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La del manojo de rosas

  • «La del manojo de rosas». Teatro de la Zarzuela © Ministerio de Cultura

    «La del manojo de rosas». Teatro de la Zarzuela © Ministerio de Cultura






Original title

La del manojo de rosas

Zarzuela but also an operatic sketch. In this play the maestro and composer Pablo Sorozábal impressively deals with the classic Madrid comedy sketch and updates it to his time.

To a libretto by Ramos de Castro and Anselmo C. Carreño, "La del manojo de rosas" is an operatic sketch in two acts, divided into six scenes, with music by the maestro and composer Pablo Sorozábal. It was premiered successfully in the Fuencarral Theatre in Madrid on 13 November 1934.
Its title is taken from the second sentence of the famous duet "Por qué mis ojos" from the operatic sketch "La Revoltosa", first performed in 1897 by the composer Ruperto Chapí, considered one of the best composers of the popular music style known as the género chico.
Traditional rhythms and tunes from Madrid, such as schottische, pasodoble or mazurka, coexist with other styles that were contemporary with the author, such as foxtrot. The romance "No corte más que una rosa" stands out, which Sorozábal turned into a series of leitmotifs that appear throughout the play.


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