The Caserío Jesus Gurido (1886-1961) lyrical comedy in three acts Libretto by Federico Romero and Guillermo Fernandez-Shaw Madrid, 3 October, Teatro de la Zarzuela D. musical: Juanjo Mena D. scene: Pablo Viar SCENERY: Daniel White Vestuario: Jesús Ruiz Lighting: Juan Gómez-Cornejo Choreography: Distribution Muruamendiaraz Edyardo: angel Ódena, Raquel Lojendio,Andeka Gorrotxategi, Marifé Nogales, Pablo Garcia-Lopez, hope Mentxaka, Eduardo Carranza and Jose Luis Martinez Community of Madrid Orchestra and Choir of the Theater Proprietor …

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Don Carlo Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) Opera in five acts Libretto by Joseph Méry and Camille du Locle, based on the play Don Carlos, infant of Spain (1787) de Friedrich Schiller, translated into Italian by Achille de Lauzières and Angelo Zanardini. 2 October, Teatro Real Madrid D. musical: Nicola Luisotti D. scene: David McVicar Sets: Robert Jones Costume Designer: Brigitte Reiffenstuel Illuminator: Joachim Klein coreografo: Andrew George Dramaturgo: Maite Krasting D. choir: Andres Maspero Cast: …

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Mahler had said "I statelessness in triplicate: native of Bohemia in Austria, Austrian among Germans and Jews worldwide. Always an intruder, never welcome ", he was a prisoner of the time he lived. Viennese decadence and imperialism entered step opened new artistic currents, intellectual and philosophical, encabezas by Klimt, Olbrich, Hoffmann steel or Freud, his personal friend. It took to reach him recognition. The originality of the compositions, by …

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Last 10 August took place at the Auditorio de Peralada, an extraordinary concert with the performance of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra & Friends directed by Gustavo Dudamel (Barquisimeto, Venezuela, 26 of January of 1981), with a program that included in the first part The dream of a summer night (Full version) Felix Mendelssohn, with the intervention as narrator of the actress Maria Valverde, currently married to Gustavo Dudamel, which he gave the concert …

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Last 8 August took place in the Church of Carmen de Peralada, an extraordinary baroque music recital entirely dedicated to works by George Frideric Handel, with the participation of soprano Nuria Rial, tenor Juan Sancho and the Baroque ensemble Capella Cracoviensis, directed by Jan Tomasz Adamus owner. The concert was titled HUMAN LOVE, LOVE DIVINE, with a program prepared by Juan Sancho, of arias and duets from operas, …

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Last 9 August took place the concert of Juan Diego Florez in Peralada, with arias and duets from Italian and French repertoire, where the Peruvian tenor was accompanied by Armenian soprano Ruzan Mantashyan and the Symphony Orchestra of Vallés, directed by Guillermo García Calvo. Juan Diego Florez again showed his superb vocal and interpretative quality and a great ability to call, since the auditorium was completely full Peralada (the …

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DONIZETTI, BRIGHTLY CLOSES THE SEASON IN VALENCIANO PALLUCIA GAETANO DI Lammermoor DAU DE LES ARTS. By Diego Manuel García Pérez. The six performances of Lucia di Lammermoor that have taken place in the Palau de les Arts, They have resulted in a major victory. this opera, true paradigm of bel canto repertoire, and it was represented at this theater, in 2010, with great success, especially by the presence, so, Young soprano …

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  Il Trovatore burns en el Teatro Real Giuseppe Verdi's Il Trovatore (1813-1901) Dramma in four Salvadore Cammarano Libretto parts, based on the play El Trovador (1836) of Antonio García Gutiérrez D. musical: Maurizio Benini D. scene: Francisco Negrin set and costume designer: Louis Désiré Lighting: Bruno Poet D. choir: Andres Maspero Cast: fiber Gerzmava, Artur Ruciński, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Piero Preti, Roberto Tagliavini, Cassandre Berthon, Lara Fabian, Moses Marin, Sophie Garagnon El Teatro …

