The cultural mediator and writer returns this Wednesday to the Chamber Hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife with one of his lecture performances.


The Auditorio de Tenerife hosts a new lecture performance by cultural mediator Ramón Gener. On this occasion, the musician and writer reveals the details and curiosities of the opera Manon by Jules Massenet. Next Tuesday (7th ) at 7.30 p.m., the Chamber Hall hosts Ramón Gener, who, with his knowledge, his voice, and his piano, conveys his passion: music. Tickets for this show, where Gener will also be accompanied visually, are available for eight euros.

The music and art expert will speak about the different angles from which to discover the keys and curiosities of a title that comes to the island by the hand of three producing theatres: The Municipal Theatre of Santiago-National Opera of Chile, the Ópera de Oviedo, and the Ópera de Tenerife. Manon is the second programme of the Auditorio's lyric season, to be enjoyed on 21, 23, and 25 November in the Symphony Hall for €25 (€5 for the audience under 30 years of age).

Gener explains the plot, the emotions, the characters, the music, and the themes in an entertaining and accessible way, using contemporary similes and interpreting some fragments on the piano to reinforce his explanations. It is an opportunity for all those who want to learn more about this opera and thus prepare for the performances but also for those who have never been to an opera and want to know a little more before going.

Ramón Gener's third lecture in Tenerife at the Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín will be followed by the others conferences throughout the opera season, always in the Chamber Hall at 7.30 p.m., with the protagonist in each case being the nearest opera. The next meeting with the renowned communicator will be on November 28th to talk about the concert version of Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns (December). On 17 January it will be the turn of Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti (January), and on 21 February the Auditorio's own production Rusalka, by Antonín Dvorák (March).

Born in Barcelona, Ramón Gener holds a degree in Humanities and Business Studies. He began his studies as a musician at the age of 6 at the Higher Conservatoire of Music of the Liceu, training which he completed later with the pianist Anna Maria Albors. Through a recommendation from the soprano Victoria de los Ángeles, he began to study singing under her supervision. He finished his singing training in Warsaw with the baritone Jerzy Artysz and in Barcelona with the tenor Eduard Giménez. After a career lasting several years as a baritone, he began a new phase as a musical educator, offering conferences about classical music and opera.

The impact of these conferences led him to the world of television. First, at a regional level on TV3 with the programme Òpera en Texans, and then nationally and internationally with programmes such as This is Opera, This is Art, and 200, una noche en el Prado. His programmes have been recorded in Spanish and English; they have been broadcast and continue to be broadcast in many countries around the world. He currently collaborates with the radio programme No es un día cualquiera for the Spanish National Radio (RNE). He currently continues with his conferences, classes, and contributions to RNE. Likewise, he is immersed in preparing his new TV program and his new book.

The tickets for this conference by Ramón Gener 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 5:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Check the special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed, and large families.