Dating back to the 17th century in its earliest form, Zarzuela is a Spanish theatrical genre that blends spoken word with lyrical/musical content delivered in both operatic and popular song styles. It is theater and musical theater at once, high-brow and common — a mode accessible and enjoyable for all. Sound intriguing? This weekend, as a part of our city’s ongoing celebration of its Spanish heritage in the context of our Tricentennial, you can experience this vibrant form of theater for yourself at An Evening of Zarzuela. Presented by Casa de España en San Antonio, this performance will feature Soprano Judith Rodriguez, tenor Erich Schmidt, and pianist Anna Hakabyan performing a selection of famous arias. As an added bonus, the evening will include tapas and Spanish wine.