Lyrical dance and conquer Peralada in its 33rd edition

The Castell de Peralada Festival is a unique and singular project. Since private initiative with public vocation, the Festival contributes to the cultural enrichment of our country through new orders and new productions, but also programming companies and internationally renowned artists in our country.

In that sense, the opening of the Festival will be a great event for dance lovers. Night 4 of July, one of the best, but the best, classical dance company in the world, Ballet of the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, will raise the curtain with ballet The Four Seasons with music from Max Richter. The next day, he 5 of July, the same company will perform a mixed program Chopiniana de Fokine, In the Night Robbins and Marguerite and Armand de Ashton. He 26 july Sodre National Ballet, under the artistic direction of Ygor Yebra, will present El Quijote del Plata, a show choreographed by Blanca Li. International ballet star Carlos Acosta and his company, Acosta Dance, will present a program tailor-made for the Castell de Peralada Festival night 15 August with a new co-production comes from the hand of Sadler's Wells London and Valid Productions and where the same Carlos Acosta dance choreography it two: Mermaid, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Y Two, de Russell Maliphant, already he danced in the same edition Festival 2017.

Lyrical and classical have a very important role in this issue. He 18 of July the Cloister of Carmen will be the space of a new premiere, Custom Festival, the opera Pulling dialogues and Crimson with music Joan Magrané, libretto and address Marc Rosich and stage space by Jaume Plensa. The opera, newly created, will feature the voices of Josep Ramón Olivé, Isabella Gaudí Y Anna Alàs Jové. The next day, he 19 of July, arrives A Soldier's Story Stravinsky with stage direction by Alex Olle from La Fura dels Baus, an overwhelming spectacle, narrated in French, It presented for the first time in Spain. He 20 July baritone Ludovic Tézier will offer a recital of arias and songs in the Church of Carmen. On the same stage will perform on 3 Finnish soprano August Camilla Nylund accompanied on piano by Helmut German with a recital centered song recital Strauss, Dvořák, Mahler y Sibelius; This concert will kick off a week of top level lyrical. Tenor Joseph Calleja debut at the Festival 4 of August, and the next day the festival will live one of the highlights of the summer, the premiere of La traviata (always free), Peralada new production and stage direction concept Paco Azorín, which can be seen nightly days 5 Y 7 of August. The Orchestra of the Gran Teatro del Liceo and the Coro Intermezzo under the musical direction of Riccardo Frizza It will feature an international cast headed by soprano Ekaterina Bakanova, the tenor René Barbera and baritone Quinn Kelsey in key roles. He 8 of August, Nuria Rial Y Juan Sancho will present Human Love, Love Divine, a concert arias and duets pick for soprano and tenor of operas and oratorios by Handel and will be the prelude to a new album with the participation of the Festival. Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Florez will offer a lyrical concert at the Auditorium 9 of August, with soprano Ruzan Mantashyan. A concert of duets and arias from Gounod, Puccini and Donizzeti with Vallès Symphony Orchestra directed by Guillermo García Calvo. The baton Gustavo Dudamel first comes the Festival evening 10 of August. With the Mahler Chamber Orchestra & Friends, Dudamel The dream of a nigth of summer Mendelssohn with María Valverde as narrator, and the voices of Mercedes Gancedo Y Lidia Vineyards-Curtis and the symphony No. 1 in D major “Titan” Mahler. He 17 of August, American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky will offer a lyrical recital in the Church of Carmen in homage to the great diva Festival, Montserrat Caballé.

In the Summer Musical, The festival brings together international music figures such as Charlotte Gainsbourg (6 of July) with REST; singer-songwriter Paul Anka (13 of July) with Anka Sings Sinatra: His Songs, My songs, My Way!; the formation Pink Martini (27 of July) with a concert anniversary of his great success I do not want to work, and one of the new pop divas, British Jessie J, acting in the Festival 12 of August. He Cirque Éloize, one of the best contemporary circus companies, will deploy his show Hotel he 12 of July. And at the close, and for the first time, Peralada will be electronic and symphonic at the same tempo with the show MAESTRO, Where Dance Music Becomes Classica.

Last year two new scenarios with the aim of providing cultural experiences and new formats were released under the label Paralelos. The days 10 Y 11 of August, Finca Malaveïna (Garriguella) will host two evenings with viticulture and music in a dream place with Marco Mezquida starring. In the first proposal, with guitarist Chicuelo, will present in nature premiere his latest project together, There are no two without three. The next day Marco Mezquida music will Ravel's dreams. Hotel Peralada Wine Spa & Golf becomes night 14 August in the ideal setting to enjoy a Blind Date between the dancer Sol Picó Y Marco Mezquida.

La educator, music therapist and singer Dámaris Gelabert, a reference to the children's song, arrive at Petit Peralada he 13 August concert naturally. A concert at the auditorium will not miss some of the topics most famous singer. One more year, and in gratitude to the town of Peralada, It has organized a free concert in the main square by Evenings Arnadí Y Dani Espasa. This year, Baroque will present the training 11 August the show weightless bloom, a show newly created concert with music and baroque dance where dance-related works will be interpreted, representative of the different major styles of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in Europe.

tribute to Montserrat Caballé

The edition 2019 Festival is dedicated to the memory of the great soprano Montserrat Caballe that, along with Carmen Mateu, He dreamed and made it possible Peralada has a music festival of international renown. In this sense, the Festival has also organized a photographic exhibition of some of the moments that gave the diva in the history of this Festival. A sign that the audience can see Peralada castle grounds during the months of July and August.

The Castell de Peralada Festival expands its programming and extends the territory

In this edition, the cities of Figueres Y Girona will host two artistic proposals planned and organized by the Castell de Peralada Festival. A proposal to strengthen ties with these two cities and open the Festival to new audiences. He 29 of April, coinciding with World Dance Day, dancer and choreographer Sol Picó will present at the cultural center La Cate Chasing a dream. A show designed to bring the figure of the dancer and the dance language to society. He 23 of May, Municipal Theater in Girona, the Festival has scheduled theatrical performance Voltaire / Rousseau, the fight. The work of Jean-François Prévand has been adapted and directed masterfully by Josep Maria Flotats.

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