SPAIN: Love in the Afternoon

Take a haughty old duke, his lovesick daughter and her forbidden lover, a handsome bullfighter, arid the cast is complete for one of Spain's beloved zarzuelas (romantic operettas).

In this case, the duke was Carlos Pérez Soane de Pino Hermoso (beautiful pine), a grandee of Spain. Don Carlos is the only Spanish blueblood who still pursues the medieval sport of bullfighting on horseback. He owns a breeding farm called El Monasterio, where he trains his own horses, raises his own fighting bulls. On Sunday afternoons there, breeders, toreros and aficionados pass the time...

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