Miguel del Águila

STAGE

“Time and Again Barelas” is del Aguila’s third opera. It displayed his command of an arresting musical vocabulary that is marked by a complex yet infectious rhythmic vitality…”
Albuquerque Journal

“…his works show a modern musical conception with profound ideas and expressivity”
Novoe Vremia, Moscow

“…disarmingly charming…”- Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zurich

DANCE

CONVERGENCE
choreography Brett Weidlich
Dance ART Ensemble/Ventura County Ballet

CLOCKS I.
Choreography: Minou Lallemand
Onium Ballet Project and Chamber Music Hawaii

CLOCKS II.
Choreography: Minou Lallemand
Onium Ballet Project and Chamber Music Hawaii

CLOCKS III.
Choreography: Minou Lallemand
Onium Ballet Project and Chamber Music Hawaii

CLOCKS IV.
Choreography: Minou Lallemand
Onium Ballet Project and Chamber Music Hawaii

TIME AND AGAIN BARELAS DANCES
choreography: David Vega Chavez
New Mexico Ballet Dancers and New Mexico Symphony Orchestra

DANSAQ
choreography: Mari Fujibayashi/Olivia Rosenkrantz
Tapage Dance Ensemble New York

COLLABORATE
choreography: Paul Hamilton and Caleb Vinson
Fifth House Ensemble

OPERA

TIME AND AGAIN BARELAS I.
Opera in Two Acts
New Mexico Symphony Orchestra
music director: Guillermo Figueroa
New Mexico Symphony Chorus
chorus master: Roger Melone
New Mexico Dancers
stage director.choreographer: David Vega Chavez 
set Designer: Valeria Rios, 
lighting Designer: John Malolepsy, 
costumes: Lawrence F. Schultz
libretto: Digby Wolfe and Miguel del Aguil
Gabriela Garcia as Marcelina
Rafael D’ávila as Ignacio

TIME AND AGAIN BARELAS II.
Opera in Two Acts

TIME AND AGAIN BARELAS III.
Opera in Two Acts

TIME AND AGAIN BARELAS IV.
Opera in Two Acts

TIME AND AGAIN BARELAS V.
Opera in Two Acts

TIME AND AGAIN BARELAS I
Video from Act I

TIME AND AGAIN BARELAS I
Video from Act II

TIME AND AGAIN BARELAS CHORAL SUITE

Miguel del Aguila 2021 Composer in Residence
Danish Chamber Players /Ensemble Storstrøm

Miguel del Aguila 2020 Composer in Residence
Orchestra of the Americas Carlos Miguel Prieto conductor

Miguel del Águila on YouTube

For inquiries CONTACT:
m@migueldelaguila.com

Three-time Grammy nominated American composer Miguel del Aguila was born in Uruguay. In over 130 works that combine drama, driving rhythms and nostalgic nods to his South American roots, he has established himself among the most distinctive and highly regarded composers of his generation. His music, which enjoys over 200 performances yearly, has been hailed as “brilliant and witty" (New York Times), “sonically dazzling” (LATimes) and “expressive and dramatic” (American Record Guide).

He is 2021 composer in residence with Danish Chamber Players/Ensemble Storstrøm, after residences with Orchestra of the AmericasNew Mexico Symph, Fresh Ink, CTSummerfest, Talis, and Chautauqua. 2021 commissions include works for Cuarteto LatinoamericanoEroica Trio and Fivebyfive. He was honored with 3 Latin Grammy nominationsKennedy Center Friedheim AwardNew Music USA/Music AliveMagnum Opus Award,  Lancaster Symph. Composer of the Year, and Copland Foundation among others.

His music has international appeal and presence with performances by over 100 orchestras, thousands of ensembles and 51 CD recordings. This list includes Royal Liverpool PhilWelsh BBCNorwegian Radio Orch, Brandenburgisches StaatsorchesterKiev, Odessa, Heidelberg, MexicoBuffalo and Louisiana philharmonics;  TorontoNashvilleSeattleAlbanySan Antonio, Long BeachFort WorthSanta Barbara, SarasotaCodartsCaracas, Puerto Rico and Sao Paulo symphonies. Artists who perform his works include JoAnn Falletta, Giancarlo Guerrero, Marin Alsop, Carlos Miguel PrietoLukas Foss, Gerard Schwarz, Jorge Mester, Guillermo Figueroa, David Allan Miller, Miguel Harth-BedoyaAndrew Litton, Eckart Preu and Jose AreanLA Chamber OrchestraSphinxVirtuosi, Windscape, PNME, SOLI, Chicago Phil.Ch.Players, MACE, New Juilliard EnsPhiladelphia Ch.Ens, Collegium Novum Zürich, Kammerensemble Classic, Imani, FifthHouse, Invoke, Pacifica, and Verona quartets.

New/upcoming releases of his works include CDs by Norwegian Radio OrchLouisiana Phil, Augusta SymphCuarteto Latinoamericano and Eroica Trio, on Naxos, Albany, Bridge and Centaur. Festival performances include Aspen, Breckenridge, Cabrillo, Ravinia, Oregon Bach Festival, Minnesota Orch.Sommerfest, Saarburg, Music in the VineyardsFocus! Bregenz Festspiele, Wiener Festwochen Budapest Spring,  CervantinoSan Miguel de AllendePrague Spring.

A sought after guest lecturer, he also serves on Barlow Endowment’s Board of Advisors. He's published by Peermusic, Presser and self-published. After graduating from San Francisco Conservatory he studied at Vienna's Universität für Musik un Darstellende Kunst. Early premieres in Musikverein and Konzerthaus were followed by Carnegie Recital Hall and Lukas Foss/Brooklyn Philharmonic concerts. Soon after his US return LATimes praised him as "one of the West Coast's most promising and enterprising young composers" and San Antonio Express-News as “One of the more intriguing compositional voices to come along in recent years“. He currently lives in Seattle.

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