The figure of Xabier Lete (1944-2010) is known and respected all around the Basque Country. He was a notable poet and his songs, like many others created by singers of that time, endure in the collective memory of Basque men and women. There is no doubt that Lete's work retains great literary, musical and cultural interest.
Txori kantazale brings together words and piano music. It offers the opportunity to enter into Lete's universe and to get to know that artistic space from within.
The central axis is marked by a one-hour musical narration. In that tour we offer reworkings of Lete's songs as well as popular and classical melodies that the poet loved. We walk among his texts, observing known and unknown poems, and we wonder Lete's life paths together.
We conceive Txori kantazale not as a show but as an intimate encounter to delve into the inner world of the poet and singer. Joana Otxoa de Alaiza has recreated Lete's poetic universe through the black and white of the piano: her music will guide us along Lete's paths. Alex Gurrutxaga’s explanations and recitations will accompany us along the way.
The Uskola - Otxoa de Alaiza duo was formed because of a shared passion for discovering literature for voice and piano. The duo was founded in 2020 and it has delved into this field with the maestro Maciej Pikulski.
Their concerns lead them to explore a wide diversity in their repertoire, from the baroque to the 21st century, always trying to offer a program with an angular theme, which will interest a heterogeneous audience.
Behind a musical there is much more than the pleasure of shared rhythm: there are stories that speak of life, of human passions, of social and artistic customs of past times... and the present.
Sí, fueron ellas – Un paseo por la historia del teatro musical is a show made up of five Basque women who present, through music, acting and dance, many musical themes that will make you hum, move in the seats and, above all, be moved by their melodies and stories.
Ana and Lara Sagastizabal sing and dance the most emblematic songs in the history of musical theatre. They are accompanied by the pianist Joana Otxoa de Alaiza and the actresses Susana Santolaria and Jessica Miranda. All together, they tell the feats that few know about many of the heroines of the musical theatre.