The Dallas Opera Family Performance Series: Pepito
Vertigo, a jack of all trades (who introduces himself with a parody of Figaro’s entrance in The Barber of Seville) is rebuffed by the beautiful hostess of the local inn, Manuelita. She is waiting patiently for her fiancé Pépito to be released from military service. Miguel, a childhood friend, returns to their native village where he immediately falls for Manuelita’s charms. He gets Vertigo out of the way, in order to flirt with the girl, yet Miguel’s advances are rejected. In fact, Miguel is so impressed with Manuelita’s virtue and loyalty that he decides to take the young soldier’s place, so he can come home to marry. However, a letter from Pépito drops a stunning piece of news on Manuelita and Miguel. Learn who finally gets the girl in Offenbach’s charming, one-act comedy.