Editorial Mondigromax

Andrómeda encadenada

Andrómeda encadenada
Agustí Charles


Andromeda encadenada (Andromeda in Chain)

Chamber opera

Monologue for soprano, violin, harp and live electronics

Composition Agustí Charles

Based on the texts from Fátima Frutos

Libretto Marc Rosich

Year of composition 2021

Duration 70 min.

Language Spanish



World premiere on October 28, 2021 at Palau de la Música Catalana-Petit Palau, Barcelona, on the occasion of the celebration of the AI ÒPERA IA days. Conference on new technological challenges and artificial intelligence in the field of contemporary opera production | October 27 & 28, 2021 organised by Òpera de Butxaca i Nova Creació (ÒBNC).

Andromeda in Ketten
October 21 & 22, 2022, at Staatstheater Darmstadt, Germany
within the programming of Spain as Guest Country of Honor of the Frankfurt Book Fair, the main book fair in Europe.

Andrómeda encadenada is based on the poem of the same name by the Basque writer Fátima Frutos, in which the author takes the old myth of the woman chained to the rocks and saved by Perseus and gives it a personal, contemporary, and, above all, feminist reading.

The libretto, by Marc Rosich, turns the poet’s verses into dramatic material, transforming them into a sung monologue that also includes other texts taken from various poems by the author, as well as quotations from classical poets, such as Lope or Calderón, dedicated to the mythological character.

The resulting piece presents us with a woman in crisis after a breakup, but who, while taking refuge in the reading of the classics, and especially in the reinterpretation of the myth of Andromeda, ends up finding a way to break the bonds of sentimental dependence and thus reach self-affirmation as an autonomous being.

The staging of Jordi Pérez Solé underlines the shattered world of the protagonist, from which she embarks on her journey, coming to learn to free herself from the chains that do not let her be herself.


Score Andrómeda encadenada. 173 pages.
Editorial Mondigromax


Andrómeda encadenada (Andromeda in Chain)

World premiere Palau de la Música Catalana-Petit Palau, 27 & 28 October, 2021, Barcelona
On the occasion of the celebration of the AI ÒPERA IA days.
Organised by Òpera de Butxaca i Nova Creació (ÒBNC).

Andromeda in Ketten
October 21 & 22, 2022
Staatstheater Darmstadt, Germany


Stage direction       Jordi Pérez Solé

Musical direction   Lorenzo Ferrándiz

Stage Design           Sergi Corbera

Lights                        Sylvia Kuchinow

Costumes                 Joana Martí

Mouvement            Laura Calvet

Construction Of Stage Design Elements Taller d’Escenografia Castells

Tailoring Fernando Sória Muriel

Photos                      Joan Gastó

Executive Producer Clàudia Robert

Doctoral Placement Daniel Blanco

Communication ÒBNC Ester Cánovas

Direction ÒBNC: Dietrich Grosse



Soprano                   María Hinojosa

Violin                         Marc Charles

Harp                          Esther Pinyol


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