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Emilio Gavira and Sonia de Munck in "El estreno de una artista" (Gaztambide) - Teatro de la Zarzuela 2011 (c.) Jesus Alcantara

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MANNA FROM HEAVEN
Zarzuela at Madrid's Teatro de la Zarzuela! Christopher Webber reviews Ruth Iniesta's song recital

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Ruth Iniesta and Miguel Angel Arqued (photo: Enrique Mejias)
Javier Galán in Black, el payaso THE SOROZÁBAL SINGER
Javier Galán, one of Spain's brightest young baritone talents, in conversation with Pedro Gómez Manzanares

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THREE OF A KIND
Three neglected classics semi-staged by Teatro de la Zarzuela. Only the marketing falls short, says Miccone

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Catalina (Vanessa Goikoetxea y Gustavo Peña - Teatro de la Zarzuela, 2014)
María José Montiel como Carmen (Foto: Teatro de la Zarzuela, 2014) ZARZUELA: PASSION, ART, FIRE
Zarzuela returns to New York. Anna Tonna reviews from the Centro Español de Queens

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A NIGHT AT THE OPÉRA COMIQUE
Enrique Mejías García's experience at Lecoq's "Alí Babá" in Paris gives him pause for thought: what makes a zarzuela?

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Ali Baba , Act II - François Rougier (Photo: Pierre Grosbois, Opéra Comique Paris 2014)
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos RAFAEL FRÜHBECK DE BURGOS
has died in Pamplona, aged 80. An obituary by Andrew Lamb

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TORROBA: A MUSICAL LIFE IN THREE ACTS
A major American biography proves a milestone, clearing the mists around Torroba's political connections. Christopher Webber reviews

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Federico Moreno Torroba - A Musical Life in Three Acts
Temporada 2014-15 (Teatro de la Zarzuela) TROUBLE AT MILL
Teatro de la Zarzuela's plans for the 2014/15 season have raised a storm of controversy. We present a triple editorial of opposing views

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stage reviews
CARMEN: THE MYTH REAPPROPRIATED
Ana Zamora reinvents Bizet's opéra-comique as a 19th c. feminist zarzuela, with verse dialogue. Ignacio Jassa describes the experience...

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MANNA FROM HEAVEN
Zarzuela at Madrid's Teatro de la Zarzuela! Christopher Webber reviews Ruth Iniesta's song recital

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ZARZUELA: PASSION, ART, FIRE
Zarzuela returns to New York. Anna Tonna reviews from the Centro Español de Queens

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FOUNDERS' TRILOGY
Catalina, El dominó azul and El diablo en el poder. Teatro de la Zarzuela. Reviewed by Miccone

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A NIGHT AT THE OPÉRA COMIQUE
Enrique Mejías García's experience at Lecoq's "Alí Babá" in Paris gives him pause for thought: what makes a zarzuela?

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SPRING OF ZARZUELA
Antonio Díaz-Casanova reviews 3 Madrid's zarzuela shows

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SOROZÁBAL & LEONCAVALLO
Black, el payaso / Pagliacci. Teatro de la Zarzuela (April 2014). La linda tapada reviews

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LA CORTE DE FARAÓN
Teatros del Canal, Madrid (May 2014). Ignacio Jassa Haro reviews

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CURRO VARGAS
Teatro de la Zarzuela - February & March 2014. Antonio Díaz-Casanova reviews

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VIVA MADRID
Teatros del Canal, March 2014. A review by Antonio Díaz-Casanova

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LA DEL MANOJO DE ROSAS
Teatro de la Zarzuela - December 18th 2013. A review by Antonio Díaz-Casanova

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CHRISTMAS CONCERTS
3 Madrid venues: Teatro de la Zarzuela, Fernán Gómez-Centro Cultural de la Villa & Caja de Música-CentroCentro

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FALLA/BRETÓN DOUBLE BILL
... coupling "Los amores de la Inéz" with "La verbena de la Paloma" does Falla no favours. Miccone reports