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  Capriccio, Strauss, a gift insperado at the Royal Theater CAPRICCIO Richard Strauss (1865-1949) Teatro Real in Madrid, 31 May 2019 Conversation piece for music en un acto de Libreto Joseph Gregor, Richard Strauss y Clemens Krauss, based on the original idea of ​​Stefan Zweig Released in the Munich Staatsoper 28 October 1942 Premiere at the Royal Theater, coproduced with the Zurich Opernhaus D. musical: Asher Fisch …

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Last 3 June ended the XXV edition of the Lied jointly celebrate the Teatro de la Zarzuela and the National Center for Dissemination of Music. And he did it in an original way. Around an excellent program, in which had much to see the accompanist, Justus Zeyen, It was held, Viennese mode, a meeting of extraordinary performers who did nothing but enhance the art of each …

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  A Francisquita full of contradictions Doña Doña Francisquita Amadeo Vives (1871-1932) lyrical comedy in three acts Libretto by Federico Romero and Guillermo Fernandez-Shaw, Inspired by the love of Lope de Vega discreet. In an adaptation of Lluis Pascual. Teatro de la Zarzuela Madrid 14 May 2019 D. musical: Oliver Diaz D. scene: Lluis Pascual Sets and costumes: Alejandro Andújar Lighting: Pascal Mérat Choreography: Nuria Castejon audiovisual Design: Celeste Carrasco Orchestra …

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  Almost removed from the world of composition, Giuseppe Verdi enjoyed the company of his wife Giuseppina Strepponi in his sleep Laugar, Sant´Agata. There some friends were coming, among others, the Boito. Arrigo Boito and Verdi had not had very good relationship so far, He was following the success of Otello, Boito libretto another successful, when they began a friendship that was consolidated during the last years of the composer, they shared …

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Gidon Kremer

Religious Music Week in Cuenca has already reached its 58 edition. More than enough for the consolidation of a festival time. But nevertheless, neither enthusiasm nor the environment can breathe a few years ago, despite the excellence of some of the performers who have been here in this edition. It is the case of the Latvian violinist, Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica. They have interpreted works …

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  Iolanta of CHAICOVKY OBTAIN A GREAT VICTORY IN PALAU DE LES VALENCIANO ARTS.Por Diego Manuel García Pérez. The four performances of Iolanta that have taken place in the Palau de les Arts, They have resulted in a major victory, especially by the excellent performance of the Orchestra of Valencia, superbly directed by Henrik Nánási, with a remarkable set of singers, with perfect idiomatic and stylistic mastery as needed …

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Vivica Genaux

Farinelli figure has been always extremely attractive to the public. A lot had to see the film that Gérard Corbiau devoted, treatment with questionable historical aspects, the famous castrati of the eighteenth century. After one of his first works with arias of Farinelli, collaboration with René Jacobs, now comes the Teatro de la Zarzuela with "Memory Farinelli", Vivica Genaux American mezzosoprano. With this job, Genaux tries to show …

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The Barberillo Lavapies at the Teatro de la ZarzuelaEl Barberillo Lavapies is one of the top works of the Spanish lyric, not only the zarzuela. His music represents the true popular root of Madrid most traditional and customary. Alfredo Sanzol says, "It contains the musical force of an era". The libretto by Luis Mariano de Larra is surprisingly current. It could have been written yesterday, showing that the characteristics …

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  La Calisto, efervescencia venecianaLA CALISTO Wagner (1602-1676) dramma per musica in a prologue and three years Libretto by Giovanni Faustini, based on the second book of the Metamorphoses (8 d.C.) Ovidio Premiered at the Teatro San Apollinare of Venice 28 November 1651 Premiere at the Royal Theater Production of the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich Madrid 25 of March, 2019 D. musical: Ivor Bolton D. scene: David Alden Sets: …

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  Idomeneo, King Idomeneo of Crete, Re di Creta Mozart opera seria in three actos, K. 36 Teatro Real, 20 February 2019 Libreto de Giovanni Battista Varesco, based on the work Idoménée (1712) Antoine Danchet, inspired by the eponymous play (1705) Prosper of Crébillon reviewed by Mozart for the premiere at the Auersperg Palace Vienna Version 10 March 1786 New Theater production …

