Duration: one hour without interval
Nuria Espert and Lluís Pasqual return to the words of Federico García Lorca, a poet and playwright who plays an important role in the professional career of both artists, together creating a “definitive” version of the masterpiece by the Andalusian poet.
Created in 2018 on the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the birth of García Lorca, the show stages the collection of poetry which combines Romanity, Christianity, Moorish and Jewish Spain, and naturally the Gypsy component.
“Federico García Lorca liked to read his poetry publicly - explains Pasqual - usually to a group of friends. Romancero gitano was Federico’s first important book, where he discovers and recognises his essence as a poet. It is a simple yet fathomless collection, and this is why we are still fascinated when listening to this catalyst of words which contain such mystery. Federico expressed his most profound feelings through women on many occasions. And the actresses, with their bodies and their voices, brought life to the women in his poems. Nuria Espert is one of the actresses that Federico in some way “chose” to represent him, following in the footsteps of Josefina Artigas, Lola Membrives, Margarita Xirgu... Nuria has “breathed” Federico for many years. This is why, at times, like a flash, during the reading the memory of something that the actress and the poet have shared emerges, going beyond the confines of time and its laws”.
Piccolo Teatro Grassi
from 22 to 27 October 2019
by Federico García Lorca and Lluís Pasqual
directed by Lluís Pasqual
with Nuria Espert
lighting design Pascal Merat
sound design Roc Mateu
a Julio Alvarez and Interludio SL production
in collaboration with Duetto 2000 – Rome
performed in Spanish with Italian surtitles
by Prescott Studio
the first, the second and the last three rows in the stalls may have a restricted view of the surtitles