Caruso and the Quake

A Prodigal Theatre Collaboration with Andrew G Marshall in association with Richard Jordan Productions Ltd performed by Ignacio Jarquin

“…San Francisco is gone. Nothing remains of it but memories …” Jack London, 1906

The Italian opera singer, Enrico Caruso was at the height of his fame when he performed Carmen at the San Francisco Opera House in April 1906. He woke-up the next morning to find his hotel room collapsing on top of him. Quake tells of Caruso’s escape through the earthquake, the fires and the army gun powdering the city. But can he shake off the ghosts from his past and the terrible choices he has to make to survive?

Beautiful storytelling and live opera singing combine to reveal the heart behind a legend featuring live music from Puccini, Rossini, Leoncavallo, Tosti and the immortal song that Caruso introduced to the World: “O Sole mio”

Prodigal Theatre collaboration with Andrew G Marshall in association with Richard Jordan Productions. Developed with The Nightingale Theatre, Supported by The National Lottery® through the Arts Council England

“…Opera singing that has a pure, fresh quality.”The Scotsman

“…Ignacio Jarquin’s compelling re-creation of Italian tenor Enrico Caruso elevates this production to its towering heights.” What’s on Stage

Enrico Caruso: Ignacio Jarquin, Playwright: Andrew Marshall, Direction/Dramaturgy: Miranda Henderson; Character Mentor: Alister O’Loughlin; Design: Peter Farley; Lighting Desing: Chris Umney


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