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Luisa Fernanda, one of the last great romantic Zarzulas is a heart-wrenching love story told amid political unrest with delightful comic relief and stirring music. Zarzuela, a blend of opera and theatrical plays, became popular to the Spanish culture and reached highest popularity during the nineteenth century. In the beginning of the twentieth century great Zarzuelas were written and among them is Luisa Fernanda which, up to this date, is the most performed.

Luisa Fernanda is a love story told within the time of the popular 1868 uprising against the Queen of Spain. The themes relate to the universal desire for democracy; this was the first time in Spanish history that the people spoke out against their monarchy and demanded a government that spoke for the people. This story is very relevant to today's society and is told beautifully through traditional Zarzuela style.


Pacific Lyric Association is a non-profit corporation dedicated to promote the familiarity and enjoyment of opera and musical theatre.

Our intention is to present performances of these genres, accessible to the general public. These will be presented in a way that the audiences can perceive the entire musical and dramatic message.

Special attention will be devoted to promote Spanish operas, operettas (zarzuelas) and musicals.

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