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The Capital of the World

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The Capital of the World

Choreography by Eugene Loring
Music by George Antheil
Libretto by based on Ernest Hemmingway's short story
Adapted by Eugene Loring and A.E. Hotchner
Scenery and Costumes by Esteban Frances

World Premiere

December 27, 1953
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Cast:
Roy Fitzell (Paco)
Lupe Serrano (Elena)
Scott Douglas (Enrique)
Vernon Wendorf (Cowardly Matador)
Leo Duggan (Sick Matador)
Job Sanders (Proud Matador)
Fernand Nault (Tailor Shop Proprietor)