Opera and zarzuela night with Nancy Fabiola Herrera at the Teatro Solís

The lyric season of Teatro Solís continues, with a night of Opera and Zarzuela by the hand of the Spanish mezzo-soprano Nancy Fabiola Herrera, accompanied by the French pianist Pierre Vallet. 

The second title of the 2019 Opera season of the Teatro Solís is the lyric concert of the Spanish mezzo-soprano Nancy Fabiola Herrera, who during one night and accompanied by the French pianist Pierre Vallet, will perform arias of opera repertoire and zarzuela.

Part I

  • Tchaikovsky, Jeanne d’Arc: Da, chas Nastal!
  • Bizet, Carmen: Habanera.
  • F. Liszt: Sonetto 123 from Petrarch.
  • Verdi, Il Trovatore: Condotta ell´era in ceppi.
  • Saint-Saëns, Samson & Delilah: Mon coeur s´ouvre à ta voix.

 Part II

  • R. Chapí,Chavala La: It was my mare the gypsy.
  • R. Chapí, El Barquillero: When it’s so deep.
  • F.Chueca, La Gran Vía: Tango de la Menegilda.
  • Isaac Albeniz, Travel Memories, Op. 71: VI. Rumors of the Caleta.
  • J. Giménez, La Tempranica: Sierras de Granada.

About Nancy Fabiola Herrera

Nancy Fabiola Herrera © Fidelio Artist – Fernando Vázquez Morago

Nancy Fabiola Herrera’s constant presence on international stages makes her one of the great mezzo-sopranos of today. Noted for the beauty of her voice, wide register and its musicality, all this, together with her great scenic gifts, has made the mezzo canaria one of the most relevant artists of the operatic landscape. Her hypnotizing interpretation of Carmen has led her to be called “The Carmen of the 21st Century” by the specialized press. She received the 2018 Opera Opera Award for a career.

She made her debut at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires as Isabella in L’italiana in Algeri with maestro Antonello Allemandi in a new production by J. Antón Rechi. She had an enormous success of public and critic in her debut as Bernarda in the Spanish opera of Miquel Ortega, based on the work of Lorca, The house of Bernarda Alba under the baton of the same composer and the direction of Barbara Lluch at the Teatro de la Zarzuela of Madrid.

Other performances included the Stabat Mater de Rossini in Malaga, Requiem de Verdi in the Cathedral of Mallorca, in San Sebastián and Guadalajara (Mexico) directed the last two by Placido Domingo, 3rdSymphony Mahlerwith the OSODRE of Uruguay and the teacher Diego Naser , concert at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow with maestro Alexis Soriano, recitals at the Palau de la Música in Valencia with pianist Rubén Fernández Aguirre and at the Benicassim Festival with Ainhoa ​​Arteta, and a concert tour through Spain with the septet of “Soloists of Valencia”.

She started the year with her presence at the Metropolitan Opera in NY in three titles, making her debut as Herodias in Salome, Fenena in Nabucco and Maddalena in Rigoletto. 2016-17 included debuts at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid as Cecilia in Las Golondrinas, Eboli in Don Carlo at the Teatro del Canal in Madrid and in the Tchaikovsky concert hall in Moscow as Sara in Roberto Devereaux.

Her active career as a recitalist and concertist has led her to cover a wide repertoire that she has interpreted worldwide as the Requiem Verdi in the Palau de la Música of Valencia and Barcelona, ​​San Sebastián and Casals Festival in Puerto Rico, Scheherezade de Ravel , Amor Brujo with the Bremen Philharmony under the baton of maestro Josep Pons, La Vida Breve in Madrid at the National Auditorium with Maestro Juanjo Mena and in Toulouse with the Capitole Orchestra. She has also sung The Brief Life in St. Petersburg, the Tanglewood Festival, the Toronto Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic with Maestro Frühbeck de Burgos. Missa In tempore belli de Haydn with the ONE and Maestro de Burgos. The Mort de Cléopatre de Berlioz with the Symphony of Galicia.
Other roles Mrs. Herrera has played include Charlotte in Werther (Opera of Oviedo), Giovanna Seymour in Anna Bolena (Gran Teatre Liceu de Barcelona), Isabella in L’italiana in Algeri (Kansas City, Jerez and Las Palmas) Giulietta in Tales of Hoffmann (Opera Bastille and Seattle), Adalgisa in Norma (Montpellier) Dorabella in Cosí fan tutte (Toulon, Tokyo, Las Palmas) Pauline in Pique Dame (Teatro Real), Orlovsky in Die Fledermaus, Rosina in Barber of Seville ( Sabadell, Philadelphia, Buffalo, Mexico and Uruguay) Baba the Turk in The Rake`s Progress (Las Palmas), and Romeo in I Capuletti ed i Montecchi (Tulsa) among others.

Her future opera commitments include debut at the Houston Grand Opera as Paula in Florence atAmazon Daniel Catán’s, as Gypsy at Wildcat Penella’sat the Los Angeles Opera alongside Plácido Domingo, Giulietta at Hoffmann’s Tales in the National Theater of Beijing, Delilah in Samson and Delilah at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville.

About Pierre Vallet

© Pierre Vallet

Praised for the elegance and intensity of his performances, the French conductor Pierre Vallet is a frequent guest of the world’s great opera companies.

He has directed Madama Butterfly and Faust in The Metropolitan Opera; Tannhäuser and Carmen in L’Opéra National de Paris; Carmen and Samson and Delilah at the Dallas Opera; Orpheus and Euridice (Glück) at the Opera Theater St. Louis; Don Carlo at the Lithuanian National Opera House, Vilnius; Lto Juive at the Opera in Gothenburg, Sweden; Faust in the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona.

In other places he has directed Eugene Onegin, Tannhäuser and Otello at the Tokyo Opera Nomori; L’Enfant et les Sortilèges at the Manhattan School of Music in New York; Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Hänsel and Gretel at the Saito Kinen Festival; Bartok´s Bluebeard´s Castle in Shanghai and Beijing; Madama Butterfly in Tokyo Bunka Kaikan; and Manon de Massenet at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.

Master Vallet’s symphonic work includes regular appearances with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London; the Camerata Royal in Bucharest; the Brasov Philharmonic in Romania, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra; the National Philharmonic of Chisinau, Moldova; the Spoleto Festival USA; the St. Hughes concert series in Miami and the Greenwich Village Orchestra in New York.

Vallet is a long-standing member of the Metropolitan Opera, first as a pianist and coach and then joined the list of personnel directors.

He has enjoyed a long-term musical partnership with Seiji Ozawa, working closely on some fifty operatic and oratory productions throughout Japan, the United States and Europe, which encompasses a wide and diverse repertoire.
As a pianist, he has performed in duo recitals in the United States and Europe with some of the world’s most renowned singers, such as Natalie Dessay, Maria Guleghina, Ying Huang, Denyce Graves (in the White House) and Dmitri Hvorostovsky. More recently, he appeared at the Vienna State Opera with Roberto Alagna, and with Joyce di Donato in a live concert for the release of his new album Stella Di Napoli.