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Subject: Re: Spanish Opera
From: gordon young <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:gordon young <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:31:48 -0600
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Here is a beautiful duet from Caballero's El Duo de la Africana with
Garnaca and Castronovo. I don't speak Spanish and have always wondered if
the zarazuela has to do with Meyerbeer's opera?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy_3nLMpHLo

Gordon

On Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 3:22 PM, John Freeman <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> There is also the wonderful live concert from Salzburg with Pilar Lorengar
> and Placido Domingo.
> I love Zarzuela and I love that album. Its clear from the audience response
> that they loved it too.
>
> I just discovered its available on You Tube:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL-ydDggBtU
>
> John in Camden East.
>
>
> On 12/20/17, 4:01 PM, "Bob Rideout" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > Hi Idia
> >
> > There aren't many. The most famous may be "Goyescas" by
> > Granados, whose fame mainly rests on the fact that it had
> > its World Premiere at the Met in 1916, instead of its intended
> > debut at Paris, which was cancelled because of the ravages
> > of WWI.
> >
> > There are many wonderful Zarzuelas, however, which were
> > wildly popular in the Spanish speaking world, and are still
> > often performed. Victoria de los Angeles has a magnificent CD
> > of Zarzuela music, and a number of other Spaniards have
> > recorded generous scenes, including Caballe. I guess they
> > would be considered the equivalent of operetta. I love those
> > that I have heard, and when a singer with the incredible
> > rhythmic instincts of a de los Angeles turns her attention to
> > them, it is magic!
> >
> > Bob
> >
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