The Barcelona-born music disseminator Ramón Gener returns to the Auditorio de Tenerife to reveal the keys to the next lyrical title of the season.


The Barcelona-born music disseminator Ramón Gener returns to the Auditorio de Tenerife with one of his musical lecture performances to reveal the keys to the next lyrical title of the season: Samson et Dalila, by Camille Saint-Saëns. This new event with Gener will take place on Tuesday (28th) at 7:30 p.m. in the Chamber Hall. Gener, who is also a writer, takes the opportunity to talk about French opera in general, always supported by his audiovisual equipment, his piano and his baritone voice. Tickets for this show are available for eight euros.

The cultural populariser and musician explains the different angles from which one can discover the keys to the title, which will be performed in a single concert on 9 December. It is a concert version of Samson et Dalila with the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, the Choir Ópera de Tenerife-Intermezzo, and a cast of singers led by tenor Ivan Gyngazovla as Samson and mezzo-soprano Yulia Matochkina as Dalila.

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 before the performance and even for those who have never been to an opera and want to know a little more before going.

Ramón Gener's fourth lecture in Tenerife at the Auditorio de Tenerife will be followed by other 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 last two dates with the popular communicator will be on 17 January with Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti (January), and on 21 February with the Auditorium’s own production Rusalka, by Antonín Dvořák (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 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.