Monthly Archives: April 2018

Following in the foot steps of a zarzuela star: Lucrecia Arana

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Liricas del Mundo at the first concert “Homenaje a Lucrecia Arana” at the International Institute in Madrid, when we first sang the Trova and duo from “El diablo en el molino”

 

I was asked to contribute an article to zarzuela.net, a web page lead by the leading Anglo exponent of the zarzuela genre, Christopher Webber.  Here is my story of how in 2017, via a series of concerts in Madrid and Logroño in La Rioja (Spain) with my duet ensemble Líricas del Mundo,  we explored and sang the repertoire a 19th century zarzuela sensation and muse to both composers and libretist of the golden age of zarzuela, tiple-contralto Lucrecia Arana.

Link to article in http://www.zarzuela.net

Adventures with Arana

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Lucrecia Arana played numerous trouser roles in the zarzuela, many written especially for her.

 

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The zarzuela “La viejecita” by Fernando Caballero was written for and premiered by Lucrecia Arana

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