L'ENIGMA DI LEA

BENET CASABLANCAS AND RAFAEL ARGULLOL

Casablancas, Argullol and Portaceli, their talents in the World première of this Catalan opera, conducted by Josep Pons

Lea, a creature who has belonged to God and exists to serve the divine pleasure (“pure instinct, crystalline sensuality”), lives in a place beyond time and cannot reveal her secret. The bearer of immortality, she is under surveillance from two monstrous beings who guarantee morality in opposition to individual freedom. This opera, the first composed by Benet Casablancas, to a text by writer Rafael Argullol, expresses the ideal that was the last of the Romantic Utopias: that of touching the Absolute. Josep Pons will head a team of experts in contemporary music who will tackle the challenging score, while Carme Portacelli, one of the finest contemporary stage directors, will be in charge of the mise-en-scène.

L'enigma di Lea

Opera in three parts. Text by Rafael Argullol. World premiere.

Artistic profile

Conductor
Josep Pons
Stage director
Carme Portaceli
Coreography
Ferran Carvajal
Set desig
Paco Azorín
Costumes
Antonio Belart
Lighting
Ignasi Camprodón
Video
Miquel Àngel Raió
New production
Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu
Chorus director
Conxita Garcia

Cast

LeaAllison Cook
RamJosé Antonio López
Three ladies of the border: first ladySara Blanch
Second ladyAnaïs Masllorens
Third ladyMarta Infante
MilleboccheSonia de Munck
MilleocchiFelipe Bou
Dr. SchicksalXavier Sabata
MicheleDavid Alegret
LorenzoAntonio Lozano
AugustoJuan Noval-Moro

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February 2019

9Saturday18:00Turn FFee 4
10Sunday17:00Turn TFee 4
12Tuesday20:00Turn AFee 5
13Wednesday20:00Turn GFee 5

Approximate running time 2h

Briefing session

Audience briefing session in the Foyer 45 minutes before the opera begins.