A MIDNIGHT’S SUMMER DREAM
SET DESIGNER MERITORIOUS
Absolute premiere at the Teatro de la Zarzuela. January 25, 2019.
– Set Designer: Nicolas Boní.
– Music: Joaqueín Gaztambide
– Libretto: Patricio de la Escosura, in an adaptation by Raúl Asenjo New production of the Teatro de la Zarzuela.
– Musical direction: Miguel Angel Gómez Martínez
– Stage direction: Marco Carniti
– Scenography: Nicolas Boni
– Costume design: Jesus Ruiz
– illumination: Albert Faura
– Orchestra of the Community of Madrid Head of the La Zarzuela Theater Titular Choir of the Theater of La Zarzuela
– Orchestra Director: Antonio Fauró
– Pictures by Javier del Real Photography
Comic opera in three acts. The Dream of a Midsummer Night, by Joaquín Gaztambide, was premiered in February 1852 at the Teatro del Circo in Madrid. We find music of great quality and melodic delicacy that, in its day, was very popular with the public.
Participating in this recovery of comic opera, a veteran musical director of this scene, Miguel Ángel Gómez-Martínez, who considers Gaztambide “interesting, fun and possessing an extraordinary musical quality”, and a stage director, Marco Carniti – who works for the first time on this stage —, who wants us to enjoy the beauty of a work that happily passes between dreams and reality. The libretto has been completely revised and the action moves to the city of Rome in the 1950s. The plot presents an aristocratic Italian lady who decides to subsidize the filming of the first zarzuela for the big screen in order to bring this genre to the whole world through cinema.