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LES ARTS: “Les Arts opened its doors this Sunday with a new session of ‘Matins a Les Arts’.
– For five euros, the public enjoyed a recital of ‘lied’ and chamber music in the main hall.
– The prestigious pianist Rubén Fernández Aguirre will accompany the singers of the Centre de Perfeccionament in this session.
The Palau de les Arts opened its doors again this Sunday, the 28th of March, at 12:00 noon, with a new session of ‘Matins a Les Arts’ with the singers of the Centre de Perfeccionament as the protagonists.
The main hall is, once again, the setting for this activity, with which Les Arts invites the public to discover the building designed by Santiago Calatrava, learn about its artistic activity ‘in situ’ from its main assets and contemplate an exhibition of costumes from the theatre’s most acclaimed productions for only five euros.
Rubén Fernández Aguirre, one of today’s most sought-after repertoire masters, accompanies the artists of the Centre de Perfeccionament: sopranos Aida Gimeno and Larisa Stefan; mezzo-sopranos Amber Fasquelle and Evgeniya Khomutova; tenors Jorge Franco and Joel Williams; baritone Oleh Lebedyev and bass-baritone Max Hochmuth.
Les Arts dedicated this ‘matinée’ to ‘lied’ and its multiple expressions with pages from some of the most relevant composers of the 19th and 20th centuries. Barber, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Duparc, Fauré, Liszt, Rachmaninov, Ravel and Schubert make up the programme of this session, which also includes a tribute to the recently deceased Antón García Abril with two songs belonging to his cycles ‘Siete canciones de amor’ and ‘Homenaje a Gayarre’.
As a complement to the performance, the main foyer offers an exhibition of the costumes that Mariana Fracasso designed for the Les Arts production of Domenico Scarlatti’s ‘Narciso’. The opera, with stage direction by Davide Livermore, paid tribute to the aesthetics that Wes Anderson devised for his award-winning film ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’. “
WHAT ARE YOUR SAFETY MEASURES?
“Les Arts scrupulously complies with the regulations of the health authorities to guarantee the safety of the public in all its performances.
In addition to taking temperatures and the obligatory use of masks, authorised personnel ensure that the appropriate distance between people is maintained, and there is also controlled access to and evacuation of the hall to avoid crowds.
In addition to these measures, there are other measures such as the restricted use of toilets and lifts, different hydroalcoholic gel dispensing points, together with the permanent 24-hour air renewal and daily disinfection with authorised biocidal products.
The theatre management is also asking the public to plan their arrival sufficiently in advance to ensure smooth access to the auditorium.”
Interview by 24/7 Valencia team
PALAU DE LES ARTS FUNDACIÓ C. VALENCIANA
Avda del Professor López Piñero (Historiador de la Medicina), nº 1
Teléfono: 961 97 59 00