Mexican singers to Salzburg Festival 2013

Javier Camarena, Rolando Villazón and Rebeca Olvera will participate at the Salzburg Festival in the summer of 2013.

Los Mexicans Rolando Villazón, Javier Camarena and Rebeca Olvera will participate at the Salzburg Festival in the summer of 2013.

The tenor Rolando Villazón will interpret the role of Lucio Silla, an opera that Mozart wrote at age 16 on the hated Roman consul and that meant transit to the maturity of the prodigy child.

Villazon, who debuted at the Salzburg Festival in 2005, participated yesterday in the New Year Gala dedicated to Verdi in the Baden-Baden Festival in Germany, thus inaugurating the year of celebrations dedicated to the composer.

Salzburg is no stranger to the commemoration and has focused its programme of opera in Verdi and Wagner, both composers born 200 years ago.

Under orders from acclaimed conductor Zubin Mehta leading the Vienna Philharmonic, the tenor Javier Camarena returns to Salzburg – following its debut in 2012 with Claudio Abbado – now as Fenton in Verdi Falstaff; in May, the singer will interpret the figure of Redentor in the oratory Isaac Abraham.

The soprano Rebeca Olvera Redentor will debut in Salzburg as the young Adalgisa in the production of Bellini Norma – very much appreciated composer by both Wagner and Verdi – and will share the stage with soprano Cecilia Bartoli, in charge of the lead role in the staging of Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier.

The cufflink Bartoli-Olvera will be repeated in Rossini Ory Le Comte in the Theatre of the Champs-Elysees production in Paris in 2014, in which the Mexican will interpret the Isolier.

The Salzburg Festival, will start on July 19th, will present opera, theatre and concerts for five or six weeks during the summer and it is described as the most important of the world.

In this Edition, highlights the presence of conductors like Riccardo Muti – who will conduct Nabucco – Lorin Maazel, Daniel Barenboim, Christoph Eschenbach and Gustavo Dudamel.