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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He tells Aurora that she no longer has any power over him, which at last piques her interest in him. At this point, each character’s actions and interior motives further diverge: Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.

Joan Sullivan’s lighting brings out the glories of the day — the opera takes place on Mardi Gras — from bright morning to festive evening; and in Act 2, she creates a long, long sunset: But technically, as well as for completeness and I should not wish to miss a minute of this glorious scorethis recording is streets ahead. Last updated February 7th Stage director Emilio Sagi managed to keep the action moving around the pillars, but his finest touch was with the masked players of Mardi Gras who float in and out of the action.

Act 1 – A plaza in mid-nineteenth century Madrid, on Carnival eve. When Francisquita tries to flirt with Fernando, he ignores her.

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Archived August 22,at the Wayback Machine. Francisquita is finally free to dance with Fernando and the act ends as the Mazurca merges into the festive carnival scene.

Despite his confused feelings, Fernando convinces Cardona to participate in a farce in which his friend cross-dresses as a woman; the two interact amorously and succeed in making Aurora jealous. He has come not to court the mother, as both initially hope, but the daughter.

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‘Dona Francisquita’ is laudable but slight

Fernando resolves to make Francisquita believe he is in love with her in order to ignite the flame of jealousy in Aurora. It was premiered at the Teatro Apolo, Madrid, on October 17, The recording omits dialogue, but the detailed four-language booklet summarises the action between the musical numbers as well as giving the fraancisquita sung text.

At the urging of Cardona, Fernando also makes advances to Francisquita hoping francisquira make Aurora jealous. It’s refreshing to see something on the opera stage besides yet another dreary “Traviata. The brief Preludio paints a vivid picture of the lively street scene.

Francisquita convinces her mother that Fernando really prefers older women, and flatters Francisca into accompanying her. She tells him to get lost, and takes out her fury on the hapless Lorenzo.

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Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before. The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music. Whilst this is going on Francisquita and her mother Francisca come out of the church with some friends. Drinking Hanging Out In Love.

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

But at the conclusion Fernando and Francisquita are finally united and the zarzuela ends happily. Share on facebook twitter tumblr. This page was last edited on 26 Frajcisquitaat Aurora enrages Lorenzo by trying to push Fernando into dancing a Mazurca with her. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.

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Skip to main content. Last updated February 7th Mail me or visit my Homepage. La Beltrana reappears with her friend Irene, and orders the jealous Lorenzo to find her a carriage to take her to the Carnival. Franciisquita passion for Francisquita starts to grow.

His friend Cardona takes him to task and suggests that he would be happier with her than Aurora. Against the long sunset of the second act, their slow-motion traversal of the stage becomes a haunting foreshadow of the penitential season franncisquita come. Beyond a couple of extended arias and a wedding chorus, the music is less complex and extensive than that of a Rodgers and Hammerstein show. Somehow, composer Francisqutia Vives manages to stretch this slender plot to epic length.

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Streams Videos All Posts. But his musical skills are as slight as the story. Views Donz Edit View history. Aurora, seeing Fernando is now obsessed with Francisquita, flounces off. 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.

Carnival revellers arrive and an impromptu dance is arranged Coro: