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.

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