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Tenor star Juan Diego Flórez's passion for Latin American music started at an early age, when he was still a child. It was a deep and lasting passion and his initial encounter with it turned into a lifelong passion. "I grew up with vals criollos, Marineras, boleros, rancheras and tangos, magnificent songs from Latin America," he says. Now, he documents his love for Latin American music on a very personal album, Bésame Mucho, available now from Sony Classical.
Lisette Oropesa & Juan Diego Florez to open the 2020-21 season at Teatro Alla Scala / OPERAWIRE
The superintendent at the Teatro alla Scala Dominique Meyer has confirmed that Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor" will open the 2020-21 season on Dec. 7, 2021. In an interview with La Reppublica, Meyer said, the opera will star Lisette Oropesa and Juan Diego Flórez. Music Director of the Teatro alla Scala Riccardo Chailly will conduct the production by Yannis Kokkos. Meyer also confirmed, that ...
Juan Diego Florez - Besame Mucho is the WFMT 'Featured New Release'
Peruvian star tenor Juan Diego Flórez goes back to his roots on his new album Bésame Mucho, which reflects his personal story. His love of Latin American music started at an early age, when he was still a child. It was a deep and lasting passion and his initial encounter with it turned into a lifelong interest. "I grew up with vals criollos, Marineras, boleros, rancheras, and tangos –...
Juan Diego Florez exhilarates with French arias and Latin encores at Carnegie Hall / New York Classical Review
A recital with Juan-Diego Flórez is always bound to be a major event. His performance at Carnegie Hall on Sunday afternoon, no surprise, boasted an electric atmosphere, even if his early over-reliance on the familiar led to an imbalance between the program's two halves (three, if you count his parade of encores). The top of Sunday's announced program was a predictable run of bel canto arias an...
Juan Diego Florez steals the show on last 'Night of the Proms' / theguardian
In the end, it didn't happen: the Last Night of the Proms didn't descend into a Brexit v EU flag-off; no punches were thrown during Land of Hope and Glory. Certainly the EU flags were more prominent than usual, but as ever they jostled with stripes and crosses and emblems from all around the world – to decipher them all one would need to invent Shazam for flags. In the arena, two of the Prommers mo...
Juan Diego Florez exits Decca Classics. Moves to Sony Classical
Tenor Juan Diego Flórez is joining the Sony Classical label, after 15 years signed to . Though no details have been announced by Sony of the first disc, the relese date is given as autumn 2017. ‘Recordings are such a different means of expression for an opera singer,' said Flórez, reflecting on his new record contract. ‘Musically, they allow you to explore and try new and exciti...
Juan Diego Florez sings for Peru's disadvantaged children / euronews
Juan Diego Flórez is giving disadvantaged children a bright future through the power of music. Inspired by Venezuelan music network "El Sistema" the operatic tenor has created music schools throughout his home country Peru allowing thousands of children from low-income families to play an instrument or to sing in a choir. "Music can improve the lives of children of the youth and can really transfo...
Juan Diego Florez interview with theguardian
Following 2014's ecstatically-received album of French songs, Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez now takes the listener to Italy with a recording of popular Italian songs. The album – released on September 25, 2015 – includes many new arrangements and was recorded in the Italian seaside resort of Fano, adding extra depth to its authentic flavor. Flórez is joined on several tra...
Juan Diego Florez Shifts Tone and Persona / The New York Times
The boyish pluck is still there, but middle age seems to have sneaked up on Juan Diego Florez. It's etched lightly across his face, in some wayward gray hairs, and even in his seemingly effortless, upswept tenor. Two decades into a starry operatic career, Mr. Florez, at 42, is entering a new vocal phase: He is now singing the role of Edgardo in Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor," more heroic than ...
Juan Diego Florez: Italia / WFMT: New Release Of the Week
Juan Diego Flórez, Decca's "king of the bel canto repertory" (New York Times) joins the illustrious list of tenors to record an album of popular Neapolitan and Italian songs. All the classic favorites are here – from O Sole Mio to Arriverderci Roma, Mattinata and Non ti scordar di me. Many of the songs have been newly arranged to evoke the feel of an authentic Neapolitan café band, an...
Juan Diego Florez - L'Amour / AXS review
On L'Amour (Decca, 2014), Juan Diego Flórez's new recital disc, the award-winning tenor explores French operatic repertoire. His impressive stylistic range reflects his virtuosic command of several rarely sung arias by the Peruvian bel canto superstar. Whether singing from Boieldieu to Donizetti to Massenet, Flórez surpasses any preconceived notions you may have prior to playing thi...
Juan Diego Florez live webcast at WQXR's Greene Space
Tune in on Sunday, May 4 at 3 pm as tenor Juan Diego Flórez comes to WQXR: The Greene Space for his only solo appearance in New York City this season. The event is sold out, but a video webcast will be available on this page. Acclaimed for his performances of the leading bel canto tenor roles of Rossini, Donizetti and Bellini, as well as Verdi, Puccini, Gluck, and Mozart, Flór...
Juan Diego Florez - L'Amour is WFMT 'New Release Of the Week'
WFMT - Chicago has selected 2 tracks from L'Amour, the new CD from tenor Juan Diego Flórez and the Bologna Teatro Comunale Orch led by Roberto Abbado
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