Ruth Iniesta to star in María Rodrigo's Becqueriana, which was the first opera composed by a woman to premiere in Spain

2016-11-15

On November 26th, at Madrid's Auditorio Nacional, we will have the opportunity to listen to Becqueriana, by María Rodrigo. This was the first opera written by a woman to premiere in Spain. It has been recovered now by the conductor José Luis Temes. The cast will be led by the soprano Ruth Iniesta. Also, a CD dedicated to the works of the first professional Spanish female composer will be recorded. María Rodrigo was a professor of choir ensemble at the Real Conservatorio de Madrid. During the Spanish Civil War she was forced to leave the country, going into exile in Geneva, Bogota and finally Puerto Rico, where she lived until her death.
We can see Ruth Iniesta again soon in Werther at the Teatro Comunale di Bolonia, with Juan Diego Flórez and Michele Mariotti, and at the Teatro de la Zarzuela, in the double bill Chateau Margaux/La viejecita, with stage direction by Lluís Pasqual and scenography by Paco Azorín. She will also be performing in Le Coq d’or at the Teatro Real of Madrid.
Ruth Iniesta to star in María Rodrigo's Becqueriana, which was the first opera composed by a woman to premiere in Spain
On November 26th, at Madrid's Auditorio Nacional, we will have the opportunity to listen to Becqueriana, by María Rodrigo. This was the first opera written by a woman to premiere in Spain. It has been recovered now by the conductor José Luis Temes. The cast will be led by the soprano Ruth Iniesta. Also, a CD dedicated to the works of the first professional Spanish female composer will be recorded. María Rodrigo was a professor of choir ensemble at the Real Conservatorio de Madrid. During the Spanish Civil War she was forced to leave the country, going into exile in Geneva, Bogota and finally Puerto Rico, where she lived until her death.
We can see Ruth Iniesta again soon in Werther at the Teatro Comunale di Bolonia, with Juan Diego Flórez and Michele Mariotti, and at the Teatro de la Zarzuela, in the double bill Chateau Margaux/La viejecita, with stage direction by Lluís Pasqual and scenography by Paco Azorín. She will also be performing in Le Coq d’or at the Teatro Real of Madrid.