A Laugh to Cry

Miguel Azguime, A Laugh to Cry

OP-ERA (uma nova era para a ópera) de Miguel Azguime. [Descrição. Imagens. Vídeos. Entrevista. Libretto]


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Fonte: https://www.azguime.net/alaughtocry

A Laugh to Cry é uma ópera que explora algumas das preocupações do ser humano, no contexto de um mundo globalizado, formalizando-se numa reflexão sobre o poder hegemónico de destruição da memória, sobre a devastação da Terra, sobre a guerra; especulando sobre o próprio colapso da humanidade.

A Laugh to Cry explores some of the essential concerns of human beings, transported to our time in the context of a globalized world, formalizing themselves in a reflection on the hegemonic power of destruction of memory, devastationof the Earth while speculating on the collapse of humanity.It’s a cry of freedom against tyranny, against the destructionof Art, against the devastation of the earth, against theomnipresence of arrogance and injustice, against of oppression; it’s a glimpse of the loss of humanity, and theforeseen loss of civilisation as we know it. The opera develops on the border between dream and reality,between the visible and the invisible, between laughter and tears. A Laugh to Cry with music and multilingual libretto by MiguelAzguime (Portuguese, French, English, and several otherlanguages in the final part) is a metaphysical theatre that putseternal archetypes to music and on stage. The interpretationinvolves five characters, represented by two sopranos, a bassand two narrators (woman and man); 7 acoustic instruments: flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano and percussion andelectronic media in real time. The staging is based on multiple video projections built in symbiosis between music and text.

Um projecto NEW OP-ERA (uma nova era para a ópera) da Miso Music Portugal / Miso Ensemble. comissariado pelo Warsaw Autumn Festival, com o apoio da Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation e financiamento dp Ministério da Cultura / Direcção Geral das Artes | Agradecimentos: Adalberto Alves, Susana Janic, Hiroyuki Saeki, Ylva Gruen, Saoud al-Tayari, Jakub Szczypa, João Cutileiro.


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Vídeo >

Ao vivo em Santiago de Compostela – Museu Gaás Cidade da Cultura, FESTIVAL VERTIXE SONORA

Créditos:

Pedro Neves: conductor
Camila Mandillo: soprano
Andrea Conangla: soprano
André Henriques: bass baritone
Miguel Azguime: speaker
Jade Mandillo: speaker

Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble:
Sílvia Cancela: flute
Nuno Pinto: clarinet
Vítor Vieira: violin
Jorge Alves: viola
Luís André Ferreira: cello
Francisco Cabrita: piano
João DIas: percussion

Miguel Azguime: libretto, composition
Paula Azguime: staging and design

Andre Bartetzki: live electronics, live video
Perseu Mandillo: VFX & 3D

A Laugh to Cry is a metaphysical theatre embodying eternal archetypes with music and multilingual libretto by Miguel Azguime. Reflecting on the devastation of the Earth, on the barbarism of war, on the destruction of Nature, on the hegemonic power of the “market” and the consequent annihilation of cultures, on the loss of civilisational memory, he speculates and confronts us with the possible collapse of humanity but also with its eventual rebirth. A Miso Ensemble /Miso Music Portugal / Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble project.

Com o ALTO PATROCÍNIO DO PRESIDENTE DA RÉPUBLICA. Commissioned by Warsaw Autumn Festival with the support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation. Funded By: Ministério da Cultura/DgArtes & Teatro Municipal São Luiz. Support for the costumes: AMORIM CORK


Vídeo [Teaser] >

Teaser Al Laugh To Cry, Miguel Azguime
31/03/2023


Entrevista >

Warszawska Jesień entrevista Miguel Azguime sobre ‘A Laugh to Cry’. 28/01/2014. 56th International Festival of Contemporary Music ‘Warsaw Autumn’, 20-28 September 2013.


Publicação fonográfica >

Warsaw Autumn commission with the friendly support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation
Miguel Azguime music, libretto, concept and speaker
Paula Azguime stage director, video composition, concept and sound projection
Frances M. Lynch soprano
Nicholas Isherwood bass baritone
Marina Pacheco soprano
Ágata Mandillo speaker
Norrbotten NEO:
Ann Elkjär Gustafsson flute
Robert Ek clarinet
Daniel Saur percussion

Ligação para aquisição: https://www.misomusic.me/misorecords/a-laught-to-cry-miguel-azguime


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