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Month: May 2016

Las Palmas: Opera Las Palmas’ Festival de Opera

Las Palmas: Opera Las Palmas’ Festival de Opera

Javier Bardem may be reason enough to visit Las Palmas, but–both fortunately and amazingly–this gem of the Grand Canary Islands (yes, part of Spain) also has an opera festival.  What a delightful combination.  This year’s festival (which begins in March and runs through June) ropes in five of the greatest operas ever written in tribute to Spanish/Austrian tenor Alfredo Kraus who, like Bardem, is a native of LP.  One of the greatest voices of the 20th Century (he gave Domingo…

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