On the surface Preciosa is a romantic fairy tale, about a beautiful young gitana (gypsy) singer and flamenco dancer, who’s acclaimed throughout Spain for her loveliness and superior talent. She’s romantically pursued by a mysterious poet and a young aristocrat. Yet, lurking beneath this pleasant facade, are double standards and inequalities perpetuated by class, prejudice, and racial discrimination.
There’s an English and Spanish version. The English Libretto is written by Elisa Cornish and the Spanish libretto is written by Juan Carlos Uriszar. The original flamenco music compositions are works in progress.