In this journey through opera, zarzuela and Broadway musicals she will be accompanied by performers such as the soprano Yolanda Auyanet


The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural venue linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by its island's Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. On Saturday, 10th December, at 7.30 p.m., the Symphony Hall will host the opera gala Nancy Fabiola y sus invitados (Nancy Fabiola and her guests). The evening will offer a musical journey through the career of the renowned mezzo-soprano Nancy Fabiola Herrera, who will perform alongside several artists she has invited for the occasion and the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra.

This Opera de Tenerife event, the last of the year, will feature the musical direction of José Miguel Pérez-Sierra and the voices of sopranos Yolanda Auyanet and Eglise Gutiérrez, the bass Rubén Amoretti, the tenor Ramón Vargas, the baritone José Carbó, the bandoneonist and singer Leonel Gasso and the bailaora(flamenco dancer) María del Mar Moreno.

“Along the journey in life I have met many people and creating a list of guests for the gala wasn´t an easy task” acknowledges Nancy Fabiola Herrera. The Canarian mezzo-soprano who starred in The House of Bernarda Alba in October 2021 with the Opera of Tenerife, acknowledges that “they are all great artists who became soulmates and they will attend the gala from Sydney, Mexico, Uruguay and Spain to share a magical night of music and friendship together”.OperaTF2223 NancyFabiola CabeceraNews 1080x1080px

The repertoire will offer a journey through opera, zarzuela, tango and Broadway musical courtesy of Carmen, the gypsy lady by Bizet, which led Nancy Fabiola Herrera to travel around the world and marked a turning point in her career which has lasted for 35 years. “This very special programme speaks of my life, my favourite roles, the constant curiosity to explore different genres, of meeting with friends, of encountering love, and death to be reborn again” announces the singer.

During this biographical gala there will be performances of operas such as Carmen, Norma, Madama Butterfly and Samson and Delilah, but also well-known melodies from the zarzuelas Luisa Fernanda and La Revoltosa, several tangos and even the musical West Side Story will be present. “Each piece has a meaning and each of the artists accompanying me have left a deep impression on my heart” outlines the mezzo-soprano who is inviting the public on this “journey of emotions through some of the most beautiful pages of music in existence”.

Nancy Fabiola Herrera is acclaimed by the public and specialist critics for the “beauty of her voice, her outstanding musicality and her dominating stage presence”. Having performed in over 50 roles, the Spanish mezzo-soprano is one of the most significant performers at present. In 2018 she received the award for an entire career from the magazine Ópera Actual. She is an Adoptive Daughter of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and of the Island of Gran Canaria.

She was acclaimed by the public and critics for her “mesmerising” performance of Carmen, which took her to the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, Arena di Verona, Bolshoi, Caracalla, Berlin, Munich, Dresden, Sydney and Japan, among many others.

Her recent performances notably include, as a minimum, Don Carlo, at the MET; Roberto Devereux, at the Teatro de la Maestranza; Adriana Lecouvreur, in Oviedo; her show Alma mía, alongside the Septet of soloists from Valencia; Il trovatore, in Las Palmas, and the recording of Goyescas / La vida breve with the BBC in London, among others. Her upcoming projects include the Third Symphony by Mahler, with the OFGC; La vida breve, with the OCNE; Trato de favor, by Lucas Vidal and Boris Izaguirre (global premiere), at the Teatro de la Zarzuela; Requiem, by Verdi, with the ORTVE, and Medée, by Cherubini, at the Teatro Real in Madrid.

The tickets are available on the website, at the auditorium's box office or by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Check the special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed and large families.