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The girl, known as La tempranicanursed Luis whom she believes to be a simple, unattached country landowner to full recovery, and – truthful to her name – fell impulsively in love with him. James along to sample the colourful delights of the gypsy festivities. James, amuses them with his attempts at Castilian, horribly mangled with English. Last updated May 29th La tempranica instantly appears, demanding to zaapteado to Luis alone.

Warned not to tell Maria of Don Luis’ proximity, the boy naturally rushes to let her know.

Losing his way amongst the dangerous mountain peaks, he fell and knocked himself unconscious, coming to in the tiny hovel of his rescuers, Maria’s family. When the boy sees Don Luis, he welcomes him joyfully – the whole family love Don Luis, none more so than his sister Maria.

Romea ‘s libretto is innocent of pretension, and very well stocked with the usual selection temprainca picture-postcard Songs and Dances of Gypsy Life.

La tempranica

He warns her repeatedly that love between them is impossible, but she will not accept his word and swears to win him at all costs Romanza y Duo: Maria La tempranica perhaps best rendered as ‘headstrong’ is a convincing character, growing in stature as her story unfolds.


Her mood is reflected by the yearning strains of the nana flamencajuxtaposed with the joyful nonsense of some of Miguel’s friends Duo: Luis is evasive about whether he returned her love.

They are friends of Don Luis, singing in praise of the joy of the chase Coro: The boy obliges with a cheeky song about the wicked ways of the tarantula – or perhaps the dangers of falling in love Zapateado: At its best, his work has an elegant finish and tuneful verve that disarm criticism, but for sheer intensity one stands in a class by itself. Mail me or visit my Homepage.

Maria has come to plead with Don Luis, bringing her brother with her.

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After a stirring Preludio a hunting party enters, to the sound of horns. He certainly left the gypsies as soon as he was able, without even saying goodbye to the girl. Maria goes on to sing a hauntingly beautiful song, which begins in proud praise of her gypsy lover Romanza: Last updated May 29th Mail me or visit my Homepage. Scene 2 – the Gypsy camp in the mountains.

Patching up her shredded dignity as best she may, she decides to accept the love of the devoted Miguel and make what she yempranica of her life.

Don Luis is shamed by his friends into zapateeado the truth.

The gypsy songs and dances, well done in themselves, illuminate her dark, intractable nature from within rather than simply providing local colour. Scene 3 – the city of Granada. As soon as she catches a glimpse of his wife and baby son, reality breaks her dream apart.


La tempranica remains one of the most influential achievements of the zarzuela tradition. The others leave them, and in a searching duet, he tries to calm her repeated protestations of love, whilst carefully avoiding the truth – which is that, since leaving her, he has married a beautiful woman of his own class.

First seen at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid on 19th SeptemberLa tempranica may be short and simple, but it covers a surprising amount of musical and dramatic ground. Scene 1 – Countryside near Granada, close to the Sierra Granadina. La tempranica naturally hopes that her lover has come to claim her, and the chorus, thinking she still sings of Miguel, second her ardent longings Coro y Solo: An orchestral Interlude leads us from country tanguillo with castanets to town a sophisticated waltz and into the brief final scene.

Miguel, a serious and hardworking young gypsy, has fallen in love with Maria and she has agreed to marry him, An intense orchestral Preludio leads into a powerful gypsy chorus – celebrations are already underway – though Maria remains deeply melancholy Concertante y Romanza.