With baroque style the soprano Andrea Betancur performs in the Concert Series
Various heritage churches of Santiago de Chile, are the stages in which the series of concerts called “Pasión Barroca” will take place, by the Fundación Ópera de Cámara de Chile in conjunction with the Orquesta Barroca de Santiago, among the months of November of this year and January of the next.
“Although it is in a hybrid format, the success of the capacity at the premiere that took place on November 7 at the Santa Gema de Ñuñoa Parish, showed that the pandemic has only generated more desire to listen to live music again,” said soprano Andrea Betancur, a member of Escena Digital, who highlighted an avid audience that will be able to continue vibrating in each concert with the singers and orchestra, with the expressions of “love, passion and fury“, characteristic of the Baroque style.
Hence the name of the cycle “Pasión Barroca“, whose cast is made up of the soprano Andrea Betancur, the mezzo-soprano, Marisol Hernández, the tenor Maximiliano Rivas, the baritone Felipe Ulloa and the Orquesta Barroca de Santiago, under the musical direction of the violinist, Raúl Orellana, expert in baroque.
The singer from Concepción (south of Chile), is also a member of the Chilean Chamber Opera, “regarding the vocal, among the genres that arise in the baroque, one of my favorite periods, is opera, which has undoubtedly transcended until today and has kept alive the interest of artists and audiences who follow it, let us learn more about it by going back to its origins, we will find an aesthetic of ornamentation and transmission of emotions that is exquisite to interpret ” commented.
“And it is very liberating to go back to singing live a repertoire studied in long months of quarantine, together with a chamber orchestra specialized in this style that is a balm for the voice and the ears,” she adds.
The cycle has four micro concerts, each one different from the other and they take place in the months of November, December and culminating in January with a great concert that compiles the previous four, with the purpose of raising funds for the Fundación Ópera de Cámara de Chili.
The following dates are:
Friday, November 19, 6:30 p.m. San Antonio de Padua Parish (Capuchins), Cathedral 2345 (Cumming metro).
Friday, November 26, 6:30 p.m. San Saturnino Parish, Santo Domingo 2772, Plaza Yungay, Santiago Centro.
Friday, December 17, 6:30 p.m. Place to be confirmed.
Saturday, January 8, 2022, 6:30 p.m. Casa Rusa, Holland 3576, Ñuñoa.
The public will be able to anticipate their access, with a mobility pass, by prior registration on the website www.operadecamaradechile.cl – since capacity is limited according to the current phase, registration is advised. Tickets are voluntary to raise funds for the Foundation, and contributions can be made to the Banco Estado account number 29170821708, Fundación Ópera de Cámara de Chile, RUT 65.200.978-6. You will also have the opportunity to donate at the event venue. The Foundation is subject to the Cultural Donations Law, therefore it accepts donations from both companies and individuals.
CHILEAN CHAMBER OPERA
It was born in 2017 with the mission of creating shows that have centuries of tradition with a renewed, daily and contingent look, which promote this art within everyone’s reach. Today it is Fundación, and it is directed by Marisol Hernández, lyrical singer and stage director.
The Foundation obtained its legal status in a pandemic and is the forward of artistic groups with a trajectory linked to the performing arts, opera company, ballet and orchestra, and currently they are made up of lyrical singers specialized in opera, musicians and actors. These artists, for the most part, come from different regions of Chile and have developed their careers in the main theaters of the Metropolitan Region and the country.
One of the main objectives of the Foundation is to contribute to the development, strengthening, teaching and dissemination of the performing musical arts in all its manifestations, and to bring them closer to a heterogeneous public through montages and first-rate artistic creations.