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date: 25 January 2020

Arana, Lucrecialocked

  • Andrew Lamb

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(b Haro, Logroño, Nov 23, 1871; d Madrid, May 1, 1927). Spanish soprano. After completing her musical studies, she began her stage career in Madrid in June 1889 in Audran’s La mascotte. She then appeared at various Madrid theatres before being engaged as principal soprano at the Teatro de la Zarzuela for 12 years from 1895. She became a popular favourite there, creating leading roles in Giménez’s El baile de Luis Alonso (1896), Nieto’s El gaitero (1896), Caballero’s La viejecita (1897) and Gigantes y cabezudos (1898), Pérez Soriano’s El guitarrico (1900), Vives’s La balada de la luz (1900), and Giménez and Vives’s El húsar de la guardia (1904). She later made guest appearances in Barcelona, Murcia and elsewhere. She was noted for a beautiful soprano voice of considerable range, combined with natural acting ability and a dominating stage presence....

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