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Through Gilded Trellises – a celebration of Spain
Fri 11 November 2016, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT
Inspired by the Wallace's collection of Spanish Old Master paintings, join us for a concert with award winning soprano Natalya Romaniw and acclaimed tenor Luis Gomes as we celebrate the influence of Spanish art and composers.
Natalya Romaniw, described as ‘one of the outstanding sopranos of her generation’ (The Telegraph), has performed in critically acclaimed operas worldwide. Natalya has won numerous awards including the Kathleen Ferrier award, as well as representing Wales in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the world competition in 2009 where she was a song prize finalist.
Luis Gomes, whose performance was praised by The Times as ‘idiomatic, intelligent and expressive’ has performed extensively on the London opera scene, becoming the first Portuguese singer to perform a lead role at the Royal Opera House.
The evening includes a private view of the galleries and a wine reception. The concert will include work from Debussy, Scarlatti, Mompou and Granados, and will also incorporate an ‘in conversation’ between the museum’s new Director and Spanish painting specialist Dr Xavier Bray and musician and broadcaster Iain Burnside, to consider Spanish painters and composers and their influences on European culture.
The Wallace Restaurant will remain open for dinner and drinks, and will be offering a special Spanish menu until 11pm. Phone 020 7563 9505 for a reservation.
This event is part of Echoes Festival organised by The Iberian and Latin American Music Society. Click here for more information.