In 2014 the Fundación Juan March launched the series Chamber Music Theatre, which was soon joined by the Teatro de la Zarzuela. The intention of the series was to defend an important repertory of stage music whose characteristics (small-scale works involving only a few performers) mean it is rarely performed in conventional theatres. In its first four years, nine works have been performed, several of them unpublished, which reveal connections and links between the works and their composers. Apart from teacher-pupil relationships (between Rimsky-Korsakov and Stravinsky) and family ties (between García y Viardot), the series has covered the continued existence of a genre like the tonadilla (Trilogía de tonadillas and El pelele), the French influence on Spanish theatre (Une éducation manquée and Los dos ciegos) and the neoclassical aesthetic of the twentieth century (Fantochines, Mavra and El pelele); a history of marginalised and invisible chamber music theatre, which this project seeks to revive.
Pauline Viardot's Cendrillon3:38FEBRUARY 12, 2014
Take a look behind the scenes at the making-of Cendrillon. This video shows the transformations that took place on stage at the Foundation, the dress rehearsals and singers’ rehearsals, revealing some of the most hidden aspects of this production.