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FULL Agua, azucarillos y aguardiente (Chueca) Valencia 2012 Sociedad Musical de Alboraya

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  • Published by: Societat Musical d'Alboraya  
  • Date Published: 2023  
  • Format: Unknown
  • Quality Video: 3 Audio:3
  • Subtitles: yessubs, essubs, gensubs  
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Agua, azucarillos y aguardiente is a zarzuela in one act (small genre) with a libretto by Miguel Ramos Carrión and music by Federico Chueca. It premiered at the Apolo theater in Madrid on June 23, 1897. The play was kept at Apolo and later during the summer it went to the Príncipe Alfonso theater; in mid-September he returned to the Apolo. It reached two hundred performances without interruption. In 1897 with the function number one hundred, a tribute was given to its authors Chueca and Ramos Carrión. For years it remained on the billboards of other theaters in Spain and Latin America, becoming part of almost all the lyrical repertoires. It is one of the works that best represents the chico genre.

The action takes place in Madrid in the month of August in a refreshment stand (the aguaducho). The plot revolves around an economic entanglement in which the protagonists are involved, without knowing it. The central character of the entanglement is Aquilino, a businessman, owner of cheap rental apartments and moneylender.

Aquilino is indebted to Serafín —the young man of fashion, the son of a politician—, Simona, mother of Atanasia (Asia to friends), —the romantic and dreamy young woman, an amateur poet— and Pepa, who has rented the Recoletos aguaduco. Aquilino has the habit of marking the bills that he lends to his debtors, so that in the end, when Simona and Pepa pay off the debt, he realizes that he has in his hands the money that he lent to Serafín at the time. “They pay me with my own money,” he says maliciously, suspecting that Serafín is getting along with both young Asia and Pepa. In between, the theme of love, seduction, economic hardship, jealousy, scam, nostalgia or saudade of Galician nannies appears, to end with a parade of chulapos and chulapas in homage to the San Lorenzo festival.

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