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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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Wonderful light opera and impressive company

I couldn't get tickets for the Madrid opera and so we went to see a zarzuela performance instead. So very glad!!!! The company was great, the story fun, and the theater was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sheree H
Raleigh, North Carolina

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I couldn't get tickets for the Madrid opera and so we went to see a zarzuela performance instead. So very glad!!!! The company was great, the story fun, and the theater was lovely. A wonderful experience that I strongly recommend if you are in Madrid with an evening free.

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Fullerton, California
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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!

2 Thank Crissu18
L'Ametlla de Mar, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 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.

2 Thank crazy_jen
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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

4 Thank Gonzalo M
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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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 

10 Thank FloridaMG
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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.

3 Thank jazzyalan
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.

3 Thank maria f
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.

5 Thank miradorspain
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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.

5 Thank gulgezen

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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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