The great esteem in which Mauricio Sotelo is held in Spain (and beyond) has now resulted in an opera being commissioned by Madrid’s Teatro Real. The artistic director Gerard Mortier has announced that Sotelo is to write an opera on a subject by Federico García Lorca. The details will follow shortly. Sotelo cannot complain about a lack of commissioned works or interest in other respects either:
Muerte sin fin was commissioned by the Dutch Flamenco Biennale 2011, Nieuw-Ensemble and Spain’s Ministry of Culture. The world première will be held in Amsterdam on 30 Jan. The approximately 30-minute piece was composed for flamenco singer, orchestra and electronics.
Alpha Centauri for ensemble and electronics can be heard for the first time in Madrid on 31 Jan, performed by the Ensemble Espai Sonor.