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the Rheingold, Richard Wagner, tetralogy arrives at Rheingold Theater RealEl (the Rheingold) Prologue in four scenes scenic Der Ring des Nibelungen festival Music and libretto by Richard Wagner (1813-1883) Released in the Königlichen Hof- and National Theater de Múnich, he 22 September 1869 Premiered at the Teatro Real 2 March 1910 Oper Köln production D. musical: Pablo Heras-Casado Concepción: Robert Carsen, Patrick Kinmonth D. …

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Adrianne Pieczonka

Schubert Winterreise escribe (Winter trip) It is very advanced and syphilis that led to his death shortly afterwards. Lonely and without having had any success in his career, Schubert shells along 24 songs two fundamental themes in the poems of Wilhem Muller, loneliness and the road. And it does transmitting, wrenching way, his own inner winter, full of melancholy, loneliness and fear of death that …

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controversy “Magic Flute” open season in Les ArtsPor Diego Manuel García Pérez. This controversial Magic Flute, with a transgressive staging of Graham Vick, It is purporting to show the serious imbalances affecting today's society, with a clear confrontation between the poorest and most privileged classes. Large placards and protest banners dominated the stage space and the lateral ends of the different floors of the room, beside …

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Turandor, Giacomo Puccini look and shadows (1858-1924) lyrical drama in three acts Libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni, based on the homonymous fable Carlo Gozzi D. musical: Nicola Luisotti D. scene and lighting: Robert Wilson Figurinista: Jacques Reynaud makeup and hair: Manu Halligan Videocreador: Tom Jeziorski Dramaturgo: José Enrique D Macián. choir: Andres Maspero D. children's choir: Ana González Cast: Oksana Diving, Raúl Giménez, Giorgi Kirof, Roberto Aronica, Miren Urbieta-Vega, Joan Martin …

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Maria del Pilar

The Teatro de la Zarzuela continue bailing titles of Spanish lyric genre who for various reasons had been forgotten. Some of these works, as María del Pilar, Gerónimo Giménez teacher, He not explained that they have lived so long in the ostracism. It premiered at the Teatro Circo Price in Madrid 1902 Y, since then, never again knew. It seems that one of the reasons for these absences may be in a librettos …

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Miquel Ortega being accompanist at the Teatro de la Zarzuela, back in 1991, He began composing an opera based on the work of his admired Federico García Lorca. It was nothing less than "The House of Bernarda Alba". In a few months the first act was finished. From now on, and because of the numerous commitments that he was acquiring the composer, his work went on for 8 More years. In its composition …

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Only the sound remains Kaija Saariaho (1952) Libretto operates in two parts of Ezra Pound and Ernest Fenollosa, based on Tsunemasa and Hagaromo, two pieces of clásoco Japanese Noh. New production of Teatro Real, coproduced with De Nationale Opera & Ballet Amsterdam, la Finnish National Opera in Helsinki, the Opéra National de Paris and the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto. D. musical: Ivor Bolton D. scene: Peter Sellars scenography: Julie Mahretu Costume Designer: …

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Mariella Devia

Mariella Devia came to the Royal Theater with the intention of saying goodbye, although hardly appreciate her voice indications minor decline. We will not see it in operatic productions, those that require you to spend long periods away from home in Rome, but if we can hear it until late 2019 in some recitals. And he says goodbye to the closing scenes of bel canto operas two were rescued during the last decades …

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Ballet of the Rhine

Gradually Madrid is going fond further ballet and dance, and more and more shows of this type that are programmed. The Royal Theatre, who started the last day 12 his ballet season, quality makes the difference. Not many, moment, productions offered throughout the season, but if they are extraordinarily outstanding. This time we have tried one of the …

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The playbill of the second recital of Lied, Lemon organized by the Teatro de la Zarzuela and the National Center for Dissemination of Music, article contains a delicious musicologist Cristina Aguilar which begins:"Never melancholy was a sign of national identity as clear as in Russia. Fyodor Dostoyevsky held: "The really great men must experience, as far as I know, great sadness' ". And it has been …

