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Teatro de la Zarzuela

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Address: C/Jovellanos 4, Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 91 524 54 00
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Tourist free operetta in the heart of Madrid.

First of all about zarzuela - I would best define it as music theater with incorporated dancing and singing. About the theater itself (since they have other non-zarzuela... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

First of all about zarzuela - I would best define it as music theater with incorporated dancing and singing. About the theater itself (since they have other non-zarzuela events) - it is an oldish theater (nothing fancy like the Paris Opera) but its still beautiful and has a quaint feeling to it. Zarzuela is excellent entertainment - you can follow... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I went there more in touristic, cultural purposes because I am not spanish and I had the curiosity to see how a spanish theatre looks like and it is impressive, grandeur and extravange at its highest!

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L'Ametlla de Mar, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We'd booked tickets over the internet to attend a piano recital. It was excellent. Surprisingly, the theatre wasn't full. The theatre did not open until a few minutes beforehand so we had a drink in a bar opposite instead of in the theatre bar as we'd intended.

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Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

If you speak only english, you find the translation in english. Live music, wonderful orchestra. It like an Opera but funnny and with lots of details. It is a great choice

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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Zarzuela is arguably the quintessential Spanish musical theater genre. It is in Spanish (no translation signage here) and attracts mostly a proudly Spanish, older audience. The Teatro de la Zarzuela is Madrid's most famous zarzuela stage. Its productions are mayor undertakings, with full orchestras, over-the-top scenery and dozens and dozens of performers (at a recent performance we counted over 100... More 

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Philly
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The fantastic (and locally very popular) Spanish Light opera mostly from the 19th Century, presented as it was intended in a beautiful theater. Afterwards, a cafe or cerveza and some jamon bocadillo in one the bars or cafe's across the street. Madrid as it used to be.

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

beautiful, with good acts, great location. Nice to dine outside in neighbouring restaurants after the show. Just by the Palacio Real.

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Frigiliana, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Flamenco show and good zarzuela ( a kind of opera)I went to see a charity concert to help a flamenco guitar player´s widow called Enrique de Melchor!!! Brilliant!!! A must in Madrid.

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istanbul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Lucky, because we attended an excellent performance by the Ballet Nacional de Espana. The chorographies, the orchestra and the dancers were all very good. It was an authentic Spanish evening.

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Bangor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We went specifically to see the National Ballet and it was an absolute treat. The theatre itself is attractive without being in the same class as somewhere like La Scala. Nevertheless it has a distinct atmosphere of it's own and the full house of mainly Madrilenos certainly added to the enjoyment of the evening. The performance itself was spectacularly good... More 

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The area around the elegant Paseo del Prado boulevard is much-visited by both locals and tourists. The world-famous Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza museums form a triangle of art and culture that spans this grand and beautiful avenue. On weekdays, the Prado Museum opens its doors for free after-work hours, drawing a diverse and excited queue of art lovers that wraps around the block. Palacio de Cibeles and Círculo de Bellas Artes cultural centers are other artsy hangouts to check out, with rooftop bars that provide impressive views of the city. While the Paseo del Prado and its roundabouts form a busy throughway in Madrid, a broad green pedestrian park in the middle is a calm and gorgeous place for a relaxing stroll. Just east of the museums, the Retiro Park is always a confluence of activity as families and friends of all ages take to the pretty paths and lawns to stretch their legs or to have a picnic.
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