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Teatro de la Zarzuela

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Address: Calle Jovellanos 4, Madrid, Spain
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+34 915 24 54 00
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Ballet Nacional Don Quijote

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 25, 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Harlow, Essex
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 there were surtitles in English and it was an added bonus that our tickets, as... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 scene.

1 Thank Novableu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016

This is a very popular theater with locals. I saw an excellent production of Juan Jose, which in my opinion is more a lyrical drama than a zarzuela, but the whole experience was very rewarding.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

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 bubbles 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 

2 Thank AnnasTravelThrills
Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Paseo del Prado
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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