Cuenca performance of Orff’s Carmina Burana is a feast for the eyes

“O Fortuna, like the moon you are ever changeable, ever waxing, ever waning . . .” These are the opening words to the popular cantata “Carmina Burana,” written by German composer Carl Orff (1895 – 1982), which premiered in 1937, and was performed on Tuesday and Wednesday nights in Cuenca’s Carlos Cueva Tamariz Theater. Each performance included the University of Cuenca Symphony (and Chorus), under the baton of Director and Conductor William Vargara, with notable vocal soloists accompanied by the eloquent dancers from the National Ballet of Ecuador. With an extra chorus of children from local schools, the total cast…

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