Thursday, April 29, 2010

A new work to commemorate Miguel Hernandez

One of Bigastro’s famous sons, General Francisco Grau Vegara, has now composed a zarzuela (folk opera) as a tribute to the poet Miguel Hernandez entitled, 'Un poeta, sólo eso (a poet, only that).

This is not the first work that Francisco Grau has dedicated to Hernandez. In February he directed a piece, 'Aun Poeta. In Memoriam' (To a poet in Memoriam) in Elche.

Although the new work is complete and has been offered to Orihuela, an actual performance in not imminent. I do hope the city finds the means to stage this work because we do enjoy zarzuela and the music of Francisco Grau is easy listening.

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