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Bel Canto on Great Performances | PBS

Renée Fleming hosts the nationwide US TV Broadcast of Jimmy Lopez's Bel Canto on January 13, 2017 (Check your local listings).

Jimmy López on TV Perú

 

Watch this excellent, six-minute feature about Composer Jimmy López prepared and published during his last visit to Lima by Pablo Macalupú-Cumpén from TV Perú.

América Salvaje in Frankfurt

Watch as "América Salvaje", a symphonic poem that blends South American and European musical traditions, is played in front of 20,000 spectators during an open air concert in Frankfurt, Germany on August 17, 2016. Brilliant young conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada leads the Frankfurt Radio Symphony. 

Good Day Chicago

A short interview with superstar Soprano Danielle de Niese and Composer Jimmy López in Good Day Chicago discussing "Bel Canto", Lyric Opera of Chicago's first world-premiere opera for the main stage in over a decade. Danielle de Niese sings an excerpt from Roxane Coss' first aria "You Were Destined to Come Here". This segment aired on December 16, 2015.

 

Bel Canto: Reviews


See what critics said about Jimmy López's Bel Canto at Lyric opera of Chicago, which ran from December 7, 2015 through January 17, 2016.


You Were Destined to Come Here


Hear one of the haunting arias from Bel Canto, Lyric Opera of Chicago's world premiere opera, performed by soprano, Danielle de Niese and composer, Jimmy López.

 

Man and Man

"May 16, 2015 was, undoubtedly, one of the most eagerly awaited dates in my life. On that day I exchanged vows with my now husband, Heleno Leitao. The lyrics, written by our friend, renowned playwright Nilo Cruz, are full of joy and optimism toward the future. The premier performance took place at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco in front of family and friends. This piece is dedicated to my beloved Heleno and to the love that binds us." - Jimmy López

 

Harmonia Mundi Album Release


August 14, 2015 saw the release of López's first album under the Harmonia Mundi label, in collaboration with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya. In this video the composer sheds light on the background of each piece and the occasions for which they were written. López also delves into his creative process and long-standing collaboration with Miguel Harth-Bedoya, who has championed his music for over a decade.

 

Bel Canto: A World Premiere is Born

Hear from Jimmy López (composer), Nilo Cruz (librettist), and Kevin Newbury (stage director) talk about the creation of the world premiere opera, Bel Canto, based on the best-selling novel by Ann Patchett. Bel Canto received its premiere at Lyric Opera of Chicago on December 7, 2015.

 

 Perú Negro

Go behind the scenes with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and follow along as composer Jimmy López and Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya discuss Perú Negro, dedicated to the FWSO's conductor and the centennial season.

 

Fiesta! - Four Pop Dances For Orchestra

Watch as Fiesta! is performed by conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya and the RTVE Symphony Orchestra in February 2013, during a live broadcast direct from Teatro Monumental in Madrid.

 

Lago de Lágrimas

 

Marino Martínez directs this captivating short documentary on Jimmy Lopez's concerto for flute and orchestra. Framed by the Andes, a local boatman sets everything in motion by narrating the legend behind this piece. Filmed in several locations across Peru and the U.S., this short feature contains interviews and breathtaking scenarios that give us a look into the world of Lago de Lágrimas.