Lyric season



Opera in three acts

Approximate duration: 2 hours and 20 minutes

Opera in three acts by Miguel Ramos Carrión, adaptation on the text of the zarzuela of Francisco Camprodón

Emilio Arrieta

World première at Teatro Circo, Madrid, 21st September 1855 (zarzuela) and at Teatro Real, Madrid, 16th March 1871 (opera)

New production of Teatro de la Zarzuela

Premiered in 1855 as a zarzuela, in 1871, the composer himself rearranged it as an opera. The action takes place in Lloret de Mar and it tells of the requited and blighted loves of Marina, Jorge and Pascual. It is the most well known title by the author and the most celebrated lyrical adaptation from the Romantic period in Spain. This production, that combines musical material from its two versions - opera and zarzuela —, advances in time from the original fishermen's port to an industrialised port, where petroleum and steel set the rate of life among the characters.


First act. On the seashore. Marina is waiting for Jorge. He is a young sea captain with whom she is secretly in love. While the sailors go out to meet Jorge, Señor Alberto (also a captain) comes to bid his farewell to Marina because he is returning to sea life. Marina asks him for a letter which her father had entrusted to him when he died. Alberto promises to give it to her. Pascual, the rough shipyard owner is in love with the young girl and declares himself. Marina takes advantage of the situation to find out if Jorge has feelings for her. Having been brought up together as children, Jorge is her only family and should be the one who gives Pascual her hand in marriage. If Jorge agrees to the wedding, she will accept Pascual. Jorge (who is also secretly in love with Marina) is surprised and indignant. He gives his consent, saying that he also is going to get married to a woman he has loved for a long time. Roque, who is a disillusioned character, sees clearly that Marina is not being sincere and he has a premonition that problems are on the way. Second act. At the shipyard of Pascual. The shipbuilder announces his wedding to Marina. Everyone notices his finacée’s unhappiness. During the party celebrations, Roque tells Marina that Jorge is not going be married, having become disenchanted with the woman he loved. The acts ends with the characters expressing their inner feelings: Pascual’s excitement, the aloofness between Jorge and Marina (who thinks that Pascual deserves a woman who loves him) and the bitter sarcasm of Roque. Third act. In a tavern. Jorge and Roque are toasting and drinking themselves silly with some sailors. Marina finds them in this state. Jorge talks of the woman who has disappointed him. Marina still believes he is referring to someone else and wants Roque to tell her who it is, however he refuses to do so. Pascual tries to sing Marina a serenade to no avail (in the end it is Roque who is successful). He meets a sailor who has brought the young girl the letter as promised by Señor Alberto. Pascual is suspicious and confronts Marina and Jorge, and although the latter insists that he restrain himself, the jealous Pascual breaks off his engagement with the girl. As a result, Jorge and Marina reveal their love for each other.

Dates & Times

March 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 30 and 31; April 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21, 2013
8 PM
Sundays, at 6 PM

Audience days
April 10 and 17
Performance days
March 15, 17, 20, 22 and 24; April 3 and 13

* Excepcionalmente, la función de Marina en el Abono de Zarzuela A se celebrará en miércoles

Artistic Team

Music director:
Cristóbal Soler (March 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 27; April 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21) / Óliver Díaz (March 30 and 31; April 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10 and 11)
Stage director:
Ignacio García
Juan Sanz and Miguel Ángel Coso
Pepe Corzo
Paco Ariza


Mariola Cantarero (March 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27 and 30 de marzo; April 5 and 17)
Sonia de Munck (March 16 and 23; April 3, 6, 10, 12, 14, 18 and 20)
Carmen Romeu (March 21 and 31; April 4, 7, 11, 13, 19 and 21)
Celso Albelo (March 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27 and 30)
Antonio Gandía (March 16 and 23; April 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19 and 21)
Mikeldi Atxalandabaso (March 21 and 31; April 4, 6, 11, 13, 18 and 20)
Juan Jesús Rodríguez (March 15, 20, 24 and 27; April 5, 7, 10, 14 and 20)
Luis Cansino (March 16, 21, 23 and 31; April 3, 6, 12 and 18)
Ángel Ódena (March 17, 22 and 30; April 4, 11, 13, 17, 19 and 21)
Simón Orfila (March 15, 20, 24 and 31; April 3, 5, 11, 18 and 20)
Marco Moncloa (March 16, 21, 23 and 30; April 7, 13, 19 and 21)
Rubén Amoretti (March 17, 22 and 27; April 4, 6, 10, 12, 14 and 17)
Gerardo Bullón
Aránzazu Urruzola*
Graciela Moncloa*
Román Fernández-Cañadas*
Mario Villoria*
* Miembros del Coro Titular del Teatro de la Zarzuela
Paula González
Leire González
Serguio Castelar, José Antonio Cobián, César Diéguez, Elena Dueñas, Miguel A. Eduardo, Morgane Jaudou, Celia Pérez, Marcos Rivas, Marta Suárez y Marcela Yurfa
Manuel Fernández, José Manuel Juárez, Álvaro López, José Olalla y Gorka Tardón
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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