Diàlegs de Tirant e Carmesina
The composer Joan Magrané and playwright Marc Rosich have written a new opera based on the romantic scenes between Tirant and Carmesina, the protagonists of the medieval classic Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell.
Magrané —winner of the Reina Sofía Prize for Composition— and Rosich —who in 2007 adapted the medieval novel for a magnificent theatre production by Calixto Bieito— start out from sensuality and seduction as the dramatic mesh for the proposal. In their hands, the great medieval frieze takes on the intimate character of a chamber opera, with three singers alone on stage and a reduced musical group. Both the treatment of the voice and the instrument selection set out from a modern and theatrical concept with expressive resonances, while at the same time drawing on the late-medieval madrigal tradition.
Libretto by Marc Rosich (from the novel Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell)
With the special collaboration of Jaume Plensa
Premiere: Festival Castell de Peralada 18 July 2019 / Gran Teatre del Liceu, Foyer from 13 to 15 February 2020 /
Teatro Principal de Valencia, 17 May 2020 (cancelled Covid-19)
running time: 1 hour and 20 minutes.
DATES & VENUES
Carrer de les Barques, 15, 46002 Valencia
- 17 May 2020 (Sunday)
Conductor: Francesc Prat
Stage direction: Marc Rosich
Set design: Jaume Plensa
Costume design: Joana Martí
Ligthing: Sylvia Kuchinow
Make up design: Txus González
Movement: Roberto G. Alonso
Director’s assistance/stage management: Montse Butjosa
construction of the set: Christian Konn, Carlos Jovellar
wardrobe tailoring: Begoña Simón Blanco
Tirant: Josep-Ramon Olivé
Carmesina: Isabella Gaudí
Viuda reposada / Plaerdemavida: Anna Alàs Jové
Flute: Neus Puig/Frederic Sánchez/JaumeDabra
Harp: Esther Pinyol
Violin: Joel Bardolet/Jaume Guri
Violin 2: Antonio Viñuales/Gabriel Coll
Viola: Adam Newman/ Anges Mauri Galik
Cello: David Eggert /Dani Claret
Executive production: Raül Perales
Communication OBNC: Neus Purtí
Direction OBNC: Dietrich Grosse
With the support of the DEPARTAMENT DE CULTURA DE LA GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA, MINISTERIO DE CULTURA Y DEPORTE – INAEM, INSTITUT DE CULTURA DE BARCELONA – ICUB.
With the collaboration of MONDIGROMAX, LA CALDERA LES CORTS, the SGAE and accompanied by the FUNDACIÓ CATALUNYA CULTURA.
Laura Media, Louise Higham, Christian Ortega (trainee of the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona), Víctor Zápata (trainee of the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.)