Gustavo Dudamel and María Valverde perform concert with young musicians at Peralada Festival

Gustavo Dudamel and  María Valverde in Edinburgh.  ALEX ONCIU

Gustavo Dudamel and María Valverde in Edinburgh. ALEX ONCIU

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The musical director and his wife, Spanish actress María Valverde, talk to EL PAÍS about their upcoming performance in Girona, where they will share the stage together for the first time.

The issue of education has not only brought husband-and-wife team, María Valverde and Gustavo Dudamel together for the first time to speak to the press – more precisely EL PAÍS – it has also brought them together on stage for the first time in Spain.

This Saturday, August 10, Dudamel will conduct a version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Castell de Peralada Festival in Girona, with Felix Mendelssohn’s music played by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Valverde narrating the complex romantic farce. Next on the program will be Mahler’s first symphony, Titán, the work that Dudamel’s maestro, José Antonio Abreu, taught him when he was just a child in Caracas.

(Jesús Ruiz Mantilla, El País)

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