Black el payaso / I pagliacci
04.04.2014 - 27.04.2014 | Teatro Zarzuela
Black el payaso
Operetta in a prologue and three acts by Francisco Serrano Anguita
Music by PABLO SOROZÁBAL
Worldpremiered at Teatro Coliseum, Barcelona, on April 21, 1942
Drama in a prologue and two acts by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Music by RUGGERO LEONCAVALLO
Worldpremiered at Teatro dal Verme, Milán, on May 21, 1892
Dates April 2014
Miguel Ángel Coso and Juan Sanz
The Teatro de la Zarzuela is a theatre in Madrid, Spain. The theatre is today mainly devoted to zarzuela (the Spanish traditional musical theatre genre), as well as operetta and recitals.
The theater was designed by Jerónimo de la Gándara and José María Sánchez Guallart, opening in 1856 on the birthday of Queen Isabella II. It provided a venue for `Zarzuela Theatre`, which combines spoken scenes with scenes that include song and dance. Originally the ceiling of the hall was decorated with a magnificent set of works by the painters Francisco Hernandez Tome and Manuel Castellanos, but these were eventually destroyed during renovations and structural changes. The original building burned down in 1909, but Cesareo Iradier later rebuilt it. The theater was renovated again in 1956.
In the past, in the city`s long absence of an opera theatre (i.e. during the closure of the Teatro Real up until 1997), this was Madrid`s theatre where most major opera performances were shown. The resident orchestra of the theatre is the Community of Madrid Orchestra.