For the first time in the history of music, a tribute full of affection, respect and admiration is paid to two of the greatest lyrical voices of all time. An Italian and a Spanish woman united by an umbilical cord: singing. Their voices resounded in the best theaters in the world, from Sydney to Rome, from Paris to New York. Today the second generation gathers to remember their ancestors, so Montserrat Martí Caballé will sing to her mother and Simona Todaro Pavarotti will sing to her uncle. Simona and Montserrat, Montserrat and Luciano.
Two privileged voices pay tribute to two of the greatest figures of bel canto. In his memory, he presents us with this wonderful recital together with the baritone Luis Santana and the pianist Víctor Carbajo in a program where they will interpret fragments of well-known opera, zarzuela and Neapolitan songs in a great night where they will move us with emblematic pieces such as Caruso, O Sole Mio , El Barbero de Sevilla, Nessum Dorma, Ave María, La Donna e Mobile and many more.
SIMONA TODARO PAVAROTTI - Soprano
Born in Genoa (Italy), soprano Simona Todaro Pavarotti has studied lyric singing in Milan with soprano Elvina Ramella.
She has won numerous prizes in various international competitions such as the prestigious ”Giuseppe Verdi di Parma” and the ”A. Belli” organized by the “Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto” (debuting in the role of Sofia nel Werther by Massenet at the Teatro Verdi in Terni and in Zerlina's at Don Giovanni in Spoleto).
She has been the winner of the “Il Cantante Attore” contest sponsored by the “William Waltom Foundation”. He has been a finalist with special mention in the International Competition "Iris Adami Corradetti" in Padua. Successively, she has been awarded in the “E. Caruso” from Milan.She has sung at the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome in “Prove d'un Opera Seria” by F. Gnecco, in Spoleto in “The Marriage of Figaro” (Susanna), “Dido and Aeneas” by Purcell (Belinda), in the Teatro S. Carlo in Napoli in “La Bohème” by Puccini (Mimì), at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo in “Midsummer Night's Dream” directed by Maestro Bruno Campanella, in the theaters of Trento and Rovigo in the “Così fan tutte ” by Mozart (Fiordiligi).
In the operatic sphere, she has sung the role of Mimi in La Bohème in the city of Fano under the direction of Luciano Pavarotti. This same production has also been transferred to Agrigento in The Valley of the Temples.
The prestigious debut at the Glyndebourne Festival with the role of Mimi in La Bohème (which was followed by 16 replicas in the United Kingdom) stands out. That same opera has since been successfully performed at the Teatro Pergolesi in Jesi and at the Teatro Social in Mantua.
After a pause due to personal reasons, she has returned to singing, perfecting herself with the mezzo-soprano Laura Giuseppina Bulian.
She has recently sung for the Luciano Pavarotti Foundation in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Lucerne, Belgrade, Manfredonia, Cremona, at the Auditorium of Santa Cecilia in Rome and in concert in Modena together with Andrea Bocelli.
Highly appreciated in Japan, she has performed until June 2016 at the Minatomirai theater in Yokohama and has also participated in numerous Japanese television programs.
He continues to give recitals in Italy and Spain and at the beginning of 2023 he will tour 10 nations in Latin America.
MONTSERRAT MARTÍ CABALLÉ - Soprano
She made her operatic debut at the Hamburg Staatsoper as Zerlina in Don Giovanni: “She sang a delicious Zerlina” (Die Welt). “She was a Zerlina with a pure and solid soprano voice” (Hamburger Anzeigen und Nachrichten).. “The main attraction of the night was the debut of Montserrat Martí: an impressive Zerlina. A young soprano with a well projected voice and a solid technique” (Das Opernglas).
