Lyric season

Los amores de la Inés / La verbena de la Paloma

Los amores de la Inés / La verbena de la Paloma

[Dual program]

Approximate duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Los amores de la Inés
Zarzuela in one act and two scenes by Emilio Dugi
Worldpremiered at Teatro Cómico, Madrid, on April 12, 1902
(First recovery since its premiere)

La verbena de la Paloma
Zarzuela in one act by Ricardo de la Vega
Worldpremiered at Teatro de Apolo, Madrid, on February 17, 1894

New production of Teatro de la Zarzuela

LOVE , deception, insolence, passion and jealousy: these are the basic ingredients for the first programme of the season. A double-barreled event which is unusual because it brings Bretón and Falla together on the same evening and revives the latter composition, one of Falla's first stage pieces. In this way a dialogue is established between a composition which is practically unknown: Los amores de la Inés, along with another work which is probably the most famous of all the género chico (light zarzuela): La verbena de la Paloma. José Carlos Plaza has taken the bull by the horns in both pieces by creating characters who stroll the streets, plazas and taverns of Madrid while being turnedaround by amorous passion.


Los amores de la Inés. Felipa is quite a badtempered woman and is annoyed because she has seen her old boyfriend Fatigas with Inés. On the other hand the Inés' bygone suitor Juan who had been sent to jail, has been pardoned. In the tavern of Señor Lucas Felipa tells Juan all about Inés love for another man and both suggest a plan to prevent Fatigas from marrying Inés. Felipa and Juan will pretend they are engaged so as to win back their respectives suitors. The scheme is so well prepared that the effect is inmediate. At the end Señór Lucas brings the two couples together again.

La verbena de la Paloma. A lively street in Madrid. It is the 14th of August and the celebration of the verbena (festivities) of the Virgen of the Dove. Señá (señora) Rita is worried about Julián, a young man with lovelife problems because this very morning he saw his beloved in a carriage with another man. Don Hilarión gests ready to go to the festivities with two girls he knows: Casta and her sister Susana who is none other than Julián's girlfriend. After several incidents involving Julián and Don Hilarión because of the girl, the Inspector has to intercede to restore order and commence the dance at the verbena again.

Dates & Times

October 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30 and 31
November 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10, 2013
8 PM (Sundays, at 6 PM)

Audience days
October 30 and November 6
Subscription performances
October 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 31

Artistic Team

Music director:
Cristóbal Soler
Stage director:
José Carlos Plaza
Sets and lights:
Paco Leal
Pedro Moreno
Natalia Ferrándiz
Los amores de la Inés (cast)
Susana Cordón, Pepa Gracia, Montse Peidro, Enrique Ferrer, Santos Ariño, Juan Carlos Martín, Israel Frías, Xavi Montesinos, Ángel Pardo, Joaquín Mancera y Marcos Marcell.
La verbena de la Paloma (cast)
Enrique Baquerizo, Emilio Sánchez, Damián del Castillo, María Rodríguez, María Rey-Joly, Mar Abascal, Amelia Font, Sara Salado, María Mezcle, Santos Ariño, Ricardo García, Graciela Moncloa, Didier Otaola, Sebastiá Peris, Gerardo Bullón, Xavi Montesinos, Ana Goya, Encarna Piedrabuena, Carolina Rocha, Irene Caja, Joseba Pinela, Alicia Martínez, Montse Peidro, Lorenzo Jiménez, Pepa Gracia y Juan Carlos Martín.
Omar Azmi, Pedro Bachura, Rafael Delgado, Pablo Garzón, Antonio Gómiz, Iván Nieto-Balboa, Félix Navarro
Bruno Argenta, Marina Claudio, Alberto Ferrero, Antonio Fornaguera, Nella González, José Merino, Silvia Rincón, Esther Ruiz
Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid
Resident orchestra of Teatro de La Zarzuela
Coro del Teatro de La Zarzuela
Antonio Fauró

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