2011)

Festival del MediterraniThe fourth edition of the Festival del Mediterrani is getting underway, an acclaimed event held every year at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia which on this occasion will be conducted by the maestro Zubin Mehta under the title of Amor és llibertat.

Zubin Mehta, conducting the Region of Valencia Orchestra, will be directing the cast of Tosca led by the Ukrainian soprano Oksana Dyka. There will be performances on 28th and 31st May, and 4th, 7th, 10th and 13th June. In addition, the highly acclaimed production of Beethoven’s Fidelio, which inaugurated the first season at the Palau de les Arts opera house, will be the second headlining production at the Festival. Beethoven’s only opera will be performed on 5th, 8th, 11th, 22nd and 26th June.

This fourth edition of the Festival del Mediterrani will also be bringing together La Fura dels Baus and the distinguished maestro Georges Prêtre at a concert show entitled Roman Trilogy. The Festival’s symphonic offerings will be completed with Gustav Mahler’s Third Symphony, conducted by Mehta, on 12th June.

The programme outlined for the IV Mediterrani del Mediterrani also encompasses a wide range of activities including recitals, lectures, exhibitions and film projections.

Set in the City of Arts and Sciences, the Palau de les Arts encompasses four areas capable of staging opera, music, ballet and theatre productions. Undoubtedly, a space created to extol culture.

Mediterranean Festival Programme

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III Mediterranean Festival at the Valencia Opera House (2010)

Festival del MediterraniWith the suggestive title ELLA (she), the third edition of the Mediterranean Festival is getting underway at the Valencia Opera House (Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía), an event that in 2010 is putting the spotlight on women. They will play the starring role from very different perspectives: from the idealised Dulcinea del Toboso, to the nostalgic and stylised vision of a tango and the expressionist sorrow of Strauss.

In this respect, the III Mediterranean Festival has chosen two legendary opera characters, Carmen and Salome. These two operas, along with a number of symphony concerts that will be performed between 29th May and 30th June, will be conducted by the maestro Zubin Mehta.

Furthermore, over the course of this month-long festival, audiences can enjoy film seasons, dramatised readings, exhibitions and of course commemorations of the second centennial of the birth of Chopin and Schumann as well as the 150th anniversary of the birth of Isaac Albeniz. The main novelties at the III Mediterranean Festival include a tribute to Albéniz. For the first time, on 2nd and 3rd June, twelve pianists based in Valencia will be performing the twelve pages of Iberia, the Spanish piano masterpiece. Each performance will be presented and discussed by Justo Romero, dramatist at the Valencia Opera House (Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia) and biographer of Albeniz.

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