El cantor de México

El cantor de México

Operetta in two acts

Approximate duration: 2 hours and 20 minutes (with an interval)

Music by Francis López
Libretto by Félix Gandera and Raymond Vincy, en versión libre de Emilio Sagi
Cantables de Raymond Vincy and Henri Wernert
Traducción al español de Enrique Viana
Worldpremiered at Théâtre du Châtelet in París, December 15, 1951
Nueva producción del Teatro de la Zarzuela en coproducción con la Ópera de Lausanne

The operetta Le chanteur de Mexico (The Mexican Minstrel) was composed by Francis Lopez for Luis Mariano, the widely famous renowned Basque singer, and it premièred, to resounding acclaim, on December 15th, 1951 in the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. Numerous performances were programmed for this production of Lopez’s spectacle. Lopez, although French by birth, was of Latin American origin and also had Basque forebears. The musician was particularly prodigious in the composition of operettas which would achieve fame through the voice of the Spanish tenor.
The show we are offering has a fantastic stage set, kitsch through and through, where a tropical, sophisticated technicolour world is recreated, as befits the type of cinema which pursues grand spectacle, and which is precisely the universe where all the layers of the story take place. A scene packed with comic situations in the midst of elements of Mexican folklore; full of huge flowers and pieces of fruit, of necessarily bright colours and, above all, full of good music.

Dates & Times

October 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29, 2017
8 PM (Sundays, at 6 PM)

Funciones con audiodescripción
October 28 and 29, 2017
Touch Tour
October 29, 2017, at 4:30 PM

Artistic Team

Óliver Díaz
Stage director
Emilio Sagi
Daniel Bianco
Renata Schussheim
Eduardo Bravo
Nuria Castejón
Rossy de Palma, José Luis Sola (6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22, 25, 27 and 29), Emmanuel Faraldo (7, 12, 14, 20, 26 and 28), Luis Álvarez, Sonia de Munck (6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22, 25, 27 and 29), Sylvia Parejo (7, 12, 14, 20, 26 and 28), Manel Esteve (6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 19, 21, 26 and 28), Toni Marsol (7, 12, 14, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27 and 29), César Sánchez, Maribel Salas, Nagore Navarro, Eduardo Carranza...
Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid
Resident orchestra of the Teatro de La Zarzuela
Coro del Teatro de La Zarzuela
Antonio Fauró

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