Juana

Juana
Enric Palomar

Juana the Mad, Juana I of Castile. The daughter of the Catholic Kings, Isabella I and Ferdinand V, she was the only legitimate heir of the crowns of Castile and Aragon.  She lived a life of loneliness and imprisonment. Hers is a story of manipulation and discrimination against women, in which Juana was used again and again as an instrument by her father, her husband and her own son in the desperate struggle for  the succession. The musical work identifies with her, observing the facts of history from her perspective, but in an intimate manner.

Composition: Enric Palomar

Idea and libretto: Rebecca Simpson

Teatre Romea
18, 19 and 20 November 2005

Juana I of Castile:  URSULA HESSE VON DEN STEINEN
Marquis of Denia: GERD VOGEL
Catalina: MARIJA KUHAR
Juan de Padilla: GERMAN VILLAR
Maria Pacheco: MELANIE HIRSCH
Count Benavente: MICHAEL NELLE

SOLOISTS OF THE ORCHESTRA OF THE HALLE OPERAHOUSE

 

Musical direction: HARALD KNAUFF

Stage direction: CARLOS WAGNER

Scenography: MATTHIAS HÖNIG

Costumes: CARLOS WAGNER

Lighting: MATTHIAS HÖNIG

Revision and correction of Castilian in the libretto: ALFONSO DE LUCAS

Commission: FESTIVAL D’ÒPERA DE BUTXACA I NOVES CREACIONS

Co-production:  HALLE OPERAHOUSE/ GRAN TEATRE DEL LICEU BARCELONA / FESTIVAL OF POCKET OPERA AND NEW CREATIONS

With the collaboration of: GOETHE-INSTITUT OF BARCELONA AND THE ROMEA THEATRE FOUNDATION

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