The Eternal Flame “The Troubadour”, in Verdi, from the Royal Theater throughout Spain

They offer 14 functions The Troubadour, between 3 and the 25 of July, in a new production of Teatro Real, in coproduction with the Monte-Carlo Opera and the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen.

He 6 of July, Saturday, to 21.00 hours, The Troubadour It will be broadcast Facebook, in the Video page of the Royal Theater, in Opera Vision (Opera Europa) and screens installed in all corners of Spain, programming beginning of the fifth edition of the Opera Week (6 al 14 of July).

Registration open until 30 June for all municipalities and institutions that want to broadcast the opera with technical and promotional support of the Royal Theater: as joining retransmission.

Outside Spain, the opera will be broadcast in China, India and several Latin American countries: Chile, Guatemala, Peru, Dominican Republic and Uruguay.

The staging of Francisco Negrin seeks demarcate the Dramaturgical wireless frame sinister The Troubadour, with constant flashbacks, based on Spanish drama of Antonio García Gutiérrez.

In the pit Maurizio Benini will, Italian veteran musical director, he will return to Real after his acclaimed performances Tosca Y L'elisir d'amore.

Three big deals Verdian voices give life to the protagonist quartet The Troubadour, headers, in the opening and relaying 6 of July, by Francesco Meli tenor, soprano Maria Agresta, mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Semenchuk, Ludovic Tézier baritone and bass Roberto Tagliavini.

Around The Troubadour multiple cultural events are offered at the Royal Theater. [See schedule at the end.]

Functions The Troubadour Endesa you are sponsored.

Retransmitting opera, in coproduction with RTVE, integrated into the Opera Week, It is sponsored by Endesa, Telefónica, State Lotteries, Mutua Madrileña, Redexis and ENIT (Italian Official Agency for Tourism).

Between days 3 Y 25 of July Royal Theatre offer 14 functions a new production from The Troubadour, from Giuseppe Verdi, in co-production with Monte-Carlo Opera and the Royal Danish Opera, production that have premiered last year.

Seventeen years after the great victory Antonio García Gutiérrez (1813-1884) with his work the troubadour (1836), Giuseppe Verdi He instructed the veteran librettist Salvatore Cammarano imbricated transform the drama of the Spanish Romantic poet in a script that shun traditional operatic numbers ─arias closed, easels, cavatinas, duos, threesomes, choirs, etc.─ and Primara continuity and fluency of speech dramaturgical. Cammarano ─ which died without reaching the conclusion of the ópera─ created, but nevertheless, a script that incorporates all the formal clichés of the time, although structurally balanced: four acts divided into two scenes of unequal length.

In opera two plot lines intersect: the thirst for revenge of the gypsy Azucena, whose mother and son died at the stake, and the love triangle in which Leonora is disputed by two hostile suitors, They are representing families, classes and opposing ideologies.

With these wickers, Verdi composed an opera filled with dramatic nerve, melodic beauty and great theatrical effects, inexhaustible flowing and vertiginous, avoiding inconsistencies and excesses of the libretto: high voltage music welling, overwhelming, dragging the public to a collective catharsis, lewd and inevitable.

The production of The Troubadour which can be seen in Real, conceived by Francisco Negrín, It aims to help the viewer to demarcate the dark meanderings of drama, highlighting their hidden drives. Based on the metaphoric elements of the libretto ─el time, Negrin fire and noche─ shows ghosts and visions of the protagonists, caught in the inheritance of a truculent past, exposed in constant flashbacks weft.

The musical direction of this popular title will be verdiano Maurizio Benini ─ which he has previously directed Tosca Y L'elisir d'amore in Real─ and staging Francisco Negrín, who was seen in 2010 L'arbore di Diana, Vicent Martín y Soler.

Three distributions give life to the popular 'gothic drama' Verdi. up the leading quartet at the premiere and global relay of the opera the tenor Francesco Meli (Manrico, the Troubadour), soprano Maria Agresta (Leonora), mezzosoprano Ekaterina Semenchuk (Azucena) and baritone Ludovic Tézier (Count de Luna). In the same roles they will alternate with Piero Pretti, fiber Gerzmava, Marie-Nicole Lemieux is Artur Rucinski (second division); Y Piero Pretti, Lianna Haroutounian, Marina Prudenskaya Y Dimitri Platanias (third division). With all the Italian act under Roberto Tagliavini, soprano Cassandre Berthon and tenors Lara Fabian Y Moses Marin.

It will be the third time The Troubadour is presented in the Royal Theater reopened ─en 2000, with Garcia Navarro and Elijah Moshinsky; and in 2007, Nicola Luisotti and with the same producción─, after more than 300 Opera features that have taken place between 1854 (release date in Madrid) Y 1925. So, like now, This title is one of the most beloved of the Spanish public.


Until the 30 of June | Teatro Real, Great room, workshops, rehearsal rooms

Opera exposed: The Troubadour: A workshop to discover all the secrets of staging of the opera The Troubadour with people who make it possible, showing from the operation of the stage itself, to the staging and the choir, orchestra and set. The workshop will culminate with the assistance pregeneral opera rehearsal on Sunday 30 of June.

6 July at 21.00 hours | Teatro Real, Plaza de Oriente, international points and Palco Digital

Great international relay The Troubadour: the Teatro Real opera take to the streets across three giant screens in the Plaza de Oriente to retransmit The Troubadour from the Main Hall Theater. More of 150 cultural centers, plazas and theaters in Spain, the rest of Europe, America and Asia will join this relay; and further, It will be available through the online platform Digital Palco for free.

Of the 8 al 11 July at 19.00 Y 12 of July 18.30 hours | Teatro Real, Sala Gayarre and Digital Palco

A Verdi who: on the occasion of the 155th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi, a film series will be held in the Sala Gayarre, retransmitting five operas by Italian composer conducted the Teatro Real in previous seasons, these being: La traviata, Aida, Falstaff, A masked ball Y Otello.

9 July at 18.00 hours and 11 July at 12.00 hours | National Archaeological Museum, strong room

Touching story. Coins The Troubadour, the arras of Manrico and Leonora undreamed: The National Archaeological Museum held an exclusive visit to the vault the very conservative Numismatic Department, which will show a series of coins of the XV century they could use the protagonists of The Troubadour. Free activity (capacity of 10 plazas), with prior booking

10 July at 19.00 hours | Aljafería Palace, Zaragoza

Aljafería, opera and legends: Aljafería Palace Zaragoza will host a conference with the writer Miguel Angel Yusta as speaker, followed by a subsequent one-hour visit to the Torre del Trovador, in which Antonio García Gutiérrez developed part of the plot the troubadour, work in which Giuseppe Verdi's opera is based. Free entrance until full capacity.

Until the 31 of July | Museum of Romanticism, Museum halls

a work, an opera: Throughout the month of July, and the premiere of The Troubadour, Romanticism Museum will display a range of its collection with the image of Marietta Gazzaniga, soprano whose interpretation of the character of the gypsy Azucena encumbró to fame at the end of his career, in the XIX century.

Photograph: Alain Hanel

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