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El retablo de Maese Pedro (). Add a Plot» Related Items. Search for “El retablo de Maese Pedro” on Publisher: Chester Music. El Retablo de Maese Pedro (). Text Writer. after Cervantes. Publisher. Chester Music Ltd. Category. Opera and Music Theatre. EL RETABLO DE MAESE PEDRO. Ópera en un acto con letra y música de Don Manuel de Falla. Basada en los capítulos XXV y XXVI de la segunda parte de.

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The Moor falls and is dragged away by the guards. Manuel de Falla librettoMiguel de Cervantes y Saavedra novel. Xavier Cabero was enchanting as The Boy, whose plainsong is corrected by Don Quixote as he presents the narration for the puppet show cum ballet.

In it was performed at Hofstra University for a gathering of Cervantes specialists.

The production has been released without English subtitles, unlike the original telecast and the VHS edition. King Marsilio witnessed this stolen kiss, and orders the guards to seize the insolent Moor.

Which villain would come out on top? In this opera, composed by De Falla as a tribute to retabol great author Miguel de Cervantes with a libretto based upon an episode from his most famous novel, Don Quixote, precedence is naturally given to the romantic dreamy knight with the immense imagination.

Retrieved 25 October Melisendra, in the tower. Full Cast and Crew. Dee Quixote jumps up to object that this is ridiculous “Eso no, que es un gran disparate”: Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Puppets were from Hogarth Puppets. He is taken through the streets to the town square, where Marsilio’s ppedro of two hundred blows is carried out. Just like we do! Was this review helpful to you?


El retablo de Maese Pedro

The boy wishes them well, as true lovers, and a safe arrival home, with happy lives, which he hopes are as long as Nestor ‘s.

In the DVD edition, an English translation of the opera is included in the accompanying booklet. He calls for attention and announces the performance of “The Tale of Melisendra”, a story about the alleged daughter of Retabll who was held captive by Moors in Zaragoza. An adventurous fabulous journey begins! For this production singers and extras replaced the large puppets, and Falla and Zuloaga took part personally, with Zuloaga playing Sancho Panza and Falla playing the innkeeper.

The premiere was attended by the poets, musicians, and painters who comprised the exclusive court of the Princess de Polignac. He is wrapped in a long cloak and carries a hunting-horn, pedrro he blows at moments specified in the score. Don Quixote objects that the boy is getting off the subject: The Moorish soldiers pursue the “Catholic lovers”.

La corte de Carlomagno Charlemagne’s court.

The Moorish soldier is punished: Retrieved 29 November Don Quixote watches a puppet show and gets so drawn into the action that he seeks to rescue the damsel in distress, only to destroy poor Master Peter’s puppet theater in the process. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. Start jaese free trial.

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Falla decided to set an episode from Cervantes’ Don Quixote that actually depicts a puppet play. Script and stage notes” PDF in Spanish. The curtain now opens for the last time, showing King Marsilio running to get his guards, who depart immediately.

And this is only the beginning. ,aese a balcony of the tower, probably her prison, we see Melisendra, thinking of Paris and her husband.

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The palace of Charlemagne. A Moor approaches stealthily and steals a kiss from her; she speedily cleans her lips and calls for help. The curtain closes again and the boy describes how Melisendra, at the window of her tower, talks to Gayferos, thinking he is retblo passing stranger.


The puppeteer returns to his booth and Don Quixote sits down. The puppets are ready for action. In Winnaretta Singeraka la Princesse Edmond de Polignac, commissioned from Falla a piece that could be performed in her salonusing her own elaborate puppet theater.

Falla composed this opera “in devoted homage to the glory of Miguel de Cervantes” and dedicated it to rdtablo Princess de Polignacwho commissioned the work. Because of its brief length by operatic standards about 27 minutesits very challenging part for a boy opera performer who has by far the most linesand its use of puppets, it is not part of the standard operatic repertoire.

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Photos Add Image Add an image Do you have any images for this title? Falla’s original plan for the Princess’s theater was a two-tiered, play-within-a-play approach: Don Gayferos picks her up and sets her behind him on his horse, setting off for Paris.

Master Peter, the puppeteer, appears ringing a bell, with a monkey on his shoulder. Audible Download Audio Books.