Papp László Sports Arena – Budapest
7.30 p.m. – February, 21. 2015.
Continuing more update coming soon connected to below …
José Cura … kept as the 4th tenor … visited Budapest attending at a private press conference on Monday, February,9. together with Andrea Mahó before giving their joint concert.
Found out that the so-called „pop-music” concert will be heard for the first time in Hungary. The Argentine star tenor with Andrea Mahó concert will take place at the Papp László Sports Arena in Budapest, where the fantastic musical background will be supported by the Hungarian Studio Orchester. Also was announced, the concert will be highlighted with the presence of 60 member of the Hungarian children choir. An addition to José Cura and Andrea Mahó, Zoltán Miller will also perform at the concert.
Cura was a bit confused by giving the title of this concert as „crossover”, as he said Q.:”It is meaningless, cause there is only good and bad music the rest os snobbery. Some operas specifically reminds the audience of pop music melodies and it good the way it is. Of course there are other operas with heavier music and for some folks it is boring”
For Cura, who have had abroad already several times similar concerts said Q.: „Having these „lighter concerts” , it is a kinda relaxing, breathing “fresh air” in between the dramatic roles on the opera stages”
Noted that he has been continuously visiting Hungary for over 15 years. It is like coming home … during these year tied friendships with members of the opera house and with many musicians. He said after the request to give a concert in Budapest he was told this would be a joint performance with Andrea Mahó who he previously have not known, but when he listened to her recordings … immediately said Yes!
He added, Andrea has a special voice and stage presence. She has an outstanding sound range that not many singers have. There are a lot of singers in the pop world, but many genre do not stand up to scrutiny.
Mahó Andrea said: Q.: „My long time awaited dream is now to come true, I appreciates the art of Cura. The concert program is built bringing are own ideas of which songs we would like to be included. Naturally, those songs counted that are close to both of us. So the evening will be fulfilled with well-known pop hits, musicals duets … worldwide known popular hits from the Beatles, musical tunes from the West Side Story will hopefully tingle the ears of the audience.”
My personal question to José Cura was Q.: „Your life is filled with so many outstanding professions as: opera singer, composer, conductor, actor and teacher, photographer, businessman, black belt in Kung-fu, a body builder … have you any dream you haven’t achieved yet in your professional life?” The answer was short and very simple. A.: “I have reach in my professional life the top. I am very family oriented person and I am awaiting for my personal dream to come true, which is for my children to bring some grandchildren into my life.”
Another Q. ” What do you think about easy or not, singing pop and musical songs instead of opera? José Cura A.: “It takes more concentration and is a challenge to make sure that the songs from the pop music or musical will not switch over singing them like being a classic opera.”
Once José Cura said … “I pray to God to bring peace to those artistic souls who listen to my music” Well the audience will have the chance to feel his mission.
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Update and snaps: Aggie Reiter