Una Cena Cantada

Dinner with live opera singers in the centre of Madrid

If there is one word that can describe the feeling of what happens every Saturday night at El Café de la Ópera (c/ Arrieta, 6) it is, without a doubt: Magic! Tenors, sopranos and mezzo-sopranos, accompanied by piano, perform the most famous melodies of opera and zarzuela just a few metres from the diners, while they explain their origins and the odd curiosity about their creation or composition.

An evening marked by elegance that every Saturday at 8:30 p.m. is dressed in its best clothes to enjoy Una Cena Cantada (Singing Dinner). And which renews its gastronomic proposal every season, inspired by the most famous operas and zarzuelas. Jugar con Fuego, the Spring menu, is inspired by Ventura de la Vega’s zarzuela with music by Francisco Asenjo Barbieri and is available with or without food and wine pairing.

A unique dinner show that you can enjoy just a few metres from the Royal Opera Theatre (Teatro Real de la Ópera) and the Royal Palace (Palacio Real), in the heart of the city. With its unique acoustics, it has its own lyrical company, making it the perfect place for a romantic dinner or to celebrate a special moment.

0A dinner with a show for everyone (and the whole family) in an original and charming restaurant that starts with a Zamburiña mexijapo style and continues with avocado gazpacho with olive oil ice cream. The main course features Salmon on creamy beetroot, cauliflower with a touch of vanilla and grapefruit purée followed by followed by Baked duck confit with potato and cinnamon parmentier. To finish, nothing could be more exquisite than the soft cheese flan with violet ice cream from Madrid.

Its great artistic direction offers a kind of interaction between the artist and the diner or spectator that will make constant improvisation and constant and pleasant surprises the secret ingredients that will make dinner at El Café de la Ópera a unique, unrepeatable and inimitable experience. An experience that everyone, whether more or less an admirer or follower of operatic singing, more or less a devotee of signature cuisine – both of which are specialities of the house – should experience, as they say: at least once in a lifetime.

Una Cena Cantada: 55 € (VAT included)
Una Cena Cantada with cellar: 80 € (IVA included)

From 5 to 26 August (both inclusive) there will be no Singing Dinner.

Every Saturday at 20:30 h (doors open at 20:15 h).
*Reservations are essential.

Booking conditions for Una Cena Cantada

At El Café de la Ópera it is essential to explain to our customers how the booking process for “Una Cena Cantada” works. As it is a dinner with a show, the team that makes it possible needs to plan in advance the arrangement of tables, space for the singers and the gastronomic preparation. Therefore, at the time of booking, your reservation must be guaranteed with a credit or debit card.

If you need to cancel or modify your reservation without any charge, you can do so 24 hours before the date of your reservation. Our reservations department will contact you the day before the show to reconfirm your booking and proceed with the payment.

In case of no-show or cancellation less than 24 hours before the date of your booking, no refund of the amount previously paid will be possible.

We look forward to seeing you and HAPPY MUSICAL EVENING!