Opera

El retablo de Maese Pedro

Concert Version

Manuel de Falla

18 Feb, 23

18 Feb 23

Date

19:30

Hour

El retablo de Maese Pedro and Pulcinella represent – with nods to puppet theatre and crystalline orchestrations inspired in the music prior to Romanticism - two quintessential spectacles which history books termed as Neoclassicism. A hodgepodge  etiquette, with extremely porous boundaries, but which eventually became an authentic lingua franca  during  the interwar period, Or, as well, an open space for musical  languages which were flagrantly opposed, but which shared  that nostalgia for rationality  -  clarity and beauty -  increasingly threatened  by radical ideologies in the extreme along with nationalisms exclusive of different manifestations.

The luminous and carefree universe of the Commedia dell’Arte was the starting point for the ballet with voices  Pucinella, premiering in Paris in 1920, and based on the music - much of it apocryphal -  of  18th century composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi. For his part, Manuel de Falla recreated a quixotic episode in his chamber opera El retablo de Maese Pedro. First seen in Seville in 1923, coinciding with the coup d’état of Primo de Rivera, this score mirrors the sounds of the Spanish Golden Age with a very personal approach.  


Musical and staged version of an episode from The ingenious gentleman Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes

Music and libretto by Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)

Premiere at the Teatro San Fernando of Seville, 23 March 1923 

Premiered at the Teatro Real, 16 January 2009

Opera in concert version


Conductor | Pablo Heras-Casado

Mahler Chamber Orchestra


Cast

Maese Pedro | Airam Hernández 

Don Quijote | José Antonio López


CONCERTO FOR HARPSICHORD

Music by Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)

Harpsichord | Benjamin Alard 

Conductor | Pablo Heras-Casado 


SUITE PULCINELLA

Music by Ígor Stravinski (1882-1971)

Conductor | Pablo Heras-Casado

Releases

General Public

22 November

2022

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18 February 2023

19:30

Main Auditorium

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