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After a season, the 17/18 complicated, the Teatro de la Zarzuela inaugurated the 18/19 with a more typical expectation and glamor of Milan Scale, but castizo. Nobody wanted to miss the event began with a poster relumbrón. Katiuska, Paul Sorozábal. After 37 years of absence in the street theater Jovellanos, He came with a cast to match any opera house ringside: Ainhoa ​​Arteta, …

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Faust Charles Gounod (1818-1893) Opera in five acts Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, based on the play Faust et Marguerite (1850) Michel Carré and the homonymous work (1808) de Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. New production of Teatro Real , coproduced with De Nationale Opera & Ballet Amsterdam D. musical: Dan Ettinger D. scene: Alex Olle (La Fura dels Baus) Works towards scene: Valentina Carrasco Scenography and video: Background …

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Gerhaher y Huber

Started at the Teatro de la Zarzuela the celebrated Lied jointly organized with the National Center for Dissemination of Music. This season, Besides, celebrates 25 year cycle. And to start in style, Christian Gerhaher and his alter ego the piano, Gerold Huber, They have delighted everyone with Schwanengesang, Franz Schubert. swansong (The swan song), It consists of texts of different authors and …

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The Damnation of Must

WITH REPRESENTATIONS Damnation de Faust by Hector Berlioz, CLOSING THE SEASON OF THE PALACE OF ARTS. By Diego Manuel García Pérez. The Damnation of Must (The Damnation of Faust) Hector Berlioz, He has closed the season at the Palau de Les Arts in Valencia. A season especially complicated by the resignations of Davide Libermore and Fabio Biondi. The Damnation of Must, It is a little-scheduled, despite its extraordinary quality …

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Home Lucia

In the second half of the eighteenth century Benjamin Franklin, as fond of music as science or politics, polished and sophisticated instrument formed by crystal glasses joined to a wooden base and emitting a distinctive sound when touching the edge of the cups with the fingertips. He had created the glass harmonica. Quickly use of this new instrument spread salons …

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Die Soldaten at the Royal Theater

    There are many artistic expressions that have tried to reflect one of the main features of the twentieth century in its most negative, the horror, aberration and evil man is capable of generating almost infinitely. And there have been many artists, tragically influenced by having lived firsthand the cruelty of World War II. One of them was the German composer Bernd Alois …

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Matthias Goerne

Con swansong (Swansong) It ends the cycle this season has offered Matthias Goerne on Schubert Franz. The whole universe of Schubert lieder Die Schöne Müllerin with (The beautiful molinera) y Winterreise (Winter trip). He 30 April Goerne and Hinterhäuser addressed Winterreise. A cycle of songs compounds initially tenor, but leaving open the possibility of being interpreted by most serious voices that can provide greater intensity and darkness every …

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The Rover 1

By Diego Manuel García Pérez.El Palau de Les Arts he has always shown interest in the young Verdi operas, having set in past seasons titles like: I due Foscari, Nabucco y Macbeth, to which it has been added Il Corsaro, with five performances that took place last 28 March and 1, 5, 8 Y 10 of April. curiously, despite being one of the lesser known Verdi opera, public attendance …

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Gloriana 1 Real

Daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth Tudor was dispossessed, with her sister Mary, their dynastic and secluded life rights in court. It was Catherine Parr, last wife of his father who, In addition to addressing humanistic training, Henry VIII got signed before dying the Act of Succession by the two sisters regained their rights to the throne behind his brother Eduardo. Behind the …

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Florian Boesch

Last 9 April we were about to hear in the Teatro de la Zarzuela recital 6 Lied Cycle the National Dissemination Center of Music organizes every year. Antonio Moral, director, He came to the microphone stage at hand to explain the events that occurred during the weekend and alter the representation. Let's start thinking that the proposed merger of the Royal Theater and …

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Aida 1

Some of the most famous operas and performed the repertoire, They are not exactly the easiest to upgrade. We are used to seeing almost every major opera houses situated at different times, places and times. All but one, Aida. Almost impossible to place it in a different era referred to, much less change their location and removed from the banks of the Nile, where Verdi placed some of his most brilliant and intimate escenas.Lejos and overcome …

