Tenor José Manuel Zapata is leading the Sinfónica de Tenerife for the first time with the show Concierto para Zapata y Orquesta. He will go over and parody the clichés and labels applied to classical music. This ninth subscription concert in the 2019-2020 season is taking place at 7:30 pm on Thursday, the 20th in the Auditorio de Tenerife, managed by Cabildo de Tenerife’s department of Culture, Education, Youth and Sport, which is led by councillor Concepción Rivero.

This new performance by the Tenerife orchestra, which is based on actor Danny Kaye’s shows with US orchestras that combined music and comedy, will also feature the staging of Tricicle’s Paco Mir, and Juan Francisco Padilla as musical director and arranger.

As it coincides with the Carnival festivities in the city, the programme, which the conductor himself defined as “festive, good fun and teasing”, includes a broad repertoire encompassing different periods, composers and styles. It is a formula that introduces humorously scores that the general public know well. 

Tickets for this subscription concert can be purchased at Auditorio de Tenerife box office from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm Monday to Saturday; by phone on 902 317 327; or via the internet on www.sinfonicadetenerife.es and www.auditoriodetenerife.com.

The Granada conductor and tenor José Manuel Zapata started his singing studies in Madrid with Toñi Rosado Casas, and improved them at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Valencia. Shortly after, he began singing as a soloist and in 2002 he started to perform on major international stages including New York’s Metropolitan Opera House, Teatro Real de Madrid, Teatro del Liceo de Barcelona, Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Dresden Semper Oper, Reggio Di Parma, Massimo de Palermo, Rossini Opera Festival, Teâtre Chatelet, Champs Elysees in Paris or Teather An der Wien.

As author, this versatile artist has written and co-directed the following shows: ÓperameLos DivinosEl hombre que se llamaba Amadeus and Barrockeros. He also collaborates in different radio and TV programmes where he encourages the spread of classical music through his professional experience.