“The Empty Hours” at Lincoln Center ( NY )
Alice Tully Hall November 19th 2010 8 PM.
 
 
“The Empty Hours” at Lincoln Center ( NY )
 
 
“The Empty Hours” at Lincoln Center (New York City)

Featuring Spanish soprano Laura Alonso; Spanish Pianist Rosa Torres-Pardo; and
Brazilian actress/soprano Angelica de la Riva.


The New York Opera Society and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts ( New York City ) proudly announce the premiere of “The Empty Hours” ( “Las Horas Vacias” ), an opera by composer Ricardo Llorca -Juilliard Faculty and 2001 Guggenheim Fellowship- at Alice Tully Hall ( Lincoln Center, NY ) on November 19th 2010 . Featuring Spanish soprano Laura Alonso; and Brazilian actress/soprano Angelica de la Riva. Also featuring The New York Opera Society Orchestra led by French conductor Emmanuel Plasson; The Manhattan Choral Ensemble, led by Thomas Cunningham; and staged by the german theater director Joachim Schamberger.

“The Empty Hours” -an opera for soprano, actress, chorus, piano and chamber orchestra- is a work about a lonely woman, addicted to the internet, who lives in her own fantasy world.

This opera, premiered with great success in 2007 at the “XII Setmana de Música Sacra” in Benidorm, has been later performed at the Berlin Cathedral on September 7th 2007; and also performed at the United Nations Auditorium on November 17th 2008. “Las Horas Vacias” was chosen by the UN General Assembly as the work to celebrate the proclamation of 2008 as the “International Year of Languages”.
 
Lincoln Center (New York City)
 
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THE EMPTY HOURS at LINCOLN CENTER
Alice Tully Hall November 19th 2010 8 PM

(Opera/Monodrama for Soprano/Actress, Piano, Chorus, and String Orchestra)
Text and Music: Ricardo Llorca

CAST
Laura Alonso, (soprano)
Rosa Torres-Pardo (piano)
Angelica de la Riva, (actress) 

The Manhattan Choral Ensemble. Conductor: Thomas Cunningham
The New York Opera Society Orchestra. Conductor: Emmanuel Plasson
Stage Director: Joachim Shamberger

 
Laura Alonso, (soprano)
Laura Alonso
(soprano)
Rosa Torres-Pardo
Rosa Torres-Pardo
(pianist)
Angelica de la Riva, (actress)
Angelica de la Riva
(actress)
The Manhattan Choral Ensemble. Conductor: Thomas Cunningham
Thomas Cunningham
(Conductor).
The Manhattan Choral Ensemble.
The New York Opera Society Orchestra. Conductor: Emmanuel Plasson
Emmanuel Plasson
(Conductor).
The New York Opera Society Orchestra.
Stage Director: Joachim Shamberger
Joachim Shamberger
(Stage Director)
 
 
 
The Manhattan Choral Ensemble and New York Opera Society
 
 
Alice Tully Hall is located at 1941 Broadway
(on 65th St between Broadway & Amsterdam).
Directions via Google Map

Box Office Information:
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Also open until 30 minutes after the start of any performance.
212.671.4050
Tickets may be purchased by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500 or TTY 212.957.1709
 
Links:
www.lincolncenter.org
www.NewYorkOperaSociety.com
www.lauraalonso.de
www.angelicadelariva.com
www.rosatorres-pardo.com
www.manhattanchoralensemble.org
www.joachimschamberger.com
www.williamreinert.com/artist.php
 
 
 
"Las Horas Vacías" en el Lincoln Center de Nueva York
 
"Las Horas Vacías" en el Lincoln Center de Nueva YorkThe New York Opera Society y el Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts de Nueva York se complacen en anunciar el estreno de "Las Horas Vacías", una ópera del compositor Ricardo Llorca -miembro del cuerpo de profesores de The Juilliard School of Music y Guggenheim Fellowship 2001- en el Alice Tully Hall de Nueva York el dia 19 de noviembre de 2010. En dicho estreno intervendran la soprano española Laura Alonso; y la actriz/soprano brasileña Angélica de la Riva. También participarán la New York Opera Society Orchestra, dirigida por Emmanuel Plasson; The Manhattan Choral Ensemble, dirigidos por Thomas Cunningham; y el director de escena alemán, Joachim Schamberger.

