Doña Francisquita

(Music by Antonio Vives i Roig)

(Text by Federico Romero and Guillermo Fernández Shaw)

100 years after the premiere

Doña Francisquita

Doña Francisquita

Palau de la Música de Barcelona

Teatro de la Farándula de Sabadell

Premiered on December 3, 2023

Doña Francisquita is a precise portrait of the romantic Madrid of the 19th century, with its popular airs, its comic characters, which cannot be missing in any zarzuela, but also with an intense lyricism that perfectly portrays the love of the two protagonists, who develops in the midst of the conventions and restrictions of the time in which they have lived.

The story revolves around the romantic vicissitudes of Francisquita, a young and attractive girl, and Fernando. The ending, naturally, is happy, as the couple achieves their goal of ending up together, after much tug-of-war.

This zarzuela combines the elements of the comedy with music inspired by popular reminiscences, as can be seen in the well-known “Song of the Nightingale.”

Creative team

Musical direction: Miquel Ortega

Stage Direction: Rita Cosentino

Set design: Jordi Galobart

Costume design: Gabriela Hilario

Lighting: David Bofarull

Assistant and choreographer: Aarón Martín


Francisquita: Ruth Terán

Fernando: Enrique Ferrer

Aurora “la Beltrana”: Laura Vila

Cardona: Vicenç Esteve

Doña Francisca: Yolanda Valero

Don Matías: Enric Martínez-Castignani

Lorenzo Pérez: Quim Cornet

Irene “la de Pinto”: Laura Obradors

Juan Andrés: Carles Ortiz

The lumberjack/Brother/Sereno: Marc Sala

The Peddler/The Water Bearer: Marta Roca / Rosa Maria Abella


Production and organization Fundació Òpera a Catalunya

Friends of the Opera Choir of Sabadell

Vallès Symphony Orchestra


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