Zarzuela of Central New York is a group of musicians interested in promoting performances of this genre in the Cortland, NY area. A Decentralization Grant has been awarded for a major performance at the Center for the Arts in Homer, NY on January 16, 2010.
See the Events page for More Information . or contact us at mail@ZarzuelaCNY.Org
Cuba - Canta y Baila
January 16, 2010
Center for the Arts, Homer, NY
Tickets are available at Jodi's Hallmark and Mando's Books, both on Main Street, Cortland, NY.
Buy Your Tickets HERE!
What is Zarzuela?
Zarzuela is the Spanish musical theater. It is the equivalent of French opera comique, German Singspiel or Italian opera bufa.
Zarzuela began during the reign of King Felipe IV. The King and his court would go the the Real Sitio del Pardo callec La Zarzuela, its name derived from the word "zarza" meaning "blackberry bush" which surrounded the building. In the royal halls of La Zarzuela, music was presented, comics would act and singers would sing for the enjoyment of the King and his royal court.