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Joan Magrané’s Chamber Opera, Diàlegs de Tirant e Carmesina premieres at Liceu

Diàlegs de Tirant e Carmesina © Toti Ferrer

Three generations of artists, Plensa, Rosich and Magrané, come together to create an opera based on Joanot Martorell’s novel and premiere on the Rambla stage this February 13, 14 and 15, in a production of the opera of Butxaca and Nova Creació in co-production with Gran Teatre del Liceu and Festival Castell de Peralada.

 

As a theme with variations, the new chamber opera by Joan Magrané Diàlegs de Tirant e Carmesina, with a libretto by Marc Rosich, approaches the loves between Tirant and Carmesina. The protagonists of the novel Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell are the members of the proposal, to whom a third singer is added, split into two characters: Plaerdemavida and the Widow Reposada.

 

Rosich – adapter of the medieval novel for the theatrical montage of Calixto Bieito – and Magrané – Queen Sofia of Composition award – start from seduction as a dramatic gear of the proposal. And they do it with the presence of three singers and a reduced instrumental formation, located on the stage itself located in the foyer of the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. Both the treatment of the voice and the set of instruments are based on a modern and theatrical concept, with expressive resonances, without forgetting the late medieval Medieval tradition.

 

Diàlegs de Tirant e Carmesina © Toti Ferrer

Diàlegs de Tirant e Carmesina © Toti Ferrer

 

Diàlegs de Tirant e Carmesina It is a production of the opera of Butxaca and Nova Creació, in co-production Gran Teatre del Liceu and Festival Castell de Peralada, with the collaboration of SGAE and La Caldera Les Corts, and with the accompaniment of Catalunya Cultura Foundation. It is also supported by the Institute of Culture of Barcelona, ​​the Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya and the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music (INAEM).

 

CAST

Tirant: Josep-Ramon Olivé

Carmesina: Isabella Gaudí

Rested Widow / Plaerdemavida: Anna Alàs Jové

Musicians: Frederic Sánchez (Flute), Esther Pinyol (Harp), Joel Bardolet (violin), Antonio Viñuales (violin 2), Adam Newman (Viola ) and David Eggert (Cello).

 

Diàlegs de Tirant e Carmesina © Toti Ferrer

Diàlegs de Tirant e Carmesina © Toti Ferrer

 

ARTISTIC TEAM

Musical direction: Francesc Prat

Stage direction: Marc Rosich

Scenic space: Jaume Plensa

Costume: Joana Martí

Illumination: Sylvia Kuchinow

Characterization: Txus González

Movement: Roberto G. Alonso

Direction and regimental assistance: Montse Butjosa Scenography

construction: Christian Konn and Carlos Jovellar

Communication and Press OBNC: Neus Purtí OBNC

Production: Dietrich Grosse and Raül Perales

Acknowledgments: Laura Medina, Louise Higham, Christian Ortega (internship student at the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona) and Víctor Zápata (internship student at the International University from Catalonia.)

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