• Date: 13 and 14 May, 7 p.m.
  • Duration: 60 min
  • Hall: Sala Manuel García

The boundaries of perception

As a person with sight, imagine not being able to see anything during the entire show. You are blind. It will be a surprise to test how one’s sense of perception changes. As blind people and the work of neurologist Oliver Sacks demonstrate, even with a passing disorder new capacities are developed and come into play.

Are you ready to discover these?

Starting with a shift in the senses and new insights, composer César Camarero, Premio Nacional de Música 2006 (2006 National Prize of Music), has created Es lo contrario. This is not just musical theatre, rather it is a uniquely sensitive experience enveloped in darkness. For its 60 minutes Es lo contrario takes place in absolute darkness. The audience is protected at all times by theatre staff and night vision cameras as safety measures.

Inspired by The Blind by Maurice Maeterlinck, César Camarero and the Zahir Ensemble propose an unprecedented experience that explores the limits of our perception.


Libretto by César Camarero on The Blind by Maurice Maeterlinck and texts of 88 dreams by Juan Eduardo Cirlot.


Innova Ópera
Zahir Ensemble
A Teatro de la Maestranza coproduction with the Teatros del Canal (Madrid)

All the programming in the Sala Manuel García for the 20/21 Season is made possible thanks to the special collaboration of the Fundación Banco Sabadell.

  • Musical director: Juan García Rodríguez
  • Photograph: Emily Rose