Ainhoa Arteta, a prestigious vocal powerhouse on the stage

The voice of Ainhoa Arteta marked the last concert of the season

The most charismatic soprano of her generation and an international reference in the world of lyric art was the star of the last concert of the 2016 season. At an exclusive meeting with the media the day before, the singer stated, “As artists, we must listen to our voice and pay attention to its preferences. My voice enjoys Puccini. He is a composer with which my voice feels comfortable and is able to grow exponentially, without any obligations”.

The moving concert consisted of two parts and began with a spectacular Ainhoa Arteta as Georges Bizet’s Carmen. Her vehement expressiveness further highlighted her voice, which delved into the most heart-rending feelings of the programme, with pieces composed by Bizet, Puccini and Mascagni.

Sola, perduta, abbandonata was the dramatic and intense 45-minute opera finale on the natural stage of Formentor, for which the artist only had the following praise, “I strongly support organising concerts in natural settings like this one. The location is magnificent, and the festival is nothing less than exquisite”.

The second part, which began with tribute to Enrique Granados for the 100-year anniversary of his death, centred on Zarzuela pieces and included magical touches such as Out of Africa by John Barry.

A passionate and dramatic Ainhoa Arteta won over the audience as she conveyed all her love for music in the purest manner, leaving everyone breathless.

The perfect ending for the audience, which gave her a standing ovation, consisted of two masterly encores of O Mio Babbino Caro and The Mission. Bravo!