“Love, the Magician” is the original masterpiece of renowned composer Manuel de Falla, a play for orchestra of highlighted Andaluz nature, premiered in 1914-1915 and 1921-1925 with a 30 min duration.
The music contains moments of great beauty and originality, with three short songs for mezzo-soprano. The repertoire includes the famous Fire dance ritual, Song of the will-ó-the-Wisp, and Dance of Terror.
Siudy Garrido, artistic director and choreographer, tells this magical story of spells and sorcery from the perspective of flamenco, in which the voice of the mezzo-soprano singer is substituted by the renowned flamenco Singer “Argentina”, and along the original music prelude by Spanish guitarist José Luis de la Paz, the composition is taken to a 45 min duration, bringing the audience closer to the flamenco colors that Falla was passionate about.
This staging was launched in the Walt Disney Concert Hall of Los Angeles, with the LA PHIL conducted by maestro Gustavo Dudamel, and a special collaboration from dancer Farruquito in the character of Carmelo.

The original performance stages a cast comprised of 12 artists (9 dancers and 3 flamenco musicians) that accompany the philharmonic.“Love, the Magician” tells the story of Candelas, a young widowed gipsy tormented by the spectrum of her late husband, and her struggle to adapt to life without him.Duration: I ACT 45 minutes

SYNOPSIS

Memories, thoughts, feelings, all found in a sacred coffer full of light that will grow over time. Veering light gathering, adding and creating weight or elevating us to the air over the years; gradually molding who we are, what drives us, inspires and makes us take action. Fear, joy, sorrow, dream, hope, love, heartache, courage, hidden feelings in our souls, in our minds. Delve into the complexity of ourselves, and hidden depths of our being. The courage of sharing the most intimate of the soul.

REVIEWS

AP 2016

For sheer theatricality, however, nothing this season can top the staging of “El Amor Brujo.”

BILLBOARD 2015

“Garrido, the daughter of celebrated dancer and instructor Siudy Quintero, was mesmerizing in the third act, as was the corps de ballet under her artistic direction, exhibiting a masterful, full-body command and delivering intense emotion and electricity throughout the 45-minute set of “El Amor Brujo.”

LOS ANGELES TIMES 2015

“The new introduction included Garrido’s solo dance as a widow in black in ecstatic mourning. It was mesmerizing…”

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