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This site aims to provide a useful entry point into a world of lyric theatre which remains little known to many music lovers, especially outside the Hispanic world. Zarzuela is to Spain what Gilbert & Sullivan is to England, Offenbach to Paris, Operetta to Vienna, the musical to Broadway - and much more!

Looking for that elusive zarzuela CD, or for Videos, Scores, sheet music and performance details? Try the CD Magazine and Information sections. There are some useful links to potential sources in both sections.

You'll also find reference articles here on zarzuela history, composers, writers, a singers' gallery ... and of course pages devoted to some of the most famous zarzuelas themselves. Material is added on a regular basis, and any suggestion/source information is extremely welcome.

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These pages are maintained in the UK by the London Editor Christopher Webber, and in Spain by the Madrid Editor Ignacio Jassa Haro. Please let us know what you would like to see on!


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Special thanks to Pedro Gómez Manzanares, Andrew Lamb, Enrique Mejías García; and María Luz González Peña at SGAE in Madrid for providing invaluable help.

Also to Michael Hopf, the late John Tombs, Paul van Ouden, Pedro Fernández Sánchez, and many others.

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