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LA TEMPRANICA IN CONCERT
... for Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos's 80th birthday, at Teatro de la Zarzuela. Ignacio Jassa Haro reviews

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ENTRE BILBAO Y YOUTUBE
Teatro Arriaga Bilbao's "Entre Sevilla y Triana" comes to YouTube... Christopher Webber on another Sorozabalian triumph
AN ARCADIA OF POETRY, BEAUTY AND SENSUALITY
"Viento es la dicha de Amor" - Teatro de la Zarzuela - Miccone review

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MORE SERRANO, PLEASE!
With his review of the new double bill of "La reina mora" and "Alma de Dios", our ineluctable reviewer Miccone issues an urgent S.O.S.

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MARINA (Opera version)
Teatro de la Zarzuela, March-April 2013

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¡AY AMOR!
A new era at Teatro de la Zarzuela ... and a new review by Miccone

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EL JURAMENTO
2000 Emilio Sagi's successful production for Teatro de la Zarzuela is revived. A review by Ignacio Jassa Haro

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LA CHULAPONA
So, thirty years after the famous production's premiere, how does this 2012 revival stack up? Review by Ignacio Jassa Haro

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LYRIC SEASON AT TEATROS DE CANAL
"Amadeu", "Candide" - and a baffling "Dúo de La africana". Ignacio Jassa Haro reports...

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NANCY FABIOLA HERRERA - GITANAS EN CONCIERTO
Fiver pairs of earrings, five costumes - and superb vocal powers to match, Miccone on the latest Teatro de la Zarzuela concert

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EL RELÁMPAGO
Zarzuela by Barbieri and Camprodón - Teatro de la Zarzuela concert version. A review by Ignacio Jassa Haro

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XIMENA AGURTO
The winner of the 2011 Fundación Guerrero International Singing Competition impresses Christopher Webber in her London debut

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EL GATO MONTÉS
A disillusioned Miccone questions the value of reviving such a "musical cadaver" at Teatro de la Zarzuela

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ZARZUELA CONCERTS 2011/12
Teatro de la Zarzuela has hosted four concerts over the last few months, culminating in a superb musical Christmas offering...

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LOS SOBRINOS DEL CAPITÁN GRANT
Yet another revival, and yet another warm welcome, for Teatro de la Zarzuela's much-loved Christmas standby. Ignacio Jassa Haro reports...

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DOUBLE DELIGHT
Unlikely pairing of naughty revue and Andalusian tragedy at Madrid's Teatro de la Zarzuela is a huge hit with Christopher Webber

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PURE FILTH
Christopher Webber relishes a traditional take on "La corte de Faraón" at Madrid's Teatro Compac Gran Vía
LAS DE CAÍN
Teatro Español continues its exploration of neglected Sorozábal zarzuelas with a nostalgic summer spectacular

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LA MARSELLESA
Ópera Cómica de Madrid revive Caballero's classic at Teatro Cervantes, Málaga. Miccone reports...

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NO, IT CAN'T BE! ANOTHER LUISA FERNANDA
The new Teatro de la Zarzuela production, sweetly sung but dubiously directed. Miccone reports

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COMMEMORATION AT CANAL
"La revoltosa" opens Carlos Fernández Shaw Year, at Teatros del Canal. Miccone opens up the key points

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"ZARZUELA BRITÁNICA A LA CATALANA"
An attractive staging of "Ruddigore" (Gilbert & Sullivan) highlights the enviable healthy state of Catalan's music theatre, says Ignacio Jassa Haro

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GLORIOUS DOUBLE
Christopher Webber revels in the Teatro de la Zarzuela's new production of rare short zarzuelas by Gaztambide and Barbieri

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AMADEU
Not Mozart, but Vives in Albert Boadella's smash-hit polemic musical at Teatros del Canal. Christopher Webber witnesses a moving epic...
SINGABLE SPANISH GOLD
Songs of the Iberian Peninsula on the New York Festival of Song at Merkin Hall, Manhattan. Richard Traubner reports
LA DEL SOTO DEL PARRAL
Richard Traubner on the Teatro de la Zarzuela's new production of a verismo classic

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A COOL CAT IN NEW YORK
Distinguished American critic Richard Traubner enjoys Montsalvatge's "El gato con botas" at the New Victory Theatre...

