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