Soprano Elaine Alvarez performs with the New World Symphony tomorrow night as part of "Pulse 2.0," the wildly popular event that turns the orchestral academy's fabled concert hall into a nightclub for an eclectic musical experience.
Alvarez, an opera singer who has won worldwide acclaim, will perform in the portion of the program that is devoted to works by American and Latin American-born composers.
A Miami native of Cuban heritage, Alvarez has won praise around the world for her operatic performances. "Another star is born," declared the American press when she made her breakout company debut with the Lyric Opera of Chicago in "La boheme." She went on to garner rave reviews in major opera performances around the world, including in "La rondine," "La traviata," and most notably as soprano soloist in Rossini's "Stabat Mater" on tour in Italy and Greece.
Alvarez has also charmed audiences both in Carnegie Hall and also in her hometown of Miami, when she appeared as Micaela in the opera "Carmen." Of her performance, "Opera News" raved, "In tone and stage comportment, Elaine Alvarez's Michaela was reminiscent of a young Maria Callas."
The New World Symphony's wildly popular twice-annual "Pulse" event, also dubbed "Late Night at the New World Symphony," is designed to bring orchestral music to new audience. The evening will not only feature Alvarez and the New World Symphony, but also DJ Sean Drake, who will spin electronica house music during portions of the evening, as well as for the dance party that will end the event.
Instead of a traditional concert hall, the New World Symphony's famous New World Center will be configured to resemble a nightclub so that audience members can stroll among the musicians, socialize, enjoy cocktails and dance.
Tickets are $25
Jan. 18, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., New World Center, Miami Beach
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