Opera Omnia is a Spanish vocal-instrumental group, specialized in early music. The group aims to converge the ideas and experiences of its musicians, who collaborate regularly with important groups such as John Eliot Gardiner's English Baroque Soloist, Vincent Dumestre's Le Poème Harmonique and Jordi Savall's Hesperión XXI among others. Opera Omnia focuses its performances on the Spanish musical baroque and classicism heritage, always using original instruments and the most appropriate interpretative techniques for each repertoire. They are resorting to treatises and original sources in order to recreate the interpretative style of each period, while giving their interpretations a daring and novel approach. The result is fresh and brilliant versions, displaying great virtuosity.
Opera Omnia premieres the program Requiem por una dinastía at the Festival Internacional de Arte Sacro de la Comunidad de Madrid, focused on the figure of the maestro of the Royal Chapel Sebastián Durón, whose main work is the Misa de difuntos. This work was most probably written to commemorate the death of Carlos II, the last Spanish Habsbourg. Opera Omnia was invited by Semana de Música Antigua de Estella, de Logroño and Álava, by Festival Música Antigua Madrid and Festival Internacional de Santander with the program SARAO that brings together the music of two great composers: Juan Francés de Iribarren, chapel master of the Cathedral of Malaga, and Diego Pérez de Camino, chapel master of the Cathedral of Santo Domingo de la Calzada. On this occasion, the group was honored to present these pieces in modern times. Opera Omnia collaborated with the musicologist Raúl Angulo and the association Ars Hispana on the elaboration of the programs and musicological advice.
Opera Omnia is a group committed to the immense Spanish musical heritage, which main objective is to bring this music back to live, and to make it shine as it once did.