ROULETTE, An opera for the turn of the century
“ROULETTE, OPERA FOR THE TURN OF THE CENTURY” is a reflection on two changes of century: the arrival of the 19th and of the 20th. The music of Enric Palomar starts with contemporary sound to open up to a rich palette of colour, timbre and rhythms. The celebration of the centenary of the Generation of 98 is the basis for exploring these two moments in the history of Spain and the Americas with a clear common denominator: the winners and the losers are always the same. ROULETTE is a commission of the Festival of Pocket Opera of Barcelona, in collaboration with the Festival of Contemporary Music of Barcelona.
Music: Enric Palomar
Libretto: Ana Maria Moix and Rafael Sender
Barcelona: from 22 to 25 October 1998 at the Mercat de les Flors
Madrid: from 26 to 29 November, within the Festival of Opera of Madrid, at the Abadia Theater
NÚRIA RIAL: Soprano
MARISA MARTINS: Mezzo-soprano
ANTONI COMAS: Tenor
ALBERT MONTSERRAT: Baritone
JOSEP FERRER: Bass
Musical direction: JOAN GRIMALT
Stage direction: JOAN ANTON SÁNCHEZ-AZNAR
Scenography: JEAN PIERRE VERGIER
With the INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE OF THE SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA OF THE GRAN TEATRE DEL LICEU
Participating as co-producers: GRAN TEATRE DEL LICEU BARCELONA, FESTIVAL DE OTOÑO OF MADRID, MERCAT DE LES FLORS IN BARCELONA, AND THE TEATRE MALIC IN BARCELONA.