Zarzuela: What’s in the name?
A discussion on Zarzuela, and how it compares with Opera and Musical Theatre
In association with the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute &
Spain Culture New York-Consulate General of Spain: Member of the network Spain Arts & Culture
Queen Sofía Spanish Institute
684 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065
Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 7:00pm
What is Zarzuela and what’s in its name? A musical genre dating back to the 17th century, Spanish Zarzuela has been championed by opera stars such as Plácido Domingo, Montserrat Caballé, and Ana María Martínez. During this discussion, a panel of musical experts including Jorge Parodi (Opera Hispánica), Spanish composer Ricardo Llorca and Dr. Janet Sturman (University of Arizona) discuss the difference between Zarzuela and traditional opera and how the two classical genres relate to their contemporary counterparts. The discussion will be moderated by Iñigo Ramírez de Haro of the Spanish Consulate of New York.
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