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Gaziel and Picarol, two modernist dramasClassical music and Opera

Following the revival of the opera Follet, we have once again decided to stage Catalan modernist operatic works with music by Enric Granados and the libretto by Apel·les Mestres. In this case we propose two shorter pieces with spoken dialogue, which were written for the sessions organised by the associations "Teatre Líric Català" (at the Tívoli) and "Espectacles-Audicions Graner" (at the Teatre Principal) in Barcelona.

On one side, Picarol, the operatic comedy or dramatic ballad in one act with a libretto by Apel·les Mestres that presents the drama of a jester in love with a princess in medieval times. On othe other side, Gaziel, where Apel·les Mestres adapted the Faustian myth by applying it to an artist of his own time, an ironic critique of the bourgeois society of the epoch.

We are presenting these two works to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Enric Granados, performed by the Cadaqués Orchestra and the Choir of the Enric Granados Auditorium in Lleida under the baton of Jaime Martín, with stage direction by Marc Rosich.

Orquestra de Cadaqués
Program: Enric Granados / Apel·les Mestres: "Gaziel & Picarol"

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