El Retablo de Maese Pedro, by Manuel de Falla

Main Programme

Venue: Cine-Theater of Alcobaça – João d'Oliva Monteiro

Orquestra Filarmonia das Beiras and S.A. Marionetas

In a partnership with S.A. Marionetas, Orquestra Filarmonia das Beiras (OFB) will stage El Retablo de Maese Pedro, a work by Manuel de Falla that tells a passage of Cervantes' famous work, Don Quixote, through a puppet show. The composer recreates with his music a medieval environment, using a neoclassical writing that combines different eras and styles, from ancient music, folklore, music of a liturgical nature and more avant-garde languages.

Taking advantage of the short duration of the work (about 30 minutes), the show will be preceded by a pedagogical part in which the narrator will explain, accompanied by musical examples taken from the work itself, the context of the story, the time in which it takes place, the literary context of its author, the context of its composition and also the demonstration of the musical illustration of the characters and scenes, thus also giving this production a pedagogical character and making it a show for all ages.

Orquestra Filarmonia das Beiras
Rita Castro Blanco, guest conductor

José Manuel Valbom Gil, Natacha Costa Pereira, Sofia Olivença Vinagre, S.A. Marionetas
Vera Silva, Trujamán
Pedro Cruz, Mestre Pedro
Tiago Matos, D. Quixote
Jorge Castro Ribeiro, presentation

Price: 5 €



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