Areu, Manuel 16.feb.1845-1942 Spain, Madrid - Mexico, Mexico City
singer, violinist, impresario, studied piccolo and flute with his mother, then studied violin, 1856 violinist at Circo Price in Madrid, 1868 he moved to Cuba, where he conducted the family opera company for 30 years at Teatro Albisu in Havana and traveled Spain, Mexico and other countries, he popularized the zarzuela during a long and successful career as composer, conductor, performer and stage director in Cuba, Mexico and the southwestern United States, 1905 the family had moved to Puebla where he established Variedades Hermanos Areu, performing zarzuelas throughout Mexico and Guatemala, 1914 the Mexican Revolution forced him to move to Jerome Arizona where the family company performed vaudevilles and films at the Lyric and Zaragosa theaters, 1934 he retired to Mexico City, he left eight large chests of zarzuelas at his house in Jerome which was demolished in 1952 by the mining company and the contents disposed of at the Jerome dump, later they were recovered and deposited to the University of New Mexico

Title Parts

[] Amor de Espana o Los heroes del Callao. Zarzuela
libretto Xavier Garcia de Burgos and Carlos Pacheco y Castilla

[] Cuatro en uno. Juguete lírico. 1887
letra y musica de Manuel Areu

[] Recuerdos de Flacotalpam. Piano. 1874
[] Siempre triste. Polka-mazurka. Piano. 1876
dedication: a la Senorita Dona Amalia Malpica por su maestro y amigo

many more zarzuelas and miscellaneous music by Manuel Areu recovered from the Jerome dump are at the University of New Mexico
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