Salsipuedes
Composer: Daniel Catán
Librettist: Eliseo Alberto and Francisco Hin
Other Artistic Personnel: Guido Maria Guida (Conductor)
James Robinson (Director)
Allan Moyer (Set Designer)
Constance Hoffman (Costume Designer)
James F. Ingalls (Lighting Designer)
Original Cast: Joseph Evans (Gen. García)
Pablo Bracho (Sgt. Guzman)
Jonathan Green (Lieutenant)
James Maddalena (the Colonel)
Scott Hendricks (Chucho)
Chad Shelton (Ulises)
Laquita Mitchell (Orquídea)
Ana Maria Martinez (Lucero)
Zheng Cao (Magali)
Heidi Stober (La China)
Premiere Date: October 29, 2004
Producing Company: Houston Grand Opera
Description: The very same day Ulises and Chucho married Lucero and Magali, the dictator of the tiny Caribbean island of Salsipuedes had the terrible idea of declaring war on Nazi Germany. Inadvertently, the newlyweds find themselves in absurd and humorous situations, until they accidentally uncover a sinister plot that threatens to end their lives but ultimately reunites the couples in a more mature way.
Character List (Major): Ulises(t)
Lucero(s)
Chucho(bar)
Magali(mz)
Colonel & Madame Colette(b-bar)
General Garcia(t)
Character List (Minor): Sergeant Guzman(non-singing)
El Chino(t)
Captain Magallanes(b)
Lieutenant(t)
La China and Orquidea(s,s)
Reviews: Charles Ward, Houston Chronicle; Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal
Comments: English translation by Shane Gasbarra
Length: 02:30
Total Acts: 3
Chorus: SAT Chorus (24 voices)
Ballet/Dance: 1 Female Dancer
Musical Style: ^Dramma giocoso` accented with Caribbean dance rhythms
Contact: Associated Music Publishers, Inc.
Address: 257 Park Avenue South, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10010
E-mail Address: pm@schirmer.com
Phone: 212-254-2100
Publisher Web Site: http://www.schirmer.com
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