Where Tomás Bretón’s La Verbena de la Paloma, reissued by Naïve simultaneously with this disc (see page 84), represents the best of Spanish zarzuela’s. Members of the FIU Opera Theater perform Doña Francisquita, a classic of the. WASHINGTON — “Dona Francisquita” is charming and trivial — or, if you prefer, trivial but charming. It’s a fine example of why zarzuela, a folk.

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Cardona appears disguised as a pretty woman. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. Act 3, Scene 1 – A Madrid street, later that evening. A further complication to this shifting imbroglio is introduced when Francisquita’s mother is led to believe that Fernando is after her rather than her daughter.

The fine singers are all experienced zarzuela performers, from Isabel Monar of Spain in the title role to Cecilia Diaz of Argentina as the fickle actress; from Mexican tenor Alfredo Portilla as Fernando who will be succeeded by Spanish tenor Santiago Calderon in all remaining performances to Emilio Sanchez as his best friend, Cardona, who has a wonderful scene in drag as a buxom man-hunter.

Act 1 – A plaza in mid-nineteenth century Madrid, on Carnival eve. Retrieved from ” https: Selected comparisons Vives Dona Francisquita. Cardona and Fernando hear the wedding party of their student friends coming towards the church accompanied by a rondalla of bandurrias and guitars Coro: Situated in Madrid in the mids, the curtain opens on carnival time.

Francisquita pretends to accept the elderly man’s advances, hoping to make Fernando jealous. The act ends as the wedding party emerge from the church, watched by Fernando and the secretly confident Francisquita. Introspection Late Night Partying.


Zarzuela Doña Francisquita at the Gran Teatro Nacional de Lima

He tells Aurora that she no longer has any power over him, which at last piques her interest in him. However, Aurora will have nothing to do with him. Jazz Latin New Age. Streams Videos All Posts. But technically, as well as for completeness and I should not wish to miss a minute of this glorious scorethis recording is streets ahead. A tinker and a pedlar are crying their wares Escena: At the same time, she must fend off Fernando’s father, Don Matias, who is paying court to her, ignoring the mature charms placed before him by her widowed mother.

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Don Mathias eventually realizes he francisquiha too old for Francisquita and gives his blessing to the young couple.

The voice of the night watchman is heard once more, and Cardona begs Aurora to sing.

Lope de Vega ‘s La discreta enamorada. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Archived August 22,at the Wayback Machine.

Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. With intermissions, the opera runs 3 hours and 10 minutes.

At the urging of Cardona, Fernando also makes advances to Francisquita hoping to make Aurora jealous. But it is too late, he is now completely in love with Francisquita. This page was last edited on 26 Novemberat In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Kraus and Bayo have the bulk of the solo singing, but there is rich support from mezzo Raquel Pierotti as the displaced Aurora and from Santiago San Jerico, whose light tenor contrasts well with Kraus.

The character roles are a delight: Webarchive template wayback links Commons category link from Wikidata.

Somehow, composer Amadeo Vives manages to stretch this slender plot to epic length. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Act 2 – An esplanade alongside the Madrid Canal.


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Vives ‘ harmonic invention and excellent orchestration are apparent from the outset. So Francisquita is able to carry out a complicated plan to capture Fernando, a university student infatuated with a beautiful but heartless actress, La Beltrana.

The actress is by now more or less resigned to the inevitable, and happily sings the cheeky Bolero: But at the conclusion Fernando and Franccisquita are finally united and the zarzuela ends happily.

Cardona tries to make his poetic friend understand that the dropped handkerchief was a sign, and when Fernando hears Francisquita singing inside her house he begins to take the hint Terceto: It was premiered at the Teatro Apolo, Madrid, on October 17, It’s refreshing to see something on the opera stage besides yet another dreary “Traviata.

Zarzuela ‘Doña Francisquita’ at the Gran Teatro Nacional de Lima

Fernando resolves to make Francisquita believe he is in love with her in order to ignite the flame of jealousy in Aurora. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Distant sounds of night revelry are heard as the night watchman does his rounds Preludio: It became very popular, receiving over performances throughout the Spanish-speaking world in the years immediately following its premiere.

The highly chaperoned lives of bourgeois Spanish girls are giving way to freer behavior.