Opera Hispánica Artistic Director Jorge Parodi and Sing for Hope Co-Founder Camille Zamora Join Artists Including Tenor José Mongelós and Latin-Grammy-Winner Rodolfo Zanetti
NEW YORK – On Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 6:00pm ET, the non-profit Sing for Hope will partner with Opera Hispánica, the United States’ premiere opera company centered on the Latin American and Hispanic experience, for a special event celebrating friendship, heritage, and song. Open to all and free of charge, the program will be streamed live on Sing for Hope’s Open Arts platform (https://singforhope.org/openarts).
Opera Hispánica Artistic Director Jorge Parodi (“the most expressive conducting hands since Stokowski” – New York Daily News) and Sing for Hope Co-Founder, Soprano Camille Zamora (“luminous, transcendently lyrical” – Opera News) will share music, conversation, and platos favoritos from the kitchen. Joining Parodi and Zamora will be tenor José Mongelós accompanying himself on traditional instruments in selections from Diego Sánchez Haase’s Ñomongeta, the world’s first opera in Guarani. Latin Grammy Award®-winning bandoneón player Rodolfo Zanetti will share classic tangos. The program will also feature the public premiere of Adriano Donato LaVitola’s animation of the Billboard Top Ten Classical Chart album If The Night Grows Dark (Si La Noche Se Hace Oscura): Four Centuries of Spanish Songfeaturing Camille and acclaimed guitarist Cem Duruöz. Maestro Parodi will make an exclusive announcement unveiling Opera Hispánica’s star-studded 2021/22 season.
This program is part of Sing for Hope’s Open Arts program (www.singforhope.org/OpenArts), which presents live, interactive performances by many of the world’s most gifted artists, ranging from Broadway and jazz to classical, gospel, and world music, as well as museum tours, movement classes, readings, and more. Open Arts reaches audiences at home as well as in Sing for Hope’s partner healthcare facilities, and provides critical employment opportunities for artists during the pandemic and post-pandemic time of reemergence. Always free and open to all, Sing for Hope’s Open Arts is donor-supported, with 100% of donations going directly to the featured artists.
About Opera Hispánica
Opera Hispánica is the only opera company in the United States dedicated exclusively to celebrating and promoting opera and vocal works centered around the Latin American and Spanish experience. Opera Hispánica’s goal is to facilitate the development, creation, and performance of socially relevant content from the operatic and lyric repertoire, allowing opera companies and performing arts organizations to present diverse programming and reach traditionally underrepresented audiences. “No opera company strikes me as more interesting and more vital for New York today than Opera Hispánica.” – Metropolitan Opera Radio. Learn more at operahispanica.org.