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Standing ovation in the farewell of Mehta in Valencia with the Puccini’s opera Turandot

The conductor of Indian origin Zubin Mehta said goodbye to Valencia with a version of “Turandot”, the posthumous opera of Giacomo Puccini.And a standing ovation by the departure of the musician: the audience ,standing for fifteen minutes, paid tribute to one of the pillars of the Palau de Les Arts since its foundation

Both at the beginning and at the end of the performance, the Valencian audience gave a explicit expression to their distaste for the departure of Zubin Mehta and their anger against the Government for not providing a future project of the Palau de les Arts that had been allowed to retain the Indian conductor. Even, a protest leaflets were launched to stalls and the minister of Education and Culture, Valencia Regional Goverment, was booed.

Zubin Mehta recently rejected the musical direction of the Palau de les Arts in Valencia, since he had been offered to replace the Israeli Omer Meir Wellber, reported EFE. So June 15 terminates his contract as president of Mediterrani Festival of this Spanish operatic Coliseum .

In terms of representation, the attention was in the soprano Lise Lindstrom, who debuted on Les Arts with the role of Turandot, and tenor Jorge de Leon, which has now nine performances in Valencia’s opera house.

The US soprano Lise Lindsrom fulfilled more than sufficiently the role of “Turandot”, the cruel and icy protagonist of this play, although public preferences opted for the Tenerife tenor Jorge de Leon as Calaf, the hero who managed to break the shell of the Chinese Princess, and for the soprano Jessica Nuccio, as the faithful slave Liu, secretly in love with the young hero.

The U.S. offered ductility and a superb voice, but she stayed in the cold part of the character, while the Tenerife tenor loved again the audience with his passionate voice and naturalness in the high-pitched. That sentiment was rewarded with a standing ovation after the beautiful aria “Nesum dorma”.

The version of Turandot directed by the Indian conductor is a own production of the Palau de les Arts that has been featured twice more in the Valencia opera house.

As director in time of season ticket and as head of the seven editions of the festival of the Mediterranean, Zubin Mehta leaves behind the memory of the tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen, Richard Wagner,or versions of Fidelio (Beethoven), Salome (Richard Strauss), Carmen (Bizet), Tosca (Puccini), Don Giovanni (Mozart) and Il Trovatore (Verdi).

June 12, 2014, EFE / Practice Spanish

Grammar notes: concessive sentences , the position of the adjective

Ejercicio 1

Comprensión de la noticia

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Question 1
La noticia trata de...
A
Una representación de una ópera de Puccini
B
El regreso de Mehta al Palacio de las Artes de Valencia
C
Mehta se despide con una ópera de Mozart
Question 2
Una obra “póstuma” es aquella que...
A
Está firmada con un pseudónimo
B
No ha sido representada en la vida de su autor
C
Tiene mucho éxito
Question 3
En la noticia, “platea” es...
A
Algo de color plata
B
Mucha cantidad de algo
C
Una zona cercana al patio de butacas
Question 4
En la noticia, “abono” es...
A
Un ingreso a una entidad bancaria
B
Un fertilizante
C
Un ticket para asistir regularmente a un evento
Question 5
Un “tinerfeño” es natural de...
A
Teruel
B
Toledo
C
Tenerife
Question 6
¿Cuántas partes tiene una “tetralogía”?
A
5
B
3
C
4
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Ejercicio 2

Sinónimos

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De gélido
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Helado
B
Geriátrico
C
Sabroso
Question 2
De abucheo
A
Aplauso
B
Ovación
C
Pitada
Question 3
De decantar
A
Clamar
B
Recitar
C
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