Innovations in the scenic space of Giacomo Puccini

Giacomo Puccini

Innovations in the scenic space of Giacomo Puccini

2018

The operatic production of Puccini established at all times a discussion with the musical, theatrical and literary creation of his time; his work is reflective and permeable to numerous influences of contemporary trends. Puccini is always something more than a composer: he acts as his own stage manager.
The elaborate dramaturgy of his operas, the imagination and configuration of the space, his direct influence during the set of his works, shows that his artistic will was not reduced only to the score.
Don Giovanni Mito sensual y aura sacra Desafíos en la interpretación actual

Don Giovanni

Sensual myth and sacred aura
Current challenges for performance

2017

Although Don Giovanni is one of the most frequently staged operas, its historic critique still raises many issues such as the dialectic between humour and tragedy and the ambivalence between erotic sensuality and the sacred aura of its music.
This book, part of the International Opera Congress organized by the CEU San Pablo University under Director Gabriel Menéndez Torrellas, presents the papers delivered by the guest speakers and the round table discussion in which I participated.
Componiendo Tristán e Isolda

Composing Tristan and Isolde

Current challenges for performance

2016

Tristan and Isolde has a unique, unrepeatable place, not only in Richard Wagner's creative repertoire but also in the history of the opera genre as a whole.
This book describes the long process of its composition, the connection between the libretto and the music, the "hazardous adventure" of its première, the perception of time and the depth of its monologues.
This book, part of the International Opera Congress organized by the CEU San Pablo University under Director Gabriel Menéndez Torrellas, presents the papers delivered by the guest speakers and the round table discussion in which I participated.
Scherzo - El Teatro de Arte

Scherzo - Nº 313

Art Theatre

December 2015

Stage director Rita Cosentino describes the arguments that shaped the revival in "modern times" of two great works of the Spanish repertoire, both of them avant-garde gestures at the time of their première: Pablo Luna’s “ El sapo enamorado” and Manuel de Falla’s “El corregidor y la molinera”.

Sociedad y Utopía - Los espacios de la música

Sociedad y Utopía - Nº 43

Musical spaces

July 2015

A review of stage trends and their connections with music, particularly opera. This publication looks at how the theatrical space and its perception have changed with the evolution of stage technology, and also their possible future directions.
Cuadernos escénicos de la Casa de América

Stage notebooks from La Casa de América

May 2003
These notebooks bear witness to part of the enormous struggle for survival by the Ibero American stage genre.
This edition brings together material, observations and ideas from different perspectives that shape the theatrical scene in Spain and Latin America.
 


Recent Work

A streetcar named Desire

A streetcar named Desire

Teatro Colón - Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Il Segreto di Susanna

Il Segreto di Susanna

Museum of Romanticism – Madrid (Spain)
El Gato con Botas

El Gato con Botas

Tres Cantos Main Hall - Madrid (Spain)
Lucia di Lammermoor

Lucia di Lammermoor

Teatro Argentino de La Plata - Buenos Aires (Argentine)

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