The concert at Saint Ovide

Probably the best and most moving play by Buero Vallejo

In the years that preceded the French Revolution, there was a hospice for the blind and homeless in Paris. One day, Valindín, a rich trader, has an idea: putting together six blind men to play in a parodic orchestra. Completely unconscious of the authentic and cruel intentions, the sightless sign a one-year contract. The first festival where they will act is Saint Ovide. However, things do not turn out as Valindín expected.

 

THEMES: Discrimination, Handicap, Impossible Love, Corruption, Art, 18th Century

GENRE: Drama, Historical

 

RELEVANT FACTS:

The work is based on a real fact happened in 1771 in Paris. The Concert at Saint Ovide has been professionally premiered in Borås, Bratislava, Philadelphia, Genoa, Gråsten, Leipzig, Lisbon, London, Madrid (twice), New York, Pforzheim, Plymouth, Ulm and Warsaw. It has been produced for television by Televisión Española and the Czechoslovakian Television.

Buero Vallejo is the great theatrical author of the twentieth century. He won the Premio Miguel de Cervantes (1986) and the Premio Nacional de las Letras Españolas (1996). In addition, he has received in four occasions the Premio Nacional de Teatro and also the Honorary Max Theatre Award, among many other distinctions.

 

POTENTIAL AUDIOVISUAL FORMATS: TV Miniseries, TV Movie, Film

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