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LIFE IN THE CORPSE
Christopher Webber's retrospective and Enrique Mejías' review on Teatro de la Zarzuela's revelatory revival of "Los diamantes de la corona"

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BACK TO THE FUTURE
Barbieri's "Los diamantes de la corona" glitter again in Madrid in the new Teatro de la Zarzuela production
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A TRULY MAGIC OPAL
Madrid revives in oncert one of Albéniz's major stage works, premiered in 1893 London

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CLEMENTINA: A REAL ZARZUELA?
Boccherini and de la Cruz's refined pseudo-opera at the Teatro Español. Ignacio Jassa Haro has doubts.

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COMIC-BOOK OPERA
Luis Olmos's production of La tabernera del Puerto returns stronger than ever

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REVIEW ROUND-UP
Our Spanish reviewers have been working overtime! Here's an English review digest of important new productions in Oviedo, Barcelona and of course Madrid
JUAN JOSÉ
Pablo Sorozábal's opera finally goes public. Christopher Webber finds it a pearl of great price

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LA GRAN VÍA… ESQUINA A CHUECA
Paco Mir's radical rewrite brings Chueca into the 21st Century. Enrique Mejías García reports...

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EL AMA
Jacinto Guerrero's forgotten zarzuela revived in Barcelona. José María Busqué Doménech reports.

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A CHICKEN HOME TO ROOST
Ópera Cómica de Madrid's latest staging, another Caballero rarity restored

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2008 CONCERT SERIES
A diary by Ignacio Jassa Haro

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NOT JUST THE DOG WHICH NEEDS DOCTORING?
Luis Olmos's "El rey que rabió" revival at Teatro de la Zarzuela has Enrique Mejías García foaming at the mouth

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LA CELESTINA
Enrique Mejías García on a long-delayed operatic premiere

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MÚSICA CLÁSICA
Teatro de la Zarzuela hits the mark with its first Show for Kids. Ignacio Jassa Haro reports

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KATIUSKA
Emilio Sagi's radical reframing of Sorozábal's masterpiece puts the composer at the centre of the picture. Christopher Webber reports from Bilbao's Teatro Arriaga

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AN AFFAIR OF THE HEART
Emilio Sagi's love for LA GENERALA blooms again at Teatro de la Zarzuela. Christopher Webber reviews

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BARBIERI AND OUDRID IN THE PARK
... finishing the Sabatini summer season. Enrique Mejías García and Christopher Webber were there

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LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE
Christopher Webber on Sheffield University's latest Spanish baroque triumph, Calderón and Hidalgo's CELOS AUN DEL AIRE MATAN

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LAS BRIBONAS
"...you wouldn't be able to stage this show in London or New York today without getting your theatre closed down, or torched" Infamous pleasures in Madrid

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ZARZUELA BALADA
Hangman, Hangman! and its sequel, cartoon ballad-operas by Catalan-American Leonardo Balada, reviewed on stage in Madrid, and on Naxos CD

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EL BARBERO DE SEVILLA / BOHEMIOS
A neatly devised "operatic" bill at Madrid's Teatro de la Zarzuela. Christopher Webber reports

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LUISA FERNANDA
Luisa comes home to Madrid with Domingo, Montiel and Bros in a stellar vocal evening. Review by Christopher Webber
SUNDAY IN THE PARK...
with Enrique García Asensio and the Banda Sinfónica, a Madrid tradition maintained. Christopher Webber takes the air
El BARBERILLO DE LAVAPIÉS
Christopher Webber on Calixto Bieito's latest tangle with the traditionalists

