Rubén Fernández Aguirre and Paco Azorín Il finto sordo. Opera buffa by Manuel García 1:46:17MAY 12, 2019To 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.
Inside Il Finto Sordo 0:59MAY 6, 2019A small stage can offer a lot, when everyone pulls in the same direction. Publishers, musicologists, conductors and singers, designers and tailors, sound and lighting technicians, make-up artists and hairdressers, stage designers, producers, stage managers, journalists and photographers, and even a sign-language teacher... So many people involved in carrying out this project, and without whom this opera buffa would not have stirred from its long slumber, of close to 200 years. The salon opera Il finto sordo by Manuel García was performed at the Fundación Juan March from 6-13 May 2019.
Rubén Fernández Aguirre and Paco Azorín Manuel García's Il Finto Sordo 5:12MAY 6, 2019The format Chamber Music Theatre, launched in 2014, celebrates the revival of its tenth work, Il finto sordo. This salon opera buffa was composed by the legendary tenor Manuel García for his most outstanding pupils around 1830. It is a true virtuosic tour-de-force in which the composer’s comic resources also come to the fore.