“La Magia de la Zarzuela”

La Magia de la Zarzuela


Saturday, May 6, 2023
7:00 p.m.
Valley Keyboards
(956) 686-4863
Miller Recital Hall
900 Harvey - McAllen, TX

In collaboration with the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) School of Music, Valley Keyboards will be hosting the UTRGV Opera Workshop ensemble for a community performance of “La Magia de la Zarzuela”, featuring a program of arias, duets, and ensembles of Zarzuelas. The event is free and open to the public.

"La Magia de la Zarzuela"

Featuring the UTRGV Opera Workshop ensemble
– Francisco Rocafuerte, Artist in Residence and Director –

The Zarzuela is a musical genre derived from opera, but sung exclusively in Spanish as it was first developed in Spain and later spread to all Spanish-speaking countries, primarily in Mexico.

Eleven students from the UTRGV Opera Workshop ensemble will be performing one of the most famous Zarzuelas, “Luisa Fernanda” by Federico Moreno Torroba, in the first half. In the second half, they will sing arias and duets from Zarzuelas of different countries.

Student Performing Artists:
Doris Vanessa Cedillo – Soprano
Elyssia Fe Razo – Soprano
Jennifer Lopez – Soprano
Kaylle Lopez – Soprano
Laisha Nuñez – Soprano
Adam Garcia – Baritone
Antonio Ballesteros – Contratenor
Cristian Contreras – Baritone
Miguel Aguirre Jr – Tenor
Moises Garcia – Baritone
Zachary Ramsey – Baritone