Manuel Coves conducts Carmen performed by the Compañía Nacional de Danza

2017-06-06

In the month of June, Maestro Manuel Coves will be conducting Carmen, a ballet that the Compañía Nacional de Danza commissioned of Johan Inger and for which he won the Benois de la Danse award in 2016. Since Inger is Swedish and Carmen is a markedly Spanish work, the commission was a great challenge to the choreographer, long associated with the prestigious Nederlands Dans Theater, and also an excellent opportunity to make his own contribution to this universal tale. The CND premiered Inger's choreography of Carmen at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in 2015 and it is now coming to the Teatro Principal de Palma de Mallorca on June 11th and 12th and to Los Teatros del Canal, in Madrid, from June 15th to June 25th.
Manuel Coves' recent engagements include Metrópolis at the Auditorio de Galicia with the Real Filharmonía, a concert with Gregory Kunde at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, La Malquerida at Los Teatros del Canal and the double-bill programme Enseñanza libre/La gatita blanca at the Teatro de la Zarzuela. Among his upcoming projects there is Carmen by the Victor Ullate Ballet at the Auditorio San Lorenzo of El Escorial and also at the Teatro Campoamor of Oviedo, Homenaje a Antonio Ruiz Soler by the Ballet Nacional de España at Los Teatros del Canal, Romeo and Juliet at the Gran Teatre del Liceu and Sorolla, also by the BNE, at the Teatro Real.