Free opera performance in Spanish marks work’s 100th anniversary

Palm Beach Opera will present a one-night-only performance of Goyescas by Enrique Granados on Friday, January 29, 2016 at 7:30 PM at the Harriet Himmel Theater at CityPlace. The performance is free of charge with a limited number of $25 VIP tickets available and marks the return of the company’s One Opera in One Hour series. More information is available at pbopera.org or by calling 561-833-7888.

Goyescas will be presented in Spanish with English supertitles projected above the stage. Palm Beach Opera’s Benenson Young Artists will perform the lead roles in the opera and Associate Conductor and Chorus Master Greg Ritchey will be the Music Director for the production.

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This presentation is part of the multi-year “Do Something Different: Discover Opera” campaign which engages multi-cultural audiences in opera, specifically the African American and Hispanic communities. The campaign aims to attract a new, more diverse audience that is representative of the community.

Goyescas is an opera in one act and three tableaux, written in 1915 by the Spanish composer Enrique Granados. Granados composed the opera to a Spanish libretto by Fernando Periquet y Zuaznabar with melodies taken from his 1911 piano suite, which was also called Goyescas. The opera was first performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City on January 28, 1916.

Palm Beach Opera is dedicated to producing live opera at an international standard of excellence and to enriching the life of the communities it serves with a diverse offering of educational programs. Founded in 1961, the fully professional Palm Beach Opera presents main stage performances at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach and is a proud member of OPERA America and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.