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Elina Garanca

Public! public! public!, was the cry of the Teatro de la Zarzuela stood on Sunday 11 during the emotional statement he read Karel Mark Chichon director on his behalf and on behalf of Elina Garanca: “Amado public, both Elina and I are here because we love Spanish music, especially zarzuela, and that's why we took her to all over the world. And it is our desire to continue to defend this great theater …

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Matthias Goerne

Last monday 26 February, baritone Matthias Goerne, He offered the first of three concerts that will make this season in the Lied Cycle Teatro de la Zarzuela and the National Center for Dissemination of Music. The closing stages of the courts culminating recital I for a moment of silence before starting the applause. An intimate silence, introspection and meditation that always accompany those magical moments of inner turmoil. An experience …

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Street scene, one of the great masterpieces of American musical theater, It began as a play by Elmer Rice awarded the Pulitzer in 1929.Y ended up falling to a Kurt Weill who came to the United States fleeing from Nazism and World War II. The German composer was fascinated by the text, new rhythms found in their host country and forms of expression, absolutely free stop writing and use resources. …

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  The five performances of Peter Grimes that have taken place in the Palau de les Arts, They have resulted in a major victory, because of the excellent combination of scenery, stage direction, a magnificent orchestral performance, magnificent performance of the solo voices, well complemented by a remarkable interventions of other performers that make up the extensive cast of this opera. Y, especially, a brilliant performance as always- Choir of Generalitad …

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<"Dead man walking" is one of the clearest examples of that opera serves, mainly, to tell stories. And it tells a story that sends us all into thinking corner. This is a work to reflect on many issues, the pain, the forgiveness, justice and the exercise by the state, the human condition, repentance and, especially, the universal theme in opera and in all expressions …

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Maruxa returned to his home, the Teatro de la Zarzuela, almost 47 years later. It was in this theater which premiered at 1914 when its composer, Amadeo Vives, He was artistic director of the Zarzuela. And back in style. Upon entering we waited for the sound of a bagpipe that is creating the right environment to hear that, by musical director, José Miguel Pérez-Sierra, "It is a great Spanish opera of his time, Y …

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Piotr Beczala

It was the first time that the Polish tenor Piotr Beczała participated in the Lied of Teatro de la Zarzuela, in collaboration with the National Center for Dissemination of Music and the Polish Institute of Culture. Definitely, the participation of one of the most popular tenors of the moment raises the already high level of this cycle of Lied. Beczala is an unusual tenor. His vocation for music was late, It came as …

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      just ten years ago it was represented for the first time El Palau de Les Arts, Verdi's Don Carlo, then with the excellent direction of Lorin Maazel disappeared They were still good times for Palau! This opera has again scheduled to officially open, last 9 from December, the new season 2017-18, with the presence in the cast of incombustible Placido Domingo as Rodrigo Marquis de Posa. Madrid singer …

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Ars Atlantic

This is not the first season in the Teatro de la Zarzuela Notes program cycle Ambigú. Already last year he hung the sign "no tickets" in all actions of the cycle. To see and hear a few meters unquestionable quality interpreters, It is a gift that does not always have access. And, Besides, the price of the town is 10 €, the gift is literal. Last monday …

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The Wildcat 1

He came back the Spanish opera "El Gato Montes" to the stage of the Teatro de la Zarzuela to celebrate the centenary of its composition. And he did under the direction of José Carlos Plaza scene and the music of Ramon Tebar, para dar life to the music of Manuel Penella. Undoubtedly the most valuable of the work of Penella is a music full of nuances and dramatic power load …

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Javier Camarena

Who was not afternoon 19 November at the Teatro de la Zarzuela, You may have missed one of the lyrical events of the season. It was the first time the Mexican tenor boarded a recital composed entirely of zarzuela. A genre considered "minor" historically and Javier Camarena himself was responsible for denying: "I do not understand this tendency to make the zarzuela a minor genre, Does not have it, no …

