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Cristina Luar in La Verbena de la Paloma

La Verbena de la Paloma

2006 NR

First performed in 1894, Tomás Bretón's vibrant tale of Spain's festival of the Virgin of the Dove is a masterpiece of the Spanish musical theater genre known as zarzuela. The loose plot centers on a bustling village apartment building where enthusiasm for the annual festival leads to romance, revelry, a few fights and, of course, lots of music. Filmed at Madrid's Festival de San Lorenzo de El Escorial. José Antonio López and Amparo Navarro star.