Casablancas world premiere in Barcelona

Casablancas world premiere in Barcelona
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The work Sogni ed Epifanie by UME composer Benet Casablancas will be world premiered in Barcelona this week. Kazushi Ono will conduct this work on January 30 and 31, as well as February 1 at L´Auditori .

The work was commissioned by Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya (OBC) and it is linked to Casablancas’s appointment as composer in residence at L´Auditori of Barcelona during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons. The score is inspired in the rich spiritual universe of the philosopher and writer Rafael Argullol, librettist of Casablancas’s opera L’Enigma di Lea, commissioned by Gran Teatre del Liceu of Barcelona, which shall be world premiered during the 2017-2018 season.

Epiphany (Joyce, Klee, Wells, Nabokov, etc.) is a term, which recalls the sudden irruption of mystery that sets a link to those visions and revelations – evasive, unexpected –, which transcend our daily life and seem to take us to other levels of reality, to new sensorial and cognitive experiences, which give sense to the artistic exploration. Dreams refer to the night and its exorcisms, something, which links this score to the author’s nocturnes where the contemplative calm is being menaced by sparkles of uneasiness.


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