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24 February 2016
The Liceu Opera House of Barcelona has just announced its exciting season 2016/17, full of international names together with Catalan talent. Discover all the details here!
23 December 2015
LUCIA IN CINEMAS
The Gran Teatre del Liceu broadcasts live tonight's performance of Lucia di Lammermoor in cinemas around the world. If you have not seen it yet, check your nearest cinema here and do not miss Juan Diego Flórez on his debut as Edgardo!
18 December 2015
MESSAGE TO THE WORLD
The internationally reknowned cellist Pau Casals composed an oratorio with a clear message of peace, faith and hope: El Pessebre (The Manger). Tomorrow at 7pm, this piece will be heard at the Liceu, conducted by the Music Director of the company Josep Pons. You cannot miss this beautiful piece! Get your tickets here.
19 November 2015
CELLINI, SOLD OUT
Today is the last performance of Benvenuto Cellini... and it's a sold out show! Congratulations to everyone involved in this fantastic production for all the hard work.
05 October 2015
GRAN TEATRE DEL LICEU, BARCELONA
A new episode starts in his career as a répétiteur: from today, Rodrigo will be working at the prestigious opera house in Barcelona, the Gran Teatre del Liceu. During this current season, Rodrigo will work on productions of operas Benvenuto Cellini (Berlioz), Lucia di Lammermoor, Simon Boccanegra, I Capuleti e i Montecchi and La bohème. If you want information about the whole season including tickets, click here!
11 September 2015
RODRIGO CONDUCTING AT BYO
This afternoon at 1pm in the Peacock Theatre, Rodrigo will be conducting the cover performance of operas Riders to the Sea by V. Williams and Sāvitri by G. Holst. Come along if you are free and enjoy these two rarely performed but fantastic pieces of music! Tickets here.
10 August 2015
MORE DETAILS ABOUT BYO
As previously announced, you can get your ticket for the Double Bill of operas Riders to the Sea and Sāvitri here. With that same ticket you will be able to attend the pre-show talk, run by the assistant director of the double bill Rosie Purdie and Rodrigo de Vera. This will happen prior to each performance, at 6.15pm. Besides, Rodrigo will conduct the Southbank Sinfonia orchestra for his own show: the cover performance. This will take place in the same place as the main shows (Peacock Theatre) in the afternoon of the 11th September, at 1pm. For more information and tickets, click here.
17 June 2015
The 'audio' section has been updated with new recordings: three opera arias sung by Korean soprano Hye-Youn Lee, which include "Qui la voce... Vien diletto" from Bellini's I puritani, "Crudele?... Non mi dir" from Mozart's Don Giovanni, and "È strano... Ah! fors'è lui... Sempre libera" from Verdi's La traviata. Have a listen and enjoy them!
22 May 2015
The Scottish Opera has appointed Rodrigo de Vera as the new Emerging Artist Répétiteur for next season, wich includes titles such as Carmen, Così fan tutte, Ariodante, The Mikado and Rusalka. If you want to now more about Scottish Opera's 2015/16 season, visit their website and you will find all the details, from casts to performance dates and tickets.
06 April 2015
BRITISH YOUTH OPERA
Rodrigo de Vera has just been offered to work as an Assistant Conductor for the double bill of operas Riders to the sea (Vaughan Williams) and Sāvitri (Gustav Holst) that BYO is offering this summer. Performances will take place on 9th and 12th September at 7.30pm at the Peacock Theatre, in London. Besides, Rodrigo will conduct his own show (cover performance) on 11th September at 1pm. For more information and tickets, click here.
12 March 2015
Following sell-out performances at New York's Lincoln Center, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street comes to ENO. With 14 performances in only two weeks, Rodrigo de Vera will be the organist and keyboardist in this semi-staged production of Stephen Sondheim's gloriously gruesome musical starring Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson and international star Bryn Terfel. For further information and tickets, click here.
09 February 2015
IN THE FINAL OF THE ROSL
Welsh tenor Joshua Owen Mills is one of the four finalists in the singers section of the Royal Over-Seas League Annual Music Competition. This final round will take place tomorrow 10th February at 7pm at the Over-Seas House in Park Place, London. With Rodrigo de Vera as his accompanist, they will offer works by Liszt, Gounod, Poulenc and Britten. Admission is £15, including a free glass of wine! So do come along and enjoy this very promising final. For more details, click here.
24 January 2015
BACK TO GSA
Rodrigo de Vera will join again the Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto as an official répétiteur and vocal coach. This summer course running from the 28th June until the 20th July in Castiglione della Pescaia (Italy), is a great opportunity for young talented singers from all around the world to work on Bel Canto repertoire through individual coachings with the faculty and répétiteurs of the academy, but also through masterclasses with amazing guest artists, which this year includes Barbara Frittoli, Leo Nucci, Silvana Bartoli and Dennis O'Neill.
06 January 2015
FUNDRAISING OPERA GALA
The recently created Spanish opera company Opus Lírica will offer a Lyric Gala on the 1st February at the Chamber Hall of the Kursaal in San Sebastian. The aim of this very promising concert is to raise funds for the opera season of the company. Itziar Barredo and Rodrigo de Vera will eventually be the pianists for this event, accompanying 15 singers from all over the Basque Country. Click here if you want to know more details about the concert and if you do not want to miss your ticket!
