THE CURTAIN FALLS AND THE SHOW BEGINS
To mark the 25th anniversary of Golf de Peralada, the festival is inaugurating a new stage: a new setting situated on one of the best terraces of the Hotel Peralada Wine Spa & Golf. A wonderful open-air venue to stage new and exquisite productions for lovers of originality and art writ large. With this in mind, the festival has invited counter-tenor Xavier Sabata – this year’s resident artist – for an evening of cabaret. Alongside stage director Rafael R. Villalobos and with music direction by Dani Espasa, the Sabata-Villalobos tandem presents Encore. A show born after the last encore, when the curtain comes down and the applause becomes a distant echo. Encore proposes a voyeuristic experience, an open window through which to observe the existentialist flood that engulfs the divo in facing their most private insecurities, but also a fun and friendly portrait that humanises this figure. This cabaret is also a cross-disciplinary and anachronistic musical journey that mixes up works by Cavalli, Wagner and Antony and the Johnsons, sprinkled with references ranging from the theatre of the absurd to the films of Sofia Coppola.
Original idea de Xavier SABATA and Rafael R. VILLALOBOS
Rafael R. VILLALOBOS, director d’escena
VESPRES D'ARNADÍ, baroque ensemble
Dani ESPASA, director musical