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El Gato Montés Scene-By-Scene by Ana María Martínez

Posted on: May 1, 2019

Ana María Martínez, who plays the role of Solea in LA Opera’s production of “El Gato Montés” (“The Wildcat”), takes us through a scene-by-scene description of the opera. The opera has a love triangle, a bullfighter, a mountain dwelling bandit, and a beautiful woman (of course).  El Gato Montés weaves a quintessentially Spanish tale with all the passion, beautiful music, and choreography you'd expect. Never heard of it? You're in for a treat because it's considered one of the greatest masterpieces of the Spanish lyrical theater, and unlike Carmen, it's actually sung in Spanish.