Lyrical comedy in two acts
Music:    Amadeo Vives
Text:      Luis Pascual Frutos

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  Complete version (1930)
The Cast:   Maruxa        Ofelia Nieto, soprano
                 Rosa           Ángeles Ottein, soprano
                 Pablo          Carlo Galeffi, baritone
                 Antonio        Jaime Ferré, tenor
                 Rufo            Aníbal Vela, bass
                 Un zagal      Jaime Ferré, tenor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu
Conductor: Antonio Capdevila

The first complete or "almost" complete version of the opera was made in Barcelona by the firm "Odeon" in the early thirties. Odeon took advantage of the occasion it had of counting upon a singer of international renown such as baritone Carlo Galeffi for that recording of Maruxa, as well as for a much more fragmented version of Las Golondrinas. The quality of singers, orchestra and chorus make up one of the best versions ever recorded of this most beautiful score by Amadeo Vives, which we present for the first time in CD format.

  Highlights of 1914
The Cast:   Maruxa        Ofelia Nieto, soprano
                 Rosa           Emilia Iglesias , soprano
                 Pablo           Inocencio Navarro , baritone
                 Antonio        Rafael López, tenor
                 Rufo            Enrique Beut, bass
Conductors: Pascual Marquina & Concordi Gelabert

During the months following the first performance "Gramophone" recorded several master forms with some of the singers having performed at the première. With these fragments and other recorded shortly by Inocencio Navarro we have compiled a selection from Maruxa that allows us get quite close to what fans could listen at the 1914 première.

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