Opera Great Hall


El Reloj de Lucerna 32 Opera & Ballet Season

Pere Miquel Marquès

April, 07

8 p.m.

April, 08

6 p.m.

Approximate duration

1st Act: 45 minuts

20 minuts intermidiate

2nd act: 35 minuts

3rd act: 12 minuts


From 8 to 30 euros

Rediscovering Maqués
February 26, 2018, is the hundredth anniversary of the death of one of our most renown composers Pere Miquel Marqués, who studied with Berlioz in Paris. In addition to being the leading Spanish figure in symphonic music in the second half of the 19th century (they gave him the nickname the ‘Spanish Beethoven’), he worked intensely in the genre of zarzuela. El Teatre Principal, which is committed to the recovery and dissemination of the heritage of Majorca, commemorate him by including in our program El reloj de Lucerna, a lyric drama in three acts, which critics of the time considered his masterpiece. It was first performed in 1884 at the Apolo in Madrid, and it continued to play for 20 years. Now it has been revived thanks to the collaboration of El Principal with the Complutense Institute of Musical Sciences (ICCMU). Researchers have carried out a detailed reconstruction of the manuscripts conserved in the archives of the SGAE. A mostly local cast will perform the revival of the complete 15 scenes of which this exquisite and truly inspired work consist.

Absolute premiere in modern times
Production of the Principal Teatre de Palma

Critical edition by Saúl Aguado de Aza, Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (SGAE) / Instituto Complutense de Ciencias Musicales (ICCMU), 2018


Matilde: Marga Cloquell; Fernando: Maia Planas; Celia: Natalia Salom; Réding: Tomeu Bibiloni; Gualterio: Pablo López; Gastón: Antoni Comas


Paco Azorín


Orquestra Simfònica de les Illes Balears

Musical Director

José María Moreno


Cor del Teatre Principal de Palma (Director: Pere Víctor Rado)

Custom Coordinator

Vito Tous

Scene Director

Carlos Martos

Video design

Pedro Chamizo


Side event

Introduction to the lyrical work of Pere Miquel Marquès

Conference and round table with the artistic team by Antoni Pizà, musicologist and professor at the City University of New York

March 27, 2018

7:30 p.m. hours


Can Balaguer