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Tribute to La Zarzuela

12 February @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

£15 – £20

A beautiful Zarzuela concert to discover Spanish classical music in the stunning St Ann’s Church


The Zarzuela, a Spanish tradition.

Somebody with knowledge of Manchester musicals, operetta or opera will find some aspects of familiarity in Zarzuela, the Spanish popular opera which reached its definitive form in the 19th century as a mixture of instrumental music, singing, dancing.

Instituto Cervantes in Manchester presents Tribute to La Zarzuela, a fantastic classical music concert with the award-winning soprano Laura Alonso Padín and the famous pianist and composer Manuel Valencia Segarra in a repertoire with classics of the Zarzuela by authors such as Manuel de Falla, Joaquín Nin and Amadeo Vives, among others.

Recital programme

Gerónimo Giménez. La tempranica. “Sierras de Granada” Gerinaldo.

Manuel de Falla. Tus ojillos negros.

Joaquín Nin. El paño murciano.

Federico García Lorca. 18th Century Sevillanas.

Federico Moreno Torroba. La marchenera. “Tres horas antes del día”.

Federico Chueca. El año pasado por agua. “Oiga usted caballero”.

Xavier Montsalvatge. Canción de cuna para dormir a un negrito.

Manuel de Falla. El amor brujo (piano solo).

Gonzalo Roig Salida. “¡Yo soy Cecilia!”, Cecilia Valdés (1932) (Text by Agustín Rodríguez and José Sánchez-Arcilla, based on Cirilo Villaverde)


José Serrano. La canción del olvido. “La canción de Rosina”.

Ernesto Lecuona. María la O (cuban zarzuela).

Francisco A. Barbieri. El barberillo de Lavapiés. “Canción de Paloma”.

Instrumental song. Prelude “La Leyenda del beso”.

Amadeo Vives. El retrato de Isabela.

Pablo Luna. El niño judío. “De España vengo…”.

Ruperto Chapí. Carceleras. “Al pensar en el dueño de mis amores”, Las hijas del Zebedeo.

Gerónimo Giménez. La Tempranica. “La tarántula é un bicho mu malo…”.

With the support and collaboration of the Consulate General of Spain in Manchester, the University of Leeds and St. Ann’s Church in Manchester.

Doors open: 7.00 pm


General admission: £20

I. Cervantes students admission*: £15

*Students and Library ID card members of the Instituto Cervantes in Manchester.


Mask mandatory.

We also encourage everyone to use the sanitation stations and to register via the track and trace system when they arrive.

For more information, contact:


12 February
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
£15 – £20
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St Ann’s Church
St Ann St
Manchester, M2 7LF Manchester
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