- Manuel de Falla. Lyric drama in two acts. 1905.
- Libretto by Fernández Shaw.
- First performance at the Municipal Casino, Nice, on 1st April 1913.
|Salud, a gypsy girl ||soprano|
|Paco, her lover ||tenor|
|Her Grandmother ||mezzo-soprano|
|Uncle Sarvaor ||bass|
|Carmela, Paco's bride ||mezzo-soprano|
|Manuel, her brother ||baritone|
Salud and Paco are lovers, but he agrees to marry a girl of his own richer class, Carmela. The
wedding takes place, observed, from the street, by Salud. Her uncle Sarvaor offers to entertain the
wedding-guests and Salud comes forward to accuse Paco, before falling down dead.
De Falla's opera is set in Granada and includes a series of dances that have appeared in a number
of arrangements, notably, in the case of the first dance, that for violin and piano by Fritz Kreisler.
Orchestral excerpts include the prelude and one or more dances.