Maestro Manuel Coves will conduct the premiere of Eterna Iberia by the Ballet Nacional de España in Murcia

2019-05-08

On May 18th Manuel Coves will lead the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Región de Murcia to provide live music for the Ballet Nacional de España's performance at the Auditorio y Centro de Congresos Víctor Villegas. The programme includes the absolute premiere of Eterna Iberia by Manuel Moreno Buendía, El sombrero de tres picos by Manuel de Falla (with set design and costumes by Pablo Picasso), Eritaña by Albéniz and Zapateado by Sarasate.

The Murcia-born composer and recipient of Spain's National Music Prize Manuel Moreno Buendía composed the ballet Eterna Castilla in 1965. It had been commissioned by Antonio El Bailarín and his ballet company in Madrid. Fifty-three years later Moreno Buendía returned to the piece, making it into a suite of dances derived from the thematic foundations that, in its day, comprised the ballet. This re-elaboration, now named Eterna Iberia, is the one Maestro Antonio Najarro has chosen to re-choregraph and premiere in Murcia.

Soon we will see Manuel Coves conducting Don Quijote, performed by the Compañía Nacional de Danza, at the Teatre Principal de Palma, where he will be leading the Orchestra Sinfónica de les Illes Balears. In another upcoming engagement he will conduct Orpheus and Eurydice at the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires.