OVERVIEW of SEASON 2019 & PRODUCTIONS for 2020

Jun
22
Saturday - 18 hs
Usina del Arte
OPERA WORKSHOP
Jun
23
Sunday - 20 hs
Usina del Arte
TOSCA
17
Jul
Wednesday - 20 hs
Teatro Roma
TOSCA
15
Jun
Saturday - 18 hs
Fac. de Derecho
CONCERT
21
Jun
Friday - 20 hs
Usina del Arte
TOSCA
Oct
15-16
17-18
6
Dec
11
Dec
13
Dec
Friday - 21 hs
Usina del Arte
CONCERT
11 to 15 hs
Alliance Française
MASTERCLASSES
Wednesday - 20 hs
Teatro Roma
CONCERT
Friday - 19 hs
Museo Fernández Blanco
CONCERT
2020
May - June
CARMEN (BIZET) x2 o x3
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN (WAGNER) x2 o x3
MASTERCLASSES
9th Symphony x2 o x3
(v. BEETHOVEN)
October - November

Details for each production are available below

 

Picture: Graciela de Gyldenfeldt (left, Frasquita) with Herbert von Karajan and extras.

Rehearsal - Carmen (Bizet) - Großes Festspielhaus - Salzburg - 1985

© Siegfried Lauterwasser - Karajan Photo Archive

BRIEF WORDS FROM THE FOUNDER

AND GENERAL & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

CONCEPT AND MISSION

CULTURAL, INTERNATIONAL AND SOCIAL

My desire is for this project to grow and to allow

fruitful exchanges between many talented -local

and international- artists, aiming at producing

operas with the utmost respect towards

music, composers and performers,

who will make out of such musical genre

an event with a social character,

and with commitment extended to

each of the participants: artists, audience,

producers, technicians, institutions, sponsors,

friends of the festival and friends of music.

All the received support is destined towards the

fulfillment of this goal. It is a very demanding task, which

we expect to accomplish always giving the best from each of us.

Graciela de Gyldenfeldt                 

Opera Festival Buenos Aires (OFEBA) is a non profit cultural

and international project, with social character.

It produces operas and concerts of the lyric-academic repertoire,

at an international level, summoning world class artists

together with young and talented local artists (Argentina).

It engages in pedagogical and innovative approaches,

as the preparation of productions include Workshops

as well as Master Classes (that constitute

educational support for the young artists), achieving

international-level productions, as a result of the

rigorous and passionate work of a heterogeneous team

led by world class generous artists who

share their valuable experiences obtained

along their careers in theaters of the world.

(refer to artistic leadership / biographical notes)

It is led by its founder and general & artistic director,

Argentine-German soprano Graciela de Gyldenfeldt,

holder of an extensive international career (refer to bio notes).

GENERAL & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

 
 

GRACIELA DE GYLDENFELDT

Argentinian-German soprano, whose internacional career started under the auspices of Plácido Domingo.

 ​

Currently focused on the highly dramatic (hochdramatisches) repertoire,

she has performed mainly in theaters of Austria and Germany,

including Wiener Staatsoper (+120), Theater Kiel (+180), Deutsche Oper Berlin (+10), Salzburger Festspiele (+20),

Salzburger Osterfestspiele, Staatsoper Hamburg, Berliner Philharmonie, Stadttheater Bremerhaven,

Theater Bremen, Stadttheater Klagenfurt, Volkstheater Rostock, Landestheater Neustrelitz, Theater Lübeck, Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Staatstheater Kassel, Theater Freiburg, Aalto-Musiktheater Essen, Oper Frankfurt,

Theater Krefeld Mönchengladbach, Oldenburgisches Staatstheater and Mecklenburg State Theater Schwerin,

also in other European venues,

including Stadttheater Bern (+180), Nederlandse Reisopera (+25), Grand Théâtre de Genève,

Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Teatro Comunale di Firenze, Teatro de la Zarzuela (Madrid) and Prague State Opera,

and some performances in South America and North America,

including Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires), Teatro Argentino (La Plata), Teatro Libertador Gral San Martín (Córdoba),

Teatro Municipal (São Paulo), Dallas Opera, Opera Connecticut and Cincinnati Opera.

 

She studied in Buenos Aires with María Jordán de Martínez, at Conservatorio Nacional de Música

Carlos López Buchardo and at Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón.

 

Has performed along leading figures such as: Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, Christa Ludwig,
Jessye Norman, Piero Capuccilli, Agnes Baltsa, Renato Bruson and Samuel Ramey.

