La Dolores

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La Dolores is an opera by Tomás Bretón.

La Dolores was first performed at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid on 16 March 1895[1] and was an immediate success. The libretto by the composer was based on an 1892 play by his friend, Josep Feliu i Codina.

It had 53 consecutive performances in Madrid and another 103 in Barcelona.[2] The title character Dolores is a maid at an inn in Calatayud.[3]

Antoni Ros-Marbà's recording of Plácido Domingo in La Dolores for Decca won the Grammy Latino in September 2000.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ La Dolores de Calatayud (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Susana Salgado The Teatro Solís p. 83
  3. ^ Mason, Henry Lowell (1864–1957) (1912). Opera Stories (5th ed.). Boston, Massachusetts. p. 92. La Dolores – Act I: Dolores is attendant of Gaspara, Innkeeper at the Spanish town, Catalayud [sic]. Celemino tells the rich Patrizio to forswear Dolores saying she loves Melchior a barber. Soldiers enter. Sergeant Rojas is smitten with Dolores.
  4. ^ Past winners search, Latin Grammy History

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