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Online Náhuatl magazine
Students and staff linked to IDIEZ in Zacatecas have set up (2015) an exciting new resource online...
Our first offering is ‘Aztec Voices Across the Centuries’, kindly shared with us by Frances Karttunen, a world expert on Náhuatl: Professor Karttunen gave this as an address at a press conference in March 2005 for the premiere of La Conquista, a pioneering modern opera about the Conquest of Mexico, composed and written by Italian composer Lorenzo Ferrero* with extensive help from Professor Kartunnen, and commissioned for the Prague National Opera. Professor Ferrero’s concept was for the Spaniards to sing in 16th-century Spanish, the Aztecs to sing in Classical Náhuatl, and the character of Doña Marina, the Nahua interpreter for Cortés, to interpret to the opera’s audience what was going on. Moreover, he allowed the contrasting rhythms of the two languages (Spanish/Náhuatl) to ‘drive’ the opera’s music in very different directions...
* Note that we have links to two atmospheric Youtube music videos by Lorenzo Ferrero in our Spanish Conquest section (in ‘The Road Cortés followed to reach Tenochtitlan’).
NOTE 1: For useful extra links to online resources on Náhuatl, both Classical and modern, click on ‘Introductory Náhuatl Guide’ (right).
NOTE 2: For help in translating individual words or phrases into Náhuatl, see the growing section in ‘Aztec Sayings’ (right). This service has been developed with the help of the IDIEZ team in Zacatecas, Mexico (link in our Aztec Links pages).
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