General links

Zarzuela discussion list
Join a discussion forum for questions and ideas relating to the zarzuela

La Fundación de la Zarzuela Española
The Zarzuela Foundation helps sponsor productions, and offers its members two stylishly-produced and illustrated magazine issues per year, plus the ability to purchase handsome graphic volumes covering the works themselves, creators, performers, and books about theatres - notably Emilio Carretero's three-volume history of the Teatro de la Zarzuela. However, the current management is focussed on past glories rather than the future of the genre; nor is it active in attracting or maintaining memberships for aficionados outside Spain.Contact details here

Salvador Aulló's well-organised resource contains a deal of useful information about Spanish singers, past and present. Membership is free - a simple registration process enables visitors to access the site's content.

La Zarzuela
Spanish Language. A very useful set of pages, with particular strength in composer biographies/discographies and music files. Highly recommended, and now the best Spanish site

La Zarzuela
Spanish Language. Features a number of synopses, composer biographies, sound bites, links and other zarzuela materials, attractively presented. No recent additions

Francisco Alonso
Maestro Alonso was one of the most beloved of all zarzueleros. His family have put together a beautiful and useful site devoted to his life and works

Andrew Lamb
The leading English "light music" critic has a homepage which features some useful links to various online zarzuela and operetta sources

Ernesto Lecuona
Stylish and comprehensive site, with biographical information, photos and a full discography (including the zarzuelas) for Cuba's favourite composer, as well as up to date performance news

Manuel Mira
An extensive and elegant memorial to this Alicante-born composer and conductor, produced by his grandson. Although Mira may have been a minor figure, he worked with many of the leading zarzueleros of the 1920s, 30s and 40s, and one of the most useful features of this tribute site is the comprehensive, brief biographical notes on Manuel Mira's many collaborators, singers and actors as well as composers.

new! Producciones Guridi S.L.
A new professional company devoted to stage and concert production of zarzuela, dance and opera in Spain.

Zarzuela Club of Madrid
La Club de Zarzuela de Madrid is a well-established amateur society devoted to the género lírico. The site features useful information and a gallery of production shots.

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