Sorrowful Córdoba / La Esmeralda
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English Title: Sorrowful Córdoba / La Esmeralda
Japanese Title: 哀しみのコルドバ / La Esmeralda （ラ エスメラルダ）
Romanized Title: Kanashimi no Korudoba / Ra Esumeraruda
Performances: National Tour, 11/21 - 12/13
Author: Shibata Yukihiro
Director: Nakamura Satoru
Author/Director: Saitou Yoshimasa
Available on DVD: Yes (release date 3/10/16)
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: None
|Elio Salvador (a star matador)||Sagiri Seina|
|Eva Silvestre (Elio's first love, and Ricardo's lover)||Sakihi Miyu|
|Ricardo Romero (a businessman, Eva's patron)||Nozomi Fuuto|
|Maria (Elio's mother)||Rika Masumi|
|Maluca (a gypsy from Córdoba)||Sahana Mako|
|Count Sebastian (attorney general of Madrid)||Houshou Dai|
|Melissa (Count Sebastian's wife)||Daigo Seshiru|
|Lisa (Eva's friend)||Satsuki Aina|
|Anton Navarro (Elio's instructor)||Renjou Makoto|
|Galdos (resident of Madrid) / Andro (gypsy)||Asakaze Rei|
|Paula (Eva's mother)||Chikaze Karen|
|Manolete (bullfighter, one of Anton's students)||Touma Kazuki|
|Sabatelle (resident of Madrid) / Chico (gypsy)||Ouga Mitsuki|
|Alvaro (bullfighter, one of Anton's students)||Ayanagi Shou|
|Basilio (bullfighter, one of Anton's students)||Mana Haruto|
|Gabrielle (resident of Madrid) / Rita (resident of Córdoba)||Shouno Chio|
|Vicente Lopez (Elio's friend, bullfighter, one of Anton's students)||Ayakaze Sakina|
|Anfelita Navarro (Anton's daughter, Elio's fiance)||Hoshino Anri|
|Pepe (bullfighter, one of Anton's students)||Ouji Kaoru|
|Paco (bullfighter, one of Anton's students)||Amatsuki Tsubasa|
|Gracia (resident of Madrid) / Dolores (resident of Córdoba)||Shiramine Yuri|
|Roberto (Ricardo's butler) /Alfonso (bullfighter wannabe)||Tachibana Kou|
|Elvira (resident of Madrid) / Laura (resident of Córdoba)||Himehana Yukino|
|Diaz (resident of Madrid) / Martha (resident of Córdoba)||Aoi Miki|
|Melina (resident of Córdoba)||Karen Emiri|
|Felipe Martine (Ricardo's nephew)||Towaki Sea|
|Almada (resident of Madrid) / Adella (resident of Córdoba)||Mizusa Ruru|
|Mengs (resident of Madrid) / Gonzalo (bullfighter wannabe)||Houka Haruna|
|Sonia (Elio's sister)||Seina Nozomi|
|Mario (bullfighter, one of Anton's students)||Hinata Haruki|
|Poncia (resident of Madrid)/ Julia (resident of Córdoba) / Blanca (resident of Córdoba)||Haori Yuuka|
|Amelia (resident of Madrid) / Rosa (resident of Córdoba)||Sakuraba Mai|
|Lucio (bullfighter, one of Anton's students)||Agata Sen|
|Lope (resident of Córdoba)||Hiyori Haruma|
|Pepita (resident of Córdoba)||Kotohane Riri|
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
A story set in Córdoba and Madrid, Spain. Elio is a star matador, and is also engaged to his teacher Navarro's cheerful and sweet daughter. Life seems to be going very smoothly for him, but then one evening at a party he meets again his first love, Eva. Eva had married a nobleman and been widowed, and is now the lover of Ricardo Romero.
Elio's good friend Vicente is always committing adultery with other men's wives and not heeding Elio's warnings. One day he is caught. He wins the duel and kills his opponent, but his status as a matador is lost, and he disappears without a trace.
Although Elio had criticized Vicente, and while he thinks his fiance Anfelita is sweet, his feelings of love Eva drive him to arrange a clandestine meeting. Eva determines to dissolve her arrangement with Romero, and Elio confesses his true heart to Navarro, and his final bout is just opening in Córdoba. Anfelita is wounded by the broken engagement, but then falls in love with Romero's cousin Felipe.
Romero challenges Elio to a duel, but at the duel ground Elio meets Eva's mother, who tells him the dreadful truth. The two are siblings with different mothers. The duel is canceled. Without telling Eva the truth, Elio vows to her that he will never let go of this instant, and listens to her talk about their happy future. However, his mind is full of despair.
Elio's final bout. He has behaved lighthearted through to the end. He turns to meet the bull as if dancing, and in that instant the bull corners and gores him, and he dies...
A Latin show that unfolds with a boundless emerald sea in the backdrop, portraying passionate love and many dreams.
A romantic stage performance is presented, embellished by rich colors with the theme of “passion,” as personified by Seina Sagiri.
- Sorrowful Córdoba was first performed in 1985 by Star Troupe, starring Mine Saori and Kojou Reika, as well as in 1995 by Flower Troupe, starring Anju Mira and Morina Miharu, and in 2009 by Flower Troupe, starring Matobu Sei and Sakurano Ayane.
|11/21 - 11/23||Umeda Arts Theatre (Osaka)|
|11/26||Matsuyama Municipal House (Ehime)|
|11/28 - 29||Fukuoka Civic Hall (Fukuoka)|
|12/01||Miyazaki Citizens' Cultural Hall (Miyazaki)|
|12/02||Nobeoka Cultural Center (Miyazaki)|
|12/03||Iichiko Cultural Center (Oita)|
|12/05||Hiroshima Cultural Arts Hall (Hiroshima)|
|12/06||Shunan Cultural Center (Yamaguchi)|
|12/08||Nissan Civic Center (Aichi)|
|12/09||Toyoda Citizens' Hall (Aichi)|
|12/11||Kawaguchi Cultural Center (Saitama)|
|12/12 - 12/13||Sagami Cultural Center (Kanagawa)|
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