This will be the last presentation given by the music disseminator on the season of Ópera de Tenerife.


Ramón Gener returns to the Chamber Hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife next Wednesday (21st) at 7:30 p.m. to tackle about Antonín Dvořák's opera Rusalka. This will be the sixth and last lecture given by the musical educator about the 2023-2024 season of Ópera de Tenerife. On this occasion, he reveals the details of the opera that takes place on 5, 7 and 9 March, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid (1837) and other European legends. Tickets for this show with Ramón Gener are available for eight euros.

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 show before the performances and even for those who have never been to an opera and want to know the details before attending the performance.

Rusalka, premièred in 1901, will be staged in an in-house production by the Auditorio de Tenerife. This opera in three acts is led by the artistic team of Brazilian André Heller-Lopes, who makes his debut in Spain as a stage director with Ópera de Tenerife.

The soprano Ángeles Blancas, recent winner of the award for Best Opera Singer XXI, will play Rusalka, a water nymph who asks a witch to be turned into a human in order to be with the prince who she has fallen in love with, despite the fact that this means losing her voice. The tragic ending to the opera differs from other versions of the same story which have been sugar-coated for children.

Ramón Gener has just won the XLIV Ramon Llull Prize for his novel Història d'un piano, which will be published by Columna (in Spanish, by Destino) and will be in bookshops on 6 March, the day after the award ceremony.

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, specialising in piano. He later studied singing and, after a career lasting several years as a baritone, he began a new phase as a musical educator, offering conferences about opera, classical music and art.

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.