The season continues on Saturday, November 13th at 7:30 PM with Cuando el Fuego Abrasa, in a co-production with Teatro Grattacielo at the Ellen Stewart Theater (Creative Shares at La MaMa). Cuando el Fuego Abrasa is a double-bill featuring Oblivion (a series of tangos by Piazzolla) and El Amor Brujo, with Spanish opera superstar, mezzo-soprano Nancy Fabiola Herrera, Argentinean baritone Gustavo Feulien, Latin Grammy’s winning bandoneon player Rodolfo Zanetti, and Latin Grammy’s winning bass player Pedro Giraudo, and the Metamorphosis Chamber Orchestra. This production will be conducted by OH General and Artistic Director, Argentinean conductor Jorge Parodi and directed by Argentinean stage director Malena Dayen, Nancy Fabiola Herrera, the preeminent Spanish mezzo-soprano from Canary Islands who recorded El Amor Brujo for Naxos, appears for the first time in a staged production of de Falla’s masterpiece. This event is possible in part by the generous support of International Oil and Gas, and is partially sponsored by the Consulate of Spain in New York.
El Amor Brujo (Love, the Magician) with music by Manuel de Falla and lyrics by Gregorio Martínez Sierra and María Lejárraga, is a unique mix of Cante Jondo (Flamenco singing), theater and dance. Candelas, a beautiful and passionate girl from Andalusia, is tormented by jealousy because of her dissolute and faithless lover. The scene opens at night in a gypsy house, where two gypsy girls are sitting on the floor, reading the cards. Candelas remembers her faithless lover, whose absence torments her. She is resolved to attract him for good she resolves to seek help through magic. She travels the a reportedly witch's cave and, in spite of the Will-o-'the-Wisp that frequents the place, and making use of her believes in magic, she summons her lover back, only to spurn him, treating him as once he treated her.
Oblivion. Nostalgia and loneliness gives way to hope in this exploration of a single man psychology, through the music of Astor Piazzolla and the lyrics by Horacio Ferrer, Pocha Barros, Homero Espósito y Mario Trejo. We celebrate 100th anniversary of Piazzolla's birth featuring some of his most beloved tangos. Featuring Argeninean artists baritone Gustavo Feulien, and Latin Grammy's winning bass Pedro Giraudo and Latin Grammy's winning bandoneon player Rodolfo Zanetti.
Jorge Parodi | Conductor
Spanish opera superstar, mezzosopramo Nancy Fabiola Herrera sings Romance de la Luna, Luna with music by Miquel Ortega and lyrics by Federico Garcia Lorca, with Carla Romaniuk (piano). Exclusive video for Opera Hispanica's Las Majas de Opera Hispánica.
Scene 1: Cancion del amor dolido (Song of the Suffering Love)
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