One of the most popular zarzuelas by Amadeu Vives, directed by Lluís Pasqual and starring María José Moreno and Celso Albelo
All the performances of Doña Francisquita are dedicated to the memory of Alfredo Kraus on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of his decease.
Famous zarzuela by Amadeu Vives – the composer from Collbató, near Barcelona – returns to the Gran Teatre del Liceu in a production by Lluís Pasqual, who has revamped the spoken dialogues to offer a fresh view of Vives' prime masterpiece. He also sets the love affairs of Fernando, Francisquita, Don Matías and Aurora “la Beltrana” in three different periods, with sets designed by Alejandro Andújar. The title has been coproduced by the Liceu and Madrid's Teatro de la Zarzuela.
The cast is headed by the successful tandem of Celso Albelo and María José Moreno.
A new opportunity to discover Spanish operetta, performed by a team of artists who are quite simply extraordinary.
Approximate running time 3h 5m
- Fisrt act 52m
- Interval 30m
- Second act 47m
- Interval 20m
- Third act 33m
From October 26, 2019 at 4pm (CET) we'll release €30 tickets only for under 35.
Just select Under35 Rate.
Lyric comedy in three acts. Libretto by Federico Romero and Guillermo Fernández-Shaw inspired by La discreta enamorada by Lope de Vega. World premiere: 17/10/1923 at the Teatre Apolo de Madrid. First Barcelona performance: 13/12/1923 at the Teatre Tívoli. First Liceu performance: 7/12/1933. Last Liceu performance: 30/07/2010. Number of Liceu performances: 46.
- Óliver Díaz
- Stage director
- Lluís Pasqual
- revival director
- Leo Castaldi
- Nuria Castejón
- Set and costume design
- Alejandro Andújar
- Lighting design
- Pascal Mérat
- Celeste Carrasco
- Stage director assistant
- Anna Crespo
- Coreography assistant
- Cristina Arias
- Gran Teatre del Liceu, Teatro de la Zarzuela (Madrid) and Opéra de Lausanne
- Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Liceu Opera Barcelona
- Director of the Chorus
- Conxita Garcia
- Laud'Ars Company
- Manuel Gómez Llorente
- Kai Gleusteen
- Conductor assistant
- Lara Diloy
- Musical assistants
- Véronique Werklé, Vanessa García, Rodrigo de Vera and Jaume Tribó
|Francisquita||María José Moreno||10th,12th,16th November|
|Elena Sancho Pereg||11th,15th,17th November|
|Aurora “la Beltrana”||Ana Ibarra|
|Doña Francisca||María José Suárez|
|Fernando||Celso Albelo||10th,12th,15th,17th November|
|Antonio Lozano||11th,16th November|
|Don Matías||Miguel Sola|
|Cardona||Alejandro del Cerro|
|Lorenzo Pérez||Isaac Galán|
|Actor||Gonzalo de Castro|
Information of Interest
Audience briefing session in the Foyer 45 minutes before the opera begins.
Monday October 28 at 7.30pm
Chorus Rehearsal Room (enter through La Rambla 51-59)
Reasons not to miss'DOÑA FRANCISQUITA'
- The masterpiece of Amadeu Vives.
- A modern rendering of one of the most popular of all zarzuelas.
- Celso Albelo and María José Moreno, one of today's most accomplished operatic tandems, are back at the Liceu.
- A production defying both time and space.