Monday, August 22, 2011

Plácido Domingo became the king of Cesky Krumlov

Spanish tenor Placido Domingo received loud applause for his performance at the closing concert of the International Music Festival Cesky Krumlov, which took place south of the Czech Republic after 17 years absence. More than six thousand people attended the gala concert in the open air, which lasted two hours and included opera, operetta, zarzuela and six additions, the last of which was the traditional "Granada", a song composed by Mexican Augustine Lara and has popularized Sunday.

"The best were the operettas, exotic and very temperamental for us. Liked a lot, "said Efe Petr Veber, music critic for the station Cesky Rozhlas - Vltava. In this genre, typically Spanish, were selected passages from "The Jewish child," Paul Luna, "Wonder" by Federico Moreno Torroba, "The Barber of Lavapies" by Francisco Asenjo Barbieri, and "The landlady of the port" Paul Sorozábal Mariezcurrena.

Sunday alternated on stage with Puerto Rican soprano Ana Maria Martinez lyrical, and she sang three songs and together they scored some dance steps. They were accompanied by the Orchestra Czech Radio Symphony, conducted by Eugene Kohn American. The audience, among whom was Minister of Culture, Jiri Besser, crammed on a warm night and clear sky, the makeshift auditorium one of the parking in the city.

There was no space in this capacity, even in the palace gardens of the old medieval town, famous for the meander of the Vltava river and the imposing castle on the rock. After the first addition, the audience stood and cheered for a while the artist from Madrid, who received a bunch of flowers at the end of his performance.

The further away from the podium, who were more than 150 yards away, could follow the event through four giant screens, which did not stop to enjoy the event. The Spanish tenor and baritone, who gave two press conferences prior to the concert, did not address the audience of Cesky Krumlov from the bench.

This year's competition have come two other Czech-speaking Spanish tenor, Jose Cura as the Argentine and Mexican Ramón Vargas.

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