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Opera and Musical Theater

Jabberwocky (Antecedentes para cazar un Snark) (1966-1967) 25´

(Jabberwocky (Antecedents to the hunting of a Snark)

Text: Lewis Carroll (Jabberwocky from Through the looking glass) in five languages.

Actress, 4 percussionists, piano, tenor sax, tape, slides, lights, radios.

Premiere: French Institute, Madrid, 23.II.1967. Musical and Theater Ensemble. Stage and musical direction: Tomás Marco.

Anna Blume (1967) 14´

Text: Kurt Schwitters in the German original, Spanish translation by Tomás Marco.

2 speakers, instrumental ensemble (flute, oboe, clarinet, tenor sax, horn, 2 percussionists), tape.

Premiere: Instituto Nacional de Previsión, Madrid, 22.X.1967. Tomás Marco and Ramón Barce, speakers. Koan Group. Conductor: Arturo Tamayo.

Recordings: RNE

Cantos del Pozo Artesiano (1967) 23´

(Songs from the artesian well)

Text: Eugenio de Vicente.

Actress and Instrumental Ensemble (flute, horn, trumpet, trombone, helicon (or tuba), 2 percussionists, violin, cello, double bass).

Premiere: Instituto Nacional de Previsión, Madrid, 25.III.1968. Ana María Drack, actress, Instrumental Ensemble. Conductor: Hilmar Schatz.

Tea Party (1969) 17´

4 vocal soloists (S-A-T-B), clarinet, trombone, cello, vibraphone.

Premiere: Pro Musica Nova, Bremen, Radio Bremen Hall, Bremen (Germany), 27.V.1970. Radio Bremen Ensemble. Conductor: Klaus Bernbacher.

Commissioned by Radio Bremen.

Recordings: RB. LP: Hispavox

Recuerdos del Porvenir (1972) 19´

(Future remembrances)

No text.

Version I: Tape and lights on pictures by Juan Giralt.

Version II: Voice, tape, light and action.

Premiere: Pamplona City Walls, 26.VI.1972. Plastic version by Juan Giralt and Fernández-Muro.

Recordings: RNE

Selene (1965-1973) 50´

Libretto by Tomás Marco.

4 vocal soloists (S-A-T-B), Men’s Chorus on stage, Women’s Chorus with the Orchestra, Internal Band, Orchestra (flute, clarinet, 4 saxophones, 3 percussionists and strings).

Premiere: Madrid Opera Festival, Teatro de la Zarzuela (Madrid), 14.V.1974. María Orán, Anna Ricci, Julián Molina, Antonio Blancas, actors, Spanish National Chorus, Spanish Radio and Television Orchestra. Stage director: Rafael Pérez Sierra. Conductor: Odón Alonso.

Commissioned by the Juan March Foundation.

Recordings: RNE

Score: Alpuerto

Llanto por Ignacio Sánchez Mejías (Sinfonía coreográfica en cuatro cantos) (1984-1985) 40´

(Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías - Choreographic Symphony in four songs)

1. La cogida y la muerte 2. La sangre derramada 3. Cuerpo presente 4. Alma ausente

(1. The goring and death 2. The streaming blood 3. The body present 4. The absent soul)

Ballet .

Violin and cello solo and orchestra (2 (picc)-2-2-2. 2-2-2-0, harp, piano, timpani, 3 percussionists, strings).


Symphonic Version: Teatro Lírico de Cagliari (Italy), 22.XI.1986. Teatro Lírico Orchestra. Conductor: José Ramón Encinar.

Danced Version: Teatro Nacional Doña María II, Lisbon, (Portugal), 27.V.1998. Companhia Nacional de Bailado, Portugal, Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra. Choreography: Rui Lopes Graça. Conductor: José Ramón Encinar.

Commissioned by the Directorate-General of Music and Theatre for the European Music Year.

Dedicated to Isabel García Lorca in memory of her brother.

Ojos verdes de luna (1994) 40´

(Green moon eyes)

Libretto by Tomás Marco on two tales by G. A. Bécquer.

