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The gypsy songs and dances, well done in themselves, illuminate her dark, intractable nature from within rather than simply providing local colour.

La tempranica

He warns her repeatedly that love between them is impossible, but she will not accept his word and swears to win him at all costs Romanza y Duo: Scene 1 – Countryside near Granada, close to the Sierra Granadina. James, amuses them with his attempts at Castilian, horribly mangled with English.

Mail me or visit my Homepage. When the boy sees Don Luis, he welcomes him joyfully – the whole family love Don Luis, none more so than his sister Maria. Scene 2 – the Gypsy camp in the mountains.

temrpanica The girl, known as La tempranicanursed Luis whom she believes to be a simple, unattached country landowner to full recovery, and – truthful to her name – fell impulsively in love with him.

Patching up her shredded dignity as best she may, she decides to accept the love of the devoted Miguel and make what she can of her life.

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As soon as she catches a glimpse of his wife and baby son, reality breaks her dream apart. La tempranica instantly appears, demanding to speak to Luis alone. They are friends of Don Luis, singing in praise of the joy of the chase Coro: First seen at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid on 19th SeptemberLa tempranica may be short and simple, but it covers a surprising amount of musical and zapatfado ground.


Last updated May 29th Mail me or visit my Homepage. The boy obliges with a cheeky song about the wicked ways of the tarantula – or perhaps the dangers of falling in love Zapateado: Luis is evasive about whether he returned her love. Maria has come to plead with Don Luis, bringing her brother with her.

La tempranica remains one of the most influential achievements of the zarzuela tradition. Maria La tempranica perhaps best rendered as ‘headstrong’ is a convincing character, growing in stature as her story unfolds. Her mood is reflected by the yearning strains of temprancia nana flamencajuxtaposed with the joyful nonsense of some of Miguel’s friends Duo: He certainly left the gypsies as soon as he was able, without even saying goodbye to the girl.

Last updated May 29th Warned not to tell Maria of Don Luis’ proximity, the boy naturally rushes to let her know. Don Luis is shamed by his friends into telling the truth. The others leave them, and in a searching duet, he tries to calm her repeated protestations of love, whilst tempranic avoiding the truth – which is that, since leaving her, he has married a beautiful woman of his own class.

Romea ‘s libretto is innocent of pretension, and very well stocked with the usual selection of picture-postcard Songs and Dances of Gypsy Life.


Scene 3 – the city of Granada. After a stirring Preludio a hunting party enters, to the zapateaeo of horns.

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At its best, his work has an elegant finish and tuneful verve that disarm criticism, but for sheer intensity one stands in a class by itself. La tempranica naturally hopes that her lover has come to claim her, and the chorus, thinking she still sings of Miguel, second her ardent longings Coro y Solo: Miguel, a serious and hardworking young gypsy, has fallen in love with Maria and she has agreed to marry him, An intense orchestral Preludio leads into a powerful gypsy chorus – celebrations are already underway – though Maria remains deeply melancholy Concertante y Romanza.

Losing his way amongst the dangerous mountain peaks, he fell and knocked himself unconscious, coming to in the tiny hovel of his rescuers, Maria’s family. Maria goes on to sing a hauntingly beautiful song, which begins in proud praise of her gypsy lover Romanza: An orchestral Interlude leads us from country tanguillo with castanets to town a sophisticated waltz and into the brief final scene. James along to sample the colourful delights of the gypsy festivities.