Music:    Jacinto Guerrero
Singers:  Tino Folgar, tenor
              Luis Almodóvar, baritone

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  Zarzuela in three acts, libretto by Hernández Catá. It was premiered in Madrid's Teatro de la Zarzuela the 28th September 1928. It was very popular the years after the première but it is a mystery why this zarzuela is nowadays absolutely unknown. The main discographical labels in that time: Gramófono, Odeón and Columbia-Regal made recordings with highlights. Gramofono made the longest selection that we have recovered for this CD.

The appendix contains some zarzuela arias, recorded by the leading singers Tino Folgar (Los Flamencos, Los Gavilanes, La Pícara molinera and Los de Aragón) and Luis Almodóvar (duet from Maruxa)

Tino (Juventino) Folgar was born in Barcelona 25th January 1892. He studied in Barcelona and made his debut at Orfeó Gracienc Theatre as Rodolfo. He completed his studies in Italy, where he sang Il Barbiere, Lucia, L'Italiana in Algieri among others. He recorded there Rigoletto with Lina Pagliughi. He returned to Spain where he sang opera and zarzuela in many theatres. He established in 1945 in Buenos Aires, where he was teaching until his death in 1983.

Luis Almodóvar was born in Aspe (Alicante) 29th June 1888. He studied in Madrid and made his debut at the Teatro Real with I Pescatori di Perle. He completes his studies in Italy, where he knew Pietro Mascagni who booked him to sing Alfio in Milan. Until 1919 he devoloped an important career in Italy. In 1925 he sung in Barcelona the Lambert's zarzuela Por una mujer, his first steep to this genre. He premiered Martierra, La Meiga or El Pinar. In 1934 he performed one unforgettable Marina along with Miguel Fleta. He retired to Milan, until his death in 1961.

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