A Spanish lyrical drama in which speech and song are mixed.
traditional Spanish vaudeville show; fish and shellfish stew
Spanish musical theater form combining song, dance, and speech. It originated as an amusement for royalty in the 17th century and found an early exponent in the playwright Calderón. Often satirical, zarzuela gained renewed popularity in the 20th century with the works of Frederico Moreno Tórroba (1891–1982).