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Twenty years has this Carmen de Calixto Bieito finally arriving to the Royal Theater. Production more represented in the history of this opera, It comes with some controversy over "adjustments" that the art team has been forced to perform on supposedly offensive scenes. The changes are merely cosmetic, so as not to focus on certain elements that only pretended to be artistic expressions. Based on the work of Prosper Mérimée, Bizet adapted …

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El Cantor de Mexico

He arrived at the Teatro de la Zarzuela operetta El Cantor de Mexico. composed in 1951 by the French, but Hispanic American, Francis Lopez, and written to be interpreted by the famous Luis Mariano, who came to interpreting in more than 850 occasions. His stage manager, Emilio Sagi, He adapted and updated the initial script, somewhat outdated, for release 2006 en el Théàtre Châtelet. Production has come to Madrid …

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Magdalena Kožená

The Royal Theater was a new attempt Friday fusion between Baroque and Flemish. Entitled Love: between heaven and hell, works presented, among others, José Marín, Juan Serqueira of Lima, Jean Battiste Lully, Juan Hidalgo and Sebastián Durón. I must say that the result of this merger attempt has been nil. Gerard Mortier said that flamenco should be on stage at the Teatro Real, as …

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Lucio Silla

With only 14 years, and during a tour of the then kingdoms of Italy with his father, Mozart releases the first serious opera career, Mitridate, kings of Pontus. Such was the success that the young Mozart received another custom Teatro Regio Ducal in Milan, an opera to celebrate, Two years later, Winter carnivals the Lombard capital. Lucio Silla is a crucial work in evolution …

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Mademe Butterfly at the Festival of Peralada

Like last year with Turandot, Peralada Festival has chosen another title Pucciniano, Madama Butterfly, a great victory for the Albanian soprano protagonist Ermonela Jaho, in the interesting scenic proposal of Joan Antonio Rechi, located in Nagasaki devastated by the explosion of the atomic bomb. Scheduled for day 7 Y 9 of August. The second performance had to be suspended at the end of Act I, due …

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Gregory customer

Veteran tenor Gregory Kunde US (Kankatee, Illinois, 24 February 1954), He debuted in the early eighties of last century with a lyrical voice light, which allowed him to meet and bel canto roles mozartianos. Suffering from cancer 1994, diagnosed after a few performances of L'italiana in Algeri by Rossini, at the Teatro de la Zarzuela, He managed to overcome severe illness and resume his career 1996. Over the …

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Julia Lezhneva

The Castell de Peralada Festival, He held its thirty-one edition, offering a varied program that included several opera recitals, among them, those offered by the young Russian soprano Julia Lezhneva and tenor Gregory Kunde American veteran, which they took place respectively on 5 Y 6 August in the Church of Carmen de Peralada. Julia Lezhneva (Sakhalin Island, Russia, 5 December 1989) It is one of the great figures …

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Daniella Barcelona y Jessica Pratt en Tancredi

Valencia's Palau de Les Arts, He has brilliantly closed the season with five performances of Rossini's Tancredi, they have gathered a great voice cast led by Daniela Barcellona as Tancredi and Jessica Pratt in the role of Amenaide, next to the excellent performance of the Orchestra of Valencia conducted by Roberto Abbado. As well, It should be noted the interesting scenic proposal Emilio Sagi. curiously, and being higher quality representations that have been …

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Madama Butterfly

Toward 1850 and after two half centuries of isolation, Japan is obliged to open to the world. It counts at the time with two important showcases, the Universal Exhibition in London (1862) Y, especially, the Paris (1867). In this last, draws the attention of major artists who are influenced by Japanese cultural imprint and are, at the same time, who first spread these new trends. Artists like James …

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Marina is one of those Spanish reference works that all fans have recorded in its memory. Who does not sometimes hums his conocidísima "A drink, let's drink". It has also always been one of the most scheduled. The last time just four years ago in this same theater. Although previously Twenty years had elapsed, since Jorge Alfredo Kraus played. The teacher Emilio Arrieta, He transformed the Marina zarzuela opera to be …

