Paulino Capdepon deposited La recepción cervantina en el Romanticismo: la ópera Don Chisciotte de Manuel García (1826) [The reception of Cervantes in Romanticism: the opera Don Chisciotte by Manuel García] in the group Society for Music Theory (SMT) on Humanities Commons 3 months ago
The publication of Cervantes’ Don Quixote served as inspiration from the very moment of its creation for a whole series of artistic manifestations, among which those related to the art of sound stand out. Among the famous Spanish composers of Romanticism, the Sevillian composer Manuel del Pópulo García shines and stands out with his own light. He could not escape the seduction of Cervantes’ work, giving rise to Don Chisciotte, one of the essential scores of our musical theatre which, however, has not received the necessary recognition, due in part to the fact that, according to the surviving documentation, the opera was not premiered. It can be said that with Don Chisciotte Manuel García manages to create, while acknowledging his debts to the Mozartian and Rossinian style, a very personal synthesis which denotes many of the features of his own vocal technique as a performer and which places him as one of the emblematic composers in the whole history of Spanish and European lyric theatre.