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Song Recital: Marly Montoni & Ángeles Iglesias at The Shoe Factory on November 2

Praised for “her dark, voluptuous timbre, her breathtaking chest voice, and the admirable control with which she sustains long phrases” – “moving, flawlessly musical and worthy of any great theatre on the planet”, young dramatic soprano Marly Montoni made her debut at the Theatro Municipal de São Paulo in 2017 as Leonora Beethoven’s Fidelio. She is making her Cyprus debut joining forces with pianist Ángeles Iglesias – prize-winner in several international piano competitions including Premio “Manuel de Falla” in Spain and the Bösendorfer/Yamaha International Piano Competition in Austria. Their recital is built upon a delightful programme of songs by Brazilian composers Heitor Villa-Lobos, Carlos Gomes, Francisco Mignone, Cesar Guerra-Peixe, Camargo Guarnieri, Chiquinha Gonzaga, Waldemar Henrique, Ronaldo Miranda, Claudio Santoro, Lorenzo Fernandez.

MARLY MONTONI
Praised for “her dark, voluptuous timbre, her breathtaking chest voice, and the admirable control with which she sustains long phrases” – “moving, flawlessly musical and worthy of any great theatre on the planet”, the Brazilian young dramatic soprano Marly Montoni made her debut at the Theatro Municipal de São Paulo in 2017 as Leonora Beethoven’s Fidelio. She was subsequently engaged for a succession of leading roles, including, Abigaille in Verdi’s Nabucco, Liú in Puccini’s Turandot, Anne Trulove in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, as well as the soprano part in the São Paulo premieres of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Requiem, Elodie Bouny’s Meia Lágrima for soprano and orchestra, and John Adams’s oratorio El Niño.

Montoni’s roles include Bess in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess at the Palace of Arts in Belo Horizonte, Odaleia in Antônio Carlos Gomes’ opera Condor, Elisabetta in Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux, and the title role of Catalani’s La Wally, which she sung at the Theatro São Pedro.

Recent performances include Messiaen’s song cycle for dramatic soprano and orchestra, Poèmes pour Mi, with the Bahia Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Carlos Prazeres, and the soprano soloist in Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Minas Gerais under the baton of Fabio Mechetti. Marly Montoni returned to the Theatro Municipal de São Paulo this summer, to perform the title role in Verdi’s Aida to great audience and critical acclaim.

Marly Montoni is a graduate of the Cruzeiro do Sul University in Brazil, where she studied classical singing. She has furthered her training under the instruction of tenor Antonio Lotti, Italian bass Carlo Colombara and pianist Rafael Andrade.

ÁNGELES IGLESIAS
Prize winner in several international piano competitions, including Premio “Manuel de Falla” in Spain, the Bösendorfer/Yamaha International Piano Competition in Austria, the International Piano Competition “Alessandro Casagrande” in Italy, and Juventudes Musicales in Bilbao, Spain, where she was also awarded a “Mention of Honour” for the best interpretation of Spanish music, Ángeles Iglesias has appeared throughout Europe and America, in prestigious venues such as Vienna’s Musikverein, Brussels’ La Monnaie, Tbilisi’s Kakhidze Center for Music and Culture, the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto – where her first CD was recorded live, the Claudio Santoro National Theatre of Brasilia and the Theatro Municipal de São Paulo.

Iglesias has appeared with a number of orchestras, under the baton of esteemed conductors such as Elena Herrera, Luis Izquierdo, Tulio Collacioppo, Isabel Costes and David Muqeria. Memorable moments of her career include her performance in the world première of Shalva Mshvelidze´s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in the Tbilisi Center for Music and Culture, under the baton of David Muqeria, and her performance in the Georgian premiere of Radames Gnattali’s Piano Concerto, under the baton of Vakhtang Kakhidze.

Ángeles Iglesias started her piano studies at her hometown of Seville; later, she moved to Madrid where she obtained her Bachelor in piano and chamber music, and she continued her studies in Vienna, under the internationally renowned Professor Hans Graf in the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst.

PROGRAMME

Carlos Gomes (1836-1896)
Bela Ninfa de Minh ’alma 
Quem sabe? 

Francisco Mignone (1897-1986)
Alma Adorada

Chiquinha Gonzaga (1847-1935)
Lua Branca 

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
Impressões Seresteiras, for solo piano 
Melodia Sentimental 
Samba Clássico 
Bachiana 5

Interval

Waldemar Henrique (1905-1995)
No Jardim de Oeira  
Cobra Grande/ Foi Bôto, sinhá 

Ronaldo Miranda (b. 1948)
Cantares

Claudio Santoro (1919-1989)
Acalanto da Rosa

Cesar Guerra-Peixe (1914-1993)
Teus olhos        
Vou-me embora pra Passárgada 

Lorenzo Fernandez (1897-1948)
Madrigal   

Camargo Guarnieri (1907-1993)
Ponteio for solo piano
Se você compreendesse   

Carlos Gomes (1836-1896)
Qual orribile peccato from Opera Fosca   

When Wednesday, November 2 at 8.30 pm
Where The Shoe Factory, Ermou Street, 304 Nicosia
Location
𝗜𝗡𝗙𝗢𝗥𝗠𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 & 𝗕𝗢𝗫-𝗢𝗙𝗙𝗜𝗖𝗘:
www.pharosartsfoundation.org
Tel. 22-663871 (Monday – Friday 10:00am-2:00pm)
Tickets €20/€15 (Concessions, Members of the Pharos Arts Foundation)
Supported by the Embassy of Brazil on the occasion of the country’s 200 years of independence

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