Jaume Plensa / Veiled Shadow XVII, 2011/ Mixed media on paper / 42 x 30 cm
© Foto Gasull©Plensa Studio Barcelona

The new opera promoted by ÒBNC about the relationship between Tirant and Carmesina, arrives in Madrid after premiering at Castell de Peralada Festival, July 2019, and performing at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.

With a reduced instrumental line-up with a medieval air (harp, violin, viola and cello), located near the stage where the lovers sing their passions, the composer Joan Magrané, winner of the Reina Sofía Award for composition in 2013, has created a contemporary-middle age music.

Marc Rosich signs the libretto and the stage direction of this chamber opera twelve years after his award-winning first adaptation of Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell with stage director Calixto Bieto. This time it focuses on the love affairs of the protagonists, Tirant and Carmesina, and the precious game of seduction that they develop with the counterweight of the shrewd bawd, Viuda reposada / Plaerdemavida.

Jaume Plensa‘s contribution to this trio of aces is a piece with an essential presence that gradually awakens throughout the work.

Tirant: Josep-Ramon Olivé
Carmesina: Isabella Gaudí
Viuda reposada (Restful Widow) / Plaerdemavida (Pleasure of my life): Anna Brull

Soloists of the Real Teatro Orchestra
Violin 1: Malgorzata Wrobel
Violin 2: Sonia Klikiewicz
Viola: Wenting Kang
Cello: Simon Veis
Flute: Aniela Frey
Harp: Mickäele Granados

Musical direction: Francesc Prat

Teatros del Canal
November 23, 24, 26 and 27, 2022
Sala Verde

Performed in old Valencian with Spanish overtitles

A production by Òpera de Butxaca i Nova Creació, co-production with Gran Teatre del Liceu and the Castell de Peralada Festival. With the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports – INAEM, Barcelona Institute of Culture – ICUB, Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya. With the collaboration of Nau Ivanow (Barcelona). With the complicity and participation of Teatro Real and Teatros del Canal.

Score for Diàlegs de Tirant e Carmesina: Editorial Mondigromax

More information: Òpera de Butxaca i Nova Creació

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