The soprano Irene Román and the musician Aníbal Soriano put on a soundtrack to the celebration of the birth of Velázquez
The artists will perform next Sunday two pieces of baroque music from the balcony of the Casa Natal Velázquez.
Next Sunday, June 6, the birth of Diego Velázquez is celebrated in Seville and the management of the Casa Natal Velázquez has organized a commemorative program that starts at 8:30 p.m. with the Tercio de Olivares parade, which will recreate the painting for the occasion ‘The surrender of Breda’ that the Sevillian genius immortalized. Also present at this tribute will be the soprano Irene Román and the musician Aníbal Soriano, who will be in charge of putting the soundtrack to the celebration, interpreting from the balcony of the house where Velázquez was born the songs’ Don’t think Menguilla ya ‘and’ Eyes because despise ‘, by José Marín.
Born in 1988, Irene Román has received master classes from renowned specialists such as Carlos Aransay, Xavier Sabata or María Espada and in the field of opera she has taken on the Handelian roles of Cleopatra (“Giulio Cesare”), Almirena (“Rinaldo”) or Alcina and Romilda (“Serse”). He makes his debut with the Seville Metropolitan Orchestra and has played the role of Amore (“Orfeo ed Euridice” by Gluck) and Belinda (“Dido and Aeneas” by Purcell) under the baton of Maestro Pedro Vázquez and has played Amor in “ Salir el Amor del mundo ”, by Sebastián Durón, together with the Cristóbal de Morales Baroque Orchestra conducted by Aníbal Soriano. In the field of sacred music and the oratory he has sung the Magnificats by Schütz and Monteverdi, the Stabat Mater by Pergolesi and Caldara, Missa Dolorosa by Caldara or Gloria and Dixit Dominus RV 595 by Vivaldi, among others.
For his part, Aníbal Soriano has worked with groups such as Ensemble La Fenice, La Dispersione, Vandalia or Accademia del Piacere as well as with the Symphony Orchestras of Seville and Malaga or the Baroque Orchestras of Granada, Malaga, Pamplona and Conde Duque. He has performed on stages as important as the Palau de la Música in Barcelona and the Teatro Maestranza in Seville and has given concerts in different countries around the world. A regular lecturer on guitar and ancient instruments in various conservatories and foundations, he is the author of a guitar method and writes didactic articles in specialized magazines such as Ocho Sonoro or Hispanica Lyra. He has recorded several CDs and for 13 years he was a teacher of old plucked string instruments at the Cristóbal de Morales Professional Conservatory in Seville, where he is currently a Baroque Guitar and Orchestra teacher. Finally, he directs the group Marizápalos, specialized in Hispanic music.