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Bésame Mucho - Juan Diego Flórez

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His passion for Latin America music started at an early age, when he was still a child. It was a deep and lasting passion and his initial encounter with it turned into a lifelong passion. “I grew up with vals criollos, marineras, boleros, rancheras and tangos, magnificent songs from Latin America”, says tenor star Juan Diego Flórez.

His grandmother played tangos on the piano and his father Rubén is a folk singer famous in Peru who has a great deal of love for the great Chabuca Granda, who achived her success with classics like “José Antonio”. But songs from Cuba and Mexico, especially those by José Alfredo Jiménez, and from other Latin American countries also fascinated Flórez from an early age.

“This music goes straight to the heart,” Flórez confesses, “because it deals with things that affect us all directly, such as home, family, the joy of love and the pain of love.” Flórez wants to convey a representative image of the Latin American continent using “songs that are all exemplary of the people and their various countries.


ConductorJonathan Bolívar

DirectorBernhard Fleischer

CastJuan Diego Flórez | Pablo Rojas Carlos Pino-Quintana | Carlos Ayala Algy Wu | Dominik Fuss

Total running time1 hour 36 min

Sung inSpanish

SubtitlesNo subtitles needed

Date of performance2018-10-16

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