“La del manojo de rosas” in Madrid

Teatro de la Zarzuela


La del manojo de rosas

La del manojo de rosas

Zarzuela in two acts and six scenes

Approximate duration: 2 hours and 20 minutes

Zarzuela in two acts and six scenes by Anselmo Cuadrado Carreño and Francisco Ramos de Castro
Worldpremiered at Teatro Fuencarral, Madrid, on November 13, 1934
Production of Teatro de la Zarzuela (1990)

A REVIVAL of one of the greatest successes of Pablo Sorozábal and the Teatro de la Zarzuela in the last decades. A love story where the sainete becomes critical proposal from the moment in which the protagonist refuses to use marriage as a way to social advancement. All this in a Republican Madrid in which its inhabitants seem so willing to shake the myths of casticismo as to dance the rhythms arrived from the other side of Atlantic. With this title, the stage director, Emilio Sagi, has made one of the best work of his long and successful career.


The action takes place in a neighbourhood square in Madrid in 1934, with a garage, a bar and a flower shop called «La del Manojo de Rosas» (The Girl with the Bouquet of Roses). There live JOAQUÍN, the head mechanic at the garage with his apprentice, CAPÓ. Also DON DANIEL, the flower shop owner with ASCENSIÓN, the florist and Don Daniel’s daughter that is a pretty young woman who, although she has received a polished education, is very proud of her working class roots and is not interested in amorous affairs with anyone other than her own class; and the barman ESPASA. Don Daniel wants her to accept the proposal of RICARDO, a dashing young aviator, but Ascensión is in love with Joaquín, the mecanic. Alongside the conflictive love triangle, we have another between CLARITA, a coquettish, «super-cultured» manicurist, Capó and Espasa.

Dates & Times

December 18, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 and 29, 2013
January 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, 2014
8 PM (Sundays, at 6 PM)

Audience days
December 26 and January 8
Subscription performances
December 18, 19, 20 and 21; January 10, 11 and 12

Artistic Team

Music director:
Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez
Stage director:
Emilio Sagi
Gerardo Trotti
Alfonso Barajas
Eduardo Bravo
Goyo Montero


ASCENSIÓN: Carmen Romeu (December 18, 19, 20, 21, 26, 28 and 29; January 4, 10, 11 and 12), Belén López (December 27; January 3, 5, 8 and 9) –

CLARITA: Ruth Iniesta (December 18, 19, 20, 21, 26, 28 and 29; January 4, 10, 11 and 12), Inés Ballesteros (December 27; January 3, 5, 8 and 9) –

DOÑA MARIANA: Pilar de la Torriente – ESPASA: Luis Varela

JOAQUÍN: José Julián Frontal (December 18, 19, 20, 21, 26, 28 and 29; January 4, 10, 11 and 12), David Lagares (December 27; January 3, 5, 8 and 9) –

RICARDO: Ricardo Bernal (December 18, 19, 20, 21, 26, 28 and 29; January 4, 10, 11 and 12), Héctor García (December 27; January 3, 5, 8 and 9) –

CAPÓ: Carlos Crooke (December 18, 19, 20, 21, 26, 28 and 29; January 4, 10, 11 and 12), Juan Manuel Padrón (December 27; January 3, 5, 8 and 9) –

DON DANIEL: Ricardo Muñiz – DON PEDRO: César Sánchez

UN INGLÉS: Javier Crespo – PARROQUIANO 1.º: Daniel Huerta*

PARROQUIANO 2.º: Juan Ignacio Artiles*

EL DEL MANTECAO: Javier Alonso*

UN CAMARERO: José Carlos Quirós

* Members of the Coro Titular del Teatro de la Zarzuela


Primitivo Daza, Cristian Sandoval, Antonio Martínez, Fermín Calvo, Luis Romero, David Bernardo, José Carlos Quirós, David Martín, Eduardo Carranza, Diniz Sánchez, María José López, Cristina Arias, Mar Moreira, Silvia Martín, Rosa Zaragoza, Victoria Torres, Macu Sanz, Encarna Piedrabuena, Gloria Vega, Celia Bermejo.

Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid
Resident orchestra of Teatro de La Zarzuela
Coro del Teatro de La Zarzuela
Antonio Fauró
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Teatro de la Zarzuela, Jovellanos, 4 – 28014 Madrid, España
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