Tomás Bretón

Biography

Born: December 29, 1850; Salamanca, Spain   Died: December 2, 1923; Madrid, Spain  
Bretón was orphaned at the age of two, and after some early music education he began to earn his living by playing in orchestras. He attended the Madrid Conservatory and later became a teacher and director there. Bretón is best known for his zarzuelas, or Spanish lyric dramas. His best-known work of this type is his =La Verbena de la Paloma= (1893). Bretón was orphaned at the age of two, and after some early music education he began to earn his living by playing in orchestras. He attended the Madrid Conservatory and later became a teacher and director there. Bretón is best known for his zarzuelas, or Spanish lyric dramas. His best-known work of this type is his =La Verbena de la Paloma= (1893). Read less

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Tomás Bretón


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Overture
Duet: Oh, these days it is too easy, yes to swallow castor oil! (Don Hilarion, Don Sebastian)
Ensemble: Some are smiling, some are laughing (Julian, Rita, Carlos, Mozo 2, Mozo 1, Don Hilarion, Don Sebastian, Mozos)
The baby's fast asleep (Porter, Porter's Wife, Chulapos, Chalapas, Tiples, Bajos, Tiples 1, Tens)
Seguidillas: To greet our Lady of La Paloma (Chulapos, Chulapas, Woman, Man, Others)
Dialogue: They have all the time in the world (Julian, Rita, Carlos, Mozo 1, Mozo 2, Sebastian, Hilarion)
Couplets: Don Sebastian is really right (Don Hilarion) - Dialogue: What a lovely time we had this morning (Don Hilarion, Carlos, Mozo 1, Mozo 2)
Soledad: Ah! Let me sing like a gitana ... (Contradora, Voices, Aunt Antonia, Policeman 1, Policeman 2, Susana, Casta, Woman, Man, Men)
Dialogue: Ay, aren't you ladies going to the verbena? (A Young Man, Casta, Severiana, Antonia, Susana, Mariquita)
Nocturne: Don't talk about politics! (Policeman 2, Policeman 1, A Woman's Voice, Voice, Watchman)
Ensemble: Oh! these girls, they make me merry! (Don Hilarion, Casta, Susana, Aunt Antonia)
Mazurka: Listen! How pretty the music is! (Casta, Susana, Antonia, Don Hilarion, Rita, Julian, Policemen, Policeman 2, Policeman 1)
Ensemble: Lovely Susana, Casta, so entrancing! (Don Hilarion, Susana, Casta, Rita, Julian, Policemen)
Come on, let's have some more music (Carlos, Severiana, Don Sebastian, Mariquita, Hilarion, Julian, Rita, Susana, Casta, Antonia, Poicemen, Policeman 1, Policeman 2)
Finale: Before we visit the verbena shall we have a drink, dear ladies? (Don Hilarion, Casta, Susana, Aunt Antonia, Chulapas)
II. Benedictus - Larghetto
III. Hanover - Allegro molto e ritmico
I. Allegro molto moderato
II. Tema con Variazioni
I. Rheims - Allegro moderato
II. Tempo di Marcia Solenne
III. Verdun - Allegro moderato
I. St. Mary - Allegro non troppo ma con fuoco
WORKS
Overture
Duet: Oh, these days it is too easy, yes to swallow castor oil! (Don Hilarion, Don Sebastian)
Ensemble: Some are smiling, some are laughing (Julian, Rita, Carlos, Mozo 2, Mozo 1, Don Hilarion, Don Sebastian, Mozos)
The baby's fast asleep (Porter, Porter's Wife, Chulapos, Chalapas, Tiples, Bajos, Tiples 1, Tens)
Seguidillas: To greet our Lady of La Paloma (Chulapos, Chulapas, Woman, Man, Others)
Dialogue: They have all the time in the world (Julian, Rita, Carlos, Mozo 1, Mozo 2, Sebastian, Hilarion)
Couplets: Don Sebastian is really right (Don Hilarion) - Dialogue: What a lovely time we had this morning (Don Hilarion, Carlos, Mozo 1, Mozo 2)
Soledad: Ah! Let me sing like a gitana ... (Contradora, Voices, Aunt Antonia, Policeman 1, Policeman 2, Susana, Casta, Woman, Man, Men)
Dialogue: Ay, aren't you ladies going to the verbena? (A Young Man, Casta, Severiana, Antonia, Susana, Mariquita)
Nocturne: Don't talk about politics! (Policeman 2, Policeman 1, A Woman's Voice, Voice, Watchman)
Ensemble: Oh! these girls, they make me merry! (Don Hilarion, Casta, Susana, Aunt Antonia)
Mazurka: Listen! How pretty the music is! (Casta, Susana, Antonia, Don Hilarion, Rita, Julian, Policemen, Policeman 2, Policeman 1)
Ensemble: Lovely Susana, Casta, so entrancing! (Don Hilarion, Susana, Casta, Rita, Julian, Policemen)
Come on, let's have some more music (Carlos, Severiana, Don Sebastian, Mariquita, Hilarion, Julian, Rita, Susana, Casta, Antonia, Poicemen, Policeman 1, Policeman 2)
Finale: Before we visit the verbena shall we have a drink, dear ladies? (Don Hilarion, Casta, Susana, Aunt Antonia, Chulapas)
II. Benedictus - Larghetto
III. Hanover - Allegro molto e ritmico
I. Allegro molto moderato
II. Tema con Variazioni
I. Rheims - Allegro moderato
II. Tempo di Marcia Solenne
III. Verdun - Allegro moderato
I. St. Mary - Allegro non troppo ma con fuoco


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