On Wednesday the 10th of December the Vallès Symphony Orchestra will accompany Carmen Solís and Alejandro Roy in a programme featuring the best of Spanish and Catalan zarzuela
Zarzuela first appeared as a staged musical genre in the Spanish court during the 17th century, led by the top playwrights of the day, Lope de Vega and Calderón de la Barca, and became increasingly popular during the second half of the 19th century at the hands of musicians the likes of Francisco Barbieri, Emilio Arrieta and Frederico Chueca, among others.
On Wednesday the 10th of December in the Palau de la Música, the Vallès Symphony Orchestra, directed by Rubèn Gimeno, will accompany soprano Carmen Solís and tenor Alejandro Roy in a repertoire of arias, overtures and duets taken from a selection of the best-known Spanish and Catalan zarzuelas.
The programme will include arias such as “No puede ser”, extracted from La tabernera del puerto, as well as fragments from other famous zarzuelas such as Agua, azucarillos y aguardiente, La Canción del Olvido, La tempranica, La del manojo de rosas, El bateo, Huésped del sevillano, El barberillo de Lavapiés, Luisa Fernanda, La leyenda del beso and Cançó d'amor i de guerra; in short, a selection of the most popular pieces by composers such as Chueca, Chapí, Serrano and Moreno Torroba, among others.
The concert Ballads of love, part of the series of concerts entitled Symphonies in the Palace dedicated to the Catalan Plataforma unitaria de ONG-SIDA (Unitary Platform NGO-AIDS), will take place in the Palau de la Música on Wednesday the 10th of December beginning at 8 pm. Seat prices range from 16 to 48 € and tickets may be purchased in advance here.
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