Zarzuela

Zarzuela

Zarzuela is a form of theatrical music or stage musical genre that emerged in Spain that is distinguished mainly by containing instrumental parts, vocal parts (solos, duets, choirs…) and spoken parts, although there are exceptions in which the latter, the spoken parts, are completely absent. The term zarzuela, applied to the musical and theatrical genre, comes from the Palacio de la Zarzuela, a Spanish royal palace located near Madrid and where the theater that hosted the first performances of the genre was located.

Continue reading “Zarzuela”

Opera

Ópera

Opera (from the Italian òpera, musical works) designates a genre of theatrical music in which a stage action is harmonized, sung and has instrumental accompaniment. Performances are usually given in opera houses, accompanied by an orchestra or a smaller musical group. It is part of the European and Western classical music tradition.

Continue reading “Opera”

Symphony

Sinfonía

A symphony is a type of musical composition widespread in western classical music and most often composed for orchestra. Generally, it is divided into four movements, each with a different moment and structure. Initially, they were interpreted without any relation to what was interpreted later.

Continue reading “Symphony”