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Rafael Argullol

The Enigma of Lea

An Opera

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Acantilado

January 2019

112 pages

Narrative, Short Stories

Original Title: El enigma de Lea

In some intermediate space and ancestral time, Lea is God’s own possession, a creature for divine pleasure who cannot reveal her secret. Bearer of immortality, she is closely watched by two monstrous beings which, implacably judging her, ensure that she cannot free herself of her divine bondage. The Enigma of Lea describes her lonely wanderings through space and time until she meets a castaway from existence, the somnambulist Ram, whose company will change her destiny. This fascinating text, which has inspired an opera of the same name by Benet Casablancas, speaks of the union of reason and the senses or, in other words, Rafael Argullol’s own aesthetic and vital credo.

Prizes

Premio Alícia 2019

Praises

«El enigma de Lea is a symbolist text, representing the quest for beauty as absolute».
Marta Cervera, El Periódico de Catalunya

«An opera about morality and mortality, freedom and control, reason and emotion, and the search for utopia. There is much to enjoy in the lyricism, the emotion, the passion, and the allusive humour of El enigma de Lea».
Malcolm Miller, Musical Opinion

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