The Stone Venus

The Stone Venus (1914)

Genre: Zarzuela comic in one act.
Text: Antonio López Monís and Enrique García Álvarez.
Music: Francisco Alonso.
Premiere: October 13, 1914 at Teatro Apolo, Madrid.
Premiere performers: Ms. Andrés, Ms. Fortuny, Ms. Morfeu, Ms. Cortés, Mr. Moncayo, Mr. Ortas (father and son), Mr. García Valero, Mr. Ibarrola.

Set in Madrid, at the time of the premiere: “it was very well received but above all the public liked García Álvarez’s music, helped by the novice maestro Francisco Alonso, who had already been applauded for some works premiered at Novedades and at the Apolo.”

Among the musical numbers highlighted a cha-cha-cha, a polka and two others entitled “Comparsa de aguadoras” and “Comparsa de bandidos”.

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