The Gibraltar Philharmonic Society presents one of the most popular concerts of the season, “A Celebration of Opera” at St Michael’s Cave on Thursday 26 May at 8.00 pm. The concert is sponsored and organised on behalf of the Ministry of Culture.
Recognised for her beautiful timbre, soprano Angel Blue‘s voice has been hailed for its shining, agile upper register and “smoky” middle register. A nominee in the 2015 Opera Awards, Angel is quickly establishing herself as one of the best singers in her generation, having performed in over 30 countries in the last 5 years. Successes of previous seasons have included performances as Musetta in La Boheme with the English National Opera, American Lulu (Lulu) at the Bregenz and Edinburgh Festivals and the Young Vic, London with the Opera Group and Scottish Opera, the Rape of Lucretia and Tales of Hoffman at the Theater an der Wien, a recital with the Rosenblatt Recital Series at Wigmore Hall, performing with the Berlin Philharmonic under Simon Rattle and the Verdi Requiem with the Cincinnati Symphony under the baton of the late Raphael Frübeck de Burgos.
Born in Crevillente, Antonio Gandía studied in Valencia with Ana Luisa Chova and at the Escuela Superior de Música “Reina Sofía” with Alfredo Kraus. He attended also master classes with R. Scotto, I. Cotrubas and E. Obraztsova. He has been awarded in several singing competitions. Since his debut in 2000 as the Italian Tenor of Der Rosenkavalier at the Teatro Real in Madrid he has sang in most Spanish theatres many opera and zarzuela performances, as well as concerts and recitals. Next and future engagements include Juan José at the Teatro de la Zarzuela, Rigoletto in Verona and La Traviata in Cagliari, among others.
The programme includes arias by Verdi, Donizetti, Flotow, Puccini and a beautiful selection of Zarzuelas.
The two singers, accompanied by pianist David Aronson, promise a most elegant spring concert in Gibraltar.