Music by Michal Nejtek & Beatriz de Dia,
Texts by trobairitz
The long-forgotten world of female troubadours, known as “trobairitz”, reaches us from the turn of the 12th and 13th centuries like a faint ray in the form of fragmentary, distorted information and a torso of preserved legacy. The more the mystery is shrouded, the greater the desire becomes to revive it artistically, not based on historical reconstruction, but as a basis for a new work of full concert length, in which the intellectual world of the female troubadours is put into a contemporary context. That, in a nutshell, is the main idea of the project, prepared on commission from the Prague Spring Festival by its initiator Barbora Kabátková, a singer and artist director of the female vocal group Tiburtina Ensemble, the composer Michal Nejtek, and the librettist Jiří Adámek.
Tiburtina Ensemble & Michal Nejtek & Margit Übellacker (psaltery) & Catalina Vicens (organetto) & Marco Ambrosini (nyckelharpa) & Martin Novák (percussion)