Has performed with directors such as: Herbert von Karajan, Lorin Maazel, Riccardo Muti,

Alberto Zedda, Bruno Bartoletti, Christian Thielemann, György G. Ráth, Gustav Kuhn,

Silvain Cambreling, Horst Stein, Klaus Peter Seibel, Leopold Hager, Peter Maag, Franz P. Decker,

Jeffrey Tate, Jesús López Cobos, Bruce Ferden, Ira Lewin, Hadrian Ávila-Arzuza and Helge Dorsch.

Has worked as well with regisseurs such as: Franco Zeffirelli,

Jan Judge, Philippe Arlaud, Claes Fellbom, Emilio Saggi,

Sergio Renán, Alejandro Cervera, Kirsten Harms,

Tilman Knabe and Peter Grisebach.

Picture, above: Ruggero Raimondi, Franco Zeffirelli, Graciela de Gyldenfeldt,

Lorin Maazel, dancer, Faith Estham and Margareta Hintermeier.

Below: dancer, Agnes Baltsa, Plácido Domingo and dancer.

Carmen (Bizet) - Wiener Staatsoper - 18 January 1984

© Axel Zeininger

Picture: Graciela de Gyldenfeldt

Turandot (Puccini) - Usina del Arte

Buenos Aires, 2018

Picture: Graciela de Gyldenfeldt

Kaiserin - Die Frau ohne Schatten (Strauss)
Reg: Kirsten Harms - Theater Kiel, 1998

Graciela de Gyldenfeldt is linked up to Teatro Colón since year 1993, when she performed as Donna Elvira, in Don Giovanni (Mozart), with general and stage direction by Sergio Renán. She has also performed as a memorable Elena di Troja, in Mefistofele (Boito) in 1999, along Samuel Ramey; also in productions of Katja Kabanova (Janácek); in concierts with Orquesta Filarmónica

and Orquesta Estable del Teatro Colón; and as Angèle Didier, in Der Graf von Luxemburg (Lehár). 

Since year 2011 sha has been invited to offer masterclasses at Salón Dorado (Teatro Colón), and since year 2014

she holds a singing chair at Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón.

MUSIC DIRECTOR & PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR

 

HELGE DORSCH

He studied at Hochschule für Musik und Theater München. Started his career assisting Maestros Riccardo Muti and Claudio Abbado for the Salzburger Festspiele. Has also assisted directors at the Bregenz Festspiele, where he was then appointed Studio Director.

Has also collaborated with Maestro Valerij Gergiev

at Baden-Baden Festspiele.

 

His pedagogical career started at an early age, teching orquestra conducting as well as prepariation of operas in music schools, including:

Staatl. Hochschule für Musik Detmold, Staatl. Robert Schumann Musikhochschule in Düsseldorf, Musikhochschule München,

Staatl. Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar and

Staatl. Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin.

Gave Master Classes and seminars at universities and conservatories of Ankara, China (regularly), Instituto Superior

del Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires) and for singer students at

Universidad de Música de Buenos Aires (DAMus).

German conductor, pianist, composer and pedagogue. Has performed in Opera theaters of:

Hamburg, Berlin, Köln, Bonn, Essen, Dortmund, Mannheim, Bayreuth, Amsterdam, Ankara, Istanbul, Teheran, Reykjavik, Budapest, Bukarest, St Petersburg, Moscow, Riga, Minsk, Prag, Lisboa, Barcelona, Roma (Teatro dell’Opera & RAI), Bologna, Venezia, Torino, Reggio nell’Emilia, Palermo, Catania, Cagliari, Nice, Bordeaux, Paris (Opéra Bastille & Opéra Garnier), as well as in USA, Canada, Sudamérca, Centroamérica, Sudáfrica, Japón, China, Korea, Australia

and New Zealand. Has also performed in Viena (Konzerthaus), Tirol Summer Festival, Graz (Congress),

Linz (Brucknerhaus), Salzburg (Mozarteum) and concert tours in China.
 

Has performed along leading singers such as: Luciano Pavarotti, Mirella Freni, Hermann Prey,

Brigitte Fassbaender, Eva Marton, Monserrat Caballé, René Kollo, José Carreras,

Plácido Domingo and Graciela de Gyldenfeldt.

