Eurydice and the puppets of Charon

Eurydice and the puppets of Charon
Juan Albert Amargós

Synopsis

Sophia is a highly acclaimed opera singer faced with a terminal illness. Oscar, her companion and orchestra conductor, is determined to distance her from this reality and tries to get her to concentrate all her energy on the premiere of a new opera which should bring them international fame. The appearance of Pulcinella and of a mysterious street puppet theatre with traditional characters, with their histrionics, energy and passion for life, mesmerizes Sophia. But Oscar finds all this infantile. The puppets are a magical projection of Sophia’s unconscious. In them she materializes her desire for life faced with the reality of her own death. Oscar, on seeing that Sophia is fully absorbed in this unreal and absurd world, becomes desperate and conceives a deep jealousy of the puppeteer. But who is the puppeteer? Slowly in the street theatre the puppet of death makes an appearance…

Music: Joan Albert Amargós 

Libretto: Toni Rumbau

Premiere Festival Grec 2001

 

Singers CLAUDIA SCHNEIDER I MARC CANTURRI

Tongue (voice of Pulcinella) TONI RUMBAU

Puppet movement TONI RUMBAU I PAVLOS NOWAK

Stage direction LUCA VALENTINO

Assistant to director ANNA LLOPART

Scenography JOSÉ MENCHERO

Assistant to scenographer GABRIELE PRANZINI

Lighting QUICU GUTIÉRREZ

Puppet construction AGUEDA MIGUEL, MARIONA MASGRAU, PAVLOS NOWAK

Management DIETRICH GROSSE

Executive production JAUME GRAU

Production FESTIVAL GREC 2001/PRODUCCIONS CALIBAN/TEATRE METROPOL

With the collaboration of ANTONIO MIRO

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