Orchestra of New Spain presents Love Conquers Impossible Love
The Orchestra of New Spain will present the American debut of Love Conquers Impossible Love, a comic zarzuela of 1710. The zarzuela is a form of Spanish musical theatre in which the dramatic action is carried through an alternating combination of song and speech. Love Conquers Impossible Love tells the story of the imprisoned Danae, the Greek goddess of music and poetry, liberated in a spectacular shower of gold.
Sung in Spanish with the dialogue in English, the production will be brought to life by Mexican stage director Federico Figueroa whose career has taken him to the major opera houses of Spain, including the Teatro de la Zarzuela and the Teatro Real. Costume and set design will be overseen by Antonio Bartola, whose expertise in Spain’s performing arts of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries will attest to authenticity of the costumes, lighting and sets redolent of the era. Baroque dance sequences within the opera and a "Danza Española" interlude will be choregraphed by Jaime Puente.