As a pianist, he has worked with Herrmann Prey, Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras, Katia Ricciarelli, Gwyneth Jones, James King, Francisco Araiza, Edith Mathis, Karl Ridderbusch, Oskar Hillebrandt,

Jan-Hendrik Rootering, Ortrun Wenkel and Kurt Moll, among others.

Picture: Helge Dorsch

Turandot - Temple of Heaven Park

Peking - 30 October 2017

 
Dec

SEASON 2019

15
Jun
21
Jun
Jun
22
Saturday - 18 hs
Fac. de Derecho
CONCERT
Friday - 20 hs
Usina del Arte
TOSCA
Saturday - 18 hs
Usina del Arte
OPERA WORKSHOP
Jun
23
Sunday - 20 hs
Usina del Arte
TOSCA
17
Jul
Wednesday - 20 hs
Teatro Roma
TOSCA
6
Friday - 20 hs
Usina del Arte
CONCERT
Oct
15-16
17-18
11 to 15 hs
Alliance Française
MASTERCLASSES
11
Dec
Wednesday - 20 hs
Teatro Roma
CONCERT
13
Dec
Wednesday - 20 hs
Teatro Roma
CONCERT

( 1 )

( 2 )

( 3 )

Pictures: Tosca (Puccini) - Usina del Arte - 23 June 2019 - © Usina del Arte

( 1 ) Graciela de Gyldenfeldt (Tosca) - ( 2 ) Leonardo López Linares (Scarpia) - (3) Graciela de Gyldenfeldt (Tosca)

Tosca (Puccini) - Act I - Aria Tosca & Scarpia

23 June 2019 - Usina del Arte - Buenos Aires - Excerpts

Tosca (Puccini) - Acts II & III - Excerpts

23 June 2019 - Usina del Arte - Buenos Aires - Excerpts

This recording of Ms de Gyldenfeldt impressed me deeply.

Her voice sounds beautiful, young, healthy and triumphant. Her piano carries and touches.

She still is what she always was and ever will be: a touching, intensive artist!

This is much more than only to be a good singer.

She is not only singing Tosca; she is Tosca!

Brava, Bravissima!

Josef Hussek                  

Künstlerischer Konsulent               

Osterfestspiele Salzburg               

Picture: Tosca (Puccini) - 17 July 2019 - Teatro Roma - © Bruno de Santis

Andrés Novero (Cavaradossi) and Graciela de Gyldenfeldt (Tosca)

Pictures: Tosca (Puccini) - 17 July 2019 - Teatro Roma - © Bruno de Santis

Leonardo López Linares (Scarpia) and Graciela de Gyldenfeldt (Tosca)

( 1 ) Peter Bernhard - ( 2 ) Graciela de Gyldenfeldt - ( 3 ) Maestro Helge Dorsch

December 2019 - © Usina del Arte

Pictures: OFEBA - Turandot (Puccini)

Usina del Arte - Buenos Aires - December 2018

 

SEASON 2018

 

Picture: OFEBA - Turandot (Puccini) - Usina del Arte - Buenos Aires - December 2018

SEASON 2017

 

Pictures: OFEBA

Pagliacci (Leoncavallo)

Teatro Roma - Buenos Aires

November 2016

SEASON 2016

 

SEASON 2015

ARTISTIC LEADERSHIP / GUEST ARTISTS

 

LUIS LIMA

Picture: Luis Lima

with Evghenij Nesterenko

Faust (Gounod) - Teatro alla Scala

© Erio Piccagliani - 1977

Picture: Luis Lima (Don José)

with Maria Ewing (Carmen)

Carmen (Bizet) - Metropolitan Opera

10 May 1986

Picture: Luis Lima

with Mirella Freni

Don Carlo (Verdi)

Wiener Staatsoper - 1989

Picture: Luis Lima (Turiddu)

with Agnes Baltsa (Santuzza)

Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni)
Wiener Staatsoper - 20 May 2000

World class Argentinian lyric tenor.

 

Has performed in main opera theaters, including Wiener Staatsoper,

Teatro alla Scala, Arena di Verona, Covent Garden, Metropolitan Opera and Teatro Colón,

plus theaters in Germany, Japan, Croatia, Brazil, Greece, Mexico, Los Angeles,

Boston, San Francisco, Zürich, Madrid, Paris and Caracas.

 

Has performed along leading figures such as: Mirella Freni, Monserrat Caballé,

Ileana Cotrubas, Edita Gruberova, Eva Marton, Teresa Berganza,

Frederica von Stade and Katia Ricciarelli;

with conductors of great recognition.

