Diàlegs de Tirant e Carmesina
The composer Joan Magrané and libretto writer 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,p 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).
Premiere: Festival Castell de Peralada 18 July 2019 / Gran Teatre del Liceu, Foyer from 13 to 15 February 2020.
Aproximate length: 1 hour and 20 minutes.
DATES & VENUES
Festival Castell de Peralada
Carrer Nou de Sant Joan, s/n, 17492 Peralada, Girona
- 18 July (Thursday)
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
Harp: Esther Pinyol
Violin: Joel Bardolet
Violin 2: Antonio Viñuales
Viola: Adam Newman
Cello: David Eggert
Production OBNC: 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.)
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