Songs centred on the theme of Cervantes.
Release of a new CD wit a compilation of Cervantes inspired songs , with texts mainly taken from “Don Quijote” and brought to life by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
Elena Grajera, mezzo-soprano
Alfredo García, baritone
Isabel Gil, guitar
Laura Sierra, piano
This is the fourth volume comemorating the 400th anniversary of the first edition of Cervantes’ “Don Quijot”. In this CD, various works by the all female, IberoAmerican composers centre around the theme of the women who appear in the novel.
The selected composers are the Spanish born Matilde Salvador, Carmen Marina Gioconda, Zulema de la Cruz, Beatriz Arzamendi and the Mexican born Ana Lara.
Within an informal atmosphere, Francisco García Rosado, director of Opera World, interviewed Alfredo Garcia, relaxed and convivial conversation which ended with a review of recent art projects and all new projects on the horizon.
This time we have the pleasure of talking with baritone Alfredo Garcia, a singer so tied to the musical figure of Don Quixote that at times we really get confused who is who. Despite having started his academic musical training late, aged 14, he has conquered several prestigious concert halls such as the Wiener Kammeroper, Royal Theater, Lincoln Center or the National Auditorium in Madrid.
The cultural supplement Aladar and writer Gabriel Ramírez Lozano dedicate a cover and an interview to baritone Alfredo Garcia on the occasion of the staging, by the Teatro Real and the Teatros del Canal, of the opera “El Caballero de la Triste Figura” by Tomás Marco.