"Las Horas Vacías" -una ópera para soprano, actriz, coro, piano y orquesta de cámara- es un ensayo sobre una mujer solitaria, adicta a Internet, que vive en su propio mundo de fantasía.

Esta ópera, estrenada con gran éxito en 2007 durante la “XII Setmana de Música Sacra de Benidorm”, ha sido posteriormente representada en la Catedral de Berlín el 7 de septiembre de 2007; y en el Auditorio General de las Naciones Unidas el 17 de Noviembre de 2008. “Las Horas Vacias” fué la obra seleccionada por la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas para conmemorar las celebraciones del “2008. Año Internacional de las Lenguas”.

En dicho estreno intervendran la soprano española Laura Alonso; la pianista española Rosa Torres-Pardo y la actriz/soprano brasileña Angélica de la Riva.

 
 
 
 
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EVENTS
 
www.lincolncenter.org
 
Las Horas Vacias (The Empty Hours) an Opera by Ricardo Llorca
Friday, November 19, 2010 8:00 PM 
Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater



"The Empty Hours": looking back and reexamining the past

Las Horas Vacias (The Empty Hours) an Opera by Ricardo Llorca“The Empty Hours” (“Las Horas Vacias”) -an opera for soprano, actress, chorus, piano and chamber orchestra- is a work about a lonely woman, addicted to the internet, who lives in her own fantasy world. "The Empty Hours" is also an extended meditation on the loneliness and feelings of ennui and meaninglessness that are prevalent in contemporary Western societies. Elements of Spanish Renaissance music blended with a more contemporary language have served as Llorca’s principal source of thematic and structural inspiration for this work. Musically, "The Empty Hours" combines traditional compositional techniques with modern and post-modern musical elements, such as operatic recitatives amended with contemporary motives and polyrhythms. The score is complex, as one would expect in a contemporary opera, but not indecipherable. Similarly, the timbre possibilities of the soprano have been thoroughly exploited, in some cases supported by the orchestration and in others opposed by it, but always within the limits of conventional writing for each instrument. "The Empty Hours" thus acquires a dual character, at once traditional and contemporary, maintaining a coherent narrative which is elaborated over a harmonic and melodic foundation that may be called non-atonal. The compositional techniques in the rest of the score have already ample abstractions symbolizing the fragmentation of society, the isolation, and the loss of identity that accompanies technology. According to Llorca: “In my opinion, there is nowadays a great deal of confusion about the objectives of contemporary music and the elements it has at its disposal. In the absence of a single unifying tendency or a specific defining style, young composers have been forced to choose between continuing along the path of experimentation or returning to a classical framework. Some of us have felt unable to continue conforming to the aesthetic models that have dominated classical music in recent decades. Looking back is perhaps the only viable alternative: reexamining the past, working with classical (horizontal and vertical) structures and concepts, and thus rehabilitating traditional views of musical expressiveness. When I began writing this opera, I wanted to create a dual work in the sense that it would be a both a product of instinct and a result of formal reflections on structure and development. Las Horas Vacias (The Empty Hours) an Opera by Ricardo LlorcaI have chosen to give the opera a classical formal character, with defined structure and development, as well as cadenzas. I have also made use of traditional techniques such as counterpoint, fugues, and functional-harmonic development. Above all, I have taken care to avoid the impression of randomness, ensuring that the sounds conform to a plan and follow an organization that reflects their inherent relationships and correspondences. Without this previous organization, the music would lack all expressive power and would amount to little more than haphazard forms in space. In short, I have attempted to create a solid musical structure that governs the piece from beginning to end”

 “Las Horas Vacias” was premiered in March 2007 at the “XII Setmana de Música Sacra” in Benidorm (Spain), and was later performed with great success at the Berlin Cathedral on September 2007. After its premiere in Berlin, “Las Horas Vacias” was awarded by the music press as the “Best New Opera of 2007”. “Las Horas Vacias” was later chosen by the UN General Assembly as the work to celebrate their proclamation of 2008 as the “International Year of Languages”, and was performed at the United Nations Auditorium on November 17th 2008.

 
 
 
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The New York Opera Society Orchestra.The Manhattan Choral Ensemble.