Doña Francisquita

Doña Francisquita

Comedia lírica en tres actos

Approximate duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes (with two intervals)

Libreto de Federico Romero y Guillermo Fernández-Shaw, en una adaptación de Lluis Pasqual
Estrenada en el Teatro de Apolo de Madrid, el 17 de octubre de 1923
Nueva producción del Teatro de la Zarzuela en coproducción con el Gran Teatre del Liceu y la Ópera de Lausanne

Young Francisquita is without a doubt one of zarzuela’s most recognisable and popular female characters. And so, as each era turns to its classics to see itself reflected in them, it turns to Doña Francisquita to admire this girl who, lovestruck but wise, has been treading the musical theatre boards since 1923. Vives’ zarzuela was performed for the first time in the neighbouring Teatro de Apolo in Calle de Alcalá, and barely four months later it arrived at the Teatro de la Zarzuela with the same production and practically the same cast of singers. Since then it has been sung on numerous occasions.
In the scenes of Doña Francisquita are to be found the customs, fashions and characters which are current in Madrid, meaning that each era has dressed and transformed them – which is what happens with the classics – with very differing stage designs over the nearly one hundred years which the work is on the point of reaching. The genesis of this zarzuela is absolutely fascinating and led to the composer creating his most ambitious work, the one which has reaped the greatest successes in Spain and America.


Teatro Accesible


Filmoteca Española

Dates & Times

May 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30 and 31; June 1 and 2, 2019
8 PM (Sundays, at 6 PM)

Artistic Team

Óliver Díaz
Stage director
Lluís Pasqual
Sets and costumes
Alejandro Andújar
Pascal Mérat
Nuria Castejón
Con la colaboración especial de
Lucero Tena
Francisquita SABINA PUÉRTOLAS (14, 16, 18, 22, 24, 26, 29 and 31) / SONIA DE MUNCK (17, 19, 23, 25, 30, 1 and 2); Fernando ISMAEL JORDI (14, 16, 18, 22, 24, 26, 29 and 31) / JOSÉ LUIS SOLA (17, 19, 23, 25, 30, 1 and 2); Aurora ANA IBARRA (14, 16, 18, 22, 24, 26, 29, 31 and 2) / MARÍA RODRÍGUEZ (17, 19, 23, 25, 30 and 1); Cardona VICENÇ ESTEVE (14, 16, 18, 22, 24, 26, 29 and 31) / JORGE RODRÍGUEZ-NORTON (17, 19, 23, 25, 30, 1 and 2); Francisca MARÍA JOSÉ SUÁREZ, Don Matías SANTOS ARIÑO, Lorenzo ANTONIO TORRES, Narrador GONZALO DE CASTRO.
Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid
Resident orchestra of the Teatro de La Zarzuela
Coro Titular del Teatro de La Zarzuela
Antonio Fauró

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