Arriaga Theatre is offering a concert featuring two of the most interesting young figures of modern opera: the tenor from Biscay, Andeka Gorrotxategi, and the soprano from Extremadura, Carmen Solís, accompanied by the pianist Rubén Fdez. Aguirre, in a programme based principally on arias and songs by Verdi and Puccini.
Andeka Gorrotxategi began his brilliant career some time ago, which has led him to perform in some of the world’s most prestigious theatres during the last two years. His tone of voice reminds us of the great male voices which left their mark on twentieth century opera, and it has resulted in him becoming one of the leading tenors in roles such as Pinkerton in Madam Butterfly and Don José in Carmen.
The soprano Carmen Solís, who has won numerous national and international awards, began her highly-rated opera career in France, Canada, Chile, Germany, Italy, Portugal and the main Spanish stages and festivals. She has sung under the batons of prestigious names such as Plácido Domingo, Pedro Halfter, and Daniel Lipton. As well as opera, her performances extend to both oratory and light Spanish opera, as well as contemporary music.
Rubén Fdez. Aguirre, the regular pianist of soloists such as Ainhoa Arteta and Carlos Álvarez, also collaborates with singers from the wider European opera scene. In addition to his work as a concert pianist and repertoire performer, he was the official pianist at the Operalia competition (presided over by Plácido Domingo) and accompanies numerous master classes of grand figures from the international opera world. For his dedication to opera, he received the 2010 Modern Opera Prize and amongst his recordings, that with Antón García Abril and the CD Songs from the Alhambra with the soprano Mariola Cantarero stand out.