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Spanish soprano Ainhoa Arteta, all in red, plays Lorca in Moscow

Spanish soprano Ainhoa Arteta took his show “La voz y el poeta” (the voice and the poet) to the Russian capital as a homage to Federico García Lorca in order to celebrate her 25 years on stage.

“The Spanish culture is really cherished in many countries, including Russia”, stated Arteta to EFE after the concert.

All dressed in red, Arteta performed with music several poems of García Lorca, such as “El café de Chinitas”, “Nana de Sevilla” and “Anda Jaleo”.

For over an hour, the artist sang poems of García Lorca accompanied by music of Jesús García Leoz (“Por el aire van” or “De Cádiz a Gibraltar”), Antón García Abril (“Zorongo” or “Baladilla de los tres ríos”) and Miguel Ortega (“Canciones”).

“This show includes some poems of Lorca along with music from Spanish composer from different ages; some of them are from Catalonia, Madrid, Basque Country and Teruel. In other words, from all over the Spain”, explain Ainhoa Arteta.

The soprano, who highlighted that this is the first time “La voz y el poeta” travel so far, arrived to the country of “Dostoyesvki and Chaikoski”. She also affirmed that the Moscow Conservatory “has one of the best acoustics of the world”.

Pianist Rubén Fernández Aguirre was all the time by her side on stage as well as the oneiric images of stage designer Frederic Amat.

Because of the absence of Pilar Astola, who has been with Arteta along her Spanish tour, the Spanish soprano herself danced a little flamenco that delighted everyone in the audience.

Arteta also showed her abilities as actress that allowed her join her voice with the passion and with of Lorca’s poems.

“Moscow is a fascinating city. I feel really comfortable here”, claimed Arteta.


Moscow, 29th October 2017, EFE/Practica Español

 

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Question 1
En la noticia se dice que...
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una soprano española homenajeará a Lorca.
B
se está preparando un homenaje a Lorca.
C
se ha hecho un homenaje a Lorca.
Question 2
En el texto se dice que Arteta...
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descarta que actúe en la capital de Rusia.
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actuará muy pronto en la capital rusa.
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actuó en la capital de Rusia.
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Según el texto...
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Arteta espera poder recitar algún día los poemas de Lorca.
B
Arteta recitará muy pronto unos poemas de Lorca por primera vez.
C
Arteta dio voz a varios poemas de Federico García Lorca.
Question 4
Algunos músicos tocaron mientras Arteta recitaba.
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No se sabe.
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Verdadero.
C
Falso.
Question 5
Según el texto, se valora mucho la cultura española en Rusia.
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No se sabe.
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Falso.
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Verdadero.
Question 6
Según el texto, ¿le gusta a Arteta la ciudad de Moscú?
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No.
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Sí.
C
No se sabe.
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