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Events The Cart of Love / El Carro del Amor

The Cart of Love / El Carro del Amor

Ana Maria Ruimonte / Owlsong Productions

Sept 12 2015

Runtime TBA


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The Cart of Love_Ana Maria Diaz, Owlsong Productions

Ana María Ruimonte, “the Spanish Mezzo&Soprano,” sings love songs from 17th century Spain with instrumental accompaniment and projected multimedia in a bilingual theatrical spectacular featuring puppets in period costumes, projections of paintings, and other illustrations to bring the Spanish Baroque period to life.

$20/ 75 minutes


$35 / 180 min, including “Soprano Meets Contrabass”

 – Use discount code: Soprano/Cart


“El Carro Del Amor,” a bilingual multimedia theatrical spectacular written by and starring Ana María Ruimonte and featuring “profane” songs of 17th Century Spain accompanied in performance
by a baroque chamber orchestra, each song introduced by a short play set in a different part of the country during Spain’s “Golden Century.”

Ana María Ruimonte, “the Spanish Mezzo&Soprano” sings baroque theatrical love songs accompanied live by musicians with period instruments, while in the background are projected scenes from the paintings and photographs of surviving landscapes that transport the audience into the Siglo de Oro – the Spanish Golden Century.FRINGECARRO1

The Cart of Love uses elaborate period costumes based directly on characters depicted in paintings from 17th Century Spain. A multimedia composition accompanies the original stories with puppets which act out adult themes of love. The stories educate the audience in an entertaining way about life in 17th Century Spain and explore the adult themes of love, loss and jealousy. They make it possible for the audience to understand the various family situations and conflicts and passions of love. Much of the theatrical presentation and the lyrics are in Spanish. The multimedia include English subtitles for a truly bilingual,multicultural experience.

 Juan Hidalgo, José Marín, Lope de Vega, Juan Vélez de Guervara, José Ribera, Esteban Murillo, FRINGECARRO2Juan Carreño, Diego Velázquez, Calderón de la Barca, Santiago Palomares are the celebrities! 
Ana María Ruimonte, Spanish Mezzo Soprano
Donna Fournier, viola da gamba
Elizabeth Huston, harp
David Wolfsohn, harpsichord
William R. Davis Jr., flute
Shawn Hennessey, percussion
Alan Lewine, puppeteer and multimedia projections.
Angel Rodríguez and Beatriz Suárez, narrators and actors
Alan Lewine and Stephanie Cooper, translations
Jacqueline Fowlques, costumes
Estudios Chitón, Madrid.


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