Opera on Tap Chicago, New World Productions, and Main Street Opera are proud to present an evening of Spanish music and theater entitled “Shadows, Stories, and Songs.” The show will feature two one act Spanish musical works – an adaptation of Jacinto Guerrero’s zarzuela “The Guest at the Sevillano Inn” and Manuel de Falla’s puppet opera “Master Peter’s Puppet Show.” Both shows will be sung in Spanish with English subtitles provided.
“The Guest at the Sevillano Inn” is a tale inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ “La Ilustre Fregona”. When Raquel, the fair daughter of Toledo’s finest swordsmith, Maese Andres, is kidnapped by the disreputable count Don Diego, it is up to the chivalric court painter Juan Luis, his affable squire Rodrigo, and the witty kitchen maid Constancica, to rescue her.
“Master Peter’s Puppet Show” is plucked from an episode in Miguel de Cervantes’ famed novel “Don Quixote de la Mancha”. While staying at an inn, Don Quixote sits to watch a puppet show based on the medieval legend of Don Gayferos, a knight in Charlemagne’s court, and the rescue of his wife Melisendra from Moorish captivity. The knight errant becomes a bit too invested in the puppet show, culminating in mayhem and hilarity. The puppet set is designed by shadow theatre artist Myra Su.
Show Dates and Times
August 6, August 7, and August 8 at 7 PM
Cultura in Pilsen
1900 S. Carpenter St.
Friday August 7 – Book Night
Libreria Giron will set up a table featuring some selected Spanish-language literature from their book store.