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Purcell's The Indian Queen

Teodor Currentzis (conductor), Peter Sellars (stage director) – Julia Bullock (Doña Luisa), Nadine Koutcher (Doña Isabel) – Teatro Real Madrid

Purcell's The Indian Queen Teodor Currentzis (conductor), Peter Sellars (stage director) – Julia Bullock (Doña Luisa), Nadine Koutcher (Doña Isabel) – Teatro Real Madrid

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A superb adaptation of Purcell's the Indian Queen, staged and directed by Peter Sellars and performed in 2013 at the Teatro Real in Madrid. Peters Sellars combines John Dryden and Robert Howard's libretto with a short-story written by the Nicaraguan writer Rosario Aguilar, La niña blanca y los pájaros sin pies.

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Program

  • Henry Purcell, The Indian Queen, Z.630
    • First Mayan Creation
    • Second Mayan Creation
    • Third Mayan Creation
    • Fourth Mayan Creation
    • Fifth Mayan Creation
    • Trumpet Tune
    • Prologue
    • Trumpet Tune
    • I, 1 : "O solitude, my sweetness choice" (Dona Isabel)
    • I, 2: "I will sing unto the Lord"
    • I, 3: "Blow up the trumpet"
    • I, 4: "Sweeter than roses"
    • II, 1: Symphony - Entrada
    • II, 1: Symphony - Canzona
    • II, 1: Symphony - Adagio
    • II, 1: Symphony - Allegro
    • II, 2: "I come to sing" (Don Pedrarias Davila)
    • II, 2: "What flattering noise is this?" (Zapatista)
    • II, 2: "Scorn'd Envy" (Xbalanque)
    • II, 2: "I Fly from the place" (Zapatista)
    • II, 2: "Begone, curst fiends of Hell" (Xbalanque)
    • II, 2: "We come to sing"
    • II, 4: "See, even Night herself is here" (Dona Isabel)
    • II, 5: "Musick for a while" (Xbalanque)
    • II, 5: "I love and I must" (Teculihuatzin/Dona Luisa)
    • II, 7: "Hear my prayer, O Lord"
    • III, 1: "Remember not, Lord, our offences"
    • III, 2: "With sick and famish'd eyes" (Don Pedro De Alvarado)
    • III, 2: "Not all my torments" (Teculihuatzin/Dona Luisa)
    • III, 3: "Their necessary aid you use" (Hunahpu)
    • III, 2 : "Your censers to the altar take" (Zapatista)
    • III, 3: "The air with music gently wound" (Xbalanque)
    • III, 3: "We twice ten hundred deities" (Zapatista)
    • III, 3: Symphony for Hautboys
    • III, 3: "Seek not to know" (Xbalanque)
    • III, 4: Trumpet Overture
    • III, 5: "Ah, how happy we are!" (Don Pedro De Alvarado/Don Pedrarias Davila)
    • III, 6: "If grief has any pow'r to kill" (Don Pedrarias Davila)
    • III, 7: "Oh! Lead me to some peaceful gloom" (Hunahpu)
    • III, 7: "We the spirits of the air" (Hunahpu/Xbalanque)
    • III, 8: "I attempt from love's sickness to fly in vain" (Teculihuatzin/Dona Luisa)
    • III, 8: Third Act Tune
    • IV, 1: "O Lord, rebuke me not" (Teculihuatzin / Dona Luisa/Dona Isabel)
    • IV, 2: "They tell us that your mighty powers above"
    • V: "While thus we bow before your shrine"
    • V: "You who at the altar stand" (Zapatista)
    • V: "All dismal sounds"

Details

  • Directed by:
  • Venue: Teatro Real Madrid (Madrid, Spain)
  • Production date: 2014
  • Recording date: 2013
  • Duration: 3 h 19 min
  • Production: © Idéale Audience, Teatro Real, TVE, Mezzo
  • Available version(s): EN
  • Available subtitle(s) : EN, FR

Casting

  • Vince Yi | Hunahpu
  • Julia Bullock | Teculihuatzin
  • Markus Brutscher | Don Pedrarias Dávila
  • Nadine Koutcher | Dona Isabel
  • Noah Stewart | Don Pedro de Alvarado
  • Christophe Dumaux | Xbalanque
  • Luthando Qave | A shaman
  • Maritxell Carrero | Leonor
  • MusicAeterna | Orchestra
  • Teodor Currentzis | Conductor
  • Vitaly Polonsky | Chorus master
  • Peter Sellars | Stage director
  • Christopher Williams | Choreographer
  • Gronk | Set designer
  • James F Ingalls | Lighting
  • Dunya Ramicova | Costumes
  • John Dryden | Libretto
  • Robert Howard | Libretto
  • Rosario Aguilar | Libretto
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