Canal March

Il finto sordo. Opera buffa by Manuel García

Rubén Fernández Aguirre, musical direction and piano, and Paco Azorín, stage direction. With Cristina Toledo, Gerardo Bullón, Francisco Fernández Rueda, César San Martín, Carol García, Damián del Castillo and Ricardo Benfatto

Il finto sordo, Opera buffa by Manuel García (1775-1832)

To transfer opera to the bourgeois salon and to train his pupils, or, in other words, to instruct them by delighting them. This was the vocation that guided the compositional activity of the legendary tenor Manuel García at the end of his career, after he had retired from the stage. This production between the Fundación Juan March and the Teatro de la Zarzuela, in co-production with the Asociación Bilbaína de Amigos de la Ópera (ABAO/OLBE), represents the first modern-day performance of Il finto sordo, perhaps the most ambitious of all the chamber operas written by the composer from Seville. This is the tenth instalment in the Teatro Musical de Cámara format at the Fundación Juan March, which commenced in 2014, in its endeavour to recover a secular operatic tradition that is still largely unknown today.

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