Manuscrit Trouvé à Saragosse (Manuscript Found In Saragossa)
Composer: José Evangelista
Librettist: Alexis Nouss
Other Artistic Personnel: Belene Gagnon, Producing Director; Wajdi Mouawad, Stage Director; Walter Broudeau, Conductor; Axel Morgentaler, Set Designer; Isabelle Lariviere, Costume Designer; Jacques-Lee Pelletier, make-up
Original Cast: Bernard Levasseur (baritone) as Alphonse Var Worden, Monique Page (soprano), Christina Tannous (soprano), Caludine Ledoux (mezzo-soprano), Pascal Mondieig (tenor), Hugues Saint-Gelais (tenor), Vincent Ranallo (baritone), Marko Hubert (baritone-bass), Josep Miquel Ribot (bass)
Premiere Date: November 22, 2001
Producing Company: Chants Libres, Compagnie lyrique de création
Description: The hero is Alfons van Worden, captain of the Walloon guards of the King of Spain. During a trip to Madrid, he learns from two Moorish princesses that, being a descendant of the Gomelez family, he is destined to perform an important mission. However, he must face numerous trials. In a mysterious castle, he is confronted with the extraordinary tales of a mad kabbalist. While the kabbalist disputes his soul with a rationalist mathematician called Velasquez, van Worden is entwined in a multitude of fantastic and comical situations in which he meets incredible people.
Length: 01:55
Chorus: Chorus (9 singers)
Musical Style: Blend of Spanish folklike, Moorish, 18th-century, and modern European styles
Contact: Chants Libres
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Montreal, QC H2L 3A2 Canada
E-mail Address: creation@chantslibres.org
Phone: 514-841-2642
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