Taking part for the sixth consecutive year, on 22 July Gran Canaria’s Choir and Philharmonic Orchestra pay tribute to the operatic literature of Italy, Germany and France

49 Boluda Lines containers will make up the structure of the stage

For the sixth year running, Boluda Corporación Marítima is sponsoring “Ópera Viva”, a symphonic concert taking place on 22 July in the extraordinary setting of La Luz Container Terminal in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The recital is part of the program of the 21st edition of Temudas Fest, an International Festival of Theatre, Music and Dance held on the island of Gran Canaria between 6 July and 5 August.

Boluda Corporación Marítima is supporting the International Temudas Festival, organized by Las Palmas City council, by sponsoring the symphonic recital as part of its Humanitarian Transport program and the corporate social responsibility policy, developed by the company in recent years to promote cultural initiatives. The stage will be made up of 33 40ft containers and 16 20ft containers, donated by Boluda Lines, the corporation’s division for comprehensive transport and international cargo management services.

Managers of La Luz Container Terminal for 11 years, Boluda Corporación Marítima is collaborating with the symphonic concert, performed by the Choir and the Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra (OFGC), directed by Luis García Santana and Rodrigo Tomillo, who have created “Opera Viva”, a journey through famous examples of operatic literature in Italy, Germany and France.

Titles that will thrill the audience include La Bohème, Norma, Romeo and Juliet, Werther, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Turandot, interpreted by two internationally renowned singers: the soprano from Gran Canaria Yolanda Auyanet, and the tenor Antonio Gandía.

The interesting and appealing program will also include lesser-known but beautiful pieces from Iris and L’amico Fritz. A performance of Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien represents another tribute to the Italian canzone genre.

This will be the sixth consecutive year that the OFGC, along with the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Festival of Theatre, Music and Dance, venture away from more traditional venues to bring music to the unusual setting of La Luz pier, where cranes and containers form an extraordinary backdrop.

This new edition confirms the international scope of this open air event that offers the appeal of a magnificent industrial environment, where cranes and containers merge with the evocative, salty sea breeze.

The stage of La Luz Terminal, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, where the symphonic concert, sponsored for the fifth consecutive year by Boluda Corporación Marítima, was held in 2016.