Saturday, 17 May 2008

Zarzuela at the Theatre and the Plaza Mayor

Two Zarzuela shows in one week. Go to the Plaza Mayor to see a free show of Zarzuela by the composer Federico Chueca in his cenenery year. There was a chorus of Zarzuela people but the star performers were more well-known crowd-pullers Manu Tenorio, Diana Navarro, Esperanza Roy, Charo Reina, Las Supremas de Móstoles, and others I wasn't familiar with. We were able to sit down as there were several thousand plastic chairs. There were four giant video screens which were useful as we were so far away it was difficult to see the performers on stage, which gives a good idea of the size of the Plaza Mayor. The main performance is tonight, Saturday; yesterday was the dress rehearsal.

Earlier in the week I went to the theatre (Teatro de la Zarzuela) to see La Leyenda del Beso (The Prophecy of the Kiss).

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