17 December 2014
CAROLS CONCERT, AND... MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
The last engagement of the year could not be anything else but a Christmas Carols concert. Tonight at the Montpelier Church in South Croydon, Welsh tenor Joshua Owen Mills and Rodrigo de Vera will offer a selection of carols and other Christmas and love related songs. The concert will start at 7.30pm, and admission is free. Enjoy it, and... Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2015!
10 November 2014
TICKETS FOR CARMEN
You can now have your tickets for François Ithurbide's production of Carmen. Conducted by Italian Aldo Salvagno, the performances will take place on the days 15th and 16th of November at 7pm at the Amaia Cultural Centre, in Irun. Click here for tickets and more information about the two performances of French composer Georges Bizet's greatest opera.
26 September 2014
Rodrigo has just been appointed an official accompanist for the XV. Bilbao-Bizkaia International Singing Competition. Running from the 22nd November until the 26th November with almost 100 singers from all over the world, the GRAND FINAL will take place on Saturday 29th November at the Palacio Euskalduna of Bilbao, Spain. For more information, visit the website of the competition.
07 September 2014
During the first half of November, Rodrigo will work as a répétiteur on François Ithurbide's production of Carmen, at the Lírica Luis Mariano of Irún (Spain). Led by Italian conductor Aldo Salvagno, it has all the ingredients to be a fantastic show! For more information, click here.
29 August 2014
RIGOLETTO PRE-SHOW TALK FINALLY ONLINE
On 20th February, the English National Opera offered a pre-performance talk about Verdi's opera Rigoletto. After having to deal with many sound problems, ENO has finally been able to post it on SoundCloud. A very interesting recording with interviews to Sarah Lenton (opera and theatre historian) and Rodrigo de Vera (répétiteur) among others, to discover more about this iconic opera.
28 July 2014
BACK TO ENO
One month after finishing his training as a Trainee Repetiteur at the English National Opera, Rodrigo has been offered to return to ENO for two more productions. This time he will work simultaneously on Handel's Xerxes and Puccini's The Girl of the Golden West (La fanciulla del West) for the autumn season 2014-15. You will find more information on ENO's website, www.eno.org.
29 June 2014
Today and for the next three weeks, Rodrigo will join the Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto in Castiglione della Pescaia (Italy) as a répétiteur and vocal coach. Right after that, he will travel to Fontainebleau (France), to work during four weeks in an opera workshop called Voix d'été. Exciting summer!
19 June 2014
The 'audio' section has been updated with two songs, both taken from a live recording of the Wigmore Hall recital offered by Joshua Owen Mills and Rodrigo de Vera last month. The pieces are I' vidi in terra from Tre Sonetti di Petrarca by Franz Liszt, and Lied aus der Ferne - WoO 137 by Ludwig van Beethoven. Enjoy them!
10 June 2014
RODRIGO IN THE West End LIVE
It has just been confirmed that Rodrigo de Vera will take part in West End LIVE, a show in Trafalgar Square that displays the quality and diversity of entertainment on offer in the heart of London. He will accompany tenor Ashley Catling and baritone George von Beigen on the famous duet from Les Pêcheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers) by French composer Georges Bizet. Click here for more information about this exciting event that celebrates its 10 years!
26 May 2014
AND THE BIG DAY ARRIVED...
...the day in which Welsh tenor Joshua Owen Mills and Rodrigo de Vera will make their Wigmore Hall recital debut, offering songs by Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Britten and Quilter. Come along and enjoy with them this very special occasion!
15 May 2014
BBC RADIO 3'S IN TUNE PROGRAMME (LIVE BROADCAST)
Rodrigo de Vera has visited the studios of the BBC Radio 3 together with soprano Mary Bevans and baritone Roderick Williams. They have performed excerpts of Così fan tutte, in order to promote tomorrow's opening night. Here you will find the whole episode. To listen to the Così interview (including director Phelim McDermott) and the excerpts, go to 01:13:36. Enjoy it!
29 April 2014
THEBANS IN REHEARSAL
Take an exclusive look to some of the rehearsals of the opera before we premiere it next Saturday!
07 April 2014
RODRIGO DE VERA IN THE NEW OPERA THEBANS
It has just been announced that Rodrigo de Vera will be playing the synthesizer and the celesta in the performances of Thebans, prize-winning British composer Julian Anderson's first opera. With a libretto by Frank McGuinness, this world premiere production will be directed by Pierre Audi, with Edward Gardner leading the orchestra. Click here for tickets and more information about this compelling re-telling of Sophocles' timeless Theban tragedies!
19 March 2014
GERALD FINLEY VOCAL MASTERCLASS ON YOUTUBE
Gerald Finley's masterclass at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama is finally on Youtube! Check the 'Recordings' section to see soprano Magdalena Molendowska accompanied by Rodrigo de Vera.
22 February 2014
LIVE BROADCAST OF PETER GRIMES
Tomorrow´s performance of Peter Grimes at the London Coliseum (English National Opera) will be broadcasted live in cinemas of the UK, Ireland, and around the world. Wherever you are... enjoy the show!!
10 February 2014
TICKETS FOR THE RECITAL AT THE WIGMORE HALL
The tickets for Joshua Owen Mills' and Rodrigo de Vera's recital at the Wigmore Hall in London are already on sale. Take yours here and enjoy this interesting concert in which they will offer works by Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Britten and Quilter!
30 January 2014
Whether you were there or not, it does not matter... Click here if you want to check #ENOGrimes' opening night's reviews roundup, and I am sure you will want to come to any of the remaining seven performances!
14 January 2014
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