Studied at Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón

(Buenos Aires), then with Alfredo Bontá and Carlos Guichandut,

and later in Europe with lyric figures such as

tenor Miguel Barrosa and soprano Gina Cigna.

 

LEONARDO LÓPEZ LINARES

Picture: Luciano Pavarotti (Rodolfo)

with Leonardo López Linares (Marcello)

La Bohème (Puccini) - Philadelphia - 1996

Picture: Eva Mei (Alice)

with Leonardo López Linares (Falstaff)

Falstaff (Verdi) - Teatro Aurora (Malta) - 2013

Picture: Leonardo López Linares (Nabucco)

Nabucco (Verdi)
Arena di Verona - 2011

Argentinian-Spanish baritone.

 

Has performed at Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires), Carnegie Hall

(New York), Teatro Real (Madrid), Festival Montpellier,

Philharmonic Theater Bohuslav Martinu (Czech Republic),

Teatro Massimo (Palermo), Teatro Regio (Parma),

Festival of Torre del Lago, Teatro Verdi di Trieste,

Teatro Filarmonico (Verona) and Arena di Verona, among others.

Has won the last edition of Luciano Pavarotti

International Voice Competition in Philadelphia, occasion

in which Pavarotti himself awarded him the first prize

and praised him as being "the baritone of the future".
Then he performed La Boheme along Luciano Pavarotti.

He began his vocal and musical studies with his parents,

singers Pedro Linares and Iris Cánepa, then under the guidance

of the Mastros Julio Pages Abril and Carlos Malloyer.

Picture:

Leonardo López Linares (Giorgio Germont)

La Traviata (Verdi) - Teatro Colón - 2017

Picture:

Leonardo López Linares (Rolando)

La battaglia di Legnano (Verdi)

Teatro Verdi di Trieste - 2012

GUEST ARTIST

PETER BERNHARD

Swiss lyric-spinto tenor.

Has performed at Opera Theaters of Köln, Basel, Augsburg (4 years), Regensburg, St. Gallen, Luzern, Biel-Solothurn (3 years) and at festivals like Classic Openair in Solothurn (2001, 2007), Operette Leuk,

Opernfestspiele Heidenheim (2008-2010) and Musik und Theater Saar. Toured in 2005 through Germany along the London Philarmonic Orchestra, singing in concerts in Köln, Nürnberg, Frankfurt and Bremen. He has been recently singing as a freelancer in Italy (Firenze, Lucca, Rovigo), Spain, Mallorca and Norway (West Norwegian Opera Bergen).

​​

Has worked with conductors Anthony Inglis, Robin Stapleton

(Covent Garden), Mario Venzago, Giuliano Betta, Marc Tardue,

Mark Foster, Henrik Nánási, Theodor Guschlbauer, Jürg Henneberger, Thomas Kalb and Jos Meier, as well as with regisseurs Giancarlo

del Monaco, Anette Leistenschneider, Hans Neuenfels, Andreas Baesler, Bruno Berger-Gorski, Thomas Wünsch, Pavel Fieber, Jasmin Solfaghari, Frank B. Gottschalk, Thilo Reinhardt and Dr. Ulrich Peters.

Has studied Music and Theater at the Conservatory of Bern, and then with KS Nicolai Gedda. Has worked during the last four years along conductors Marc Tardue and Giuliano Betta, as well as with mezzo-soprano Larissa Schmidt. Since year 2017 he has been coached in Italian repertoire with Maestros

Dr. Francesco Faccini, Massimo Morelli, Andrea Del Bianco and Enrico Maria Cacciari (Opernhaus Zürich).

Picture: Peter Bernhard (Don José)
Carmen (Bizet) - 2010

Picture: Sen Guo (Gilda)
and Peter Bernhard (Duca di Mantova)
Rigoletto (Verdi) - 2016

Picture: Peter Bernhard (Manrico)
Il Trovatore (Verdi)
2013

Picture: Peter Bernhard (Duca di Mantova)
Rigoletto (Verdi)
2016

 

STAFF

GENERAL & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Graciela de Gyldenfeldt

MUSIC DIRECTOR & PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR

Helge Dorsch

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dr Fabián Cangueiro

OVERSIGHT COUNCIL DIRECTOR

Prof Oscar de Gyldenfeldt

CONSULTANT & DEVELOPMENT

Eng Rodrigo Agüero Sopeña

> bio note

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