Thu, 20 Apr|
A Laugh to Cry - Opera
A Laugh to Cry Opera for 3 singers (2 sopranos and bass-baritone), 2 narrators, 7 instruments, live electronics and video (2013) Co-commissioned by the Warsaw Autumn & the Ernst von Siemens Foundation
Time & Location
20 Apr 2023, 19:30
Viseu, Largo Mouzinho de Albuquerque, 3500-160 Viseu, Portugal
About the Event
New op-era A LAUGH TO CRY by Miguel Azguime
Sílvia Cancela flauta Nuno Pinto clarinete Vítor Vieira violino Jorge Alves viola Luís André Ferreira violonceloFrancisco Cabrita piano João DIas percussão
A Laugh to Cry is a metaphysical theatre embodying eternal archetypes with music and multilingual libretto by Miguel Azguime. Reflecting on the devastation of the Earth, on the barbarism of war, on the destruction of Nature, on the hegemonic power of the “market” and the consequent annihilation of cultures, on the loss of civilisational memory, he speculates and confronts us with the possible collapse of humanity but also with its eventual rebirth.
A Miso Ensemble /Miso Music Portugal project.
“A Laugh to Cry” pursues Miguel Azguime’s goal, as a composer, poet and performer, to grasp an ideal balance between language and music, to merge the language’s semantic and metaphorical components with its sonic values, in order to achieve his concept of “speech as music and music as speech”. “A Laugh to Cry” extends Miguel Azguime’s research on voice analysis, re-synthesis and processing, aiming at creating a dynamic continuum between timbre, harmony, rhythm and voice spectra.
Encomenda do Warsaw Autumn Festival e Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.