JOHN PHILIP SOUSA (1854-1932): El Capitan.
Catalogue Number: 12M052
Reference: TROY 1236/37
Description: The most successful of more than a dozen comic operas by Sousa, this 1896 work is set in Peru. In addition to the many expected songs and ensembles in march timeincluding a rousing choral version of the famous El Capitan March that he extracted from the showSousa has provided lilting Viennese-style waltzes, the highly comical "A typical tune of Zanzibar," a drinking song, and a foot-stomping first-act march number for Estrelda and chorus that would do Verdi proud. 2 CDs. Libretto included. Ohio Light Opera; Steven Byess.