Photo: Adeje Ayuntamiento
Adeje Ayuntamiento has announced that it has signed up international singing coach Mamen Márquez, known nationally for her work as a vocal coach on the TV show Operación Triunfo as well as a Eurovision Spain musical and vocal director. Márquez is joining the council as a cultural advisor and tourism ambassador, and with over 200,000 followers online, she is one of the more important influencers for younger Spaniards currently affected by the pandemic whom she will be working to reach. She will also be promoting Costa Adeje nationally and internationally.
The decision to invite her to join the team was made quite a few months ago, but put on hold during the current crisis, but now it is believed is the right time for her to begin her work here. Márquez is a huge fan of Adeje’s Easter Passion Play, the Good Friday Pasión, and will also work closely with the team for the 2021 productions in the musical performances and presentation. She will also be working with the Adeje School of Music (EMMA), and generally in the worlds of theatre, dance, music and art in the borough.
She has an extensive curriculum, having trained in Spain and London (postgraduate in musical theatre, Guildford School of Acting and the University of Surrey) and Berklee College of Music in Boston. She has also worked on voice production and professional voice use with many individual professors worldwide, and even has graduated with a diploma in stage combat from the British Academy of Dramatic Combat! Her career experience is also extensive, working on national shows including Mamma Mia, Beauty and the Beast, Shrek, Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, as well as opera productions.