Erwin Schrott performing “El dia que me quieras” in Vienna
Bass-baritone Erwin Schrott may have skyrocketed to fame as the title character in Don Giovanni, but his interpretations of classic Latin songs are also not to be missed. One of these interpretations is “El dia que me quieras,” a tango standard originally composed and performed by famous Argentinian singer, Carlos Gardel, for his film of the same name.
This upcoming Saturday night, “El dia que me quieras” will be the first song Schrott sings to kick off his Cuba Amiga concert, Schrott will be joined by an ensemble of outstanding classical and jazz musical friends from around the world, including special guest José Feliciano, the legendary singer and guitarist. Taking the audience on a musical journey through Latin America, Cuba Amiga delivers a thrilling international spectrum of Latin rhythms: bolero, salsa, flamenco, timba, rumba, cha-cha, samba and tango.
Cuba Amiga is inspired by the music and life of legendary tango performer Carlos Gardel. Eighty years ago, Gardel launched a concert tour throughout Latin America to promote the film, El día que me quieras. Gardel’s plan was to conclude the tour with the movie’s premiere in Cuba, but his dream was defeated when the beloved performer was tragically killed in a plane crash in Colombia.LA Opera is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the greater good.