Two World Premieres

Production photo from L'enigma de Liea

A. Boffil

Only a month and a half into 2019, two composers who previously received commissions from the Foundation for Iberian Music have already had world premieres: Benet Casablancas with his first opera, L’enigma di Lea, and Miguel A. Roig-Francolí with a symphony, De profundis, which is based on a chant from the Liber usualis

Congratulations to these two great composers. 

De profundis was performed by the Symphony Orchestra of the Balearic Islands, conducted by Álvaro Albiach, at Auditorium of Palma de Mallorca (Spain) on 24 January 2019. You can view the entire performance on Roig-Francolí’s YouTube channel:

L’enigma de Lea opened at Teatre del Liceu of Barcelona on 9 February 2019, conducted by Josep Pons, with a libretto by Rafael Argullol. It has been receiving rave reviews. The Liceu Opera has a couple of short preview videos, one here, the other below: