Zorro, the Musical (K. Hill) (1995)

Compositeur: Master of the Zarzuela

Parolier: Ken Hill

Librettiste: Ken Hill

Généralités: Histoire, thèmes et particularités


Don José has been exiled from his native Spain for no good reason, and ends up in Southern California in 19th Century Spanish colonial times. His enemies are the villainous Governor Maté, who dreams of becoming America’s first Emperor, with his randy wife, Maria as Empress, and the pirate Lafitte, who eats the odd budgerigar alive. Pretending to be a bewigged fop, accompanied by his mute servant, Bernardo, Don José is able to lead a double life - for his real role is as the masked Zorro, defying the villains, assisting the poor, and pitting his gipsy wits against the villains, and his romantic ardour towards Isabella, the love of his life.

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Ken Hill had been fighting cancer for several years and sadly died during rehearsals for this show.


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Zorro, the Musical (K. Hill) (1995-02-Theatre Royal Stratford East-London) (Original)
Durée : 1 mois 1 semaine
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Première Preview : lundi 13 février 1995
Première : lundi 13 février 1995
Dernière : samedi 25 mars 1995
Mise en scène : Ken Hill • Peter Rankin
Chorégraphie : Imogen Clare
Avec : Bogdan Kominowski (Don José/Zorro), Andrew Secombe (Governor Maté), Toni Palmer (Maria), Michael N. Hamour (Pirate Lafitte), Sylvester McCoy (Bernardo), Gary Lyons, Siobhan McCarthy
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This was a mixture of folk-opera and political pantomime, making heavy use of zarzuela music (a kind of traditional comic Spanish operetta) by 19th century Spanish composers. Ken Hill had been fighting cancer for several years and sadly died during rehearsals for this show.
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