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Sunday, April 2, 2023 | 8:00PM
Ricardo Montaner on Tour
A Latin music legend known for peerless romantic balladry, Argentine-Venezuelan hit maker Ricardo Montaner is a comforting presence in a rapidly changing world. Since first topping Latin charts in 1986, he has recorded with a symphony orchestra, released albums of Italian pop music, paid tribute to Mexican regional music and, with the help of his children, spiced up his signature style with up-to-the-minute electronics. The crooner's crooner has released more than two dozen albums and sold more than 65 million albums worldwide.
Standing on stage, his signature boyish tenor a soaring emotional delivery system, Montaner seems to hold his audience's hearts in his hands. His concerts are song treks through his musical career, a mixture of recent hits and classics, and, as he told the Arizona Republic, "a musical rendezvous" and "an encounter with my followers."
Ricardo Montaner in Concert
Born Héctor Eduardo Reglero Montaner in Argentina in 1957, Montaner moved to Venezuela with his family six years later. Since the start of his career in the late '70s, he has focused on heartfelt romantic balladry while making regular forays into other styles to become one of Latin pop's most consistently successful artists. Two albums from the late '80s, both titled Ricardo Montaner (volumes one and two), introduced his first telenovela themes along with international hits such as "Tan Enamorados," "A Donde Va el Amor?" and "Sólo con un Beso."
As one of his more than two dozen album titles puts it, Ricardo Montaner is a musical viajero frecuente (a frequent flyer). A trip to England resulted in his first million-selling album, Con la London Metropolitan Orchestra, a collection of hits in a symphonic setting. He has also applied his relaxing and wistful style to Dominican bachata ("Resumiendo") and Mexican bolero ("Bésame"). His 2016 album Ida y Vuelta paid tribute to Mexican regional styles and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Latin Pop Albums chart. Montaner, a Christian convert, recorded the duet "La Gloria de Dios" with his daughter, the actress and singer Evaluna Montaner, and their video has been seen nearly a half-billion times. In 2019, the singer released Montaner, an electronico-romantico collaboration with his musical sons, who perform as Mau y Ricky. In addition to his musical accomplishments, Montaner is a philanthropist committed to children's causes and fighting xenophobia.