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Stellar opera performers to grace Northern Lights Festival

The Northern Lights Music Festival de Febrero is excited to introduce Colombian opera star Amalia Avilán to Ajijic in a performance of the “Married to the Job” festival series, Wednesday, February 28 at the Auditorio de la Ribera.

pg12The lyric soprano was a member of the 2016 edition Masterclasses of Joyce DiDonato at Carnegie Hall that was successfully broadcast by medici.tv, which can be seen on line on YouTube. Well known for her warm and round timbre, Avilán’s personality, years of dedication and perseverance have led her to perform in great venues in South America and Europe.

Said Opera Wire of her recent performance in “Eurydice” with the Opera of Colombia: “The vocal star of the night was soprano Amalia Avilán as Eurydice. From her first vocal entrance, her voice was a radiant beam of sound … Her scenes of torment were among the most powerfully rendered of the evening, each phrase growing in strength and desperation.”

Avilán has also appeared as Mimi in La Bohème, Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto, Manuela in Romeo and Juliette, Desdemona in Otello and Liu in Turandot.

Sharing the Auditorio stage with Avilán and returning to the Festival de Febrero this year for the second time is countertenor Daniel Moody. Those who experienced his voice last year will be interested to hear him with Avilán and alongside outstanding concert pianist David Fung.


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