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Retablo de maese Pedro, El (‘Master Peter’s Puppet Show’)locked

  • Ronald Crichton

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Puppet opera in six scenes by Manuel de Falla to his own libretto after an episode from Miguel de Cervantes ’s Don Quixote; concert performance, Seville, San Fernando, 23 March 1923; stage, Paris, home of Princess Edmond de Polignac, 25 June 1923.

The setting is the courtyard of an inn with a trestle stage on which Maese Pedro’s puppets perform the following scenes, the action of which is explained by a youthful narrator or ...

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