Join Opera in the Heights (Oh!) for ConciertOh! de Invierno, a special holiday music concert series in Spanish highlighting some of Oh!’s most outstanding Hispanic artists in a way that allows them to show off different styles of music. ConciertOh! de Invierno will feature traditional zarzuelas, boleros and música navideña (Christmas music) that have broad appeal. (Zarzuela is a Spanish lyric dramatic opera genre alternating between spoken and sung scenes, and bolero is slow tempo Latin music.)
“Opera in the Heights is proud to create main stage opportunities for young emerging artists while offering cultural experiences to our community,” says Mariam Khalili, Oh!’s Executive Director. “We are ecstatic to celebrate the holidays during our 20th anniversary season by highlighting our Hispanic artists and their unique talents. Foreign language operas in Italian, French and German are consistently featured, and now it’s time for us to rock Houston with a Spanish concert and show off another side of our artists.”
ConciertOh! de Invierno will last approximately 90 minutes, with an intermission and concessions featuring sweet treats, coffee and cocoa provided by Oh!’s guild members. The music appeals to all ages and makes a perfect family outing in the midst of the holiday season. Special ticket pricing was created for this concert, including military and student discounts: Gold Level - $25, Red Level - $20 and Green Level - $15, with discounts at $3 off each level. Special rates are available for groups of 15 or more.
A taste of the music to be performed includes: “Que te importa que no venga” from Los claveles by Jose Serrano; “Dulce quimera” from Cecilia Valdez by Gonzalo Roig; “Amor, vida de mi vida” from la maravilla by Moreno Torroba; “Carcelera” from Las hijas de Zebedeo by Ruperto Chapi y Lorente, along with “Blanca Navidad” (White Christmas), “Que nino es este?” (What Child is This?), “Noche de paz” (Silent Night) “Besame Mucho” (Kiss Me a Lot) and “Una Mañana” (One Morning).