A Celebration of Latin Music
You’ll be seeing red, but that’s a good thing when Wichita Grand Opera presents “ROJO,” a spicy and spirited outdoor concert on the evening of Friday, July 1 at the Paula and Barry Downing Amphitheater, located on the northeast side of the Wichita Art Museum, 1400 Museum Blvd. just west of downtown Wichita. The concert will begin at 8:00 p.m.
Rojo is the Spanish word for red, a primary color that transmits intense feelings such as passion, energy, power, and love. “Those are the sentiments we hope to evoke, as we bring Latin vocal music, dancing, and food together on a summer evening in Kansas under the stars,” said Whitney Reader (WGO’s Music Director). Internationally renowned Uruguayan husband-and-wife duo, María Antúnez and Martín Nusspaumer will be here in Wichita for the first time to perform in this unique outdoor setting that will also include the WGO Orchestra and Folklorico dancing by local artists.
WGO is making this a family-friendly event, offering family pack discounts when four or more tickets are purchased together. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets and their own picnic dinners if they prefer.
Buy 4 or more tickets and receive a 25% discount on any ticket section.
Children under 12 are free
Singers of ROJO
Impressive, remarkable, smoldering, an excellent artist with a flexible, dark voice of dramatic weight who added genuine human dimension to the story. Sterling silvery high notes, a creamy middle register and aristocratic bearing.” This is how the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Huffington Post among others have written about Uruguayan mezzo-soprano María Antúnez.
A graduate of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program of Washington National Opera, Antúnez has appeared in important stages such as the Kennedy Center in Washington, Los Angeles Opera, the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Teatro Solis and SODRE in Montevideo and the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
Uruguayan tenor Martín Nusspaumer, a graduate of the Florida Grand Opera’s Young Artist Program, has been praised by the press for “his stunning control of diction and intonation, phrasing, and deeply emotional delivery.” “Nusspaumer’s singing was excellent throughout, virile and showcasing a heroic tenor with clarion top notes.”
Nusspaumer has been a soloist with the Miami Symphony, the Charleston Symphony, Ankara’s Presidential Symphony Orchestra, the Odessa Philharmonic, the Philharmonic of Montevideo, the Istanbul Symphony Orchestra among others.