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Teatro de la Zarzuela

C/Jovellanos 4, Madrid, Spain (Centro)
91 524 54 00
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Ranked #28 of 417 attractions in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Nov 17, 2013
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L'Ametlla de Mar, Spain
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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83 reviews 83 reviews
38 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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San Francisco
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Fabulous music and dancing in this Spanish operetta! Beautiful theater in a great location near to good restaurants. Very reasonable ticket prices.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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111 reviews 111 reviews
30 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Beautiful music, great Flamenco voices, and an interesting albeit a little tragic, topic... I loved mingling with the locals during intermission. Our seats had very tight leg room area... We are not big people, so if you are tall or big, beware!

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