Comic strip opera
Director, set and costume designer: Dr. GoraParasit
Composer: Albertas Navickas
Libretto by: Gabrielė Labanauskaitė
Visual artist and stage designer: Oskaras Gudas
Illustrator: Edvinas Špetas
Sculpturer: Donatas Rapeika
Light designer: Povilas Laurinaitis
Sound director: Ignas Juzokas
Produced by OPEROMANIJA
Duration: 50 min (without intermission)
‘α’ (‘Alpha’) is a bold story that combines the motives of the tragic fate of Federico Garcia Lorca, a famous Spanish poet and playwright, the personality features of his sister Isabel, a distinctly strong woman, the themes of gender equality and minority policy, as well as the opera and comics.
Isabel, following her return to Spain after many years spent in emigration, aims to solve the mystery surrounding her brother’s destiny. The circumstances of the writer’s death are still vague and the burial site for some time has been thought to be located near the town of Alfacar in Andalusia. However, it is difficult to find out the truth because of the mystery trapped in a spiral of time.
Synopsis of the ‘α’ (‘Alfa’) opera:
Isabel receives a letter from Juan, Lorca’s ex-lover, written before his death. Juan warns her that the person who denounced Lorca to the the government is the one who knows where Lorca’s grave is, the location of which has been kept in secret.
Isabel flies to Spain to meet Luis, Lorca’s close friend, to find out the truth. It turns out that Luis and Isabel once had romantic feelings for each other, which now, when they meet, revive. Luis, at whose home Lorca was hiding before his arrest, says that he overheard the killers speaking about the planned killing place of Lorca, which means that it is the place where Lorca was buried. Luis has kept silence for a long time as they threatened to kill him as well.
Luis shows to Isabel the place of her brother’s grave, and Isabel understands much more than just the tragic vicissitudes marking the past of Spain.
|Monday||9:00 – 18:00|
|Tuesday||9:00 – 18:00|
|Wednesday||9:00 – 18:00|
|Thursday||9:00 – 18:00|
|Friday||9:00 – 18:00|
|Saturday||10:00 – 16:00|