Opera in three acts

Approximate duration: 2 hours and 10 minutes (with an interval)

Libretto by Francisco Camprodón and Miguel Ramos Carrión
Edición crítica de María Encina Cortizo
Ediciones Iberautor Promociones Culturales SRL / Instituto Complutense de Ciencias Musicales, 2005 (2ª edición)
Worldpremiered at Teatro Real in Madrid, May 16, 1871
Production of the Teatro de la Zarzuela (2013)

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

June 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23 and 24, 2017
8 PM (Sundays, at 6 PM)

Funciones con audiodescripción
17 and 18 June 2017
Touch Tour
18 June 2017, at 4,30 PM

Artistic Team

Ramón Tebar
Stage director
Ignacio García
Juan Sanz and Miguel Ángel Coso
Pepe Corzo
Paco Ariza


Olena Sloia (days 15, 17, 21 and 23) / Leonor Bonilla (days 16, 18, 22 and 24)
Alejandro del Cerro (days 15, 17, 21 and 23) / Eduardo Aladrén (days 16, 18, 22 and 24)
Damián del Castillo (days 15, 17, 21 and 23) / Germán Olvera (days 16, 18, 22 and 24)
Ivo Stanchev
David Oller
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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