El reloj de Lucerna


El reloj de Lucerna (The Clock of Lucerne) is a 3-act zarzuela (drama lírico) by Miguel Marqués for a libretto (in verse) by Marcos Zapata Mañas [es], dedicated to Miguel Ramos Carrión [es]. It was first staged at the Teatro Apolo in Madrid on 1 March 1884.[1][2] A modern revival was attempted by Ópera XXI (Spain) in April 2018.

RolesEdit

Role Voice type Premiere cast, 1 March 1884 Modern cast (Ópera XXI), 7 April 2018
Matilde, Gésner's widow soprano Elisa Zamacois Marga Cloquell
Fernando, Matilde's son soprano Almerinda Soler di Franco [es] Maia Planas
Celia, Fernando's cousin soprano Gabriela Roca Natalia Salom
Réding, Swiss veteran baritone Enrique Ferrer Tomeu Bibiloni
Gualterio, master of Lucerne bass Miguel Soler Pablo López
Gastón, a watchmaker comic tenor Guerra Antoni Comas
Chorus:patricians, soldiers, pages, townsmen

Background and performance historyEdit

El reloj de Lucerna gained much success. By the end of May 1884 it had been staged for 55 times, while the most popular zarzuela of Teatro Apolo of that season, San Franco de Sena by Emilio Arrieta, was performed for only 34 times.[2]

SynopsisEdit

The zarzuela is placed in mid-17th century Switzerland.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Marcos Zapata. El reloj de Lucerna. Madrid: R. Velasco, 1884.
  2. ^ a b ESPÍN TEMPLADO Pilar; DE VEGA MARTÍNEZ Pilar; LAGOS GISMERO Manuel (8 September 2017). TEATRO LÍRICO ESPAÑOL. ÓPERA, DRAMA LÍRICO Y ZARZUELA GRANDE ENTRE 1868 Y 1925. Editorial UNED. ISBN 978-84-362-7235-2.

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