Canal March

Le cinesi

Rubén Fernández Aguirre, musical director and piano; Bárbara Lluch, stage director; Marina Monzó and Cristina Toledo, soprano. Marifé Nogales, mezzo-soprano. José Manuel Zapata, tenor

Le cinesi: One-act opera with music by Manuel del Pópulo Vicente García and libretto by Pietro Metastasio

Three Chinese maidens become bored in their gynaeceum. The unexpected arrival of a young man who has just come back from a trip to Europe leads to a hilarious game of competing passions and ill-concealed jealousy. The idea of an opera within an opera forms the nucleus of this salon opera Manuel García, set to a libretto by Metastasio.