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Feb 9th, 2012, 02:43 PM
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Madrid Teatro de la Zarzuela seating

What is the minimum Zona class needed to see the entire stage without obstructions? Here are the list of Zonas in descending price order mentioned in their web site without mentioning stage visibility:

A: Butacas de patio Platea & Primer Piso
B: Butacas de patio platea & Laterales de Primer Piso
C: Butacas centrales de Segundo piso
D: Butacas laterales de Segundo piso
E: Butacas centrales de Tercer piso
F: Butacas Laterales de Tercer piso
G: Butacas Laterales Exremas de Tercer piso
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Feb 11th, 2012, 03:13 AM
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Greg, la Zarzuela has better views than more classical theatres such as the Teatro Real. It doesn´t have the typical bell form.

Having said that, I usually go for "butaca de patio" or the central second stage seats. I try not to buy "laterales" unless it is a concert I´m dying to hear. In this case, I´d say A, B and C. For "butaca de patio", prices A and B only mean nearer and further away from the stage.

If I am buying butaca de patio, I like to get a seat near the central corridor, just in case I have been working late and I´m in a hurry to arrive.

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Mar 31st, 2012, 01:21 PM
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I ended up getting C. For a dance performance, it was important to see from the stage from as central position as possible since the choreography was meant to be seen from the center. People on any lateral seats, D,F,G eventually moved over to empty seats in central location. For this type of performance, I would say the A on Primer Piso would have been the best seat to see the stage and the see choreography on flat stage having performance from the front to the back of the stage.
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Apr 1st, 2012, 03:52 AM
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Hope you went before Friday, the baile genious Rocío Molina performed together with Olga Pericet the first seven nights at Teatro de la Zarzuela in the piece they choreographed together for the Ballet Nacional (Suite Sevilla). Molina was Premio Nacional de Danza last year and New York Times recently presented her as "one of the finest soloists in the world today". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0gUCC5yFkg
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Yes, the Ballet performance was Ángeles Caídos and Suite Sevilla on March 29 where Rocío Molina and Olga Pericet danced a duet Statera El quilibrio del biend y el mal, ua simbiosis liberadora in the Ángeles Caídos as guest artists. I have never seen Flamenco and Modern ballet integrated this way.
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Wish I was there, have seen Molina nine times the last four years and each time is a new revelation. Here in here latest works, Vinática and Danzaora which I was lucky too see last summer:
Vinática: http://www.deflamenco.com/videos/ver...igo=FLA%7C3678
Danzaora (at the end of the clip): http://www.canalsur.es/portal_rtva/w...icia?id=184206
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Apr 1st, 2012, 08:27 AM
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If you go to see a Zarzuela at the theater then do yourself a favor and read up about it in English to get an idea of the story.I love the fact that there is always some great dancing representative of a region of Spain.Above the stage,the words in Spanish are displayed-really helpful.Lovely theater and they give great senior discounts!
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