Robert Browning Associates in partnership with Flamenco Festival presents Esperanza Fernández & Gonzalo Rubalcaba.
Esperanza Fernández, one of the flamenco world’s leading singers, and Havana-born pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba, “one of the greatest musicians in jazz” (New York Times), come together for Oh Vida!, an evening dedicated to two legendary figures: Cuban singer-bandleader Beny Moré, known as El Bárbaro del Ritmo, and the Gypsy flamenco singer Manolo Caracol, known for his duende-fuelled voice. Fernández, born in Seville into an important Gypsy family of artists, is deeply rooted in the singing traditions of Lebrija and Triana and has lent her rich, soulful voice to performances with such luminaries as Mario Maya, Camarón de la Isla, and Enrique Morente.
Grammy award-winning Rubalcaba, acclaimed for his solid technique and originality, has developed his own distinctive voice and challenged the traditional musical classifications of the day.
“invigorating…Ms. Fernandez’s mezzo-soprano has a gritty sound that is indispensable for this passionate, earthy music” – New York Times
“a pianist of almost supernatural abilities” – New York Times
Tickets: $40; students & seniors $36
Commissioned by The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County