Operas in Madrid


Town: Madrid Address: Calle Jovellanos 4 Phone: +34 915 245 400 The Zarzuela Theatre (Teatro de La Zarzuela) is strictly devoted to the production and promotion of one particular genre: the Spanish traditional opera, or the Zarzuela. Being a particular type of a musical comedy, the Zarzuela combines theatrical and vocal elements in a peculiar blend of opera and drama. Thus, this theatre is mostly thought to promote Spanish culture,
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Town: Madrid Address: Avenida de la Ilustración s/n, La Vaguada Phone: +34 917 405 274 This theatre is the home of one of the most important international dance companies. Specialising in contemporary dance, ballet, flamenco and zarzuela, the well-known Spanish opera, this site is a principal Madrid venue. It has hosted the dancing groups Compañía Nacional de Danza, Momix and the American Ballet Company, plus the Culbert Ballet. With a seating capacity of 800 people,
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Town: Madrid Address: Doctor Cortezo 5 Phone: +34 913 600 829 This theatre began operating as a small venue concentrating on contemporary comedies, theatrical pieces by Spanish playwrights and adaptations of international plays. Currently, the 935-seater is geared towards a more diversified audience, and also offers larger productions, operas, contemporary dancing and an array of cutting-edge hybrid genres. Following the fate of many post-war Madrid theatres, it operated as a cinema for several decades after the war,
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Town: Madrid Address: Plaza Isabel II s/n Phone: +34 902 244 848 Price: 4 - 251 EUR The Teatro Real, or the Royal Theatre in Madrid, is one of the most grand operatic venues in the world. Inaugurated in 1850 with Donizetti’s ‘La Favorite’, and under the aegis of Queen Isabella II, the Theatre overlooks the Palacio Real, the official residence of His Royalty the King of Spain. The Royal Theatre is associated with the famous work of Verdi ‘La Forza del Destino’,
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