Promoting local talent in lyrical genres is the goal set by the Metropolitan Opera of Medellín, a nascent entity that established its headquarters in El Poblado. By Sebastián Aguirre Eastman The achievement results after sealing an agreement with Ces University, which set up a space to install warehouses and offices there and programmed the schedule of presentations in its theater. Founded in 2018, the Opera is directed by the tenor Andrés Felipe Gómez, who created an entity that will promote lyrical music in its different genres: opera, operetta, zarzuela, with the desire to have a constant programming and a key focus: to give them prominence to national talents, those who reside in the country and also those who stand out abroad and who he will invite to appear among his public. The Opera had its official premiere on June 14 with 130 artists on stage. On Friday, August 24, he made his second presentation, with the announcement of the agreement signed with Ces, which was attended by maestro Gustavo Adolfo Yepes, former director of the Symphony Orchestra and music teacher at Eafit.
Both entities established an alliance that was presented on August 24 with a concert. We tell you what it is.
"In the city there are entities like Prolírica that have kept the genre alive, we want to reinforce that offer with constant events", emphasizes Andrés. At this end of the year they have two confirmed dates: November 10 and December 15, which will be a Christmas show. See also: Forty glances at the Mamm With Ces it was easy to agree, because as Karol Durán, the Opera's commercial director, affirms, there was a very good disposition on the part of the directors and, especially, of the cultural promotion office. “We have a large theater -511 attendees as capacity- good parking spaces and better logistics. The idea is that in addition to the presentations, we will offer future programs to train artists, courses, diplomas, all open to the public ”. In 2019 the objective is to have, at least, one event per month and for the entity to be self-sustaining; The Opera also wants to show their work in public spaces, for which they have already placed themselves at the orders of the Mayor's Office to give them the opportunity and share their talent with the city. For the CES it is a challenge and a pleasure “Opening the space to culture and the performing arts is not only a commitment of the Ces University, but also the opportunity to bring society closer to new scenarios of cultural and social exchange. For us it is a challenge and also an immense pleasure to welcome you to the Metropolitan Opera-Ces University. We are sure that it will become a city reference in the lyrical genre. This is a first step, to allow the city to have innovative, diverse, inclusive proposals, around other types of shows, for everyone ”, said the rector of the University, Jorge Julián Osorio.