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Success of the world premiere of Zangezi with music by Hèctor Parra

Audience and critics like have expressed their acclaim for Zangezi, a stage production with music by the composer Hèctor Parra. The press (El País, El Mundo, among others), have also lauded the premiere this past 23 June at the Teatro Albéniz in Madrid, co-produced by the Operadhoy season and the Salzburg Schauspielhaus, who will be putting on the production on in the near future. Based on a play by the Russian Futurist poet Velimir Khlebnikov (1885-1922), and translated into English by the director Robert Pienz, Zangezi is not a genuine opera, but rather a stage poem or theatre production with music. The production features three actors and a female singer and tells the story of the rise and fall of the prophet Zangezi by means of the challenging, superposing and annihilation of the spoken word and its signification. The soprano voice, with Hèctor Parra’s electronic music – at time crystalline, at times concretely noisy – bring the original drama up to levels of expression and originality on the edges of contemporaneity and the Dadaist spectacles of the early 19th century. Tritó has published Hèctor Parra’s scores since 2005. His most recent releases are: Time Fields II, for solo clarinet, Time Fields III, for solo flute, and Andante sospeso, for flute (or clarinet) and piano. Other scores available from Tritó include his string quartet Stasis – Antigone I and Impromptu for piano. The orchestral score of Lumières abyssales - Chroma I is in press while Tres peces per a piano – Lichtzwang is forthcoming.