The activity, fostered by the Cabildo and the University of La Laguna, tis taking place tomorrow, the 11th at 6:30 pm

At 6:30 pm tomorrow, Primavera Violeta is offering a meeting with Eva Palomo, lecturer at  Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid. She Will talk about women’s suffrage in early 20th century Spain. This talk is fostered by the Cabildo, through Ópera de Tenerife- and the University of La Laguna -through Institute on Women Studies, Pedro Cabrera cultural forum and the vice-chancellor office for Relationships with the Community, which aims at training for gender equality values through culture.

It is taking place at Salón de Grados of the Philosophy section at Faculty of Humanities of La Laguna University. For one hour, Eva Palomo will talk about the struggle for women’s vote in early 20th century Spain with a paper entitled El sufragismo y su entorno. Presencia y reivindicación feminista a comienzos del siglo XX. [Suffrage and its environment. Feminist Presence and Demands in the early 20th century].

This talk Will be followed by three other events to be held in different venues on the island. Talks include Las vanguardias tienen nombre de mujer; [Avant-garde is a woman’s name]; Ciencia y género. Ellas toman la palabra [Science and Gender. Women take the floor] and finally, La imagen de lo invisible en el reflejo de las tres mujeres que inspiraron a Verdi La traviata: Alphinsine Duplessis, Marguerite Gautier y Violetta Valéry. [The image of the invisible reflects on the three women who inspired Verdi’s The Traviata: Alphonsine Duplessis, Marguerite Gautier and Violetta Valéry]. Admission to all the Primavera Violeta activities is free.

The programme of Primavera Violeta closes with the performances of Giuseppe Verdi’s The Traviata, which is travelling to two municipalities on the island. It will be put on at Magma Arte & Congresos, in Adeje, on 11 and 12 May and in the grounds of former Hotel Taoro, in Puerto de la Cruz on 18 and 19 May. This new production, which is entirely made on the island, is part of Ópera Pocket, an Ópera de Tenerife’s initiative.

Ópera Pocket is a project by Ópera de Tenerife and follows the cultural lines of the Cabildo’s Tenerife 2030 strategy, which aims at bringing opera to new audiences by putting it on at different venues across the island.