Learn to sing and perform Spanish operetta.

Due to the statewide effort to curb spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) all Zarzuela classes are on hold. LA Opera takes safety and health very seriously, and while these cancellations are unfortunate, we are eager to do all that is necessary to ensure the safety of our fellow community members, staff, and students. We will be in touch as soon as we have any new updates to share, and are deeply grateful to you for your understanding. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Join the Zarzuela Project and learn to sing and perform with us.

  • Sing, dance and act—weekly classes are free.
  • No experience necessary
  • Classes are held on Wednesday evenings at Salesian High School
  • Perform onstage at Olvera Street and other unique Los Angeles spots
  • Make it a family tradition—all ages are welcome.
Hold up. what's zarzuela?

Zarzuela is a popular type of Spanish-language musical theater. It's fun, fiery, melodic, silly, energetic…we could go on forever. It's a guaranteed dose of drama and excitement for both performers and audiences.

We created The Zarzuela Project so that anyone and everyone could come together and experience the magic of performing. Check out a rehearsal or one of our free performances; we’ll save you a spot. You'll have a blast.


The Zarzuela Project is a collaboration with The Mariachi Conservatory. Want to learn to play a mariachi instrument to accompany your singing? Classes are offered free of charge, open to adults and students.

Generous support for the Zarzuela Project from the
California Arts Council
City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs