Voice

  • Date: 17 and 19 February, 8 p.m.
  • Duration: 140 min
  • Hall: Main Auditorium

A spanish duel of love

A bullfighter, Rafael, and the bandit Juanillo -known as the Gato Montés (The Wildcat) fight each other over the love of a gypsy woman called Soleá. The rivalry of the two men -in reality, two sides of the same coin- unleashes tragic conflict and questions of honour. Composer Manuel Penella took his opera to the United States in 1921 after four triumphant years in Spain, with Pastora Imperio y Concha Piquer.

Andalusian farmhouses, the bandit’s cave high in the hills, or the courtyard of the Maestranza bullring in Seville where the horses are saddled evoke the settings for an opera which includes a whole display of popular melodies, including the famous “pasodoble” Torero quiero ser, heard at every bullfight to this day.

The clichés of Spanish identity are revised in an opera of high dramatic impact and great musical depth.

  • Musical director: Óliver Díaz
  • Stage Director: Raúl Vázquez
  • Set design: Carlos Santos
  • Costume design: Massimo Carlotto
  • Lighting design: Eduardo Bravo
  • Choreography: Alberto Ferrero

Production Ópera de Tenerife (Canary Islands)

Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla
Coro Teatro de la Maestranza
Escolanía de Los Palacios

Photo: Miguel Barreto

  • Soleá: Mariola Cantarero
  • Gypsy: Sandra Ferrández
  • Frasquita: María Rodríguez
  • Loliya: Sara López de Haro
  • Juanillo “el Gato Montés”: Juan Jesús Rodríguez
  • Rafael Ruiz “el Macareno”: Antonio Gandía
  • Father Antón: Simón Orfila
  • Hormigón: Fernando Campero
  • Caireles: Julio Ramírez
  • Pezuño: Andrés Merino
  • Recalcao: Fran Gordillo
  • Shepherd: Soraya Méncid
  • Seller: Juan José Almonte
  • Alguacilillo: Javier Barea
  • Peones: Moisés Molina, Javier Ruiz, José Ángel Florido

Parallel activities

Parallel activities

En torno a... El Gato Montés

Conference
16 February, 2022

7 p.m.

With Asociación Sevillana de Amigos de la Ópera

ASAO

The press says

El gato montés en Sevilla: De verismo, verdad y realidad

La propuesta estética fue deliciosa, llena de contenido, colorido, simbolismo y folklore rico en información artística.

El Gato Montés araña por tercera vez

En resumen, una aseada faena en el Maestranza

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