The Cabildo has recently presented the programme for the 2018-2019 season of Ópera de Tenerife. It includes classical Italian essentials like Rossini, Donizetti or Puccini, in addition to a wide choice of activities related to different fields of artistic production and learning. The details were disclosed by the President of the Cabildo, Carlos Alonso, the Island Director for Culture and Education José Luis Rivero, and the intendant of Ópera de Tenerife, Alejandro Abrante. Big operas, productions for families and the international learning academy are the core of their proposal, which is committed to keeping on attracting new audiences and venues.

Carlos Alonso stated that “Ópera de Tenerife is the most important cultural project on the island. It brings together Auditorio de Tenerife and Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, a successful duo of international renown” adding that “this allows us to attract first rate productions, titles, and artists, which in turn have a positive effect on the Canaries cultural industry led by Auditorio de Tenerife”.

The Cabildo continues its support to young audiences and, one more season, they can purchase their Young Club Ópera package for under 27 for just 20 Euros. This will give them access to the programme but also to the performances of Ópera en Familia and Concert by the Winners of the 6th International Singing Competition, in addition to a full range of experiences including meetings with artists or visits to the backstage.  For the general public, the most economical ticket is kept at 15 Euros while the most expensive seats will be 5 Euros cheaper than the current season. The president also highlighted that holders of the Ten+ Mayor card will enjoy a 70 per cent discount.

José Luis Rivero stressed that “the foundations have been laid for the Auditorio de Tenerife to fall within the concept Opera House. This year it will be further internationalised as the transatlantic bonds are widened to include Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and Teatro Argentino de La Plata”. Mr. Rivero also referred to “continuing with the policy of taking Ópera de Tenerife to new venues on the Island, like Magma Arte&Congresos and Puerto de la Cruz, by means of the Opera Pocket format, in addition to the initiative Ópera en Ruta or opera recitals, thus complying with the parameters of the Tenerife 2030 strategy”.

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Alejando Abrante, before spelling out the main features of the programme for next season, underlined that “the intense work Ópera de Tenerife has been carrying out since 2013 has led to the international consolidation of the island regarding opera. Rather than just being a springboard, artists, musical and stage directors who are well-established internationally, return to the Island thanks to its high production quality”.  

As usual, the first production is by the young talents who are part of the sixth year of Opera (e)Studio, the comprehensive academy -which is directed by Giulio Zappa- that boosts the professional development of artists at the early stages of their careers. First comes Rossini’s The Italian Girl in Algiers, followed by the moving opera by Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor; this first quarter closes with Rossini’s The Journey to Reims, which will bring together a cast entirely made up of former members of Opera (e)Studio, to celebrate its fifth anniversary.

The princely story Turandot, by Puccini, will be in Tenerife in March 2019, to be followed by Hansel and Gretel, by Humperdinck on stage in April in the Ópera en Familia (Family Opera) format. As part of the continued support to zarzuela, Penella’s classic The Wildcat has been included in the programme.

In the new opera season, the sixth Tenerife International Opera Singing Competition will take place. This will be a good chance to enjoy a range of great opera voices, in addition to Masterclasses in voice and interpretation improvement for young talents to be held in February.  There will also be different itinerant shows by Opera Pocket –with the revival of Auditorio de Tenerife’s production, The Traviata- to be performed in new venues on the island. The learning activity Ópera en Ruta, will show new audiences the hidden details of the opera world and of the titles offered.

La Sinfónica de Tenerife dirigida por Nikolas M. Nägele, Christopher Franklin, Yi-Chen Lin, Giampaolo Bisanti y Óliver Díaz musicalizarán una temporada más las producciones que se representen en el Auditorio de Tenerife, junto al trabajo vocal del Coro de Ópera de Tenerife dirigido por Carmen Cruz.

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As in previous years, you can choose from a range of options to subscribe to Ópera de Tenerife. By getting a package, you will not only benefit from a discount on ticket prices but you will also enjoy a range of exclusive advantages including securing your seat, preferential access to the auditorium, free transport through Ópera Bus or getting a digital version of the programme in advance of the première.

The titles included in either of the packages available are: The Italian in AlgiersLucia di LammermoorThe Journey to ReimsTurandot and The Wildcat. You will also get an additional 10% discount on different events held at Auditorio de Tenerife like Tenerife Baroque Orchestra, Quantum Ensemble, Ópera en familia, and Ópera Pocket. The offer is widened to a 10% discount on consumptions at the Gastromag in Auditorio, and in a selection of cafeterias and restaurants in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

To the usual package options (Club Ópera, First-timers, and Ambassador), we are including new packages to choose from: Large Family, Companies and Groups (conservatories, music schools and universities). Packages mean these groups save 30%. If you cannot buy a season package, Ópera de Tenerife offers a range of special discounts on seats for students, the unemployed, large families, participants in Ópera en Ruta and holders of the Ten+ Mayor card. In addition, tickets at 5 Euros for the under 27.

  • The period to renew your package is from 9 to 30 April. New subscribers can purchase their packages from 28 May to 27 October. You can purchase them through the internet, on, or at the box office at Auditorio de Tenerife from Monday to Saturday, from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm

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