An Evening of Spanish Opera at SER

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An Evening of Spanish Opera at SER

Noche de Zarzuela at SER

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SER Restaurant 1110 North Glebe Road Arlington, VA 22201

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  • 3 hours
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We cordially invite you to join us on Sunday, February 5th for an unforgettable evening of food, wine, and Spanish Opera (Zarzuela Española) with the Famous Israel Lozano , Darcy Monsalve, Cara Schaefer and Pianist Frank Conlon .

Please scroll down to view our dinner menu and learn more about Israel Lozano and Darcy Monsalve, Cara Schaefer and Pianist Frank Conlon.

About The Event:

Our guests will enjoy a five-course menu prepared by Chefs David Sierra and David Cardona exclusively for this event. Each course will be paired with our illustrious wines. Throughout the dinner, guests will enjoy Israel's and Darcy's OPERA show.

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$175 per person including tax and gratuity.

First Course

Ensalada de Cogollos, Ventresca, Marones y Cebolla

Heart of Lettuce Salad, Tuna Belly, Roasted Red Peppers and Onions

Wine Pairing: Naveran, Brut 2019 /Chardonnay, Parellada / Penedès

Second Course

Crema de Setas, Emulsion de Jamon Iberico

Cream of Mushroom Soup, topped with Jamon Iberico Emulsion

Wine Pairing: Artadi Vians de Gain Blanco / Viura / Rioja

Third Course

Halibut con Arroz Cremoso de Guisantes

Seard Halibut, Creamy Green Peas Risotto

Wine Pairing: Peza do Rey 2019/ Mencia / Ribera Sacra

Fourth Course

Bavette de Wagyu, Calabacita y Salsa de Vino

Wagyu Bavette, Roasted Squash, Red Wine Sauce

Wine Pairing: Elias Mora Crianza 2016 / Tinta de Toro / Toro

Fifth Course

Torrijas con Helado de Nata

Andalusian French Toast, Creme - Fraiche Icecream

Wine Pairing : Cesar Florido / Moscatel Dorado

About Israel Lozano:

Born in Madrid, Israel Lozano is a Tenor and a Music Ambassador. He study with the soprano Emelina López and the tenor Alfredo Kraus, Escuela Superior de Canto in Madrid and E.S.M. Reina Sofía of Madrid. Obtain G.P.D. (Graduate Performance Diploma) in Ópera (Honor Mention) at Peabody Conservatory of John Hopkins University, EE.UU. He is a former YAP Domingo-Cafritz Washington National Opera with maestro Plácido Domingo. Israel Lozano is a Winner of three prizes in the International Operalia Competition (Public Price, Opera and Zarzuela). Mr. Lozano had sang as a soloist tenor at the: Washington National Opera, Los Ángeles, Palm Beach, FGO, ABAO-OLBE, Campoamor, Teatros Canal, Teatro Real, Theater an der Wien, Bellas Artes (Mexico), Municipal de Santiago (Chile), Bangkok, Singapore. He sang the principal tenor in La Boheme, Lucia de Lammermoor, Traviata, Rigoletto, Butterfly, Tosca, Aida , Il Postino (Daniel Catán), and Luisa Fernanda (M.Tórroba/Fernandez-Shaw), opposite maestro Placido Domingo performing first time in the history an original Zarzuela in Viena with Placido Domingo.

Mr. Lozano had been working with maestri as Emilio Sagi, Pablo Viar, Ron Daniels, G. Vick, A. Boadella, Fucho Pereda, J. López-Cobos, A. Zedda, S. Sucharitkul, G. García Calvo, M. Baeza, Ramón Tebar, Oliver Diaz, Domingo o Gustavo Dudamel. Next projects will be some tour concerts in Spain, Malaysia, and a reléase of the film “The Bohemians” by director José Luis R. Cortés, and producers Alvaro Domingo and Rafa Sardina (17 GRAMMYS).

Israel Lozano is the Artistic Director of the new Opera Magallanes ¨No hay rosa sin espinas¨ by Marco Reghezza and Giovanni Scapecchi and libretto by Jose Manuel Nuñez de la Fuente being part of the international celebration of the V Centenary of the first circumnavigations of the Earth completed by Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastián El Cano.

About Darcy Monsalve:

Darcy Monsalve, soprano from Venezuela started her vocal and musical studies at the Simon Bolivar Music Conservatory in Caracas, Venezuela with soprano Sara Catarine. She is a current student of Italian Maestro Vincenzo Spatola. Ms. Monsalve has participated in Master Classes with prestigious international singers such as: Siew Tuan Loh, Jordi Doménech, David Roblou, among others. She has been a soloist in productions and concerts with the Coral Camerata of Caracas under the artistic direction of Maestra Isabel Palacios.

Ms. Monsalve’s professional experience includes singing the principal roles of: Euridice (L´Orfeo by Monteverdi), Susanna (Marriage of Fígaro), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Rossina (Barber of Seville), Rosaura (Zarzuela Los Gavilanes), Adina (L´elisir d´amore) and Soprano Soloist in (Messiah), (St. Matthew Passion), (Carmina Burana), among others. She has worked with conductors such as: Alfredo Rugeles, Elisa Vega, Isabel Palacios, Gustavo Dudamel.

About Cara Schaefer:

Cara Schaefer is a Washington, D.C.-based operatic mezzo-soprano, voice teacher, and the founder of Operagrams.

Cara has performed leading roles in productions of Carmen and Tale of Serse, among others, and has performed with a number of opera companies, including IN Series, the Maryland Lyric Opera Company, and Opera NOVA.

A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music and a veteran of the Bel Canto in Tuscany program, Cara’s performances have earned the praise of audiences and reviewers alike.

In addition to her performance work, Cara serves as the executive director for Bel Canto in Tuscany and Cantate.

About Pianist Frank Conlon:

Pianist Frank Conlon has conducted operatic productions, taught, series of lectures, played concerts, recitals and shows at George Washington University, Catholic University, George Mason University, Georgetown University, Olney Theater, and for the In-Series, Phillips Collection, the Corcoran Gallery, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution.

Maestro Frank Conlon has served as Artist-in-Residence for the D.C. Public School System.

He has been named an honorary member of the National Society of Arts and Letters and of the Friday Morning Music Club, and has been named Friend of Music of the Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity. He has served as Minister of Music at the Church of the Annunciation for 53 years and as the Director of Music at Temple Rodef Shalom for 50 years.

We are looking forward to seeing you on Sunday, February 5th for this exclusive event.

If you have any questions about the Menu or you have any Dietary Restrictions please let us know in advance. Thank you for your support.