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CD, DVD reviews
CD MAGAZINE
New and reissued recordings from Spain, Europe and America - Zarzuela, Spanish and Hispanic American Opera and composers
ENSAMBLE DE MADRID
"Zarzuela en formato de cámara" Vols 4 to 7. Enrique Mejías reviews

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GORGEOUS GURIDI
Naxos continue their love affair with the Basque composer's music, with this glorious new CD of the complete string quartets
FIRST RECORDING OF 'CÁDIZ' (DG)
We've waited over 125 years for a studio recording of Chueca and Valverde's patriotic 1886 epic. How do DG fare?
THE SONGS OF JULIO GÓMEZ
A neglected composer is well-served by mezzo Anna Tonna, in Verso's representative new CD
MELANCOLÍA
Patricia Petibon's Spanish Album from DG certainly succeeds in evoking it for Christopher Webber
VIVA MADRID
DG's CD gala starring Plácido Domingo has Ian Brown leaping for the fast-forward button
AMOR AUMENTA EL VALOR
Los Músicos de Su Alteza interpret José de Nebra's opera most satisfyingly (Gerardo Fernández San Emeterio)

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HABANERA
Latvian superstar mezzo Elīna Garanča: "I love Spanish zarzuela". Does it love her? Christopher Webber's thoughts...
A WINNING WITCH
Deutsche Grammophon's latest entry in their zarzuela CD series features José Bros in fine fettle

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DURÓN DERAILED
Gerardo Fernández San Emeterio gives a guarded welcome to the CD premiere of "Salir el Amor del mundo"

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ARGENTA'S FIRST VERBENA
Naxos offer downloads of the legendary Maestro's rarely-heard 1952 first take on Bretón's classic
ALL FUR COAT AND NO KNICKERS
Christopher Webber is stunned by Emilio Sagi's Valencia trainwreck of a Chapí classic, more "Rey Ubú" than "Rey que rabió"
CLEMENTINA
It's been a long wait for a CD set in Spanish, but Heras-Casado and his Aranjuez forces do Boccherini's famous zarzuela proud
A WARNING TO TOPERS
Novoson's "Château Margaux" CD is badly corked - what's left of it. Ian Brown explains...
2010 CD ROUNDUP
Argenta remastered, a comic opera by Falla (yes!), and some superb tonadilla from Glossa are pick of the crop
MOMPOU BALLETS
Catalunya's finest 20th composer for piano was Frederic Mompou. How many of his admirers know he also wrote major ballet scores? Another classic Naxos release from Jordi Masó
ESPAÑA: A CHORAL POSTCARD FROM SPAIN
Coro Cervantes's new release for Signum Classics offers much more than the well-beaten tourist track.
THREE SOPRANOS AND LA ZARZUELA
Another patchy gala from the Teatro Real. Ian Brown decides who passes their auditions...
MORE NOVOSON REISSUES
including many zarzuela recordings never before heard on CD. Ian Brown reports...
JUAN JOSÉ ON CD
Pablo Sorozábal's late opera in Musikene's new box set. Christopher Webber reviews this splendidly gritty "Wozzeck Madrileño"

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IL BURBERO DI BUON CUORE
A brilliant libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, with music to match by ... well, not Soler's. DVD review of a Teatro Real rarity.
BALADA'S COLUMBUS OPERAS
Dignified diptych from a celebrated Catalan-American, with Caballe and Carreras at the helm. Christopher Webber reviews...
KATIUSKA ON DVD
Sorozábal's earliest zarzuela given the Sagi treatment ... a sumptuous musical and visual feast from Bilbao's Teatro Arriaga

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CLASSIC CHAPÍ
Delightful picture book / cd souvenir of Teatro de la Zarzuela's "Música clásica" from Fundación Caja Madrid

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CHUECA ON NOVOSON
Ian Brown is only damply enthusiastic about this reissue from the Alhambra classic zarzuela series, from Novoson

