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Doña Francisquita

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Category

Dance

Date

1985

Artist

Alberto Lorca

Original title

Doña Francisquita

A new version of the famous zarzuela 'Doña Francisquita', with a first-rate choreography by Alberto Lorca for the Spanish National Ballet

This was the second choreography that Lorca created for the Spanish National Ballet; the first was 'Ritmos', performed in 1984 with music by José Nieto. The choreography by Alberto Lorca was a version of 'Doña Francisquita', the zarzuela that was premiered in the Apolo Theatre in 1923 with music by Amadeu Vives, and libretto by Federico Romero and Guillermo Fernández Shaw. It was based on the play 'La discreta enamorada' by Lope de Vega. Lorca's version was also based on music by Antón García Abril.
This story about love affairs in traditional and romantic Madrid had a brilliant production, thanks to the expert writing of Lorca in the design of choreographies for large groups. Highlights include the well-known 'Fandango del baile de cuchilleros', as well as the first duet between the characters Aurora 'La Beltrana' and Fernando.
 

  

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