'Cupid’s New Weapons of Love ' ('Las nuevas armas de amor')

'Cupid’s New Weapons of Love ' ('Las nuevas armas de amor')

The baroque Orchestra of New Spain produces the first modern staged production of the baroque zarzuela, Nuevas armas de amor (Cupid’s New Weapons of Love), by Sebastián Durón and José de Cañizares.

Staged in the 18th century style of popular Spanish comedy, this zarzuela of Sebastián Durón on a libretto of José de Cañizares marks a unique theatrical event. Sung in Spanish, declaimed in English, this charming piece brings together theater, dance and music to tell the tale of Cupid's loss of his arrows to Jupiter and their return thanks to Diana. Who knew that Cupid was gifted of both good (golden) and dangerous (lead) arrows? And between acts, an hilarious tale told in six dances of Navarrete y Ribera's El maestro de danzar!

It has become all the rage to present very updated —and often out of touch with the original— stagings of traditional operatic repertory. However, in this production, a mixed Spanish and Argentinian production team brings to our Dallas stage a stunning recreation of the style, gesture and dance of the original. Starring Mexican mezzo, Carla López Speziale, and Spanish dancers Jaime Puente and Yolanda Granado Requena, the work is full of the rhythms of Spain and its famous traditions. Stage Director, Gustavo Tambascio brings his years of Madrid, Naples and Sevilla experience to our stage, supported by period costumes and sets as true to history as the music you know of the Orchestra of New Spain.

Performances: February 14 & 16 at 7:30 pm. A Modern World Première. Buy tickets online.

  • Performing arts
  • Dallas
  • Feb 14, 2013Feb 16, 2013
  • 07:30 pm


2520 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201

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Dallas City Performance Hall, Dallas Arts District, 2520 Flora Street at Routh Street, Dallas, TX



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Orchestra of NEW Spain


Produced by TACA, Howard Hallam Foundation, Trammell S. Crow, Tal & Nancy Roberts.