El Capitan
Composer: John Philip Sousa
Librettist: Charles Klein
Other Artistic Personnel: B. D. Stevens (Production Manager)
Original Cast: De Wolf Hopper (Medigua)
Premiere Date: April 13, 1896
Producing Company: Tremont Theatre
Description: Princess Marghanza and her daughter, Isabel, lament the fact that they only rarely have an opportunity to see Don Medigua. He is the Princess's husband, Isabel's father, and the recently appointed governor of Guaru, a small island off the coast of Cuba. Don Medigua is in isolation mainly because he detests quarreling and violence. Unfortunately, violence is the way he rose to power, overthrowing his predecessor, Luis Cazarro. Cazarro has the support of the local populace, and there is growing unrest on the island. Don Medigua decides to infiltrate Cazarro's ranks by posing as El Capitan, a warrior of legendary accomplishments. Within this political battle, there is a comic romantic subplot involving El Capitan and Estrelda, a situation that unnerves the Princess. Soon, it is announced that the Spanish army has landed and is on its way to tackle the rebels. El Capitan proceeds to march the rebels in circles, exhausting them, and then gets them all drunk. The victorious Spanish arrive, proclaiming Don Medigua as victor and the true Viceroy. Unfortunately, he is still El Capitan to the men and is dragged away. The Princess Marghanza sets things right with the Spaniards, and all ends well.
Reviews: The New York Times, Harold C. Schonberg, 8-5-73; The New York Times, Donal Henahan, 9-25-72; The New York Times, Theodore Strongin, 1-2-65.
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Length: Length is not available.
Chorus: Chorus
Musical Style: Operetta based on European models with characteristic Sousa martial music
Contact: G. Schirmer, Inc.
E-mail Address: pm@schirmer.com
Phone: 212-254-2100
Publisher Web Site: http://www.schirmer.com
Schedule of Performances Listings
El Capitan (Sousa)
Friday, May 31, 1996 - Jefferson Performing Arts Society
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