Opera

El Público

Mauricio Sotelo

24 Feb, 15 - 13 Mar, 15

Musical conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado

Stage Director: Robert Castro

El Público is Lorca’s most difficult and mysterious play, and one of the great classics of modern Spanish theatre. Lorca wrote it in Cuba, just after his trip to New York, at a time of intense experimentation in art and life. Homosexuality is addressed openly in El Público. The play is a cry of defiance against bourgeois hypocrisy and a plea for sexual and artistic freedom. Two ways of understanding art are dealt with in the play: the Teatro al Aire Libre (Theatre in the Open Air), commercial and wishing to please the audience, and the Teatro Bajo la Arena (Theatre beneath the Sand), which aims to reveal that which is hidden and question established values.
The play also addresses the issue of the mask in the theatre, which arrives at the heart of the piece and defines a reality in a perpetual state of change, a kind of dream in which characters and identities constantly change their roles. El Público explores consciousness itself and questions the notion of individuality and free will. We are not one, but many.
El Público also considers the theme of art as an instrument for transforming reality, not in a merely political sense, but totally. Lorca was convinced, along with the surrealists, that art had the ability to transform human beings. In the same spirit, composer Mauricio Sotelo and librettist Andrés Ibañez, along with sculptor and set designer Alexander Polzin, have taken up the challenge of transforming El Público into a twenty-first-century opera.
Subtitles in

Español, Inglés

Opera in five scenes with a prologue
Music by Mauricio Sotelo
Libretto by Andrés Ibáñez, based on Federico García Lorca´s play El Público

World premiere
New production of Teatro Real

Klangforum Wien

Chorus of the Teatro Real
(Coro Intemezzo)

Releases

Amigos del Real

04 October

2014

Suscribers

09 October

2014

General Public

14 October

2014

Performances

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24 February 2015

21:00

Main Auditorium

José Antonio López, Arcángel, Josep Miquel Ramón, Antonio Lozano, Gun-Brit Barkmin, Erin Caves, Isabella Gaudí, Rubén Olmo, Jesús Méndez, Thomas Tatzl , Cañizares, Agustín Diassera, José San Antonio
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26 February 2015

21:00

Main Auditorium

José Antonio López, Arcángel, Josep Miquel Ramón, Antonio Lozano, Gun-Brit Barkmin, Erin Caves, Isabella Gaudí, Rubén Olmo, Jesús Méndez, Thomas Tatzl , Cañizares, Agustín Diassera, José San Antonio
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04 March 2015

21:00

Main Auditorium

José Antonio López, Arcángel, Josep Miquel Ramón, Antonio Lozano, Gun-Brit Barkmin, Erin Caves, Isabella Gaudí, Rubén Olmo, Jesús Méndez, Thomas Tatzl , Cañizares, Agustín Diassera, José San Antonio
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06 March 2015

21:00

Main Auditorium

José Antonio López, Arcángel, Josep Miquel Ramón, Antonio Lozano, Gun-Brit Barkmin, Erin Caves, Isabella Gaudí, Rubén Olmo, Jesús Méndez, Thomas Tatzl , Cañizares, Agustín Diassera, José San Antonio
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13 March 2015

21:00

Main Auditorium

José Antonio López, Arcángel, Josep Miquel Ramón, Antonio Lozano, Gun-Brit Barkmin, Erin Caves, Isabella Gaudí, Rubén Olmo, Jesús Méndez, Thomas Tatzl , Cañizares, Agustín Diassera, José San Antonio
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09 March 2015

21:00

Main Auditorium

José Antonio López, Arcángel, Josep Miquel Ramón, Antonio Lozano, Gun-Brit Barkmin, Erin Caves, Isabella Gaudí, Rubén Olmo, Jesús Méndez, Thomas Tatzl , Cañizares, Agustín Diassera, José San Antonio
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01 March 2015

19:00

Main Auditorium

José Antonio López, Arcángel, Josep Miquel Ramón, Antonio Lozano, Gun-Brit Barkmin, Erin Caves, Isabella Gaudí, Rubén Olmo, Jesús Méndez, Thomas Tatzl , Cañizares, Agustín Diassera, José San Antonio
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11 March 2015

21:00

Main Auditorium

José Antonio López, Arcángel, Josep Miquel Ramón, Antonio Lozano, Gun-Brit Barkmin, Erin Caves, Isabella Gaudí, Rubén Olmo, Jesús Méndez, Thomas Tatzl , Cañizares, Agustín Diassera, José San Antonio
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Parallel activities

Encuentro en torno a "El Público"

What's OnResidencia de Estudiantes

Encuentro en torno a "El Público" con motivo del estreno mundial de la adaptación a la ópera de la obra de Federico García Lorca. Participan Mauricio Sotelo, Andrés Ibañez y Andrés Soria Olmedo.
Salón de actos
Institución colaboradora: Residencia de Estudiantes

09

February

2015

19:30

Enfoques

What's OnInstituto Cervantes. Sede Central

Encuentro con Mauricio Sotelo, Andrés Ibañez y Antonio Monegal
18 de febrero de 2015, 20:00 horas. Instituto Cervantes. Sede central. Salón de actos
Institución colaboradora: Instituto Cervantes

18

February

2015

20:00

Concierto

What's OnTeatro Real

Concierto "Ritos y geografias para Federico García Lorca", con Rocío Márquez
Sala principal

28

February

2015

20:00

Los Domingos de Cámara

What's OnMain Auditorium

Programa dedicado a la Generación del 27
Solistas de la Orquesta Titular del Teatro Real
 

01

March

2015

12:00

Enfoques

What's OnInstituto Cervantes. Sede Central

Encuentro con Mauricio Sotelo, Andrés Ibañez y Antonio Monegal
 Salón de actos

18

February

2015

20:00

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