The Gibraltar Philharmonic Society invites you to enjoy a Song recital on Thursday 10th November at the Convent Ballroom at 8pm. The Concert will feature soprano Isabel Rey and pianist Rubén Fernández-Aguirre.
Dedicated body and soul to her vocation: singing, music and theatre, the soprano Isabel Rey, who hails from Valencia, is internationally recognised for her exquisite vocal technique and her sensitive acting skills. Isabel Rey is one of the few hispanic artists who has had the honour of performing regularly at the Salzburg Festival and along her distinguished career she has debuted in the most important capitals on the opera circuit, such as Vienna, Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Zurich, London, Edinburgh, Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Paris, Los Angeles, Washington, Stockholm, Athens, New York, Brussels, Moscow, Tokyo, Rome, Venice and Amsterdam.
Having mastered a wide repertoire which ranges from Monteverdi to Stravinsky, this very versatile singer has performed in more than 70 different operas over the last two decades, the most outstanding among which are Le nozze di Figaro, Lucia di Lammermoor, Simone Boccanegra, Turandot, King Arthur, Così fan tutte, Alcina, Die Fledermaus, Die Zauberflöte, Rigoletto, Les pêcheurs de Perles, Carmen, Don Pasquale, L’elisir d’amore, Idomeneo, Don Giovanni, Falstaff, Der Rosenkavalier, La Bohème, La Fille du régiment, Dialogues des carmelites, Pelléas et Mélisande and The Rake’s Progress always working with great conductors such as Harnoncourt, Noseda, Santi, López Cobos, Welser-Möst, Koopman, Frühbeck de Burgos, Plasson, Viotti, Fischer, Marriner, Lombard, Zedda, Hager, Corboz, Christie, Minkowski, Biondi, Luisi and Maazel.
Born in Barakaldo, in the province of Vizcaya, Spain, Rubén Fernández-Aguirre completed his solo piano studies in Vitoria with Albert Nieto before specializing in opera coaching and piano accompaniment in Vienna with David Lutz and in München with Donald Sulzen. He has also received the guidance of Félix Lavilla, Miguel Zanetti and Wolfram Rieger.
A much sought-after recital accompanist, he regularly collaborates with Carlos Álvarez, Ainhoa Arteta, María Bayo, Gabriel Bermúdez, Mariola Cantarero, Elena de la Merced, Andeka Gorrotxategi, Nancy Fabiola Herrera, Ismael Jordi, José Antonio López, David Menéndez, María José Montiel, Carmen Romeu, José Luis Sola and Carmen Solís, and he has also worked alongside Celso Albelo, Yolanda Auyanet, Josep Bros, Measha Brueggergosman, Mariella Devia, Cristina Gallardo-Domâs, Carol García, Eglise Gutiérrez, Montserrat Martí, Isabel Rey, Christopher Robertson, Ofelia Sala, Ana María Sánchez, Leontina Vaduva and José Manuel Zapata.
The programme will feature compositions by R. Schumann, E. Granados, J. Serrano, P. Luna.
Tickets priced at £20.00 are available from Sacarello’s coffee shop – restaurant in Irish Town and The Silver Shop at 222 Main Street or online at http://www.buytickets.gi
A limited number of tickets at £10.00 are available to senior citizens and students via the John Mackintosh Hall at 308 Main Street. Further information on + 350 200 72134 or http://www.philharmonic.gi.