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Teatro de la Zarzuela

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Passionate Audience, Elegant Theatre, and Lovely Music!

From what I read, zarzuela is a type of light opera that is specific to Madrid. I got a bee in my... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2019
Sacramento, California
OLE! (Must Go!)

Wonderful place, it has the precise dimension to listen and see perfectly from anywhere. I left... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2019
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Calle Jovellanos 4, 28014 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 24 54 00
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Reviewed July 11, 2019

From what I read, zarzuela is a type of light opera that is specific to Madrid. I got a bee in my bonnet that we *HAD* to see a performance of this and picked Doña Francisquita, a classic from the 1920s (Placido Domingo even did...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed February 27, 2019

Wonderful place, it has the precise dimension to listen and see perfectly from anywhere. I left the theater even more in love of the Spanish stage art: what a beautiful demonstration of all the native rhythms ... it was breathless & I was thrilled by...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Danzita
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful production of El Cantor de Mexico in a beautiful old theatre. The sets were beautiful the singing was good choreography spot on and the music and orchestra were exceptional! Loved every minute. Only negatives are that since it is an older theatre the seats...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Chiquis926
Reviewed October 15, 2017

If you are lucky enough to visit Madrid during theater season, going to see a show at this theater could be one of the highlights of your visit. The program consists mostly of Zarzuela, dance by the National Ballet of Spain, and other carefully chosen...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank jlua001
Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

A theatre which originally featured magnificent works by the painters Francisco Hernández Tomé and Manuel Castellanos on the ceiling, but these were destroyed in renovations and structural changes that were made in 1956 and despite being remodelled, restoring much of the original structure and form...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Ultron-8
Reviewed May 26, 2017

My grandmother was addicted to zarzuela (light comic operetta) and so I pounced on the opportunity to go. I was glad I went, but need to set expectations. It was "corny" and the singing heavily miked -- more like a "farce" of the old style....More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Ana-Maria Z
Reviewed May 22, 2017

We saw a zarzuela here last night. The theater is small and beautiful-- a classic old theater. The performance was inventive and professional. The costumes and staging were also very creative, if not a little over the top. Zarzuela is a comedic genre and while...More

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank Charlie B
Reviewed January 25, 2017

We saw the Don Quijote Ballet and it was superb, The music and the dancing was exceptional. The theater it self is quite beautiful too.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed June 15, 2016

The whole experience of this theatre is magic! The music, the energy of the cast, the performance we saw, the beauty of the theatre itself, the welcome of the staff all added up to an unforgettable evening. It was a great bonus for us that...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank FredandMouse
Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

We saw a double production of this unique Spanish form of theatre, the venue was specifically built for it in the 19th century and the production was fabulous. Full house demonstrating what a cultured city that Madrid is with a huge theatre, music and arts...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Novableu
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October 17, 2017|
Response from jlua001 | Reviewed this property |
Most convenient way is online, at the Theater web site. The web site has an option to display all contents in English. One more thing, Zarzuelas are shown with Spanish and English super-titles above the stage, and the... More