Biography

The ensemble El Gran Teatro del Mundo specializes in the performance of music from the 17th and 18th century.

Named after the baroque mystery play of the same name from 1655 by the spanish poet Pedro Calderón de la Barca, the idea of single protagonists as representatives of the existential human conditions in the theatrum mundi also represents the aesthetical concept of the ensemble: united under a common artistic ideal, the individuality and temperament of each member highlight the manifold affects of the music, creating a vibrant and dramatic performance where the rhetoric of each piece is emphasised.

Based in Basel (CH), El Gran Teatro del Mundo has performed all over Europe, amongst others at Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, Festtage Alter Musik Basel, Musikinstrumentenmuseum Berlin, Musica Antica Urbino, Festival d’Ambronay, Centro Botìn Santander or Riga Early Music Festival. The ensemble also was selected as one of the “Promising Young Ensembles” of the International Young Artist’s Presentation (IYAP) at the Laus Poliphoniae Festival in Antwerp and won the prize for the best interpretation of spanish music at the Antón García Abril Competition in Baza in 2017.

Since 2018 El Gran Teatro del Mundo is a beneficiary of the eeemerging project (Emerging European Ensembles) supporting young early music ensembles within the framework of the Creative Europe programme.

 

Mortals play; this earthly ball let unfold, for there of all that is done, the scene must be.

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  • 31
    March
    2019
    11:00
    BOZAR
    Brussels (BE )
    BOZAR NEXT GENERATION
  • 04
    May
    2019
    20:00
    Église protestante
    Haguenau (FR )
    L'Opéra au Salon - Histoire sans paroles
  • 05
    May
    2019
    17:00
    Chapelle Saint-André
    Andlau (FR )
    L'Opéra au Salon - Histoire sans paroles

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