Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 7:00 Reception
Soprano, Yetzabel Arias Fernandez
Danielson Gallery at The Biltmore Hotel (click here for map)
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Directed by Jay Bernfeld
GEORG FRIEDRICH HAENDEL (1685-1759)
Pensieri Notturni di Filli HWV 134
Sonata a Flauto e Cembalo HWV 362 Larghetto – Allegro – Adagio – Allegro
Cantata Spagnuola a voce sola
Suite for Harpsichord d minor HWV 428 Prelude – Courante – Presto
Cantate La Lucrezia HWV 145
Yetzabel Arias Fernandez was born in Havana, Cuba where she started her music studies in cello and piano. She graduated in choral conducting at the Amadeo Roldán Conservatory and singing at the Superior Institute of Art in Havana. She continued her postgraduate studies in Italy, under the direction of Vincenzo Manno in Milan. She has also taken courses in 17th-century Italian music interpretation with Roberto Gini at the Accademia Internazionale della Musica di Milano. Nowadays she is student at Manny Perez Vocal Studio in Miami, Florida.
Winner of the International Competition of barroque singing in Chimay, Belgium with the First Prize, Audience's Prize and Prize from Printemps des Art de Nantes Festival. She has also won prizes in Concorso Internazionale di Canto Barocco F. Provenzale in Naples, as well as in the Concorso Internazionale di Musica Sacra in Rome.
During those years in Europe she worked with the most distinguished Italian ensembles and orchestras performing in important venues and halls. In 2013 she began an important collaboration with Maestro Ton Koopman who has conducted her in various programs with some of the most prestigious orchestras all over Europe.
In 2012, Ms. Fernandez made her american debut with Handel’s solo Recital at the Library of Congress in Washington DC with italian ensemble La Risonanza. She had excellent reviews of press and audience. In 2015 she was invited to San Diego Mainly Mozart Festival singing with Maestro Michael Francis the great c minor Mass.
Mrs. Arias has recorded several CDs and DVDs. Among them Handel’s cantata Tirsi, Clori e Fileno which won the important Stanley Prize 2010 in London as the Best Handel’s recording of the year. In 2013 she took part as solist in Cecilia Bartoli's new CD Stabat Mater to EMI. In 2014, two solos CD's, featuring Yetzabel Arias Fernandez were released by Naxos and Glossa labels: Tonos Humanos of Manuscript Guerra (Spain XVII Century) and Solo Cantatas by Neapolitan composer Niccolò Jommelli with Stile Galante Ensemble. Some of her forthcoming engagements include Opera Teseo (Agilea) in Karlsruhe, Handel's Apollo e Dafne with Orchestra Barroca de Sevilla, Haydn's Heiligmesse with Liverpool Symphony Orchestra, Mozart's Coronation Mass and Vesprae Sollemnes de Confessores in Lisboa, 3mil Rios multimedia performance in Lisboa and Teatro Colon in Bogotá, Bach's Easter Oratory in Amsterdam, Haydn Nelson messe in France conducted by T. Koopman. In USA she will perform Mozart's Missa Solemnis in San Diego, Beethoven's IX Symphony and Poulenc's Gloria conducted by Michael Francis.
Tickets for this performance are $65.00 and includes a 7 PM wine reception. Concert will begin at 8 PM
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