The Palace of Arts The zarzuela premieres The barberillo Lavapies', from Francisco Asenjo Barbieri, this next friday, 16 of April, a mounting Alfredo Sanzol, with musical direction Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez.
‘Les Arts és Sarsuela’ proposes this season “one of the top works of the genre, fruit of the union of two reference names: Francisco Asenjo Barbieri, Essential figure in the history of Spanish lyrical theater, Y Luis Mariano de Larra, outstanding playwright and son of the brilliant romantic columnist ".
This is how Jesús Iglesias Noriega presented this title today with which Les Arts continues its commitment to the restitution and dissemination of Spanish lyrical heritage and its genre par excellence, zarzuela.
At press conference, the artistic director of the theater has been accompanied by Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez, director musical; Alfredo Sanzol, stage-manager; the ‘mezzo-soprano’ from Alicante Sandra Ferrández (Paloma) and the baritone Borja Quiza (Lampara).
Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez makes his debut in the pit of the Main Hall with this work. The Granada teacher, one of the most prestigious Spanish batons internationally, stands out as one of the directors who best knows the national repertoire.
Gomez Martinez, who already conducted the Orchestra of the Valencian Community in 2018, takes the lead of the stable bodies of Les Arts in this “authentic masterpiece, of brilliant orchestration, freshness and originality with which to vindicate the validity of the zarzuela ".
Alfredo Sanzol represents in Valencia his applauded and successful production for the Teatro de la Zarzuela released last 2019. National Prize for Dramatic Literature, Valle-Inclán Award and Max Award on six occasions, The current director of the Centro Dramático Nacional made his first foray into the Spanish lyrical genre with this montage with scenography and costumes by Alejandro Andújar, lighting Pedro Yagüe and choreography Antonio Ruz, National Dance Award.
Sanzol presents a scenography composed of eight mobile elements that are transformed to recreate the different open and closed spaces of Madrid from ‘El barberillo de Lavapiés’. As a contrast, colors, forms and volumes of the wardrobe based on paintings from the late 18th century, in addition to a choreographic proposal that combines contemporary elements with the essence of the time.
The director and playwright also underlines the topicality of the story's background: "In‘ El barberillo ’there is a social and political denunciation carried through humor and characters who are plunged into an intrigue of power that prevents them from advancing in their private lives".
Les Arts brings together an outstanding group of experts in the repertoire, that have already received the applause of critics and the public for this same title in Madrid, Oviedo and, more recently, In sevilla: Maybe Borja (Lampara), Maria Miró (Marquesita del Bierzo), Javier Tomé (Don Luis de Haro), David Sanchez (Don Juan de Peralta), Abel Garcia (Don Pedro de Monforte) Y Angel Burgos (Lope).
As the main novelty in the cast, the 'mezzo-soprano' from Alicante Sandra Ferrández will interpret Paloma in Valencia, role that makes his stage debut with this production.
Les Arts will represent ‘El barberillo de Lavapiés’, of Barbers, the days 16, 18, 20 Y 22 of April. morning, Wednesday 14, The Main Hall will host the preview of the work reserved exclusively for children under 29 years, within the theater's commitment to bring Spanish poetry closer to the younger audience.
Photograph: Miguel Lorenzo