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Zarzuela "El Barberillo de Lavapies"

Hosted by the Consul of the Madrid Opera and Classical Music Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Fri 17 Jun 20:00 - 21:30

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Dear friends,
In this occasion I would like to invite you to attend to one of our most traditional types of music genre: LA ZARZUELA

Please take into account that the tickets are SOLD OUT VERY QUICKLY so you would need to buy your ticket AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to secure a seat. Also take into account that some of the seats have limited visibility of the stage.

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Zarzuela, often defined as Spanish opera, is a theatrical play which is distinguished mainly by containing instrumental parts, vocal parts (solos, duets, choirs...) and spoken part.
Characters usually represent the working classes: chulos (men wearing peculiar clothes), ratas (thieves), nannies, policemen…

The origins of this genre go back to the XVII century, when the Zarzuela Palace turned into the meeting place of the royal court and local artists and it was here that these traditional Spanish operatic works emerged.
When the Bourbon dynasty accessed the throne in Protected content , the genre fell into oblivion, since the new monarchs didn’t speak Spanish and were fond of Italian opera instead.

In Protected content , the Teatro de la Zarzuela opened on Calle Jovellanos to put on zarzuelas whose main topic was the opposition to the contemporary Italian ministers. A nice example is El barberillo de Lavapiés (The Little Barber of Lavapiés).

As usual, after the concert we will meet to have some drinks