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20:53 Dec 2, 2010
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / Teatro musical-Cuba
Spanish term or phrase: revista en seis cuadros
Se trata de una obra para teatro musical llamada "Domingo de Pinata" de Ernesto Lecuona (Cuba).
Se dice de ella que es una "revista en seis cuadros con libreto de Mario Vitoria"
No estoy segura de lo que significa lo de "revista en seis cuadros"
Muchisimas gracias de antemano!
Roxana V. Lamas
United States
Local time: 22:13
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Summary of answers provided
4 +1musical in six actsSilviaInt
4 +1revue in six scenesJim Tucker
3opera in six movements/scenesGallagy


  

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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
musical in six acts


Explanation:
mi lectura

SilviaInt
Local time: 03:13
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4

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agree  ana carolina pedrozo: acts refers to chapters in a play scropt
19 hrs
  -> Thanks ana-carolina
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4 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
revue in six scenes


Explanation:
a "cuadro" refers to a section of the revue that does not involve a change of set or scenery -- so "scene" rather than "act", which is a much larger unit.

a revista is a "revue" or (more rarely) "revista" in English.

Here's the difference btw revista and musical comedy, from Wiki:

La revista es un espectáculo que combina música, baile y, muchas veces, también breves escenas teatrales humorísticas o satíricas. No se debe confundir con la comedia musical, muy similar, ya que en la revista los personajes principales son femeninos y son una auténtica exhibición de mujeres y sus cuerpos mientras actuan y priman los números musicales, mientras en la comedia musical son destacados los personajes masculinos y con mayor base argumental y chistes

Jim Tucker
United States
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Simon Bruni: here's the Oxford definition of revue: a light theatrical entertainment of short sketches, songs, and dances, typically dealing satirically with topical issues.
7 hrs
  -> Yes, thx. The only reason to consider 'revista' is the fact, mentioned in the Wiki, that revistas were generally done by all (or mostly) women performers.
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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
opera in six movements/scenes


Explanation:

In 1819, he wrote his
first professional opera, Domingo de Piñata, which was performed at the Teatro Martì with lyrics by Mario Vitoria
www.kha.it/lecuona/librettoEn_lq.htm -

Su primera obra, Domingo de piñata, fue estrenada en el teatro Martí en 1919 y marcó un hito en la historia de ese coliseo, al alcanzar cerca de doscientas representaciones; también consagró a Lecuona como un inspirado compositor de fácil
Su primera obra, Domingo de piñata, fue estrenada en el teatro Martí ..... El arte musical de Ernesto Lecuona. Madrid, Sociedad General de ...
www.ecured.cu/index.php/Ernesto_Lecuona
Ese mismo año, compuso su primera ópera profesional, Domingo de piñata, ... Lo curioso de este Lecuona operístico es que se expresaba en un idioma musical ...
www.comoenla.com/nostalgias/Texto/07 Lecuona.htm

there are 32,000,000 ghits for opera in 6 scenes...

15 May 2009 ... opera in three acts, six scenes (1950 Production). Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky Libretto by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Viktor Burenin ...

www.balletandopera.com/?perfomance=647&page=catalog -
opera in six scenes ...
www.answers.com/topic/the-transposed-heads-opera-in-six-sce... -

Two Act Opera in Six Scenes -
www.burningsled.org/amelia -

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Note added at 4 hrs (2010-12-03 00:55:33 GMT)
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here it is called a SEXTET but this seems a rare name

15 May 2009 ... opera in three acts, six scenes (1950 Production). Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky Libretto by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Viktor Burenin ...
www.balletandopera.com/?perfomance=647&page=catalog -

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Note added at 1 day1 hr (2010-12-03 22:08:10 GMT)
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revista can be translated as "revue" but all mentions of this Domingo de piñata say it is an Opera (possibly it could be an operetta, i.e. not as serious?) but there is a big difference between revue and opera/operetta

Gallagy
Ireland
Local time: 03:13
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 24
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