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From Spain, With Love...

April 22, 2008

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From Spain, With Love...

Who else could better portray a lovesick tenor than Opera Carolina's Latin love, Israel Lozano? Returning from his captivating performance as Paco in last season's La Vida Breve and February's Love Notes Valentine's Concert, Mr. Lozano will sing the role of Alfred, the doting suitor in Strauss's Die Fledermaus. A native of Madrid, Spain, Mr. Lozano has been praised for his commanding stage presence as well as his "melting, emotionally nuanced, grabbing tenor." He studied at the Superior School of Music and Queen's Superior School of Music in Spain, making his operatic debut at the age of 22 as Il Conte di Almaviva in The Barber of Seville at the National Symphony Auditorium of Madrid.

Die Fledermaus will be performed in the Belk Theater of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center May 1 at 7:30 p.m., May 3 at 8:00 p.m. & May 4 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available now by calling 704.372.1000 or visit us online at www.operacarolina.org. Full cast listings and bios are also available online. To download images of this production please visit: www.operacarolina.org/about_media_photos.php. Current images available include: production photos, artist headshots, and the Opera Carolina logo.

Die Fledermaus is sung in English with projected English titles. All performances feature the Opera Carolina Chorus and The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Crosland, Wagner Noble, and Metro Charlotte Realty make this production possible. Additional support provided by U.S. Airways, and Blue Restaurant & Bar. Media support provided by WDAV, The Charlotte Observer, Time Warner Cable, and WCNC-TV.

Founded in 1948 as the Charlotte Opera Association by a small group of volunteers, Opera Carolina today is the largest professional opera company in the Carolinas with an operating budget of over $3.5 million. The mission of Opera Carolina is to inspire the region's diverse community through the presentation of excellent Opera, Operetta, Music Theater, and Education & Outreach programs that elevate the quality of life in the Carolinas. Opera Carolina is a community resource with a commitment to artistic excellence and community service.

Opera Carolina is supported by the Arts & Science Council-Charlotte/Mecklenburg, Inc., The North Carolina Arts Council, an agency funded by the state of North Carolina, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Opera Carolina is a member of OPERA America.
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