The many passionate, fiery or lyrical vocal pieces of Spanish zarzuelas have continued to thrive in concerts and recitals all over the world. One of the most renowned and ardent supporters of zarzuela melodies is Placido Domingo. Belying his 66 years, the world-famous tenor sings these rousing, seductive melodies with the beguiling sweetness of a much younger man and transports the enraptured listener to the calles and plazas of Madrid and Seville. Domingo is accompanied by the Mozarteum Orchestra under Jesus Lopez Cobos and, above all, by his partner for the evening, soprano Ana Marfa Martinez, “a beautiful woman with a fascinating voice, full of velvety mezzoish halftints in the middle and bottom ranges, with a gleaming top”. Martinez and Domingo serve up an evening of infectious good spirits and exquisite vocal treats. “The dazzle of genuine stars shone brightly over Salzburg!"