Libretto from Cervantes' Don Quijote

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Complete Recording: Cast, Chorus and Orchestra. Spanish/English Libretto

Spanish libretto is adapted from Miguel de Cervantes' famous story of the

same name as narrated in Don Quijote de la Mancha

Music by William Call

A recording is nearing completion. Watch for future announcements.

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El Curioso Impertinente

 An Opera by William Call

Meet the Characters

Camila

Wife of Anselmo and

lover of Lotario

Lotario

Friend of Anselmo and

lover of Camila

Anselmo

Friend of Lotario and 

husband of Camila

Leonela

Maid of Camila

Meet the Author/Librettist

Meet the Author/Librettist

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MIGUEL DE CERVANTES

1547-1616

Spain's most famous and most revered author

Published Don Quijote de la Mancha c. 1600, in which he interpolated the novella, "El Curioso Impernente."

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Meet the Cast

Meet the Cast

Jonah Hoskins

Tenor,

Lotario

Celena Shafer

Soprano,

Camila

Christofer Holmes

Bass,

Anselmo

Stephen Pace

Baritone,

Priest/Narrator

Demaree Brown-Mezzo

Soprano,

Leonela

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Meet the Producer and Recording Engineer

Thor Call

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Scroll to the side or click the right arrow to see the sequence of events.

ACT 1

Anselmo and Lotario are two friends.  Anselmo marries Camila and reveals to his friend that he has a secret desire to test her fidelity. He wants Lotario to be the  one to prove her. At first Lotario only pretends to woo Camila, but when Anselmo catches him making false claims, he agrees to proceed in earnest. When he is alone with his friend’s wife, he discovers what a beautiful woman she is and makes  advances that are less feigned than real. Camila is shocked but eventually succumbs to his advances.

ACT 2

Lotario tells Anselmo that Camila has remained faithful. Leonela informs her mistress that she too has a “friend,” who as Camila discovers is allowed to come to visit Leonela in her room at night. When Lotario sees a man leaving the house early in the morning, he believes Camila has taken another lover. Jealous, he tells Anselmo that Camila may invite him to her bedroom. Anselmo agrees to hide behind the arras as an observer. When Anselmo has hidden, Camila displays a dagger. Leonela tries to dissuade her.  When Lotario enters, she holds the knife, swearing to do away with him.  Lotario resists her attack.  Frustrated she wounds herself and falls to the floor in a pretended faint. 

ACT 3

Camila back to good health and Anselmo content, all is well until one night Anselmo hears footsteps in Leonela’s bedroom. He enters to see a man leap from the window. He threatens to kill Leonela if she does not tell him who the man is.  The maid pleads for her life saying she will tell her master more than he has asked. He gives her until morning to reveal her secrets and then informs his wife of what Leonela has said. Camila rises in the night and flees from the house.  In the end Anselmo dies of despair, Lotario is killed in battle, and Camila lingers in a convent. 

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