Almost a century after its premiere, the Teatro de la Zarzuela has recovered Marianela, an opera in three acts by Jaime Pahissa with a libretto by the Álvarez Quintero brothers, who on this occasion adapted their own play on the novel of the same name by Benito Pérez Galdós. The opera, in concert version, will be performed in two performances on the 27th (20 hours) and 29th (18 hours) of this month.
The two concerts will be conducted by Óliver Díaz, who, as head of the Theatre’s main orchestra, the ORCAM, will have to deal with a complex score in which melody and singing are the main characters. The orchestra is brilliant and luminous, vigorous and expressive, and the singing is demanding for the performers, above all because of the importance given to the treble, an aspect highly valued by critics and the public at the time. Tickets can be purchased at this link.