Lyrical and jazz, two musical shows at the Teatro Mayor

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The theater begins its programming in 2022 with two musical performances: on January 27, the Mexican tenor Ramón Vargas will perform and on January 28, the Colombian Urpi Barco, in a concert mixing jazz and Latin American rhythms.

Lyrical and jazz, two musical shows at the Teatro Mayor

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To participate in this concert and other theater events, the public will be asked for the vaccination card against covid-19 or the digital certificate.

On Thursday January 27, 2022, the stage of the Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo Theater will have its first show of the year and thus opens a season that will regularly include classical and popular music, theatre, dance and opera events.

The person responsible for the opening of the year will be a very special guest who saves the lyrical tradition: the Mexican tenor Ramón Vargas, one of the most remarkable in Latin America, will give a recital accompanied by the Georgian pianist Mzia Bakhturidze. It will be a night of celebration in which iconic opera pieces will be rescued, but also classic songs from the Mediterranean and Latin America.

Vargas started his career in the 1980s, when he won the contest Enrico Caruso for tenors in Milan, Italy, and moved to Austria to complete his musical studies. Since 1990 he started performing in international theaters and festivals and in 1992 he appeared at the Metropolitan Theater in New York playing Edgardo in ‘Lucia de Lamermoor’, alongside June Anderson and replacing Luciano Pavarotti .

His presentation was so remarkable that years later he made his debut at La Scala in Milan, where he interpreted the role of Fenton, under the direction of Riccardo Muti, in the production commissioned from Giorgio Strehler on the occasion of the centenary of ‘Falstaff’. His discography includes recordings of operas by Rossini, Bellini, Verdi, Werther, Massenet and Granados. In addition, he constantly performs in recitals with opera arias, Christmas carols and various programs of popular Italian and Mexican songs. England’s ‘Opera Now’ named him artist of the year in 2000 and the magazine ‘FestivalMagazine’‘ has positioned him as the number one tenor in the world for the past four years.

Lyrical and jazz, two musical shows at the Teatro Mayor

Lyrical and jazz, two musical shows at the Teatro Mayor

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Lyrical and jazz, two musical shows at the Teatro Mayor

The concert will take place on Thursday, January 27, at 8 p.m., at Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo Theater. Tickets from 40,000 pesos.

The next day, singer and songwriter Urpi Barco will take the stage to celebrate the tenth anniversary of “Sueños”, her first solo album. The concert will be a journey through the worlds of records ‘Manglares’, ‘Portrait’, ‘Palpitar’ and ‘Dreams’, in which Urpi and his band navigate through popular songs, bambuco, cumbia, currulao, chalupa, joint and ballads of the Atrato river to make traditional songs dressed in jazz.

Urpi, which means “dove” in Quechua, is currently one of the most recognized singers and composers in the field of new Colombian music and Latin American jazz. He was born in Bogotá, but lived much of his childhood in Medellín and Cali, the city where he began his artistic studies at the Antonio María Conservatory in Valencia and at the School of Fine Arts Theater.

He then studied at the Francisco José de Caldas District University and at the Liceu Conservatory in Barcelona (Spain). With more than 20 years of experience on stage, Urpi has three musical productions as a soloist: For 22 years she worked as a singer, actress and musical director of the Fundación Teatro Comunidad, where she participates in the creation of soundtracks for plays, puppets and children’s concerts and since 2010 she has been teaching popular singing at the School of Arts and Music of Sergio Arboleda University, a university space in which she was also coordinator of the singer of the region and vocal researcher.

This concert will take place on Friday January 28, at 8 p.m., at the Teatro Estudio del Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo. Notes of 30,000 and 40,000 pesos.

William N. Fernandez