- Location Washington,Washington, D.C,United States
- Date 22-09-2022
Under the direction of Maestro Sergio Alessandro Buslje, the Pan American Symphony Orchestra presents the most emblematic and best-known songs of the popular Spanish zarzuela. Depicting everyday people with stories rooted in the politics of their times, these beautiful songs speak of love, ideals, humor, mischief, and celebration based on Spain's folklore and national dances. With catchy lyrical melodies, the zarzuela offers romantic tributes and comic satire. Selections from El Niño Judio, a 1918 hit about a girl from Madrid who is in love with a Jewish bookseller, El Barberillo de Lavapie, about political intrigue in the time of Goya, La Gran Via, where a servant girl sings about the dances of her social class, and many more nostalgic melodies immerse you in the best of Spanish culture. Four talented opera singers from the current Spanish lyric scene accompany the Pan American Symphony Orchestra: Elisa Cordoba, soprano; Israel Lozano, tenor; Anna Tonna, mezzo-soprano; Gustavo Ahualli, baritone.