Scordae has a new formation, in addition to that of his children’s orchestra. The idea is that this orchestra will be populated with young people who leave the first, but has begun with a reduced formation that will incorporate emerging values. This time they had the help of the Agrupación Musical Los Silos . The orchestra is also directed by Eros Quesada and this time they had special collaborators for the work represented. Manuel de Falla’s El Amor Brujo does not deserve less. The cantaora Mely Zafra , the bailaora Silvia Martínez, Ángel López Carreño and Jesús Pérez as stage director completed the casting for the Cádiz-born author most famous piece, with a libretto by María de la O Lejárraga García, although for a long time it has been considered that the author of the script had been Gregorio Martínez Sierra.
Playing at home
The place chosen for the premiere was the Teatro Tívoli de Burjassot , in Valencia. Eros Quesada is native. He told me that he has been working on this show for a year. The fantastic reception of the public, this time, was undoubted. The full auditorium, a couple of encores and a wine of honor after are clear signals that the members of the new Scordae (not so new, if we consider that some are the teachers of the original Scordae) are ready for this new adventure.
Eros Quesada’s El Amor Brujo
This particular work of Falla has different versions. The one chosen for the representation is the original 1915 with staging. It has a different script to the versions that later became popular. There are others, such as the sextet, the small orchestra for concert, and even more, that Falla arranged for different configurations. The work did not have this title originally, but it was called “Gitanería”.
It premiered with little success and harsh criticism at the Teatro Lara in Madrid, a fact that motivated the revision of the work to give it a better reception among the public.
El mismo post en español, pero con fotos diferentes – The same post, in Spanish (but different pictures): http://www.archerphoto.eu/el-amor-brujo-de-scordae/
For more information about Scordae:
Scordae website (in Spanish): http://www.scordae.com
Performance of Scordae at the City Hall of Valencia (also in Spanish)
Scordae’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scordae/
For more information about Manuel de Falla: http://www.manueldefalla.com/
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