Music at  ST MARY'S   Perivale


Sunday 10 July 3.00 pm

Luis Chapa (tenor)
Julian Gallant (piano)

Robert Schumann: Dichterliebe (29')

Maria Grever: Te quiero, dijiste (3')
Cuando vuelva a tu lado (3')
Jurame (3')
Despedida (4')

Nilo Menendes: Aquellos ojos Verdes (3')
Alvaro Carrillo: Amor mio (3')
Alfonso Esparza Oteo: Dime que si (4')

Mexican tenor, Luis Chapa made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Pinkerton in Anthony Minghella's production of Madama Butterfly. Praised for his “mellifluous, stupendously-powerful” voice, Chapa is known for his Verdi roles and other such dramatic repertoire. Recent highlights include title role Stiffelio at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Don José (Carmen) at the National Theatre in Prague, Radames (Aïda) at Opera North and Teatro Wielki in Poland and Otello in Calixto Bieto's production at Theater Basel. Chapa recently made his début at Israeli Opera as Canio in Pagliacci. On the concert platform, Chapa has sung Leoncavallo's La Nuit de Mai for the Košice Music Spring Festival in Slovakia, Mahler's Symphony No. 8 with the Orquesta Sinfonica of Nuevo Leon and Verdi's Requiem with Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra. Chapa has worked with many notable conductors and directors including Christoph von Dohnányi, Sir Richard Armstrong, Alexander Joel, John Copley, Christopher Alden, Mariusz Trelinski, and David McVicar.

Julian Gallant has performed as a soloist with many ensembles including the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Moscow Philharmonic, Kiev Chamber Orchestra and Moscow Virtuosi. He has appeared in recital at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room, the Liszt Academy in Budapest and Moscow's prestigious Tchaikovsky Hall. His recordings include the disc Piano Concertos of Our Time, which features Górecki's Piano Concerto together with works by Hindemith, Shostakovich and Malcolm Williamson. In 1998 he released a disc of French music for two pianos with Olga Balakleets. He was the first to record the piano music of the late Heinrich Sutermeister for Radio Suisse-Romande. Julian has performed as a pianist with some of the world's finest singers including sopranos Marina Poplavskaya, Tatyana Pavlovskaya, Juliya Gertseva and Valeriya Stenkina, renowned baritone Sergei Leiferkus and most recently with soprano Diana Gouglina. He is also a conductor of symphonic repertoire and opera and composes music for film, television and radio.


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