Composer: George Mattox and Jose Ramon Urb
Librettist: Patsy L. Paul and George Mattox
Other Artistic Personnel: Juan Pedro Somoza, Stage Director; Jose Ramon Urbay, Orchestrator/Conductor; Yanis Pikieris, Choreographer; Kevin Roman, Lighting Designer; Carlos Arturo Jimeno, Scenic Designer
Original Cast: Rebecca Minor as Rosalinda, Martin Shalita as Barry, Jennifer Perez as Gabrielle, Dale Kitchell as Philippe. Principal Dancers: Melissa Fernandez, Stephan Fons. Mia Vassilev, Ballet Rehearsal Pianist.
Premiere Date: October 20, 2007
Producing Company: Hispanic-American Lyric Theatre
Description: Rosalinda is the story of a young dancer who falls in love with Barry, a British officer, just before the start of World War I. During the conflict Barry is killed and Rosalinda, left alone, drifts from job to job. After the war, she goes to Paris where she becomes a dancer in a cabaret. She has taken up with Philippe, her dancing partner; however, the relationship is not a happy one. One night, in a jealous rage after their night club act, Philippe stabs her outside the cafe. The last scene takes place at St. Lazare, a hospital for prostitutes, criminals, and destitute people. Mortally wounded, Rosalinda is not expected to last the night. In a dreamlike sequence, Barry appears to her, young and handsome as the day he left for war. In a weary voice she tells him that she waited and waited for him. "Every night I dreamt to forget the present, remembering only the past," as he comforts her, telling her that, as promised, he has returned to her. As he begins to fade from sight, Rosalinda reaches out to him one last time.
Character List (Major): Rosalinda, soprano and dancer; Barry, tenor; Gabrielle, mezzo-soprano; Philippe, dancer; Stage Manager (speaking role)
Length: 01:40
Total Acts: 2
Musical Style: Romantic; very lyrical, melodic score
Contact: George Mattox, Hispanic-American Lyric Theatre
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Phone: 305-596-5352
Schedule of Performances Listings
Rosalinda (Garrido-Lecca)
Friday, February 13, 1998 - Hispanic-American Lyric Theatre
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