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The Opera Atelier presents

"A Night in Paris with Chopin and Malibran" Art Salon Series
MIAMI – Sunday, December 3, 5 pm

MIAMI – The Opera Atelier presents the recreation of a Parisian art salon circa 1840, December 4, 2017, 4pm, at the Steinway Piano Gallery in Coral Gables. The performance will consist of a theatrical representation with musical performances and literary selections, after an original script by The Opera Atelier’s Daniel Daroca and Jorge Arcila.

The script seeks to evoke the spirit of the salon of Countess Merlin, a Cuban born writer, opera singer and patroness of the arts, around whom great artists and writers of the time congregated. Personalities who visited her salon included Chopin, Musset, Berlioz, Rachel, Malibran, Balzac, Liszt and Viardot. Based on literary sources and the private correspondence of some of the characters, this program features music of the belcanto era. Characters will include (in order of appearance) Mercedes Jaruco, Comtesse de Merlin, Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, María Malibran, Luigi Lablache, Frederic Chopin, Rachel Félix, Henrriette Sontag, and Mercedes’ daughter Teresa. The eclectic misse en scène features some creations by distinguished Cuban American couture designer Oscar García López.


The art salon cast features Jorge Arcila, Rebecca Benítez, Gillian Cura, Daniel Daroca, Kiley Hernández, Silvia Ludueña, and Natasha Nutkiewicz. From The Opera Atelier Singing and Interpretation Studio of Professor Jorge Arcila, junior division artist Darlen Maceo will be appearing as Teresa de Merlin.


Join us for the informational recital and the live art salon reenactment! Experience live the intimate atmosphere of a Nineteenth Century Parisian art salon with some of the most beautiful songs and arias from the classical repertoire, as well as exquisite literary selections, interpreted by talented artists.


Free Admission.


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The Opera Atelier makes opera accessible to a variety of audiences by offering an array of quality programs: from recitals to operas in condensed form, to full operas with piano or orchestral accompaniment. One of our most successful formats is our Great Opera Moments series, an selection of tastefully staged opera scenes featuring both seasoned and emerging artists. Through these varied programs opera lovers and the general public can experience the exhilaration of grand opera in an intimate setting, a powerhouse of vocal talent in an enjoyable evening.
Our next Great Opera Moments
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
Sunday, November 4, 8.00pm

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