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La Callas

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At age twelve, after listening to the album La Callas a Paris, decided that he wanted to be a singer of Opera and began singing in his hometown lessons. He studied at the Oberlin Conservatory, near Cleveland, Ohio. His family moved to Tennessee, he continued his studies at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He drew the attention of Leonard Bernstein, who offered him a scholarship for three summers at Tanglewood (1975 to 1977) Berkshire Music Center, where he studied with Phyllis Curtin. He made his debut at the Tanglewood Festival in 1976 with the passion according to san Mateo de Bach with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Seiji Ozawa, who invited her to a series of concerts with the BSO at Symphony Hall during the 1978-1979 season. In the summer of 1979, marched to the Schubert Institute in Baden bei Wien, Austria, where he continued a course for foreign students of the art of the German Lied. Among his teachers this summer were Irmgard Seefried, Brigitte Fassbaender and Hans Hotter.

The great baritone persuaded Cheryl Studer to stay in Europe the rest of the year and study with him at the Hochschule fur Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. After a year in Vienna, and at the request of Hans Hotter, Cheryl Studer auditioned for Wolfgang Sawallisch who hired her as a permanent member of the Bavarian State Opera, where he stayed for two consecutive seasons. At the end of the 1981-82 season, he left Munich and joined the State Theater of Darmstadt for two seasons before going to Berlin to join the Deutsche Oper Berlin in 1984-85 and 1985-86 seasons. His first major role was Violetta in La Traviata as a guest artist Braunschweig State Theatre in the spring of 1983. He debuted in the United States with the role of Micaela (Carmen) in 1984 with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and won international renown with his portrayal of Elisabeth in Tannhauser at the Bayreuth Festival of 1985 under the direction of Giuseppe Sinopoli which returned in 1986-87-88 as Elsa de Lohengrin in the production of Werner Herzog in 1989 and 1990.

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Franco Cuban

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LUIS AMADO BLANCO (1903-1975) I don’t know anything. Nothing. Nothing. I have, admittedly, my hands, my eyes and my mouth my mode of watching swallows, but of that sacred game of the gods I can only unveiled dream, the fontana numb on winter mornings. The Sun at sunset after the mountains. Luis Amado Blanco. THE voice of a Cuban born in AVILeS poet, novelist, author and theater director, literary and art critic, journalist and dentist Luis Amado Blanco, rigorous and demanding in his writings, used to say: I am a Cuban born in Aviles.

The presence of Aviles is a recurring theme in the whole production of this Asturian, belongs to the generation of 27. Luis Amado Blanco Fernandez was born in Riberas de Pravia, Asturias, on April 4, 1903 and died in Rome on March 9, 1975. When he was only two months he moved with his family to Aviles where he spent his childhood and youth, and where he first studied. His father wanted to study expertise commercial and, in doing so, you He enrolled in the Academy of the immaculate conception of Aviles, but he went to Madrid, where in 1935 graduated as a dentist in the Faculty of Medicine of San Carlos. In 1924 he published his first short story Madrigal in the Bohemian magazine.

He collaborated in the literary Gazette, New Spain, Revista de Occidente, white and black and Diario de Madrid. He was in Cuba in 1934 as Envoy of the Heraldo de Madrid, after the fall of the regime of Gerardo Machado. The military rebellion of general Franco was surprised in Asturias, where he was with his wife Isabel Fernandez veraneando. He decided to leave Cuba and join the Cuban citizenship. He was President of the culture section of left Republican Spanish in Havana. In 1938 it validates his title of dentistry at the University of Havana.