IN SPANISH, WITH FRENCH SUBTITLES
NEW PRODUCTION OF THE DIJON OPERA
MUSIC Antonio Draghi
LIBRETTO Antonio Draghi, based on the play by Calderón
NAMUR CHAMBER CHOIR
MUSICAL DIRECTOR Leonardo García Alarcón
STAGING Laurent Delvert à partir des esquisses de travail de Gustavo Tambascio
STAGE SETS Ricardo Sánchez Cuerda
COSTUMES Jesús Ruiz
LIGHTING Felipe Ramos
CHOIR CONDUCTOR Thibaut Lenaerts
CHOREOGRAPHER Anna Romaní
STAGE ASSISTANT Alex G. Robles
STAGE SETS ASSISTANT Gonzalo Rodríguez Checa
PROMETEO Krešimir Špicer
PELEO Scott Conner
TETIS Mariana Florès
NISSEA Giuseppina Bridelli
SATYRO Borja Quiza
MERCURIO Zachary Wilder
MINERVA Ana Quintans
HERCULES Kamil Ben Hsaïn Lachiri
NEREO Victor Torrès
PANDORA Anna Reinhold
JUPITER Alejandro Meerapfel
ARACNE Lucia Martin Carton
DANCERS : Alex G. Robles, Daniel Alarcon, Rosabel Huguet
El Prometeo, by the Italian composer Antonio Draghi, has not been performed since 22 December 1669! Composed on a Spanish libretto based on the play by Calderón, it was performed only twice that same year, at the Imperial court of Vienna, for the birthday celebrations of Maria Anna of Austria, queen of Spain.
Today, only one manuscript of the score still exists. It is from this manuscript, in Vienna, that Leonardo García Alarcón, who has made a speciality of bringing to light forgotten masterpieces, has restored and updated this missing link in the history of Opera, between the Venetian lyric tradition and that which reigned in Vienna over the following centuries.
Leonardo Garciá Alarcón, who directs the Cappella Mediterranea, is the Dijon Opera’s new artist in residence: a discovery not to be missed.
This production is a tribute to Gustavo Tambascio.