Kamchatka

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Music of the Americas presents

Kamchatka

U.S. Premiere

June 5 & 6, 7:00pm

Daniel D’Adamo, Composer
Marcelo Figueras, Librettist

Commissioned by the Centro de Experimentación del Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Presented in New York City by Americas Society’s Music of the Americas Concert Series

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Based on the eponymous novel by Marcelo Figueras, “Kamchatka” recounts the story of a child whose life changes after the 1976 coup in Argentina, when he suddenly has to leave his house and daily life to live clandestinely and soon to see his parents disappear. Figueras prepared the adaptation of his text and entrusted it to the Argentine/Italian composer Daniel D’Adamo. The composer wrote: “Composing the music of the chamber opera ‘Kamchatka’ was a real challenge. From the start of the project, it had to be accessible and interesting to all audiences, including young people.

The question of the accessibility of the discourse was consequently posed from the outset, and this issue was present throughout the composition process. It allowed me to get to the point, to the heart of the story.” Director Marc Baylet-Delperier places singers and musicians in the center of the space. “Another element of the text took all its meaning in my eyes,” adds Baylet-Delperier. “It is the notion of the ‘disappeared,’ the disappeared [whom] Marcelo Figueras prefers to call ‘los aparecidos’ or ‘the appeared,’ because to [talk about] them amounted to reinventing them.”

 

Credits

Marc Daniel Baylet, Stage Director
Nicolo Sbuelz, Conductor

Johanne Marie Clotilde Cassar, Singer
Julien Stéphane Clément, Singer
Maxime Echardour, Percussion
Elisa Cécile Huteau, Cello
Fabien Hyon, Singer
Pierre Riandet, Producer
Iván Solano, Clarinet
Ezequiel Spucches, Pian
o/Artistic Director

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Event Detail

June 5, 2018 7:30 pm
June 6, 2018 7:30 pm
Dixon Place
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