Mexican tenor Javier Camarena to partake in Met Opera gala concert

The gala concert will include over 40 opera singers from around the world

Mexican tenor Javier Camarena to partake in Met Opera fundraising gala concert
English 24/04/2020 14:35 Newsroom Mexico City Actualizada 14:46
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The Metropolitan Opera House will stream a live concert featuring the Mexican tenor Javier Camarena in April 25 at 12:00. “The current global pandemic forces us to physical distancing, to confine ourselves at our homes, and it’s very important for our soul and our spirit to remain optimistic and with the hope that we will get through this together,” said the opera singer through a statement.

The Metropolitan Opera House concert is part of a program that will be available via streaming on the Met Opera website. Over 40 outstanding opera singers will partake in the concert, including the sopranos Anna Netrebko, Soya Yoncheva, Renée Fleming, and Pretty Yende; the mezzo-sopranos Anita Rachelishvili and Elina Garanca; the tenors Jonas Kaufmann, Piotr Beczala, Roberto Alagna, and Lawrence Brownlee; the baritones Michael Volle and Ambrogio Maestri; the bass-baritone Bryn Terfel; and the bass René Pape.

Today, Camarena participated in the streaming of the Donizetti Opera Festival that took place to raise funds for the home town of the Italian composer, one of the places that have been severely stricken by COVID-19.

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Other artists that participated in the gala, that is available on the festival’s Instagram and Facebook accounts, are the music director of the festival Riccardo Frizza, and singers like the sopranos Carmela Remigio, Jessica Pratt, and Davinia Rodríguez, the tenor Celso Albelo, the bass Alex Esposito, and the baritone Paolo Bordogna, among others.

“After some days of rest with the family, I’m very glad to participate with the initiatives of great festivals and opera houses in the world such as the Donizetti Opera Festival in Italy and the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. I’m proud to be part of these actions because we are highly aware of the relevance of music and arts as nourishment for the human soul,” said Camarena.

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He added that all the artists participating at these festivals and theaters are giving the talent to the world hoping people will join in and experience moments of joy and beauty.

“I'd like to remind you that we are here for all of you; we do it with our heart and love because our career is to share; our mission is to convey emotions and feelings through music and create beauty that anyone can contemplate. This is still the essence of our work and, by the end of the day, we live from it and we have families and houses to provide for. I sincerely hope that when this terrible emergency is over, the people who are enjoying our work from afar will continue to do so in theaters and halls where we will be waiting for them with open arms,” he said.

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