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ARGENTA RISES AGAIN
Ian Brown reports on an important reissue from Argenta's classic zarzuela series, by small independent Novoson

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PARTY POOPER
Marina Bollaín's salsa street party Verbena may be a hit, but for Christopher Webber the sangria turns sour

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IN THE MUSTY MUSIC ROOM
Christopher Webber reports on the search for fool's gold ... a batch of Spanish Italian operas (that's right) by Martín, García and Arrieta - and a refreshing zarzueloid novelty by Castel

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A JOB FOR THE BOYS
After their CD triumph with Torregrosa, the virtuoso trebles of El Escorial tackle Chueca, with fantastic aplomb

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ALONSO'S CURRO EL DE LORA
"the most important zarzuela recording of the last twenty years". Ignacio Jassa Haro reviews...

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LA TEMPRANICA (DG)
A triumph for María Bayo, and a new benchmark recording. DG's failure to distribute it worldwide, then, is "sad, mad and bad".

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MONCKTON - SONGS FROM THE SHOWS
Highly influential worldwide (not least on the opereta-zarzuela) Monckton's Edwardian show songs come up fresh as paint in a desirable compilation from Hyperion

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ENSAMBLE DE MADRID - ZARZUELA EN FORMATO DE CÁMARA VOLS 2 + 3
Two further volumes in a delightful series of sextet arrangements

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SHORT REVIEW ROUNDUP 2007
CDs which slipped through the zarzuela.net, including a recital by Manuel Sirera, tonadillas by Manuel García, and a José Bros / María Gallego gala

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ZARZUELA FOR KIDS?
A new disc of Spanish songs from the boys of Escolania del Escorial has a fascinating filler - a children's zarzuela from 1903!

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ZARZUELA BALADA
Hangman, Hangman! and its sequel, cartoon ballad-operas by Catalan-American Leonardo Balada, reviewed on stage in Madrid, and on Naxos CD

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BRETÓN: WORKS FOR PIANO TRIO
A sunny new version of Bretón's little-known chamber repertoire from Naxos
GOTTSCHALK
ORCHESTRAL WORKS (NAXOS)
Featuring the composer's only surviving stage work, the tonadilla Escenas Campestras Cubanas
TOLDRÀ - EL GIRAVOLT DE MAIG
One of the hidden treasures of Catalan stage music in a beautiful new recording from Harmonia Mundi France

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ROLANDO VILLAZÓN - GITANO
Andrew Lamb welcomes a winning recital CD/DVD from Virgin Classics, involving two great tenors for the price of one!

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ZARZUELAS
Four complete "classic" recordings from Naïve, bargain-boxed in one slimline package. How do they stack up?

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[ all reviews in CD MAGAZINE ]
features & books
THE SOROZÁBAL SINGER
Javier Galán, one of Spain's brightest young baritone talents, in conversation with Pedro Gómez Manzanares

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COLOQUIO INTERNACIONAL ANDANZAS DE LA ZARZUELA, GÖTTINGEN, GERMANY
Antje Dreyer and Arndt Lainck report

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YOUNG INNOVATORS
Lorenzo Moncloa and Carlos Crooke talk to Pedro Gómez Manzanares about 'El paraíso de los niños'

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TROUBLE AT MILL
Teatro de la Zarzuela's plans for the 2014/15 season have raised a storm of controversy. We present a triple editorial of opposing views

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ENRIQUE BAQUERIZO
'The Quixote of Music'. Pedro Gómez Manzanares interviews one the greatest of contemporary Spanish singers

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TORROBA: A MUSICAL LIFE IN THREE ACTS
A major American biography proves a milestone, clearing the mists around Torroba's political connections. Christopher Webber reviews

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TEATRO DE LA ZARZUELA
Is the 2013-14 season (just announced) the triumph of PR over aesthetic sense? Christopher Webber writes...
HORIZONTES DE LA ZARZUELA
Zarzuela Study Days in Cuenca, featuring Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and a host of others (27-29 September 2013)

