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El Gato Montes: The Wildcat El Gato Montes: The Wildcat

Composed by Manuel Penella

Conducted by Jordi Bernàcer

May 419, 2019

Production new to LA Opera

Manuel Penella's El Gato Montés

"Domingo roars... powerful. A striking, successful cultural hybrid.”

Los Angeles Times

This presentation of Manuel Penella’s opera—one of the greatest masterpieces of the Spanish lyrical theater.—featured Plácido Domingo in his first performances of the title role. Spanish conductor Jordi Bernàcer led this production by Teatro de la Zarzuela, also starring soprano Ana María Martínez and tenor Arturo Chacón-Cruz.


Plácido Domingo
Ana María Martínez
Rafael Ruiz
Arturo Chacón-Cruz
Fortune Teller
Nancy Fabiola Herrera
Padre Anton
Rubén Amoretti
Juan Carlos Heredia
Hormigón (May 16)
E. Scott Levin
Sharmay Musacchio
Young Shepherd
Niru Liu
Daniel Armstrong
Michael J. Hawk

Creative Team

Jordi Bernàcer
Stage Director
Jorge Torres
Scenery / Lighting
Francisco Leal
Pedro Moreno
Chorus Director
Grant Gershon
Cristina Hoyos
Jesús Ortega

A production of Teatro de la Zarzuela (Madrid), Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y de la Musica

Production made possible with generous support from Barbara Augusta Teichert; The Alfred and Claude Mann Fund, in honor of Plácido Domingo; Marie Song; and Rolex.

Special support from Edward E. and Alicia G. Clark and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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