Opera “α” (“Alpha”) is a variation on the eternal theme of truth. The truth, the quest for which gives no peace to Isabel – the character in the opera who keeps looking for the burial place of her brother who died at the dawn of Second World War. The truth whose ambiguity disturbs both Isabel‘s mind and the motives of the opera stage directors. The truth whose knowledge is infused with guilt that is trapped inside the wheel of time, and whose beginning and end are as tangible as “the alpha and omega”.
Isabel‘s story is also a variation on the topic of the fate of Federico Garcia Lorca, one of the most famous Spanish poets and playwrights of the 20th century. In “α”, Isabella Garcia Lorca, Federico‘s sister, returns to Spain after many years of emigration to reveal the secrets of her brother‘s fate. The circumstances of the writer‘s death still remain blurred, while his burial place was thought to have been located in the vicinity of Alfacar town in Andalusia for some time.
The opera involves exploration of the challenges, as well as philosophical, historical and socio-political issues that reside in our self-perception. A unique story analyses social and cultural issues shaping the agenda of contemporary self-awareness by highlighting topics such as gender, minority politics, ideology, race and class.