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The XIII ABC Bullfighting Award crowns the best season of Morante de la Puebla

It has not been a surprising decision but it is one of evident justice and opportunity: Jose Antonio Morante de la Puebla has obtained the XIII ABC Bullfighting Award, corresponding to the 2021 season.

A strong tree with deep roots


Helena Pimenta returns to her first love, William Shakespeare

For eight years -from 2011 to 2019-, Helena Pimenta directed the National Classical Theater Company, and had to shore up his great love of youth: William Shakespeare. «I have really enjoyed the classics of the Spanish Golden Age -says the director-, but I am very excited to return to it.

They are parallel worlds, they have similar searches. The idyll between Pimenta and the bard of Stratford-upon-Avon has resulted in productions of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, ‘Romeo and Juliet’, ‘Love’s Labors Lost’, ‘The Tempest’, ‘Two Knights of Venice’, ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Coriolanus’.

The fight of the zarzuela reaches the Congress

The zarzuela was the mass show par excellence in the 19th century and, on the other hand, it still does not have any patrimonial protection. The PP tried it before losing the Government and even commissioned the mandatory report to give it the status of a representative manifestation of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, but with the arrival of the PSOE the process was frozen. More than three years later, through a non-law proposal, the PP once again puts on the table the demands of an artistic expression that feels underestimated.

‘Between Seville and Triana’, a piece of life from the Spain of the 50s

On April 8, 1950, Pablo Sorozábal premiered his zarzuela at the Teatro Circo Price in Madrid. ‘Between Seville and Triana’, with a libretto by Luis Fernández de Sevilla and Luis Tejedor. Unlike other previous works by its author, such as ‘Katiuska’, ‘The one with the bunch of roses’ or ‘The port tavern’, the work did not remain in the repertoire, and the last performance is recorded in the middle of the decade itself of the fifties More than half a century later, the conductor Manuel Coves and the stage director Curro Carreras they rescued it from the archives of the General Society of Authors and Publishers (SGAE). In 2012, a new production of ‘Between Seville and Triana’ was staged at the Teatro Arriaga in Bilbao, supported, in addition to the Bilbao Coliseum, by the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, the Teatros del Canal in Madrid and the Teatro Campoamor in Oviedo.

León Benavente: «We have never made songs for festivals»

The before and after of the world we live in, the end of one era and the beginning of another, have influenced some of the reflections that the singer, keyboardist and lyricist Abraham Boba has captured in the new work of Leon Benavente. “It is not a conceptual or pandemic album, but what you are commenting on does flutter subtly around the album,” says the aforementioned. «In the month of October 2020 we started doing several sessions to create new music. For months we made dozens of sketches, some became songs after undergoing various transformations. We forced a change of roles. Edu focused on all the electronics and programming, Luis abandoned the guitar and returned to his first instrument, the bass, César used drums in several songs as a complement to the rhythm machines and I introduced for the first time in León’s repertoire Benavente an acoustic piano. This is how the sound heard in ‘Era’».

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