Tomorrow, the Teatro de la Zarzuela will raise the curtain again, after eight months forced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Granada is the generic title chosen to bring together two crucial compositions in the work of their authors. Granada is La Tempranica, by Gerónimo Giménez, and Granada is also La vida breve, by Manuel de Falla, of which the former is a direct musical and stage reference.
Although the staging will be seen differently from how it was originally conceived (both works staged in the same function), the bet preserves the scenic and musical strength of the original idea. It is not in vain that it is the heavyweights of music and theatre who are confronted with the genius of these two Andalusian composers: on the one hand it will be Miguel Ángel Gómez-Martínez who will take on the musical direction from the podium of the pit (a Granadan conducting ‘Granada’), who will lead the Teatro de la Zarzuela’s Orquesta Titular – Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid -, the Teatro de La Zarzuela’s Coro Titular and some extraordinary casts.