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ENTRE SEVILLA Y TRIANA
A full synopsis, introduction and song texts for Sorozábal's sparkling post-war homage to Sevilla, from Christopher Webber
ZARZUELA ROMANZAS - VOCAL SCORES
Real Musical-Carisch: 20 Romanzas for Soprano / 20 Romanzas for Tenor (Saúl Aguado, editor)

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LECUONA SCORE
Good news for Lecuona fans: an orchestral score of "María la O" from E.B.Marks. Christopher Webber takes a peek
RICHARD TRAUBNER
Andrew Lamb and Ignacio Jassa Haro pay homage to our great former contributor

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LUIS SAGI-VELA
A legend departs, at 99. Christopher Webber pays tribute to one of zarzuela's all-time greats

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RICARDO JIMÉNEZ
Pedro Gómez Manzanares interviews one of the finest Spanish tenors

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ÁNGEL FERNÁNDEZ MONTESINOS
Pedro Gómez Manzanares talks to the doyen of Spanish stage directors

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GUIDE DE LA ZARZUELA
Christopher Webber is stimulated by a lively new French guide to the genre by Pierre René-Serna
GUILLERMO FERNÁNDEZ-SHAW
The appearance of this great librettist's memoirs proves a treasure trove - Enrique Mejías García reviews
2012-2013
Presentation of Teatro de la Zarzuela's new season - commentary and analysis by Ignacio Jassa Haro
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CARLOS MUNGUÍA DIES
Another link with the golden age of zarzuela recording is severed. We have a brief obituary of this fine Basque tenor
LOLA CASARIEGO
Pedro Gómez Manzanares in conversation with one of Spain's most iconic singers

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LA RIOJA ZARZUELA INSTITUTE, 2012
Pablo Zinger reveals details of a dynamic new venture for young and aspiring zarzuela singers

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VIENTO ES LA DICHA DE AMOR - BY DE NEBRA?
The new ICCMU critical edition, edited by José Máximo Leza (Gerardo Fernández San Emeterio)

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MARCO MONCLOA
"You need to reinvent every day". One of Spain's leading baritones talks to Pedro Gómez Manzanares

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FELISA HERRERO
A new biography of the soprano known as "the muse of zarzuela" by Pedro Gomez Manzanares

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AN AIR OF ENNUI
As the new season begins in Madrid, we have a critical retrospective of Teatro de la Zarzuela's achievement in 2010-11
ZARZUELA CONTRA LA CRISIS
Ignacio Jassa Haro on the new season at Teatro de la Zarzuela, the change in management, and zarzuela's "state of the nation"

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BÁRBARA LLANES
The leading Cuban lyric soprano, in conversation with Christopher Webber
TOÑY ROSADO - MADRILEÑA BONITA
Gerardo Fernández San Emeterio with personal memories of a great singer, 15 years after her death

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DE LA ZARZUELA AL CINE - LA VOZ MARGINAL
Enrique Mejías García reviews a fascinating collection of essays on "the marginal voice - from zarzuela to cine"

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ENERGY INJECTION IN CALLE JOVELLANOS
Ignacio Jassa Haro meets the fiery new Musical Director at Teatro de la Zarzuela

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"DE MADRID A LONDRES"
Christopher Webber's meets Carlos Aransay - conductor, chorus master, singer, founder of Coro Cervantes... and much else

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GUERRERO SCORES
Handsome is as handsome does: Christopher Webber takes a look at some new publications from Fundación Guerrero
THE FONT MARCO FAMILY - ILLUMINATING ZARZUELA
The famous family of Compañía Lírica Dolores Marco - Montserrat, María Dolores, Amelia, Lorenzo y Eva - talking with Pedro Gómez Manzanares

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ONE OF US
Klaus Heymann, founder of Naxos, talks to Christopher Webber about the label's essential Spanish Classics series

