LA HIJA DEL CIELO / THE SKY’S DAUGHTER – 2007
La Fura dels Baus

Date: 10th-12th and 14th September, 2007
Location: Teatro Pérez Galdós
Organizes and produces: Fundación Pérez Galdós Theater

Premiere of the first great canarian opera
The Opera, although based on events from the fifteenth century, deals with the invasion: a brutal theme and a harsh reality.

An opera in three acts that relates the events that occurred during the occupation of Gran Canaria island by the peninsulares. We face the dichotomy of a totally classical libretto with a contemporary score, the challenge, was served since it had never been represented before and for which we had to be reliable to the libretto and we could not in this case make an adaptation of it. So we could only play within the scenography and try to compact music and libretto. For this we rely on the artifice of chroma in the cinema. Especially the one of the films of the west. Close-up of the actor with backgrounds of the Wild West behind, made us believe that the actor was crossing Missouri, when in fact he was in an old factory rolling the scene.
Taking advantage of this artifice we put in scene three screens one of background and two sides that framed and positioned the different scenic spaces. This visual component gave us the opportunity to move the chorus, the main protagonist of the opera, to all the places where the action unfolded almost instantly. Recreating this way: physical spaces, such as places of memory, spiritual or ritual. Another of the visual characteristics and for all the magic component of the work was to play with some tulles that covered the whole scenic space and to project through them. The images were multiplied by each of the suspended tulles, affecting the actors and passing them through. Thus creating a completely dreamlike space for the episodes of love, magic, and oracles, which corresponded to the main actors. The only foreign character and therefore “invader” was represented by a mirror man, as the modern virtual weapons that reflect their environment are therefore invisible at times and in others multiply in reflexes to make them see that they are much more numerous than They really are. Apart from the very reflection of the powerful light was another of their weapons.
Although the work tries to give a happy ending of harmony between the people we do not stop representing a moment in which the Guanche identity decimated and dishonored disappears forever without leaving only a trace. Leaving all the clothing in white where the peninsular culture would write another stage of the life of the islands.

» Credits
Music

Juan José Falcón Sanabria

Libretto

Guillermo García-Alcalde

Musical Director

Gerd Albrecht

Stage Director

Pep Gatell (La Fura dels Baus)

Scenography and Wardrobe Design

Félix Murcia

Production

Nadala Fernández

Technical Lead

Joan Manrique

Lightning Design

Jaime Llerins

Video

Joan Rodón

HELSINKI PHILARMONIC ORCHESTRA Alfredo Kraus, Corus of the "Las Palmas" Opera Festival
Director

Olga Santana

Children's Choir of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Gran Canaria
Director

Marcela Carrón

Cast
Guayarmina

Iride Martínez, SOPRANO

Bentejuí

Iride Martínez, SOPRANO

Bentejuí

Aquiles Machado, TENOR

Abenchara

María José Montiel, MEZZO-SOPRANO

Tenesor Semidán

David Menéndez, BARÍTONO

Pedro de Vera

Stefano Palatchi, BAJO

Tazarte

Harold Torres, BARÍTONO

Aytami

Elu Arroyo, BAJO

La Fura dels Baus
Wardrobe

Toni Allende

Lightning Technician

José Antonio Luque

Assistant Director

Amaya Álvarez

Wardrobe Assistant

Sonia de Gregorio

LEDs Suit Programmer

Victor Viña

Catalyst Programmer

David Monguet

Catalyst Programmer

David Monguet

Ilustrations

Jordi Vila Delciós

Actors

Txell Janot
Joaquín Revenga “Tatín”
Ramon Tarès Pons
Vivi Vidal

Harimaguadas

Cristina Pérez del Pino
Nazaret Dominguez Curbelo
Tamia Déniz Almeida
(Centro Coreógrafo de las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Scenery Construction

Gúmer (Master’s)
Miquel Adell
Juan García

VIDEOPROJECTIONS OF THE OPERA'S CREDITS
Director

Pep Gatell

"Realizador"

Joan Rodón

Production

Nadala Fernández

Camera

David Serra

3D Images

Neo Render

Postproduction

Joan Rodón
Victor Torner

Iluminator

Pere Gatell

"Ambientador"

Joan Manrique

Wardrobe

Toni Allende
Sonia de Gregorio

Toni Allende Sonia de Gregorio

Daniel Fernández García-Ruz
Mamen Alcázar
Catriel Alonso
Patricia Ávila
Joan Galán
Lorrain Gallent
Eduard Josep
Lucila Prestach
Ramon Tarès

Ackwnoladgements

Elena Blanco
Anatol Yanowsky
Vicente Guallart (Institut d’Arquitectura Avançada de Catalunya)
Equipo del teatro Atrium de Viladecans
Oriol Puig
Jordi Joaquim Recort
Iván Altimira
Kike Blanco
Ramón Mañas
Música Viva
Anunciación Gutiérrez
“Desastre”

Artistic Directors of La Fuera dels Baus

Miki Espuma
Pep Gatell
Jürgen Müller
Àlex Ollé
Carlus Padrissa
Pera Tantiñà

Manager

Joan Ortega

Project Coordinator

Rosa Arnáiz

Attached to Artistic Direction

Vicky Murillo

Administration

Sonia González

La Fura dels Baus is a company in partnership with:
the Catalan Institute of Cultural Industries
Generalitat de Catalunya
Ministry of Culture

THEATRE PÉREZ GALDÓS
Projection and Video Services

Audiovisuales Canarias

Lightning and Sound Services

TSC

Audiovisual Technicians

Alby Ramírez
Samuel Romero
Carlos Socorro Santana

Machinery

Nicolás Vera
Joan Masana

Lightning

Benito Arencibia

Lightning

Benito Arencibia

Lightning

Benito Arencibia

Supervision

Laura Navarro

Production

Fran Jerez
Eduardo García
Laura Hernández
Enrique León Isahac González

Tailoring

“El Cuarto de la Costura”

Make-Up

Ana Rodríguez
Maite López
Emilio Guerra
Mª del Carmen Martín

Hairdress

Mayca Guillén
Begoña Ojeda
Elena Pérez

Subtitles Projection

Tatiana Padilla