Tomas Breton's La Dolores from 1895–in which all the male characters love the heroine, Dolores, who works in an inn–is an opera espagnola: a full-blown opera, not a zarzuela, and its plot, characters, mood, and music could belong to no other country but Spain. Breton's musical idiom is late romantic, and he's a fine composer. The opera's acts build with good intensity, and throughout he keeps the local flavor alive with dances and rhythms that are peculiarly Spanish.
A series of simplified Spanish reading stories from a hotel. The book includes additional activities for understanding. - Reception at Veramar is very happy because the boss has a week's vacation and during his absence his place is taken by an American student. …
María Dolores Fernández Pradera is a Spanish melodic singer and actress, and one of the most prestigious voices in Spain and Latin America. As a singer, she has specialized in traditional Spanish and Latin American music: bolero, copla (music), ballad, ronda, vals, and folk music (Peruvian, Argentinian, Mexican, and Venezuelan).
Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan is an Irish musician, singer and songwriter. She led The Cranberries to worldwide success and fame for 13 years before the band took a hiatus in 2003. Her first solo album Are You Listening? was released in May 2007. Her second solo album No Baggage was released in August 2009.
On Night Owl, she is joined by a wealth of veteran Celtic musicians, including John Faulkner (guitar and vocals) and Eoin O'Riabhaigh (uilleann pipes and whistle). In addition to traditional Celtic instruments, Keane's haunting vocals are enriched on this breathtaking recording by the Greek bouzouki, the Olwell bamboo flute, and the cello. The results are extraordinary: lyrics that harken back to days long past find perfect realization through the use of exquisite contemporary arrangements.
~ Alula Records