Saturday Concerts

Offenbach, zarzuela composer

THIS SERIES IS SUSPENDED UNTIL A DATE TO BE DETERMINED

Of Jewish-German origin—although nationalised French and a convert to Catholicism—Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880) is considered the creator of modern operetta, disseminated all over Europe through translations, adaptations and arrangements. In the case of Spain, the reception of this repertory translated into Spanish is particularly important. In contrast to pure and traditional narrations, this series reflects the enormous impact of Offenbach’s theatre on the Spanish genres and Spanish musical life. His works, adapted to a new a horizon of expectations, would ultimately be perceived as zarzuelas.

Concerts in this series