During the next few months Mazatlán will experience the Mazatlán 2024 Opera Season, an artistic calendar made up of five productions where the artistic capital produced in the Municipal Arts Center will shine on stage, by providing singers, musicians, actors, dancers, creatives and more, in these productions by the Instituto Municipal de Cultura, Turismo y Arte de Mazatlán.
At a press conference held at Casa Haas, the first edition of the Opera Season was announced in which the Instituto de Cultura, in collaboration with Escena 77 Producciones, will present operas such as “Don Giovanni”, “Elíxir de amor”, “Rigoletto”, with classic stories, but adapted to regional themes.
A fundamental part of this project is the participation of the Ángela Peralta Choir, an emblematic institution of Mazatlán with more than 30 years of uninterrupted history, which will be present at all functions and will provide participants for this select billboard.
“We are very happy at the Ángela Peralta Choir, because by receiving this invitation we have the whole year full of activity, for the people of the choir it is a privilege to participate in these productions. Particularly participating in “Mes de Mariano”, the soloists of the opera were chosen from among those who are part of the choir, an audition was held and they are studying to present this opera in May,” indicated maestra María Murillo, Director of the choir.
Given the commitments to come, the director of the Choir Ángela Peralta made an invitation to people who have the pleasure of singing and desire to learn, to join the ranks of the group which is made up of students, professionals, housewives, rehearsals take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
With a long career in opera productions, maestra María Murillo declares herself ready to enter the scene and told how the choir’s expertise in operas has been.
“With “Elíxir de Amor” we have a long relationship, it was one of the first operas that the Ángela Peralta Choir put on back in 1993, the first version that was in Spanish, with scenery inspired by the paintings of maestro López Sáenz, it was the first real approach for a large opera for the choir,” indicated the leader of the group.