FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN .  ANTONÍN DVORÁK 

TEXT ALMA GARCIA.

THE WORLD OF THE MOON. FRANZ JOSE HAYDN

 The story tells how Ecclitico poses as an astronomer and deceives Buonafede, with the intention of freeing his daughters Clarice and Flaminia, as well as his maid Lisetta, from his overprotection, so that they can marry the men they have chosen. : Ecclitico himself and his friends Ernesto and Cecco. The group tricks Buonafede into thinking he's on the moon with the astronomer, the Emperor and his servant, and before he realizes he's being tricked, the couples promise to marry each other. Finally, they marry with the consent of Buonafede

This opera will be premiered in Mexico thanks to an inter-institutional collaboration between the National Coordination of Music and Opera of INBAL, the Eduardo Mata University Youth Orchestra of UNAM Music, Torre de Viento Producciones, the Italian Institute of Culture Mexico City, the Italian Embassy in Mexico and the National Theater Coordination of INBAL

The functions will be free admission on Friday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 9 at 6:00 p.m. at the Julio Castillo Theater of the CCB

STABAT MATER, OP. 58. ANTONÍN DVORÁK

The Stabat Mater (The mother was there) is a devotional poem of Franciscan origin, written in medieval Latin, dating from the 13th century. It addresses the mysticism and poetics of Mary's pain during the crucifixion of her son Jesus. Due to its drama, it is one of the religious texts that has been set to music the most times. There is a record of more than 200 composers who have written their versions, such as Palestrina, Pergolesi

Haydn, Schubert, Liszt, Verdi, Rossini, and Dvorák, who was a devout Catholic. His version premiered on December 23, 1880 at the National Theater in Prague and the reception was so good that, shortly after, it was presented in Budapest, London, Vienna and, finally, New York.

 This version of the _Stabat Mater_ is monumental, not only for the orchestration, but also for its structure divided into 10 movements. Its complexity means that it is rarely programmed and in Mexico City, the last time we heard it was during Holy Week in 2014

Soloists Ensemble of Fine Arts, under the artistic direction of Mtro. Christian Gohmer, and the Symphony Orchestra of the State of Mexico, under the coordinating direction of Mtro. Rodrigo Macías, will present this magnificent version with nearly 100 artists on stage, on October 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Hall of the Palace of Fine Arts

Tickets are on sale now and are priced at $40, $70 and $90.

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