Pablo Heras-Casado & Marina Heredia
“Berceuse héroïque” für Orchester
“Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune”
Manuel de Falla
“El amor brujo” – Ballett in einem Akt für Mezzosopran und Orchester
Concerto for orchestra
Pablo Heras-Casado - Conductor
Pablo Heras-Casado enjoys an unusually varied and broad-ranging career, encompassing the great symphonic and operatic repertoire, historically informed performances, and contemporary scores.
In great demand as guest conductor, he regularly appears in Europe, North America and Japan with ensembles like Münchner Philharmoniker, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, the symphony orchestras of San Francisco, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles Philharmonic or Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, NHK Symphony Orchestra, etc. He has also conducted the Berliner and Wiener Philharmoniker.
In the operatic field, he leads Wagner’s complete Ring Cycle at Teatro Real in Madrid, where he is Principal Guest Conductor, over four consecutive seasons, until 2022, while in the 2020/21 season he debuts at the Wiener Staatsoper, presenting Monteverdi L’Incoronazione di Poppea, with a revival planned for the following season. He has also previously appeared at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden and Deutsche Oper in Berlin, amongst other.
He enjoys a fruitful collaboration with Freiburger Barockorchester, featuring extensive touring and recording projects, recently developed a close partnership with Verbier Festival and was Director of the Granada Festival since 2017.
In celebration of Beethoven’s anniversary in 2020, he releases several recordings, including Symphony No. 9, the complete Piano Concerti, Choral Fantasy and Triple Concerto. His extensive discography for harmonia mundi, includes a developing series entitled “Die Neue Romantik”, with music by Mendelssohn, Schumann and Schubert.
A dedicated educator, Heras-Casado makes a personal commitment to work with young musicians all over the world at the Karajan Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker, Juilliard School of Music Orchestra, etc.
In 2021 he is recognized as Artist of the Year at the International Classic Music Awards. In 2018 he was awarded the title Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres of the French Republic, while also being Musical America’s 2014 Conductor of the Year.
Highly committed to the Spanish charity Ayuda en Acción as a Global Ambassador, he conducts an annual charity concert at Teatro Real in Madrid.
Marina Heredia - Flamenco-Gesang
Born in Granada, Marina Heredia has been singing since childhood. At 13 years old she made her first recording Malgré la nuit, a flamenco CD for children. She could be heard singing in Granada tablaos accompanying dancers and guitarists, until she replaced Carmen Linares in a María Pagés show at the Festival of Music and Dancein Granada. Ms. Heredia collaborates with renowned flamencos such as Arcángel and Eva Yerbabuena, as well as on other projects, such as the opera De amore, with composerMauricio Sotelo which opened in the Carl Orff Hall at Gasteig Auditorium of Munich and Theatre de la Zarzuela in Madrid.
From that year Marina’s path has not stoppedclimbing, taking her to main stages at the “Teatro de la Maestranza” in Seville, the Theatre Albéniz in Madrid, the “Gran Teatro de Córdoba”, “Palau de la Música” in Valencia, “Palacio de la Musica” in Strasbourg, and the Crystal Palace Porto. She has performed in the most prestigious festivals of Spain including: Grec of Barcelona, Bienal de Flamenco of Seville, Madrid Autumn Festival, the Jerez and Ronda Festivals, and the Festival of Music and Dance in Granada.
She has traveled fromBeijing to Uruguay, Paris, Portugal, Munich, London, Morocco, New York, and Washington. Ms. Heredia has sung for such diverse audiences as “Espárrago Rock”, Munich Biennale, and classical opera, collaborating with artists such as Howie B and Nacho Cano. She is one of the most requested international artists to perform “El Amor Brujo”by Manuel de Falla.
Her contribution to the flamenco world was recognized in 2004, when she received the “Andalusian Youth of the Arts” Award for contributing to the spread of flamenco art in Spain and abroad. With two published works (Me duele, me duele in 2001 and La voz del agua in 2007), she released her third album in 2010, Marina, a flamenco album with new classic songs: “tangos de Graná, bulerías, soleá, alegrías, malagueña, seguiriyas and fandangos”. All are a variety that define Marina Heredia, more mature than ever. That maturity is reflected in the “Bienal de Flamenco” of Seville, (2010), where her performance received particular acclaim.
A sultry afternoon, a fiery evening, dancing the night away. The Spaniard’s RSB debut entices with pure passion