Less than a year after his acclaimed Fidelio in Malaga, Manuel Hernández-Silva conducts again Beethoven’s only opera at the Baluarte Auditorium in Pamplona with the Navarra Symphony Orchestra and the Orfeón Pamplonés in the opening concert of the OSN season. Soprano Berna Perles and tenor César Gutiérrez, who on that occasion debuted the roles of the heroine Leonore and Florestán, her unjustly imprisoned husband, will once again play the leading roles. Along with Perles and Gutiérrez, the cast is completed by Damián del Castillo (baritone) as Don Pizarro, Enric Martínez-Castignani (bass) as Rocco, Andrea Jiménez (soprano) in the role of Marcelina, Javier Povedano (bass) as Don Fernando and Pablo García-López (tenor) in the role of Jacquino. The performances, in concert version due to the Covid-19 restrictions, will take place next 14 and 15 October.
In addition to Fidelio, Hernández-Silva has already conducted other titles in Spain such as Così fan tutte at the Teatro Cervantes in Malaga; The Magic Flute at the Murcia Opera Season; Don Giovanni at the Gran Teatro de Córdoba and the Kursaal Auditorium in San Sebastian during the festival Quincena Donostiarra; or Doña Francisquita (again at the Gran Teatro de Córdoba), among others. He also recorded Haydn’s La Vera Costanza for CAPRICCIO with the WDR Rundfunkorchester Köln and singers such as Simone Kermes, Chen Reiss, Rainer Trost and Paul Armin Edelmann. Manuel Hernández-Silva will soon return to the pit in Pamplona to conduct Manon Lescaut by Puccini, within the season of the Asociación Gayarre de Amigos de la Opera and with Ainhoa Arteta in the leading role.