Semi scenic concert

21 Lágrimas


19 april 2020

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A project at the Arriaga Theatre carried out by countertenor Carlos Mena that will have its climax in a concert featuring 21 musical laments bringing together feeling, virtuosity and numerology. A journey through Lagrime di San Pietro (St Peter’s Tears) by Orlando di Lasso – a masterpiece of European Renaissance music, comprised of 20 madrigals (poems by Luigi Tansillo, 1510-1568) and a concluding motet. Dedicated to Pope Clement VIII on 24 May 1594, the Lagrime were published in Munich in 1595. Curiously enough, Lasso finished this work 21 days before his death, on 14 June 1594.

Divided into seven modes, the Lagrime are set for seven voices that go through seven chants or reciting tones – an explosion of musical feeling to reflect St Peter’s grief after his denial of Christ. Seven, the number associated with abundance, is multiplied by three (the members of the Holy Trinity) to make the 21 tears.

Dramatised concert

A new production by the Arriaga Theatre


Master Class – Carlos Mena

A one-week educational project in November 2019 for singers (students selected by audition). The students, along with Carlos Mena, will perform in 21 lágrimas, the show staging Orlando di Lasso’s Lagrime di San Pietro.

The team

Educational and musical director: Carlos Mena

Stage director and performance: Iker Ortiz de Zárate

A new production by the Arriaga Theatre


7:00 pm.


from € 9,50 to €25 /discounts

Friends of the Arriaga: 25% to 35% off
Groups, youths, 65+ seniors, unemployed, large families, persons with at least 33% degree of disability: 25% off
Last-minute discount (for all the categories above, save for Friends of the Arriaga): 50% off
Last-minute discount for Young Friends of the Arriaga: 70% off
Disabled persons in a wheelchair: 50% off (proscenium box with one companion)