Since then, he has returned to Hamburg for another series of performances of Don Giovanni. She made her debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, as Liu in Turandot, reflected in the press as "the birth of a star" (La Vanguardia - October 29, 1999) and "the birth of a new diva" (ABC - October 28, 1999). A ballet student of Maya Plisetskaya, she decided to alternate this activity with studying music and singing, participating in charity concerts such as the Solidarity Concert for Rwanda at the Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca, in the presence of H.M. Queen Sofia, at the Hampton Court Festival in a benefit concert for the Royal Collection Trust in the presence of its Patron, the Prince of Wales, and for the Olga Havel Foundation, in favor of disabled children in Prague.
She has sung in the UNESCO Grand Assembly Hall in Paris, under the direction of Zubin Mehta. Montserrat Martí has sung various concerts and recitals in Europe, including at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Musikhalle in Hamburg, Musikverein in Vienna, Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Castell de Peralada International Music Festival and Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, Teatro Real in Madrid, Bolshoi Theater in Moscow and Maryinsky (Kirov) Theater in Saint Petersburg. He has also sung Mozart's Requiem, under the direction of Sir Neville Marriner and has also recorded and sung in concert with Vangelis in the cross-over repertoire.
In recent seasons he has represented La Clemenza di Tito at the Gran Teatro del Liceo and at the Palau de la Música in Valencia, La Vièrge de Massenet at the Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne, Zerlina in Don Giovanni at the Palm Beach Opera and Orfeo y Eurydice in Barcelona. at the Gran Teatro del Liceo, Despina by Così fan tutte and Edgar de Puccini (role of Fidelia) at the Euro Mediterraneo Festival in Rome, the role of Octavie in Cléopâtre by Massenet at the Gran Teatro del Liceo in Barcelona, as well as in Theater Real de Madrid and various concerts at the Konzerthaus in Vienna and the Philharmonie in Cologne, among others.
LUIS SANTANA - Barítono
This spanish baritone began his musical studies at the age of five, studying with great maestros such as Juana Peñalver, Consuelo Barrio, María Teresa Manzano, Miguel Zanetti, and currently doing so with the eminent Spanish tenor Pedro Lavirgen and Teresa Berganza. .
He has performed in the most important theaters and concert halls in our country: Gran Teatro del Liceo, Auditorio Nacional de Música, Fundación Juan March, Auditorio de Zaragoza, Maestranza de Sevilla, Principal de Alicante, Cervantes de Málaga, Miguel Delibes and Teatro Calderón. of Valladolid, Romea de Murcia, Auditorium of León, Fundación Príncipe de Asturias, Circulo de Bellas Artes of Madrid, Vigo, Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña, Gran Teatro de Córdoba, Gran Teatro de Huelva, Falla de Cádiz, Batel de Cartagena, Principal of Vitoria, Victoria Eugenia of San Sebastián, Palace of Congresses of Granada, Mérida, Circus of Albacete, Auditorium of Cuenca, San Lorenzo del Escorial, Maestro Padilla of Almería, etc...
Cities like Rome, Paris, Milan, Naples, Budapest, Toulon, Bucharest, Donetsk, Lasi, Brasov, Lviv, Rousse, Riga, Porto, Lisbon, Vienna, Eisenach...
He has been led by batons of the stature of García, Roa, Frizzi, Osa, Wilson, Alapont, Lencko, Vasilencko, Diadura, Monsalve, Abelló, Sainz Alfaro, Ortega, Popa, Mesa, Todorov, and a long etc...
Memorable concerts in the Basilica of Pilar de Zaragoza before their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at the National Music Auditorium together with the legendary Orfeón Donostiarra in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen, Mozart's requiem in the Seville Cathedral, Brahms' requiem in the old Cathedral of Salamanca, Homage to Victoria de Los Ángeles in the church where she was baptized, Homage to Teresa Berganza and Antón García Abril. Tribute at the Lleida Auditorium to Ainhoa Arteta. Concert tour with the great Nati Mistral, and the late Paco Valladares on Spanish poetry. Inauguration of the Soriano Musical Autumn Festival under the baton of Odón Alonso. Robles de Laciana Festival with Rosa Torres-Pardo, Úbeda International Festival, Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, etc...