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Teatro de la Zarzuela

Teatro de la Zarzuela
  • Extended Route 1: Historical Madrid
  • Route 1: Historical Madrid

The Teatro de la Zarzuela is the first and only theatre of Spanish lyrical. Located in the heart of the city centre, behind the Courts, it has always promoted the music of the Spanish lyrical genre and the best pieces from the repertoire are still sung and heard today. After the Civil War it went into decline until in 1956 (exactly a century after its inauguration), it was acquired by the General Society of Authors. It is currently owned by the Ministry of Culture.