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Ten years without Daniel Catán, the composer who brought Spanish to US opera | Culture

Composer Daniel Catán in a promotional image for his opera ‘Ill Postino’.Gina Ferazzi Daniel Catán was close to leaving music for finances. His son Thomas recalls that his father’s faith wavered at the dawn of the 1980s. The stage was Mexico, a country in perpetual crisis, and the hero of the story encountered obstacles to […]

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National Dance Company: Three (almost four) Spanish composers | Culture

Any public company, and if it is of a state character perhaps more, has among its inescapable duties and objectives the maintenance of its own repertoire and the encouragement of new creation with the promotion of choreographers from the site. Is this practiced fairly in our European environment? Well generally, no. It should be, but […]

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How Spanish Prehistoric Art Came to Museums | Culture

Rock art in Spain has two stories. First there is the already known one, with lines in a cave in Cáceres that is more than 65,000 years old. The other, the story of history, is how rock art went from being the object of curiosity among peasants and wise men of the 19th century to […]

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‘Granta’ enshrines the literature of diverse Spanish | Culture

Authors selected by the literary magazine ‘Granta’ as the best narrators in Spanish. Vladimir Nabokov used to say that Russian is spoken with a “broad and constant smile”, because Russian vowels were like an orange and English vowels were like a lemon. Following the analogy, to Valerie Miles, editorial director of the British magazine Grant, […]

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“Get on the fuck”, “suck some cocks” or “catch the tram”: expressions in Spanish that give rise to misunderstandings | Culture

It shouldn’t be surprising to a Spaniard that a Mexican from Monterrey suggests, as a token of friendship, to go out and suck some cocks. Nor is it necessary to frown because in Peru it is said that someone lost their virginity to a moth. They are two of the examples why the Spanish language […]

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‘One year, one night’: Spanish cinema returns to the Bataclan attack | Culture

The scene is nocturnal and fatal, but in it the points of light shine. They are emitted by the sirens of the ambulances, which turn with apparent uncontrol, added to the iridescent reflections of the isothermal blankets that cover the backs of dozens of extras, scattered throughout the road of a wide Parisian boulevard. Director […]

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Spanish Brass: the colors of metal | Culture

The Spanish Brass group, at Auditorium 400, in Madrid, this Monday.RAFA MARTIN Spanish Brass is a very high-flying brass quintet. They have a very broad international career, they practice pedagogy, organization, they are involved in the music industries that concern them and, as performers, they have complete versatility. In addition, they are recognized with the […]

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‘Regreso al Edén’, by Paco Roca, awarded as the best Spanish comic of 2020 by critics | Culture

The Association of Critics and Publicists of Comic of Spain (ACDCómic) has announced this Thursday the winners of its annual award online, with Back to eden (Atisberri), by Paco Roca, as the best national comic of 2020. The president of the association, Elena Masarah, has read the award ruling, which in its third edition highlights […]

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‘La selva sin amor’: The first opera written in Spanish is performed again after four centuries of oblivion | Culture

On December 18, 1627, a musical show entitled The jungle without love with sheet music by the Italian Filippo Piccinini and libretto by the most renowned playwright at that time, Lope de Vega. In the prologue he wrote when the text was published in 1630, the author explained that the work “was performed sung, something […]

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Spanish archaeologists get fed up with the destruction of cultural heritage | Culture

Spanish archaeologists are fed up. If someone thought that his work is like that of an Indiana Jones, among exciting discoveries, the image has nothing to do with reality. They are professionals who warn of the abandonment of cultural heritage, intrusion and job insecurity … so they have decided to give a shout through the […]

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