Opera

El abrecartas

Luis de Pablo

16 Feb, 22 - 26 Feb, 22

Conductor | Fabián Panisello Stage Director |Xavier Albertí Titular Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real Pequeños Cantores de la JORCAM

El abrecartas, de Luis de Pablo

16 Feb 22

Estreno

26 Feb 22

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Funciones

The story of Luis de Pablo and Vicente Molina Foix is one of an intense friendship and a passionate musico-literary collaboration which bears its fruits for the third time with El abrecartas. The first two operatic projects –El viajero indiscreto (1990) and La madre invita a comer (1992) were librettos based on original ideas suggested and developed by the novelist from Elche (Alicante). El abrecartas, on the other hand, was initiated by Luis de Pablo, who at the end of 2010 expressed an interest in transforming Molina Foix’s homonymous novel into a new - and his “last” - opera. 

The  task of compacting this dense choral novel  into a libretto -  Molina Foix says it is the “ most difficult  task of my life”  -  where nearly a century of Spanish history  is interlaced  with the private stories of  a group of losers, pleasure-seekers  and survivors took its definitive direction when Luis de Pablo suggested  restricting his opera to the first half of the novel. In this way, El abrecartas starts at the beginning of the 20th century with a children’s chorus in a small village of the province of Granada. It concludes some 200 pages later in the novel and fifty years later in a duo a capella between a very relevant person of our literature and the invented co-protagonist in this story of loss, exile and deep-felt passion. 


Opera in a prologue and six scenes

Music by Luis de Pablo (1930)

Libretto by Vicente Molina Foix, basado en su novela homónima (2006)

PREMIERE

New production by the Teatro Real


ARTISTIC TEAM

Musical conductor I  Fabián Panisello

Stage director I Xavier Albertí

Stage designer I Max Glaenze

Costume designer I Silvia Delagneau

Light designer I Juan Gómez Cornejo

Choir conductorI Andrés Máspero

Children choir conductorI Ana González

Titular Orchestra of the Teatro Real
(Coro Intermezzo / Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid)

Pequeños Cantores de la JORCAM

 

CAST

Federico García Lorca I Airam Hernández

Vicente Aleixandre I Borja Quiza

Miguel Hernández I José Antonio López

Rafael I José Manuel Montero

Alfonso I Mikeldi Atxalandabaso

Andrés Acero I Jorge Rodríguez-Norton

Salvador / Setefilla I Ana Ibarra

Ramiro I Vicenç Esteve

Comisario I Gabriel Díaz

Eugenio d’Ors I David Sánchez

Sombra I Laura Vila

Language

Español

Subtitles in

Español, Inglés

Releases

Amigos del Real

18 January

2022

Suscribers

19 January

2022

General Public

20 January

2022

Performances

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16 February 2022

19:30

Main Auditorium

Subscription tickets E

18 February 2022

19:30

Main Auditorium

Subscription tickets A

20 February 2022

18:00

Main Auditorium

Subscription tickets C

22 February 2022

19:30

Main Auditorium

Subscription tickets B

24 February 2022

19:30

Main Auditorium

Subscription tickets V

26 February 2022

19:30

Main Auditorium

Subscription tickets G

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