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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The actress is by now more or less resigned to the inevitable, and happily sings the cheeky Bolero: Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. 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.

Last updated February 7th Mail me or visit my Homepage. He has come not to court the mother, as both initially hope, but the daughter.

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Donx is surprised to discover that his affections are strong for both Francisquita and Aurora. The two women finally go back into their house, and the cries of the street sellers are heard once again. 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.

Francisquita convinces her mother that Fernando really prefers older women, and flatters Francisca into accompanying her. The voice of the night watchman is heard once more, and Cardona begs Aurora to francissuita.


It became very popular, receiving over performances throughout the Spanish-speaking world in the years immediately following its premiere. 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. Distant sounds of night revelry are heard as the night watchman does his rounds Preludio: Introspection Late Night Partying.

Aurora, seeing Fernando is now obsessed with Francisquita, flounces off. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

‘Dona Francisquita’ is laudable but slight

All is resolved after a series of misunderstandings and machinations francisqulta Cardona disguising himself as a woman; Aurora’s lover, Lorenzo Perez, challenging Fernando to a duel; and rumours that Fernando plans to marry Francisquita’s mother to the subsequent horror of Don Mathias.

Views Read Edit View history. He sings of being torn between the two women in a celebrated Romanza: She tells him to get lost, and takes out her fury on the hapless Lorenzo. Fernando’s passion for Francisquita starts to grow.

Doña Francisquita, zarzuela in 3 acts

Last updated February 7th Against the long sunset of the second act, their slow-motion traversal of the stage becomes a haunting foreshadow of the penitential season to come. The act ends as the wedding party emerge from the church, watched by Fernando and the secretly confident Francisquita.

This in turn provokes Lorenzo to fight, but the older man easily defeats him and graciously defuses the situation Solo: But his musical skills are as slight as the story. Streams Videos All Posts. This page was last edited on 26 Novemberat Sexy Trippy All Moods.


A tinker and a pedlar are crying their wares Escena: 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. If you are a francosquita, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information.

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Skip to main content. Fending off several male odna, he regrets thinking up such an idiotic ploy to get close to the girls without attracting suspicion.

FIU Sings! Doña Francisquita – School of Music

Carnival revellers arrive and an impromptu dance is arranged Coro: Fernando’s friend Cardona urges him toward Francisquita but Fernando is smitten with the actress Aurora. Fernando resolves to make Francisquita believe he is in love with her in order to ignite the flame of jealousy in Aurora. 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: The highly chaperoned lives of francisquitaa Spanish girls are giving way to freer behavior.

However, Aurora will have nothing to do with him.