Zarzuela: "Cecilia Valdés." (In Spanish, English supertitles).
NOTE: English language "supertitles" (caption projected on a screen above the stage translating the text being sung), will be used during the performance.
Zarzuela is a Spanish lyric-dramatic genre that alternates between spoken and sung scenes, the latter incorporating operatic and popular songs, as well as dance. It dates from the 17th century. See: Protected content
Protected content is a theatre in Madrid mainly devoted to zarzuela as well as operetta and recitals." It is THE genre´s high temple, what Teatro alla Scala, the Met, or Covent Garden are to opera. See: Protected content
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will be presenting a transoceanic zarzuela, "Cecilia Valdés." There are thousands, from the Americas to the Philippines and beyond.
The storyline is a racial tragedy of manners, love and revenge, set in early 19th century colonial Cuba. See: Protected content
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