Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Theatre Royal welcomes the world premier of an opera by the Algeciran composer, Sánchez Verdú


From the Spanish Press
El Teatro Real acoge el estreno mundial de una ópera del algecireño Sánchez-Verdú
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‘The Journey to the Simorgh’, which is being performed next Thursday, is a free adaptation of the novel ‘The Virtues of the Solitary Bird’ by author Juan Goytisolo. The work is billed to run on alternate days from the 4th May until the 17th of the month.
LA VOZ/CÁDIZ
The composer, José María Sánchez-Verdú (Algeciras, 1968) will be living through one of the most anticipated days of his professional career next Thursday. The Theatre Royal extends a welcome to the world premiere of his work, ‘The Journey to the Simorgh’ whose libretto is based on a free adaptation of the novel, ‘The Virtues of the Solitary Bird’ with poems and text from St. John of the Cross, Ibn al-Farid, Fariduddin al-Attar, the Song of Songs (in the translation of Fray Luis de León) and Leonardo Da Vinci.
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An inner journeyIn the words of its author, “the work describes a displacement, an exodus, a search in which the places, times and personages of the novel of Juan Goytisolo constitute the stages or gardens that the birds of the Sufi story of Attar cross on their way toward the Simorgh, the mystical bird, the sought after king. In the final mystical union the plenitude produces the revelation; each one of the birds has carried the Simorgh within themselves, the journey was an inner journey in the fullness of Sufi communion.“ Along the way it is the poetry of St. John of the Cross, the great Sufi poet of the Christian West, that co-exists with the poetic voices of other great poets of the Persian and Arab traditions”, explains Sanchez-Verdú. As far as the composition goes, the work makes reference to certain elements of sixteenth century Spanish music (using the viola da gamba) and to music of the Islamic tradition; all this with the intensity and the elements that constitute the musical language of the composer. The total use of the architectonic space, in addition to dance and movement, are also substantial and essential elements in this journey.
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1 comment:

irving said...

How wonderful :) How I would love to be there.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Theatre Royal welcomes the world premier of an opera by the Algeciran composer, Sánchez Verdú

From the Spanish Press
El Teatro Real acoge el estreno mundial de una ópera del algecireño Sánchez-Verdú
Lavozdigital.es
‘The Journey to the Simorgh’, which is being performed next Thursday, is a free adaptation of the novel ‘The Virtues of the Solitary Bird’ by author Juan Goytisolo. The work is billed to run on alternate days from the 4th May until the 17th of the month.
LA VOZ/CÁDIZ
The composer, José María Sánchez-Verdú (Algeciras, 1968) will be living through one of the most anticipated days of his professional career next Thursday. The Theatre Royal extends a welcome to the world premiere of his work, ‘The Journey to the Simorgh’ whose libretto is based on a free adaptation of the novel, ‘The Virtues of the Solitary Bird’ with poems and text from St. John of the Cross, Ibn al-Farid, Fariduddin al-Attar, the Song of Songs (in the translation of Fray Luis de León) and Leonardo Da Vinci.
(…)

An inner journeyIn the words of its author, “the work describes a displacement, an exodus, a search in which the places, times and personages of the novel of Juan Goytisolo constitute the stages or gardens that the birds of the Sufi story of Attar cross on their way toward the Simorgh, the mystical bird, the sought after king. In the final mystical union the plenitude produces the revelation; each one of the birds has carried the Simorgh within themselves, the journey was an inner journey in the fullness of Sufi communion.“ Along the way it is the poetry of St. John of the Cross, the great Sufi poet of the Christian West, that co-exists with the poetic voices of other great poets of the Persian and Arab traditions”, explains Sanchez-Verdú. As far as the composition goes, the work makes reference to certain elements of sixteenth century Spanish music (using the viola da gamba) and to music of the Islamic tradition; all this with the intensity and the elements that constitute the musical language of the composer. The total use of the architectonic space, in addition to dance and movement, are also substantial and essential elements in this journey.
(…)

1 comment:

irving said...

How wonderful :) How I would love to be there.