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Plácido Domingo on ZARZUELA




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On ZARZUELA

On The STORY OF HIS LIFE &
"LUISA FERNANDA"


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EMILIO SAGI tells the story of
LUISA FERNANDA


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At a news conference held on 29 May 2007, tenor Plácido Domingo announced the final offering of LA Opera's 2006-07 Season - the Company premiere of the zarzuela LUISA FERNANDA.
There is perhaps no better person to talk about ZARZUELA than Domingo, who is LA Opera's current General Director. It is an art form very dear to his heart. Indeed to say that it is embedded in his DNA is no exaggeration. He was born to parents who were among the most famous zarzuela singers in their time, their zarzuela company literally the world of his childhood and formative years.


Onstage, backstage, in the orchestra pit - he worked them all even then. Listening to him tell his story with his charmingly accented diction and graceful gesticulation, one instantly ceases to wonder from whence sprang his inimitable artistry, innumerable talents, and boundless energy.

As he tells it in this series of video clips, zarzuela is what made Plácido Domingo the great artist he is today and why Luisa Fernanda is a fitting icon for the story of his life. You'll find it to be a delightful way to learn about the art form.
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NOTES:
1. Music clip: "No puede ser" - a song in the style of zarzuela, sung by tenor David Lomeli, with piano accompaniment by Nino Sanikidze.  Both artists are participants in LA Opera's Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program. David Lomeli is the 2006 winner of Operalia, the international vocal competition founded by Plácido Domingo; he  sings the roles of Savoyard and Javier Moreno (June 5 performance) in Luisa Fernanda.
2. Terms used by Domingo in this video clip:

"género chico" - a one-act comic zarzuela

"big zarzuela" (or "grande zarzuela") - a more serious musical play  consisting of two or more acts, e.g. Luisa Fernanda
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