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LUIS VARELA
Key actor in Spanish contemporary theatre, in conversation with Pedro Gómez Manzanares

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TWO HUNDRED YEARS OF MAESTRO CAMPANONE
Andrew Lamb delves into the complex history behind one of zarzuela's most curious adaptations, and comes up with some surprising conclusions
THE DESERT BLOOMS
Mary Montaño on the fascinating history of zarzuela in New Mexico

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ZARZUELA IN SECOND LIFE
Metaverse TV present the first, live global lecture on zarzuela - Sunday 28 February at 3pm Pacific Time!
CUBAN ZARZUELA
Christopher Webber's full review of Susan Thomas's new study - an "enlightening and indispensable book"

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CLASSIC CHAPÍ
Delightful picture book / cd souvenir of Teatro de la Zarzuela's "Música clásica" from Fundación Caja Madrid
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LOS CHICOS DE LA ESCUELA
Complete texts and translations of Torregrosa and "Quinito" Valverde's one-act zarzuela, written in 1903 for performance by a children's company.
ANTONIO GARCÍA GUTIÉRREZ
The wild young tiger who wrote the play behind Verdi's "Il Trovatore" and grew into the respected literary lion of La Zarzuela
ROBERT POURVOYEUR
The passing of the great international zarzuela aficionado is marked by Andrew Lamb's personal appreciation
FEDERICO CHUECA
ONE HUNDRED YEARS ON
On June 20th 1908, Federico Chueca, El alma de Madrid, died in his beloved city. CHRISTOPHER WEBBER examines the work and reputation of "the great original of zarzuela composers" one hundred years on

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CRISTÓBAL OUDRID
A short biographical article on one of the founding fathers of the romantic zarzuela.
Also new, a synopsis and introduction to his zarzuela BUENAS NOCHES SEÑOR DON SIMÓN
LA GENERALA:
WHEN VIENNA COMES TO MADRID
ANDREW LAMB's comprehensive article was written for the programme of Emilio Sagi's new Teatro de la Zarzuela production, where it appears in Spanish translation. Here is the English original...
ANTOINE LE DUC
"La Zarzuela - Voyage autour du théâtre lyrique national espagnol" expands on the author's excellent earlier writing. Christopher Webber reviews the new book
EL PUDÍN NEGRO DE STORNOWAY
An intriguing mix of genres, Torregrosa's neglected comedy classic deserves swift revival - full notes and synopsis (December 28th 2007)
A VISIT TO OVIEDO
Andrew Lamb finds plenty to relish in and out of the theatre, at Asturia's 14th Zarzuela Festival
THE ZARZUELA COMPANION
"The value of this work for English speakers is incalculable." Christopher Webber's book reviewed by Pablo Zinger
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RAFAEL FRÜHBECK DE BURGOS
has died in Pamplona, aged 80. An obituary by Andrew Lamb

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RAFAEL CASTEJÓN
One month after the death of his wife, Rafael Castejón has died in Madrid. Once again Pedro Gómez Manzanares writes...

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PEPA ROSADO
Pepa Rosado died in Madrid on February 14th 2014. Pedro Gómez Manzanares pays a personal tribute

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MAESTRO JOSÉ PERERA
has died in Madrid, not long before his 93rd birthday. A tribute from Pedro Gómez Manzanares...

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JUAN JOSÉ
The long-delayed premiere of Pablo Sorozábal's "popular lyric drama" announced for Donostia/San Sebastián and Madrid

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PASIÓN!
When Calixto Bieito directs a zarzuela gala, expect more than the customary costume gallery of teeth and smiles. At Theater Basel from next month...
PABLO SOROZÁBAL SERRANO
The death has been announced in Madrid of Pablo Sorozábal's only son, Pablo. A brief obituary...
MANUEL AUSENSI
The great Spanish opera and zarzuela baritone, whose death in Barcelona has been announced. Brief obituaries

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