[Opera Aficionado: Interactive Lecture Series] The Zarzuela

Presented by San Francisco Opera

The Zarzuela

Opera Aficionado is an exciting, new suite of programs designed for patrons who are passionate about opera. Aficionado provides an opportunity to learn more, dive deeper, and get an inside look at the world of opera.

Speaker: Stage Director Emilio Sagi

Originating at a palatial, 17th century hunting lodge near Madrid, the Zarzuela is a dramatic form of musical storytelling that once dominated the stages of Spanish-speaking countries in worlds both old and new. Making his debut among our diverse roster of scholarly speakers at Opera Aficionado, Operatic Stage Director Emilio Sagi will lead us on a historical survey of an art form rarely appreciated–or even known–in modern-day America.

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