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Everything about Opera in Barcelona

The opera is a theatrical music genre that is usually accompanied by stage action, or at least that is how it has been designated since its creation in the 16th century. In the opera, the drama is exploited with music and singing, focusing not so much on the plot or the action but on the reaction of the characters, which they express themselves through their spectacular voices. There are countries that are great exponents of the genre, such as Italy, Germany, France and Spain.

In Spain, the opera took longer to develop than in other European countries. Here there was a great spoken theater tradition and it was widely considered that incorporating music and singing would not improve the final product. However, great writers set out to compose serious theme operas that did not reach out to the public, until the launch of another type of opera: Opera buffa (comic opera). This kind of fun opera with lighter themes is what would lead to the creation of the Spanish opera genre: La Zarzuela.

Today there are still many theaters where you can see the opera or get to know the Spanish Zarzuela in Spain. In the Catalan capital there are two of the most important in the country, where you can have an incredible experience and move in time enjoying fascinating pieces of national and international opera.

Popular Opera Venues in Barcelona

El Palau de la Música Catalana

Where is it? C/Palau de la Música,