On Sunday the 3rd at 12:30 pm Ópera de Tenerife is giving a recital in the courtyard of the former Convento de San Sebastián, in the municipality of Los Silos. The concert features opera pieces by Giuseppe Verdi, connected to the second title of the opera season, Rigoletto, that will be onstage on 19, 21 and 23 November at Auditorio de Tenerife’s Sala Sinfónica.

The pieces will be sung by soprano Beatriz de Sousa, mezzo-soprano Guadalupe Barrientos, baritone Lucian Petrean and tenor Biao Li, who will all be accompanied by pianist Claudio Marchetti. Ópera de Tenerife’s intendant, Alejandro Abrante, will present this admission-free show.

The event includes pieces like ‘Sul fil d’un soffio etesio’ [Falstaff]; ‘Stride la vampa’ [Il trovatore]; ‘Dio di Giuda’ [Nabucco]; ‘Re dell’abisso, affrettati’ [Un ballo in maschera]; ‘Questa o quella’ [Rigoletto]; ‘Gualtier Maldé... Caro nome’ [Rigoletto]; ‘Cortigiani, vil razza dannata’ [Rigoletto]; ‘Sì, vendetta’ [Rigoletto]; ‘La donna è mobile’ [Rigoletto] and ‘Un dì se ben rammentomi... Bella figlia dell’amore’ [Rigoletto]

Rigoletto is the first title of the famous “popular trilogy” by the Busseto maestro. Just like the heroes in Il trovatore and La traviata, Rigoletto is a social outcast, a hunch-backed jester who works in the corrupt Court of Mantua in the late 16th century, ruled by the beautiful and young Duke of Mantua, a seducer. When his efforts to safeguard the innocence of his daughter Gilda are shattered by the Duke’s lust, the jester will attempt an impossible revenge.

This activity, in collaboration with Los Silos Town Council, aims to spread the love for opera by giving recitals in different venues on the island. Previous events were held in Puerto de la Cruz, La Laguna, Güímar, Garachico, Santa Úrsula, La Orotava, Santa Cruz and Candelaria. This is the first opera titbit Ópera de Tenerife gives in Los Silos.