Ópera de Bellas Artes studio, eight years training young musicians with international excellence
More than 100 artists have benefited from the INBAL program, which contributes to the professional development of singers and pianists.
On January 7, the Fine Arts Opera Studio (EOBA) celebrates eight years of activities, during which it has contributed to the training of 96 singers and 16 pianists through an improvement program to promote professional levels of international quality.
In 2014, the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature (INBAL), an agency of the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Mexico, founded the Fine Arts Opera Studio, with the aim of providing an annual operatic specialization program through workshops. , master classes and artistic presentations to promote the professional excellence of its residents in the world environment.
During the eight years of the EOBA, its beneficiaries have participated in numerous national opera productions, such as Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni and La Finta Semplice, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Carmen, by Georges Bizet; Philemon and Baucis, by Joseph Haydn; La Bohème, by Giacomo Puccini; The Elixir of Love, by Gaetano Donizetti; Mephistopheles, by Arrigo Boito; Rigoletto and La Traviata, by Giuseppe Verdi, as well as at the premieres of The Journey to Reims, by Gioachino Rossini; La Güera, by Carlos Jiménez Mabarak; and The Marriage of Camacho, by Felix Mendelssohn.
They have also contributed to the world premieres of five operas by national composers: Viaje, by Javier Torres Maldonado; Ana and her shadow, by Gabriela Ortiz; The crescent, by Georgina Derbez; Bufadero, by Hebert Vázquez and Anacleto Morones, by Víctor Rasgado.
Currently, different graduates of the program have been awarded in contests and develop international careers. This is the case of the soprano Karen Gardeazabal, who has performed in important forums, such as the Arena di Verona, in Italy, or the New Opera Theater, in Dubai. Bass Alejandro López has been invited to venues in Spain, such as the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, in Valencia; the Teatro de la Zarzuela, in Madrid and the Opera de Las Palmas, in Gran Canaria.
The tenor Enrique Guzmán has performed in artistic spaces in America, Europe and Oceania, such as the Miami Lyric Opera, in the United States, and the Gertrude Opera, in Melbourne, Australia. The soprano María Caballero has participated in opera productions at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, in Spain, and at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, in Italy, among others.
The baritone Omar Lara has been invited to three opera titles at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía and the soprano Yunuet Laguna recently performed with the Wolf Trap Opera Company in the United States. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Stüber has sung at the Mozart Theater Magdeburg, in Switzerland, and at the Staatstheater Braunschweig, in Germany. The Staatsoper Stuttgart, also from Germany, has received the tenor Ángel Macías, while the baritone Jorge Ruvalcaba has participated in four productions of the Opernhaus Zürich, in Switzerland, and the tenors Alejandro del Ángel and Leonardo Sánchez, as well as the soprano Angélica Alejandre have taken their singing to the Theater Dortmund, in Germany, to name a few.
The Fine Arts Opera Studio will continue with high-quality professional training for young singers and musicians from Mexico. Currently, most of its activities are carried out virtually and face-to-face activities are carried out under a strict health protection protocol, within the framework of the “With you in the distance” and #BackAVerte campaigns of the Ministry of Culture. federal and INBAL.