Monodrama for voice, string orchestra and 2 percussionists.


Concert version: Soria Musical Fall. Palacio de la Audiencia de Soria, (Spain) 9.IX.1994. María José Montiel, Reina Sofia Orchestra. Conductor: Odón Alonso.

Stage version: Soria Musical Fall. Palacio de la Audiencia de Soria, 12.IX.1998. María José Montiel, Reina Sofia Orchestra. Conductor: Odón Alonso.

Commissioned by Soria Musical Fall.

Dedicated to María José Montiel.

Recordings: RNE. CD: BIS

Score: EMEC

El viaje circular (1999-200l) 60´

(The circular voyage)

Libretto by Tomás Marco from Homer’s “Odyssey”.

For 3 vocal soloists (S-A-B), four-voice mixed chorus, 4 saxophones, 4 percussionists, piano, synthesizer, electric guitar, electric bass.

Premiere: Alicante International Festival, Teatro Principal, Alicante, 29.IX.2002. Pilar Jurado, María José Sánchez, Alfonso Echevarría, Brahms Chorus, Sax Ensemble. Staged by Guillermo Heras. Conductor: José de Eusebio.

Recordings: RNE. CD: Iberautor

Score: EMEC

Segismundo (Soñar el sueño) (2002-2003) 75´

Segismundo (Dreaming the dream)

Libretto by Tomás Marco from Calderón de la Barca’s La vida es sueño with additional texts from Plato, Descartes and Alberto Lista.

For countertenor, 2 actors, clarinet, violoncello, percussion, synthesizer and electronics.

Premiere: Teatro Tantin, Santander, 15.V.2003. David Azurza, actor, Instrumental Ensemble. Staged by Gustavo Tambascio. Conductor: José Luis Temes.

Recordings: CD: Verso

El caballero de la triste figura (2002-2004) 90´

(The knight of the sad figure)

Libretto by Tomás Marco on texts from Cervantes’ “Don Quixote”.

For 4 vocal soloists (S-A-T-B), children’s or women’s chorus, 2 flutes, 2 trombones, 2 violins, 2 cellos, 2 percussionists and synthesizer.

Premiere: Teatro Circo, Albacete (Spain), 27.XII.2005. María Rey Joly, María José Suárez, Emilio Sánchez, Alfredo García, soloists from the Community of Madrid Chorus and Orchestra. Choreography: Mónica Runde. Staged by Guillermo Heras. Conductor: José de Eusebio.

Commissioned by the State Corporation for Special Commemorations of the Year of Cervantes.

Recordings: RNE

Yo lo ví (2007) 90´

(I saw it)

Libretto by Tomás Marco from historical texts, engravings by Goya and poems by Leandro Fernánez Moratín, Juan Bautista Arriaza, Nicasio Gallego and Bernardo López García.

For speaker, soprano, baritone, mixed chorus and flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon, 2 trumpets, 2 percussionists, 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, 2 double basses, synthesizer.

Premiere: Teatro Albéniz, Madrid, 20.V.2008. José María Amerise, Ofelia Sala, Jerónimo Marín. Community of Madrid Chorus. Staged by Guillermo Heras. Conductor: Miguel Romea.

Commissioned by the Community of Madrid Culture Council.

Recordings: RNE

Tenorio (2008-2009) 90´

Libretto, Tomás Marco on texts by José Zorrilla, Tirso de Molina, Molière, Lord Byron, Lorenzo da Ponte, Goldoni, Zamora, Sor Juan Inés de la Cruz and others.

For soprano, tenor, baritone, mixed chorus or madrigal, 4 voices, and instrumental ensemble: flute, clarinet, bassoon, trombone, 2 percussionists, violin, viola, cello, double bass.

Commissioned by the Burgos Musical Summer.

Dedicated to Alfredo García.

Premiere (Concert version): El Escorial Auditorium (Spain),28.VII.2017. Carmen Gurriarán, Juan Antonio Sanabria.Alfredo García, Modus Novis Choir and Ensemble. Conductor: Santago Serrate.