Embassy of Spain
ROMANTICO ENRIQUE VIANA: THE UNENDING PASSION OF THE ZARZUELA
11 June 2013; 8pm
Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)
It Is a “recital comentado” that leads us through the Zarzuela and the Spanish culture in the 19th and 20th century theatres. Through illustrative introductions, anecdotes and brief remarks on the lyrical genre, Enrique Viana (tenor) and Daniel Oyarzabal (pianist) will approach the attendants to the world of Spanish Zarzuela. This performance is presented as part of the Philippine-Spanish Friendship Celebration.
LUISA FERNANDA (Federico Moreno Torroba) 1932
Fantasía – solo piano.
Introduction- “Revoluciones en verso..”
De este apacible rincón…..
Introduction – “Conflictos lejanos…”
KATIUSKA (Pablo Sorozábal) 1931
Mi cabeza han puesto a precio…
Introduction - “Picaresca y pícaros”
DON GIL DE ALCALÁ (Manuel Penella) 1932
Fantasía- Piano sólo
Tente, detén tu alado paso…
Introduction – “Los bajos fondos”
ALMA DE DIOS (José Serrano) 1907
Canción del vagabundo….
Fantasía – Solo piano
Introduction - “Amores marineros…”
LA TABERNERA DEL PUERTO (Pablo Sorozábal) 1936
No puede ser….
Introduction - Los “tipos” en la zarzuela…
LA CHULAPONA (Federico Moreno Torroba) 1934
Tienes razón amigo….
Introduction- “Nos inspira el siglo de Oro”
DOÑA FRANCISQUITA (Amadeo Vives) 1923
Fantasía- Solo piano
Enrique Viana, tenor
Enrique Viana is a tenor born in Madrid (Spain) where he studied singing in the Royal Conservatory of Music. Afterwards, he went on to take further studies in Barcelona, Milan, Siena, Rome and Paris.
He specializes in bel canto repertory as well as in French operatic arias (romanzas). He has gone on to play roles such a Duke in “Rigoletto”, Alfredo in “Traviata”, Fenton in “Falstaff”, D. Basilio in “Las Bodas de Fígaro”, Ernesto in “D. Pasquale”, Tonio in “La fille du regiment”, Conde Almaviva in “El Barbero de Sevilla” , Ramiro in “La Ceneréntola”, Edoardo in “La cambiale di matrimonio”, Argirio in “Tancredi”, Arturo en “I puritani”, Adolf en “Le comte de Griolet”, Henry Smith en “La jolie fille de Perth” , Belmonte in “El rapto en el Serrallo”, Arturo Bucklaw in “Lucia de Lammermoor” and the Italian singer, Haushoffmaeister y ein Wirt in “Der Rosenkavalier”, Nutrice in “L’incoronazione di Poppea”, Camille von Rosillon in “Die Lustige Witwe” among others.
As a soloist, he has also played leading roles in several oratorios, concerts and operas. He has also participated in festivals and theatre companies in the United States, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Portugal, Canada, China, Korea, the Philippines, Argentina, Cuba, Costa Rica, Peru, Venezuela, Bulgaria, Egypt, Mexico, Chile, Uruguay and Hungary.
As a speaker and college instructor, he has given lectures and conferences in 20 universities in Spain and Latin America.
He has directed, among others, the zarzuela “Quo Vadis” and the productions “A vueltas con la Zarzuela”, “ni fu, nifa#” for the Arriaga Theatre in Bilbao and “Tardes con Donizetti”, “Rossiniana, alta en calorías”and “la ópera en la plaza” for the Royal Theatre of Madrid. He has also done radio work for RNE Classical Radio and has produced two albums of classical music.
Daniel Oyarzabal, piano
Born in Vitoria, Spain, Daniel Oyarzabal was trained at the University of Music and performing Arts in Vienna under Professor Thomas Schmögner, specialising in the organ, harpsichord and historic instruments, later continuing to develop his skills in a post-graduate study with Professor Jos van der Kooy in organ as well as in harpsichord studies (class of Patrick Ayrton) at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. He has taken part in master classes given by acclaimed musicians such as Pierre Hantaö, Jacques Ogg, Michael Posch, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Michael Radulescu, Hans Fagius and Olivier Latry.
Oyarzabal undertook an intensive course in the music of Johann Sebastian Bach under Professor Pieter van Dijk at the Amsterdam Conservatoire. In 1991 he was awarded the Special Press Prize at the National Exhibition for Young Performers in Ibiza (Spain). In 1998, Oyarzabal won first prize in improvisation at the International Competition in Rome, and in 2002 he became the only Spanish organist ever to receive an award at the prestigious Nineteenth International Organ Competition in Nijmegen (The Netherlands).
Daniel Oyarzabal regularly takes part in various international festivals in Europe and in Japan, performing both recitals and together with orchestras. Among his most recent projects his performances of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations in towns throughout Spain, Italy and Austria deserve special attention.
For ticket reservation, please call (632)832-1125 local 1601