Mexican tenor Fernando de la Mora said he was working intensely on some unpublished songs that his compatriot Armando Manzanero has composed especially for the new album he will launch next year.
"I'm really excited about the disc I'm working on with Armando Manzanero...you don't always get the chance for Armando Manzanero to write songs for you, so I'm taking advantage of it and I feel very flattered," De la Mora said in an interview with Efe.
The album, which he hopes to finish next year, will have a repertoire of 16 songs, eight of them unpublished and the other eight will be hits by the composer that De la Mora wants "to sing and that Manzanero wants me to sing," numbers like "Te Extraño," "Como Yo Te Ame," "Mia," "Esta Tarde Vi Llover," "No Se Tu" and more, the singer said.
Manzanero, with a career spanning over 60 years, has written more than 500 compositions popularized by such artists as Frank Sinatra and Luis Miguel.
De la Mora, who will give a recital on Sept. 15 at the National Auditorium celebrating the independence of Mexico, said he felt "privileged to be doing something with Manzanero."
The tenor will travel to the United States this week, where he will give two recitals of Mexican music.
De la Mora is as well-known internationally as his compatriot Ramon Vargas and has performed at the world's leading concert halls like La Scala in Milan, the Opera Bastille in Paris and the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. EFE