Stage Works

La Obisparra

Masquerade in 2 acts

Approx. 45-50'

2-2-2-2 / 2-2-1-1 / 2-3 / 4-4-3-2-1 / mezzo-soprano

The beginning of the New Year awakes the old shepherd satyr-like demigods of the forest. Every year they visit the people who pray for them. However, the arrival of foreigners to the village will change their fate.


Pagan rites and ancient traditions merge in this play involving theatre, dance and live music, inspired by the folk masquerade Los Carochos de Riofrío.


1st Performance:


Orchestra: Flutes: Oliver Wild, Arjun Jethwa. Oboe: Ramiro Nogueiro. Clarinets: Michael Webb, Erica Sinclair, Pau Poveda. Bassoons: Dan Plant, Hugh Wooley. Horns: Henry Wright, Amy Marshall. Trumpets: Catherine Pollit, Dolma Chiodak. Trombone and Tuba: Rob Roberts, Luke Atkinson. Percussion: Victor Palanca. Violins: Edwin Podolski, Maja Pluta, Aria Trigas, Beatrice Edwards. Violas: Elsabe Raath, Emily Dore. Cello: Aaron Billson. Double Bass: Bryn Davies


Actors: Major Devil: Daniel Blanco Albert. Minor Devil: Sam Leith Taylor. Madama: Samantha Joy (Mezzosoprano). Handsome: Thomas Earl. The Drummer: Peter Bell. Linen Guy: Patrick Ellis. Smuggler: Andy Ingamells. Witch: Maya Verlaak. Blind Man: Ryan Probert. The Soldier: Oliver Farrow.


Producer, Composer, Director, Choreographer: Daniel Blanco Albert

Stage Manager: Sabino de Bari

Special Thanks to Sandra Horne, Victor Palanca and Pau Poveda