The Damnation of Faust

The Palace of Arts debuts next Wednesday, 20 of June, a new production 'Damnation of Faust', Hector Berlioz, with musical direction Roberto Abbado, in the main hall.

The singers Silvia Tro Santafe, Celso Albelo and Ruben Amoretti make the short list protagonist of this dramatic legend, based on 'Faust', Goethe, Damiano Michieletto as the architect of the staging.

'The Damnation of Faust' is a symphonic-stage hybrid is a step in the transformation of the model operístico. The work investigates a dramatic new model combinational between concertístico and theater, and proposes, on a symphonic model, ‘ballet’, arias, duets and choruses own stage music.

According to Roberto Abbado: "We are facing a difficult qualifying masterpiece. It is not an opera or cantata, but a score of special instrumentation where music can fly and let people fly with your imagination, where they live cultured forms, as leakage, double choir and vocal stereo with vulgar forms. Apparent madness where everything is logical ".

"Berlioz seeks end to get your project, Fausto portray path, where their sorrows are the composer himself in a very important work of psychological and biographical sense ", the teacher continues.

Damiano Michieletto signed his third new assembly for Les Arts, coproduced this time with the Rome Opera and Teatro Regio Torino, Italian critics and has already distinguished himself as the best show 2017 Franco Abbiati in Awards. This is the second Abbiati prize in the history of Les Arts, After the award in 2007 por 'Das Rheingold' y 'The Valkyrie'.

As indicated by Eleanora Gravagnola, responsible for replacement in Valencia, self 'regista' Italian was inspired by 'Hamlet', de Shakespeare, for staging, It has scenery of Paolo Fantin, Carla Teti wardrobe, lighting Alessandro Carletti, videocreation Rock Film, and mimic movements Chiara Vecchi.

"Although there are no references in the show to Shakespearean drama, Fausto's character is inspired by the: both experience discomfort, nostalgia, meditate suicide, do not find their place in the world ... and both have the possibility that a woman, that is to say, love, it can be a hope of salvation, but, but nevertheless, opt for self-destruction ".

Gravagnola goes on to say that "both Faust and Hamlet have visions, hallucinations, as the materialization of his own unconscious: Hamlet sees the ghost of the father and Faust sees the infernal spirit, Mephistopheles, as a symbol of evil: evil as impossible to find salvation with the plight living Fausto ".

From the point of view dramaturgical, the show is told from two levels: the plane of all that the audience can see on stage and a second plane, through video projections, recorded or live, that brings the viewer the subtle details from the stalls.

The action, meanwhile, takes place in a closed space scenic, laboratory serving Mephistopheles, which analyzes and examines Faust. The Image Stabilizer (Steadycam) on stage he represents the eye of the devil, which indicates, manipulates, capture, decide, projects ...

Three prominent Spanish interpreters, international career, form the triangle on the frame is constructed. Celso Albelo, one of the tenors most sought after by major theaters in the world, Fausto plays. The singer canary represents his second title at Les Arts, After singing with Placido Domingo in 'Luisa Fernanda' in the 2014-2015 season.
The burgalés under Ruben Amoretti, who participated this season in 'Don Carlo', in Verdi, canta of papel of Mephistopheles, the devil, role that has already embodied in the operatic adaptations of Gounod and Arrigo Boito's Faust myth.
Closes the protagonist 'mezzosoprano' Silvia Tro Santafe short list Valencian, He is making his second foray this season after singing 'Le cinesi', Gluck. Voice of reference in the Baroque and bel canto repertoire, and one of the most sought national artists in the opera circuit, Life Margarita.

The cast is completed by the baritone Jorge Eleazar Alvarez, which ends this year their training at the Center of Perfeccionament Placido Domingo, and sings the role of Brander.

Close to the Heart of Government, directing Francesc Perales, two children's choirs reference complete the great cast of voices demanding the score of Hector Berlioz: Voices Choir School Boards Quart de Poblet, Roser GABALDO and Míriam Puchades as directors, and the Choir of the Virgin of the Helpless, Luis Garrido as director.

'La Damnation de Faust' is the latest title in the main hall of the season 2017-2018. In addition the opening day 20, the opera house scheduled day more features 20, 23, 26 Y 29 of June, and the day 1 July 2018.

Damnation of Faust

Is the second time a co-production of Les Arts access mentions the XXXVII Abbiati Prize Italian criticism.

Les Arts will release this title in June, directed by Roberto Abbado, with Celso Albelo, Rubén Amoretti Y Silvia Tro Santafe as protagonists.

Coproduction of the Palau de les Arts with the Rome Opera 'La Damnation de Faust', Berlioz, It has been named the best show 2017 by Italian music critics.

The commission XXXVII edition of the Franco Abbiati Awards, awarded by the National Association of Italian Critics, elected last April assembly Damiano Michieletto, with musical direction by Daniele Gatti, as deserving of this distinction.

Franco Abbiati awards are considered one of the most prestigious awards in the field of European lyric. brought en 1981, the awards are currently supported by the Ministry of Culture and the Patronage of the Presidency of the Italian Republic. His jury is composed of the most influential journalists in the transalpine country music.

This is the second time that a production of Les Arts accesses these mentions. In 2007, assembly The ring Nibelungo 'Wagner, with staging of La Fura dels Baus and coproduced with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, He received the award for best set design, costumes and video.

'La Damnation de Faust' is the title last season staged 2017-2018 that Les Arts premiere 20 of June. Roberto Abbado, after their successful features of 'Lucia di Lammermoor' at the Metropolitan New York, returns to the podium of the Great Hall of the Valencia Opera.

The owner of the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana directs a deal with outstanding national interpreters: the canary tenor Celso Albelo (Faust), the burgalés under Ruben Amoretti (Mephistopheles) and mezzo-soprano Silvia Tro Valencia Santafe (Marguerite). Valencia Opera Theater has scheduled other features of this work sinfonicoteatral the 23, 26 Y 29 of June, Besides of 1 of July.