13th July

Concert will begin at 18:00 hours GMT

Vives' 'Doa Francisquita' with Purtolas, Jordi, Ibarra and Esteve from Madrid

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Vives' 'Doña Francisquita' is a zarzuela in three acts to a Spanish libretto by Federico Romero and Guillermo Fernández-Shaw and based on Lope de Vega's play La discreta enamorada (The Ingenious Lover). Francisquita is in love with student and would-be poet, Fernando. He, however, is infatuated with the fiery actress Aurora la Beltrana, who in turn is the lover of Lorenzo Pérez.

Performers: Sabina Puértolas: Francisquita. Ismael Jordi: Fernando. Ana Ibarra: Aurora. Vicenç Esteve: Cardona. María José Suárez: Francisca. Santos Ariño: Don Matías. Antonio Torres: Lorenzo. Gonzalo de Castro, narrator.

Teatro de la Zarzuela Choir. Comunidad de Madrid Orchestra. Conductor: Oliver Díaz.

Recorded 24 May.


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Teatro de la Zarzuela, Madrid