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SEBASTIAN FERRADA - TENOR WILL PERFORM IN APRIL
Tuesday 3rd April 2018

Sebastián Ferrada was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. He began to study singing in Chili, while completing his studies in Economics at the Universidad Católica. In 2008 he settled in Milano, where he studied with Vincenzo Manno at the Accademia Internazionale della Musica and the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala.

In 2010, he began his solo career with the title role in Puccini’s "Edgar" at the Auditorium of Valladolid in Spain. He also sang the roles of Manrico from "Il trovatore" and the commanding role of Radames in Verdi's "Aida". In that same year, he sang Don Jose from "Carmen" by Bizet and Verdi’s Requiem in London.
Sebastian then won the 9th International Competition with his performance in "Aida" at the Fondazione Arena di Verona and sang again with this company, the part of Radames at Teatro Filarmonico di Verona.
                                                                                                                                       
In the following years Sebastian continued to increase his repertoire to include the roles of Pinkerton in Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" at the Teatro Argentino de La Plata and at Catania's Massimo Bellini Theatre; Torbeno from the Sardinian Nationalist opera, "I Shardana" by Porrino at the Teatro Lirico Di Calgari; Nemorino from "Elisir D'Amore" by Donizetti in a production at the historic Teatro Verdi Di Busseto and the title role of Hoffman in Offenbach's opera, "Les Contes d'Hoffman" for Como's Teatro Sociale.

Sebastian travels extensively and has made debut performances as Pylades in Gluck's "Iphigenie en Tauride" at Moscow's Novaya Opera, also in China with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and return appearances to Zagreb for a production of Verdi's "La Traviata" as Alfredo Germont.

2016 started with "Aida" and the part of Radames, this time in Augusta, Italy. For the re-opening of the Legnano City Theater, Verdi’s "La Battaglia di Legnano" with the role of Arrigo, follows on and then once again, "Aida" and Radames in Athens National Opera house. Appearances as Hoffman at the Macedonian Opera and Ballet in Skopje and as Riccardo from "Un Ballo in Maschera" in Gijón, Spain, and Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto, Italy.

2017 took Sebastian to the Milano Conervatory to debut as Renato des Grieux in Puccini's "Manon Lescaut", Calaf in "Turandot", Turiddu from "Cavalleria Rusticana", Ismaele in Verdi's "Nabucco" and another debut performance in Bellini's "Norma" in Spain.

 Sebastian Ferrada is a Tenor with rich experience and versatility in the world of opera, travelling to an impressive list of countries that includes Italy, France, UK, Albania, Macedonia, Croatia, Hungary, Russia, Argentina, Chile, Spain, Switzerland, China, and now Antigua in the Caribbean.

To enjoy this outstanding Tenor, the Society are offering two Opera venues to choose from: Catherines’s Cafe and the National Sailing Academy

Here are the details:

Saturday, April 14th

Catherine’s Café Restaurant
Pigeon Beach

Drinks Reception, 5-Course Dinner with Accompanying wines and the Performance

US$185 / EC$500 per person

Doors open 7pm; Seated by 7.30pm; Performance starts 7.45pm

To reserve: call +1-268-460-5050. Advance reservation only.

 

Sunday, April 15th

National Sailing Academy
Falmouth Harbour

Welcome glass of wine and the Performance

US$50 / EC$135 per person

Food, BBQ, Wines and Full Bar available for purchase

Doors open 6pm; Performance begins 7.45pm (Controlled entry after this time)

To buy tickets go to: The National Sailing Academy, Falmouth 562-8060/464-2645.

Premier Beverages, Friars Hill Road, St Johns. 480-3200.

Advance Purchase only.

Tickets for the Sailing Academy performance will be available at Premier Beverages in St. John's and at the Academy in Falmouth from the end of this week.

The Sailing Academy is an open air venue and has a large capacity. For those, particularly with family, wanting a more local and party atmosphere on more casual lines this would be great for them. The AOS do not think that this performance is suitable for young children, but at the same time want to encourage teenagers and young adults, especially with a musical interest, to come and experience something new. To this end, The Society would like to offer a special price of US$15 / EC$40 at the gate for all between the ages of 10 and 18.

The Antigua Opera Society is a newly registered charity offering Opera Performances on island and all profits will go to support musical and vocal education of children in Antigua and next year’s intended production. Plans for 2019 include, for the first time ever, a full Opera in March/April and discussions for this are already in motion. Their Excellencies Sir Rodney and Lady Williams are the Society’s Ambassadors and are firmly and actively supporting the activities of the Antigua Opera Society.


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