On the occasion of the centenary of Falla's chamber opera 'El retablo de Maese Pedro', which premiered in a concert version in Seville in March 1923 and was staged on June 25, 1923 in Paris, the ensemble of music PostClassical Ensemble, under the direction of Angel Gil-Ordóñez, interpret this score with synchronized animation. Accompany the world premiere of Entwined, by Derek Goldman, about the friendship between Falla and the poet Federico García Lorca.
In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Manuel de Falla’s seminal chamber opera, El retablo de Maese Pedro (Master Peter’s Puppet Show), PCE and playwright/director Derek Goldman team up to present Entwined: A Double Feature. This program features the world premiere of Goldman's sensuous new performance piece conjuring the deep and unlikely friendship between Federico García Lorca, widely regarded as the greatest Spanish poet of the twentieth century, and Manuel de Falla, Spain’s most prominent composer of the period. With Flamenco artists, soloists, actors, and more, the performance will help contextualize the second half of the program.
In the second half, PCE performs the chamber opera El retablo de Maese Pedro, possibly de Falla's best work. The opera premiered in March 1923 at the salon of Princess de Polignac who commissioned the work. The opera was inspired by a chapter in Don Quixote and is set in early 17th-century Spain. In this collaboration with visual artist Kevork Mourad, puppets are replaced by animation synced with the score performed by PostClassical Ensemble.
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