Davinia Rodríguez will be Donna Elvira in Beijing

-The Spanish soprano will return to the NCPA in the Chinese capital in November with Don Giovanni

October 2018
Davinia Rodríguez’s artistic engagements continue to consolidate her place on the international opera circuit. After having made her debut at the China National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing last February, in the lead role of Massenet’s opera Thaïs, the Canary Island diva will return to the same venue this November, this time to take on the role of Donna Elvira, one of the women taken in by Don Juan, the erotic Spanish myth that inspired Mozart to write his masterpiece Don Giovanni. “I have a fantastic memory of my debut in this impressive theatre in the capital of China”, the singer explains, “where the attentiveness and warmth of Chinese opera-goers really caught my attention. Now I am returning with another character that I adore and that I already performed in the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto (Italy).”
The Spanish singer knows the opera very well, as she also has Don Juan´s other big dupe, Donna Anna, which she has sung in Bilbao, in her repertoire. “They are two characters that complement each other, and each of them have wonderful moments in this great masterpiece in the history of opera, which is Don Giovanni”. To conclude, she adds “what they say about returning to Mozart from time to time being very healthy for the voice is absolutely true, as it helps a singer to keep in condition, even more so if I have just been singing more demanding roles such as those in Verdi operas, in which you have to sing above orchestras much larger than those in a Mozart production.”
Davinia Rodríguez has just triumphed at the Parma Verdi Festival, the most important event dedicated to the Italian composer’s work. In Parma she performed the extremely challenging role of Lady Macbeth, no less, in which she made her debut in Vienna in 2016. Now, in this revisiting of Mozart repertoire, she will perform in Beijing on the 27th and 29th November and the 1st December. Later, on the 28th and 29th December, she will be singing in two New Year concerts alongside the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Symphony Orchestra at the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium in the Grand Canary capital.