Attended an excellent concert at the Teatro Auditorio de Roquetas de Mar Saturday, 20 April 2013 – it was an anthology of zarzuela, the Spanish equivalent of operetta. It was a delightful mix of operatic and popular song, as well as dance. 

Zarzuela is said to derive from the name of a Royal hunting lodge, the Palacio de la Zarzuela near Madrid, where, allegedly, this type of entertainment was first presented to the Spanish court.


more photos here 

other blogs by Robert Bovington:

“Photographs of Spain”
“Spanish Impressions”
“postcards from Spain”
“you couldn’t make it up!”
“a grumpy old man in Spain”
“Spanish Expressions”
“Spanish Art”
“Books About Spain”
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