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The Nebrada Firebird returns to the TTC

Likewise, the opera Alice by Ángel Hernández Lovera premieres

Two historic events for the Venezuelan cultural panorama will be staged at the Teresa Carreño theater in the coming days: the world premiere of the opera Alice, original by Ángel Hernández Lovera, and the revival of The Firebird by Igor Stravinski, whose choreography by the maestro Vicente Nebrada was performed for the first time 40 years ago on the same stage.

This was announced by Gustavo Arreaza, president of the Teresa Carreño Foundation, during a press conference in which he was accompanied by the team responsible for both productions.

Based on the classics of the English writer Lewis Carroll: Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass, Alice is presented in only two performances, on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 starting at 5:00 pm at the José Félix Ribas room at the Teresa Carreño.

According to its author, unlike the known classic story, this version refers to a teenage Alice who wants to reach adulthood and enjoy its challenges. She goes partying one night and enters a bar where she meets very particular characters, who want to drag her into various experiences. "The interesting thing is that the opera ends with a trial where the audience will be part of the cast by acting as part of the jury, with two possible endings that the majority will decide."

The production is under the musical direction of Elisa Vegas, the stage direction of Miguel Issa and a cast made up of members of the Teresa Carreño Opera Company, all accompanied by the Ibero-American Ensemble, made up of contemporary music performers from Venezuela, Spain, Argentina and Serbia.

“It is a great honor to inaugurate a play, to be the first person to play a role is a luxury beyond measure,” said lyrical singer Marilyn Viloria, who plays the role of Alice. “It is a dreamlike, surreal and tripolar world of its characters,” emphasized maestro Issa.

Tickets, on sale at the theater box office and through the maketicket.com.ve platform, will have a value of 10 and 20 dollars at the official exchange rate.

Always Nebrada

The other novelty that appears as an event of significance is the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the arrival of the Venezuelan maestro Vicente Nebrada to the Teresa Carreño Theater as director of the company, with his version of The Firebird, which had premiered in 1982 in Canada.

On this occasion, a cast of 50 young dancers from the Teresa Carreño Ballet will take the stage, accompanied by the Caracas Municipal Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Daniel Gil.

The work will occupy the Ríos Reyna room, as for the first time, with presentations on June 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 5:00 pm, and ticket prices start at $5.

“The Firebird lasts 45 minutes. It is a very funny story, but the music is the main protagonist,” warned maestro Daniel Gil.

The program will be complemented with the staging of Vicente Nebrada's emblematic work Nuestros valses, about 19th century Venezuelan waltzes, with music by Teresa Carreño, Ramón Delgado Palacios and Heraclio Fernández, and the special participation of guest pianist Sadao Muraki.

Likewise, there will be the world premiere of the work Cenizas, by the Venezuelan choreographer Inés Rojas, conceived within a style framed in the trend of contemporary ballet.

The piece will feature a musical format by minimalist composers Arvo Pärt and Philip Glass, performed by the Caracas Municipal Symphony Orchestra.

Irvin Peña, executive director of the Teresa Carreño Theater, highlighted the importance of Venezuelan culture being able to produce, despite the difficulties. “We continue to invent and create, offering varied programming like this.”

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