• Manuel de Falla
  • El Retablo de Maese Pedro (1922)
    (Master Peter's Puppet Show)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)
  • 12+ca.11/2100/perc/hp.hpd/str
  • Soprano (boy), Tenor, Bass-baritone
  • 30 min
  • after Cervantes
  • English, French, German, Spanish

Programme Note


The story is taken from the second part of Don Quixote. A travelling showman arrives at the inn where Don Quixote and Sancho Panza are resting and puts on a performance with his puppet theatre, enacting the tale of the rescue of a Spanish princess from Moorish captivity by a knight from Charlemagne’s court. The narrator tells the story with such convincing involvement that during the final pursuit of the escaping couple, Don Quixote, himself, launches into the attack on the puppet pursuers, cutting them to shreds.