April Seminar: El Gato Montés - Love, Fire and Humor in Spain

April 28, 2019

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

135 North Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

4th Floor, Rehearsal Room 1

Enter at the Artist's Entrance on Grand Avenue across from the Superior Courthouse

Program: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Complimentary Light Refreshments: 1:30 PM

Speaker: Melodee Fernández, Lead Teaching Artist of LA Opera's Zarzuela Project

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El Gato Montés and zarzuela: After 25 years, the Wild Cat Returns. Join us for a two-part presentation by Melodee Fernández, lead teaching artist and featured singer of the LA Opera Zarzuela Project. As a zarzuela specialist, she brings to life the colorful and passionate world of Spanish zarzuela. Learn about the exciting music and rich history of this Spanish national treasure and journey with us as we visit the fiery and powerful El Gato Montés (The Wild Cat) by Manuel Penella, celebrating the 25 year anniversary of its first LA Opera performance.


Melodee Fernández

Melodee Fernández, a specialist of Spanish zarzuela, has been the lead teaching artist and featured soprano of the LA Opera Zarzuela Project since its inception in 2012 and performs outreach concerts for the LA Opera Department of Education and Community Engagement. Active as a professional singer, private voice instructor, music lecturer, stage director and adjudicator, Melodee is president of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Los Angeles Chapter. She has been a guest lecturer of zarzuela for such organizations as LA Opera, Casa de España, Cal State Los Angeles, Cal State Bakersfield, Cal State Long Beach, Cal State Fresno and the American Association of University Women and has conducted zarzuela research at the Biblioteca Nacional in Madrid. Singing with Opera Cómica de Madrid in Agua, Azucarillos y Aguardiente and El Chaleco Blanco, she did a national tour of Spain. She has been an adjunct music professor at USC and Cal State LA and has also taught at College of the Canyons and the California College of Music.

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