Alfonsina: Canciones argentinas Mariana Flores & Quito Gato
- 1Alfonsina y el mar05:04
- 2El sueño de la vendimia03:07
- 3Tonada de un viejo amor04:36
- 4Entre a mi pago sin golpear03:16
- 5Regreso a la tonada04:15
- 6La pomeña04:15
- 7Calle angosta03:26
- 8Tonada del otoño04:08
- 9Febrero en San Luis04:20
- 10Dorotea, la cautiva04:31
- 11Juana Azurduy02:39
- 12Quien te amaba ya se va04:08
- 13Azahares de magnolias04:35
- 14Compadre del sol03:47
- 15Zamba para no morir04:10
Info for Alfonsina: Canciones argentinas
In this programme, the soprano Mariana Flores pays tribute to the women of Latin America, and depicts their loves, their sorrows, their joys in music with popular songs from Argentina, its wine-producing region of Cuyo and elsewhere. Accompanied by Quito Gato, who made the arrangements, on piano and guitar and Romain Lecuyer on double bass, this recital is an opportunity for listeners to discover some of the most beautiful popular songs of the twentieth century from the musicians’ homeland, including Dorotea la cautiva and Alfonsina y el mar from Ariel Ramírez’s collection Mujeres Argentinas , published in 1968.
Mariana Flores and Quito Gato guide us in this sweet, lighthearted exploration of popular South American songs. Thanks to the powerful energy of these two musicians, the audience is invited to daydream and discover a whole new palette of emotions that are at once contradictory and magnificent.
“We simply wanted to open our hearts and share a part of our intimacy, and this music that is part of our lives. We bear ourselves naked, without trying to adopt any particular position. We feel the same energy when we come into contact with the music, and that’s what gives our interpretation its strength. It’s wonderful to be able to share this kind of relationship.” (Mariana Flores)
Mariana Flores, soprano
Quito Gato, guitar, piano
Romain Lécuyer, double bass
studied singing at the University of Cuyo in Argentina, with Silvia Nasiff and Maria Teresa D'Amico. She then went on to study at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with Rosa Dominguez. She is currently studying in Bologna with Fernando Cordeiro Opa.
In recent years, the flamboyant soprano has established herself as an essential interpreter of the Baroque repertoire, taking part in opera productions at the Paris Opera, the Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Opéra Comique (Paris), the Dijon Opera, the Aix-en-Provence Festival and the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. She works regularly under the direction of Leonardo García Alarcón. She has also collaborated - among others - with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Christina Pluhar, Vincent Dumestre, Teodor Currentzis and Gabriel Garrido.
She has performed in the world's greatest festivals and has sung on every continent: in Asia, Europe and South America including more than 60 performances of Diluvio Universale by Falvetti with Cappella Mediterranea.
She accompanied John Eliot Gardiner to the United States with his Orfeo/Vespers in 2016. She has also toured Australia with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.
At the opera over the last 3 years, she has performed titles like Draghi's El Prometeo , Scarlatti's La Finta pazza , Luigi Rossi's Il Pallazzo Incantato.
In September 2020, the Ambronay Festival offered her an 'à la carte' concert in which the audience chose the most beautiful pieces from Mariana's recitals and recordings: Le Donne di Cavalli, Sogno di una notte Veneziana, Héroines du Baroque Vénitien, Teatro dei sensi…
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