The French baritone Stéphane Degout is making his début this Friday in the orchestra season


The Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Víctor Pablo Pérez, will tackle a new seasonal programme with Mahler and Bruckner taking centre stage. On this occasion, the guest soloist will be the French baritone Stéphane Degout, who will make his début with the orchestra. The event takes place on Friday [28th] at 7:30 p.m., in the Auditorio de Tenerife.

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen by Gustav Mahler is considered the first formal song cycle by the Austro-Bohemian author. This score was composed between 1885 and 1886 under the musical entertainment format for small social circles. It has a distinctively autobiographical character as it describes the heartbreak that the composer was experiencing with the soprano Johanna Richter.

In the second part of the evening, the orchestra will perform Symphony No. 2 in C minor, the 1877 version, Cahis 8 by Anton Bruckner. This work was premièred in 1873, and it underwent several changes before its definitive version was released in 1877; however, it was not until 1891 that the Vienna version was released. This score, also known as the Symphony of Pauses due to the notable use of silences, is part of his cycle of Romantic symphonies.

Víctor Pablo Pérez, Honorary Conductor of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, is returning to the orchestra season with a programme that notably includes the presence of the baritone Stéphane Degout. Trained at the CNSM de Lyon, he has been a member of the Ópera de Lyon and made his début in 1999 at the Festival de Aix-en-Provence.  Since then, he has sung for Opera de Paris, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Berlin State Opera, La Monnaie, Theater an der Wien, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Teatro Real or the Bavarian State Opera, among others.

In 2012 he was named Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the prestigious award that acknowledges an important contribution to the enrichment of French cultural heritage. In 2012 and 2019 he was named Lyric Artist of the Year at the Victoires de la Musique Classique awards.

The French baritone is renowned internationally for his performances linked to French melody and the German lied, and he has gone on different international tours and produced recordings that notably include Histoires Naturelles and Harmonia Mundi (Enfers) as well as Les Nuits d’Eté by Berlioz, all recognised with awards, especially noteworthy was the 2019 International Opera Award for Enfers.

On the other hand, the series of talks organised by the Tenerife Association for Friends of Music, ATADEM, is continuing. On this occasion, Sergio Rodríguez González will further examine aspects of the works that will be performed in this seasonal programme. The event will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Sala Avenida of the Auditorio de Tenerife.

The tickets for this new event can be purchased until the day of the concert on the website, at the auditorium's box office and by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.