Of Jewish-German origin −although nationalised French and a convert to Catholicism− Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880) is considered the creator of modern operetta, subsequently disseminated all over Europe through translations, adaptations and arrangements. In the Spanish case, the reception of this repertoire translated into Spanish is particularly relevant. In contrast to traditional and purist narrations, this series reflects the enormous impact of Offenbach’s theatre on Spanish genres and Spanish musical life. His works, adapted to a new horizon of expectations, would ultimately be perceived as zarzuelas.
This series was initially programmed in May 2020.
Concerts in this series
- Carolina Moncada, Alejandro del Cerro and Aurelio Viribay
El caballero feudal, zarzuela buffaGerardo Bullón, Francisco Matilla, Francisco Díaz-Carrillo, Emilio Sánchez Martín, Irene Palazón, Carlos Díez and Concerto XXI NVivo
Fantasias and potpourris at the pianoÁngel Huidobro