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  • Concert
  • Orchestral, Choral
  • Temporada 2018/2019
  • M/6

Cantata Criolla

Gulbenkian Orchestra and Choir


Fri, 3 May 2019


Edifício Sede – Grande Auditório
Av. de Berna, 45A , Lisboa
217 823 700
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  • Zone 1: 28,14 €
  • Zone 2: 23,45 €
  • Zone 3: 14,07 €
  • Balcony: 18,76 €

Other sessions:

2 May, 21:00


The Venezuelan composer, Antonio Estévez, wrote Cantata Criolla in 1954, his best known work. It is based on a legendary Venezuelan poem by Alberto Arevalo Torrealba, which recounts a singing competition between Florentino, a peasant, and the Devil. Estévez made it clear that his adaptation of the myth of Faust focused, above all, on a spiritual dispute. It has become one of the most important pieces of Latin American music, and is tonight directed by Giancarlo Guerrero, a conductor of great vitality and enormous vigour.

Coro Gulbenkian
Orquestra Gulbenkian
Giancarlo Guerrero Conductor
Idwer Álvarez Tenor
Juantomás Martínez Yépez Baritone

Dietrich Buxtehude
Chaconne in E minor, BuxWV 160 (orchestrated by Carlos Chavez)

Claude Debussy

Antonio Estévez
Cantata Criolla

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