• Meritxell Yanes at Witches Alley


The witch Estruga.

  • Work
    • 273
  • Name
    • Estrugafuga
  • City and date
    • Banyoles, September of 2014
  • Duration
    • 2'
  • Instrumentation
    • soprano, flutes, clarinet and piano
  • Texts
    • Paco Viciana
  • Text language
    • Catalan
  • Cd
    • Witches Alley (2015)
  • Premiere
    • Sant Gregori, La Pineda January 18, 2015 Voices: Elena Martinell and Meritxell Yanes

Song for the show Witches Alley of the theater group PocaCosa Teatre, a children's show of fantastic character for all audiences.

The show explains that the Witches have been thrown out of all the towns of Catalonia and have settled in the WITCHES ALLEY of Cervera. In each house there lives more than one and each one of them has a story to tell us. But to be able to live you must be a professional witch! The Witch Estruga arrives with the intention of passing the tests to be able to stay but has the bad luck to arrive just at the Great day! And for dessert, unlike all the others, she sings opera. How will she do?

The themes created by this children's show are:


At the end the theme Sing was rejected to use it in the show, although Ai, Ai, Estruga is the central part of the theme Sing.

The actress and singer that interprets the role of the Witch Estruga in the show is Elena Martinell, good friend and collaborator of mine, and she has a very high soprano voice, so the theme is very high.


Estrugafuga (Original version)

Jo sóc la bruixa Estruga i a mi m’agrada molt cantar
De molt lluny vinc per poder viure
Al carreró de les bruixes
Al Carreró, al carreró
Jo vinc amb tots els meus encanteris
Jo vull, jo vull quedar-me aquí.

Moltes parelles han trobat l’amor
Amb les meves herbes, sopes i robes velles
Però compte:
He de tenir precisió al barrejar la poció
No córrer perquè si no la mescla pot fallar
He de tenir precisió al barrejar la poció.
He trobat un nou conjur genial
Ara ja sóc una bruixa del tot professional
Bruixota ja sóc, professional.

Ah, ah, ah,.....

Jo sóc la bruixa Estruga i a mi m’agrada molt cantar
Les grans òperes em fascinen i em fan somniar
Res em pot parar!!!
 Estrugafuga (English translaion)
I am the witch Estruga and I really like to sing
I come from far away to live
In the alley of witches
In the alley, in the alley
I come with all my spells
I want, I want to stay here.

Many couples have found love
With my herbs, soups and old clothes
But beware:
I have to be precise when mixing the potion
Do not run because otherwise the mix can fail
I have to have precision mixing the potion.
I found a great new spell
Now I am a professional witch
A witch am I, professional.

Ah ah ah

I am the witch Estruga and I really like to sing
The great operas fascinate me and make me dream
Nothing can stop me !!!
Witches Alley


Work included in the show Witches Alley (2015)


Estrugafuga (2'06):
  • Voice: Elena Martinell
  • Keyboards: Paco Viciana
Score in pdf:


  • Direction: Toni Albà
  • Direction assistant: David Planas
  • Actresses/singers: Elena Martinell, Meritxell Yanes
  • Text: Meritxell Yanes i Toni Albà
  • Musical composers: Faló Garcia, Carles Cors, Paco Viciana and Salvador Garcia
  • Sound space creation: Salvador Garcia
  • Scenography and dressing: Art Estudi (David Faüchs and Fanny Espinet)
  • Choreographies: Neus Masó
  • Technical design:  David Planas
  • Graphic design: Àrtic Studio (Gerard Yanes)
  • Photos: Imma de Batlle and Carles Palacio
  • Video: Carles Palacio, Josep Sarquella and Marta Calvín
  • Video edition and production: Martí Navarro and Marta Calvín