Ópera de Tenerife invites aspiring opera singers to audition

Photo: Ópera de Tenerife. Updated 15 January: Ópera de Tenerife has again issued a casting call, this time to find six muscular male singers for its new production of Bellini’s Norma. The performances will be on 14, 16 and 18 March in the Auditorio Adán Martín, and auditions will be held on Monday, 20 February, from 4pm. Anyone interested who has an athletic build, (the Ópera says “preferably muscular”), and who…

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Teide tremor of 6 January was within normal parameters and does not signal any reason for concern

Graphic: IGN. Updated 15 January: The Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN) and the Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias (Involcan) have now made a formal evaluation of the tremor which occurred at shallow depth very near the peak of Teide. The most important finding, announced by María José Blanco, director of IGN in the Canaries, is  that “no deformations have been recorded above the technical margin of error”. Teide has three axes, she explained, with…

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International concert pianist, Valerij Petasch, to perform in Los Cristianos auditorium

Russian concert pianist, musicologist and composer Valerij Petasch is a regular visitor to Tenerife, and his next performance will be in the Auditorio Infanta Leonor in Los Cristianos a week tomorrow, Saturday, 21 January. The concert starts at 8.30pm, and will again comprise works from Petasch’s repertoire of Chopin, Schubert, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Bartholdy, Liszt, Debussy, Ravel, Tchaikovsky, Glinka, and of course, his own compositions. Tickets are €11, and are available online HERE, or at…

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Adeje 2020 plan will bring three-storey underground car park for the town

Photos/Artist impressions: Adeje Ayuntamiento. There is some marvellous news for those of us who occasionally find ourselves driving around and around in Adeje town looking for somewhere to park. The mayor, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, and works councillor, Carmen Rosa González Cabrera, have outlined some of the projects in the Adeje 2020 plan that will very soon begin to take shape today, including a large underground car park in the…

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Police seek help to locate mother of baby whose remains were found in Arico rubbish plant

Updated 12 January: The Guardia Civil has asked for help to find the mother of the baby whose remains were found in the PIRS plant last week. The police say that they believe now that the mother is from south Tenerife, and that the baby was born prematurely. The public is asked to consider whether they know of anyone in the south – specifically in the municipalities of Arona, Adeje, San…

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Report on Tenerife Cabildo information session about clausulas suelo and mortgage costs court rulings

Updated 12 January: Nova Howard, ex-Santander employee and now qualifying as an asesora, was at the meeting. Her report is HERE, and reproduced below, and I comment underneath it the points to which I myself would draw particular attention: This evening I attended a public meeting in La Laguna, held by the Tenerife Cabildo’s Centro Insular de Calidad y Consumo Responsable (Centre for Quality and Responsible consumerism) in collaboration with the…

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San Sebastian blessing of goats, sheep and horses in the sea in La Caleta

Photo collage: Adeje Ayuntamiento. As every year, the first of Adeje’s two local public holidays gives an opportunity to see some real Canarian tradition in the heart of the tourist area. The fiesta of one of the town’s patrons, San Sebastian, in La Caleta this coming week involves horsemen riding into the sea, and pastoral farmers dragging their goats and sheep into the water for the animals to be blessed. The event’s draw makes it almost more…

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First Romeria of the year as Arona celebrates Fiestas Patronales in honour of San Antonio Abad

The main Romeria season is during the summer (see the main post HERE), but even this early in the year it’s possible to find some traditional festivities, and starting today is the first of 2017, Arona’s Fiestas Patronales y Romería in honour of San Antonio Abad. The fiesta takes place in the town of Arona itself, but for the main day on Sunday transport is laid on from Los Cristianos…

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Electricity cuts for maintenance in Los Cristianos

Updated 11 January 2017: Monday, 16 January, 9-11 am – El Mojón, Ctra. El Mojón, C/ Zona El Mojón. Updated 10 November 2016: Friday, 11 November, 3-5.30pm – El Mojón, Ctra. El Mojón, C/ Zona El Mojón. Updated 2 November: Friday 4 November, 7-9am – Av/ Juan Carlos I & PQ/ Lisboa. Updated 29 August: Tomorrow, 30 August, 8am to midday – C/ Barranquillo, C / Bélgica, C / La Colina, C/ Cristóbal Colón, C / Eucaliptus,…

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