The Queen of Spain will preside The Homage Gala to Berganza in Real of Madrid.

The Queen will preside over next Friday, day 21, the gala the Teatro Real organized to pay tribute to the mezzo-soprano Teresa Berganza, on the occasion of her recent 80th birthday.A gala that Teresa Berganza lives, in the days before, with great excitement and nerves, as she recognized last Wednesday at a meeting with journalists. «I thank this a lot.» «When Mortier proposed it to me I did not hesitate, I said yes», confessed the honoree. Gerard Mortier, the actual Mayor, ahead on the same day and in her presence, confesed that it will be a «fun, endearing and full of surprises» night. Although the Teatro Real Berganza consider hers, for being in her «village», Madrid, guard with much secret the gala details, it has been confirmed Carlos Álvarez Malaga baritone and soprano María Bayo. They will also be that day on stage under Belgian baritone José Van Dam and the French soprano Annick Massis. For the occasion, the Orchestra and titular chorus of the Theater, the Symphony Orchestra of Madrid, will be at the orders of Sylvain Cambreling and Alejo Pérez. The program will not miss the music of Mozart and Rossini, two of the composers who most has sung Teresa Berganza throughout her successful career, and zarzuela, which, as she confessed this week she has recorded on numerous occasions but never sung in a production.

María Garcia-Rosado