This concert is to benefit the reconstruction of Maria Reina de la Paz Parishlocated in the Cerro Navia area of Santiago, Chile.
The parish which was badly damaged by the earthquake that struck Chile on February 27th, 2010, is not only the religious and spiritual center of the neighborhood but, it is also as Monsignor Fernando Chomali, Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago remarks: “where the residents of this low-income community gather and find love, solidarity and hope, especially those who only have their faith.”
To view a short video of the Parish and the damage it suffered please visit:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbvdXztSoZc
VERONICA VILLARROEL - Soprano
Is a Chilean born soprano who has been acclaimed at major international opera houses throughout the world such as the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden,
Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, La Scala, Hamburg State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Deutsche Opera Berlin, San Francisco Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Dallas Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Washington Opera, Teatro Real Madrid, Gran Teatro del Liceu, Orange Festival, Toulousse France,Chatelette du Paris, Japan, Taiwan and many others.
VLADIMIR CHERNOV - Baritone
Is a Russian baritone who has sung over 40 leading roles and has appeared at nearly every major international theater including the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, La Scala, Teatro Colón, Paris Opera, Chicago, San Francisco, Japan, Taiwan and Vienna State Opera, under many of today's great conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Valery Gergiev, James Levine and Seiji Ozawa. His American debut was at the Los Angeles Opera in the 1989-90 season as the Posa in Verdi's Don Carlo, opposite Plácido Domingo. Mr. Chernov’s most requested roles include: Alfredo in La Traviata, Simon Boccanegra, Eugene Onegin, Miller in Luisa Milaer, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Prince Yeletsky in Pique Dame.
The suggested tax-deductible donation is $25 per person, and you can purchase these tickets online at:
http://gabrielamistralfoundation.org/web/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=278 or you may buy them at the door on June 6.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us!
We look forward to having your support and to seeing you on June 6.