Tuesday, December 13, 2016

December 13, 2014: Los Diamantes de la Corona in Madrid

2014-12-13 Los diamantes de la corona (Francisco Asenjo Barbieri), Teatro de la Zarzuela (Madrid)

CATALINA - María José Moreno
DIANA - Marina Pardo
MARQUÉS DE SANDOVAL - Carlos Cosías 
CONDE DE CAMPOMAYOR - Ricardo Muñiz
REBOLLEDO - Fernando Latorre
DON SEBASTIÁN - Gerardo Bullón
ANTONIO - Joseba Pinela
CRIADO - Antonio Gómiz
UJIER - Xavi Montesinos

Oliver Díaz, conductor
Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid
Coro del Teatro de La Zarzuela
Director:
Antonio Fauró

ARTISTIC TEAM
Music director - Oliver Díaz
Stage director - José Carlos Plaza
Sets and lights - Francisco Leal
Costumes - Pedro Moreno
Stage assistant - Jorge Torres
Costumes assistant - Carmen Mancebo
Lights assistant - Pedro Yagüe



Beautiful singing and lovely production. Great fun and surtitling in Spanish and English. A full theatre. Lots of Bravos. A lovely theater night but not something I needed to go to see more times not like La Chulapona by Moreno Torroba.

SYNOPSIS
Queen Maria of Portugal (Catalina) is about to come of age; in the meanwhile, the Conde de Campomayor acts as the regent. Aware of the poverty of her people, and that there are many jewels in the royal jewelry box, the queen decides to convert them into money, replacing the real jewels with false ones without anyone knowing.

The Crown Diamonds
Approximate duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Zarzuela in three acts by Francisco Camprodón
Music by FRANCISCO ASENJO BARBIERI
Worldpremiered at Teatro del Circo in Madrid, September 15, 1854
Production of the Teatro de la Zarzuela (2010)

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