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Toronto: Rómulo Delgado stars in Toronto Operetta Theatre’s tribute to zarzuela on September 28
Friday, September 20, 2019
Ultimately, what distinguishes Rómulo Delgado’s singing is that “striking, powerful and ingratiating lyric tenor sound with all the money notes!” (Opera Canada) In addition to his extensive experience as an operatic tenor, Rómulo is also a world music performer who has toured and recorded with many international and local recording artists. He returns to VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert next year to join superstar soprano Sally Dibblee in ADRIANA LECOUVREUR at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. His versatility as a singer and a multi-instrumentalist allows him to work in different genres of music and his ability to sing in English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Latin, Mandarin & Cantonese is certainly impressive.
“Rómulo Delgado’s free, vigorous & lustrous tenor voice makes him one of Canada’s most unique performing artists.” (The Globe and Mail). Romulo will thrill TOT audiences with some of the most exciting ZARZUELA arias in the entire repertoire including Luisa Fernanda, La Tabernera del Puerto, La Revoltosa, Los Claveles and many more. You don’t want to miss the tenor for our times!
Zarzuela, Entertainment for everyone.
It all began about three hundred years ago at the hunting lodge of King Philip IV, called Palacio de la Zarzuela, located in the northern part of Madrid. At that time the area was overgrown by a particular low growing bramble bush called Zarza. There, King Philip brought together poets, musician, dancers and requested entertainment for his guests and family. Word got out and soon everyone wanted in on the fun. The Zarzuela conquered Spain and quickly spread throughout the Latin world of Mexico, Cuba, Argentina and points in between. TOT, thanks to our Puerto Rican General Director Gullermo Silva-Marin, has been a champion of this wonderful music and we are delighted to bring you the sounds that clamour for your attention!
Viva La Zarzuela
Saturday, September 28 | 4 pm
St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts
Photo: Rómulo Delgado.