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Juan Diego Florez

Last 13 June finally put this season cycle Real Voices. And he did it in style, with a recital by tenor Juan Diego Flórez. lavishes not excessively Peruvian tenor, still less it does in operatic performances, and his last appearances at Real had not left a mark too deep. Flórez has some vocal characteristics that can be addictive, at least for the vast majority …

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Werther is shown for the first time in El Palau de les Arst Valencia, in the course of five performances. Orchestra of Valencia, superbly directed by Hungarian Henrik Nánási, It has been the big winner. The results in both the vocal level and stage have been more discreet. Jules Massenet (1842 –1912) he came to compose operas twenty-five being the best known and represented Manon (1884), Werther (1892) there Thais (1898). As well …

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The Golden Cockerel at the Teatro Real in Madrid

Often children's stories serve to present so candid situations or unsavory characters, which they are used to provide a reflection or critical moralizing purposes. This is the case tale The Golden Cockerel, written by Aleksandr Pushkin, inspired by the Tales of the Alhambra Washington Irving, and librettist Vladimir Balsky adapted to compose Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov its fifteenth and last opera. Rimsky initial ambiguity of the …

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Joyce DiDonato

Joyce DiDonato patient notes, sitting from the back of the stage, as the audience enters the room and takes a seat. It is becoming fashionable this entry gayola porta, it requires some courage to tear sing if you previously have warmed. American mezzo presented at the Teatro Real in Madrid his new show (and disco) "In war and peace: harmony through music ". A project loaded with good intentions …

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About two hours drive north of Rome, It is the charming little medieval town of Viterbo, in the region of Lazio. On the outskirts of Viterbo, Bomarzo en, if levanta and Castello Orsini. Belonging to the Orsini, one of the most ancient and illustrious families in medieval Italy. Pier Francesco Orsini, hijo de Giovanni Corrado Orsini y Clarice Anguillara, he managed to inherit the dukedom years after death …

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Lucrezia Borgia Arts

Lucrezia Borgia of Gaetano Donizetti, It is shown for the first time in El Palau de les Arst and has been a real triumph for soprano Mariella Devia, who has offered a complete masterclass bel canto, going to all the vocal and performing demands of this complex and contradictory character, their work being rewarded with sound ovations. The other attraction of these representations has been the magnificent performance by mezzo Silvia Valencia …

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Rodelinda, one of the most beautiful operas of Händel first came to Real in what is now the season of big releases. The London 1725 It is the most cosmopolitan city in Europe. With more than one million inhabitants and outside the conflicts that occur in the continent, enjoys a remarkable artistic activity. Händel, the greatest exponent of Italian opera in London, not only acts as …

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Franco Fagioli

Despite living in Madrid and one of the voices of countertenor most claimed today, Argentine Franco Fagioli had not yet made his debut in this city. That may be one reason why there were so many empty seats. And it was Fagioli, at least until Wednesday, unknown to the general public. Who did not attend the 22 March to recital at the Teatro Fagioli …

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Cecilia Bartoli

Baroque lovers are celebrating with programming the Teatro Real has prepared for this spring. Cecilia Bartoli Franco Fagioli in its cycle of "Voces del Real", to prepare the release of Rodelinda, Händel's work that first comes to this theater. Cecilia Bartoli came accompanied by Sergio Ciomei always original piano. “A journey through 400 Years of Italian Music” is the name of the tour …

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Natalia Together

On Wednesday he sounded at the National Auditorium Mahler's Fifth Symphony. That Symphony with which, apparently, Mahler was never entirely satisfied and amended on several occasions. Perhaps the version of this work offered Natalia Ensemble departs from the spirit of experimentation author. And the result is fascinating. The 17 Ensemble musicians are Natalia had agreed on the Gustav Mahler Youth (GMJO). After this experience …

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Billy Budd

Didficil to understand that one of the most important works of the twentieth century had not represented today in Madrid. Billy Budd, the most colorful work of Benjamin Britten, He arrived at the Royal Theatre of the hand of one of the most prestigious stage directors, Deborah Warner, who has filed a perfect radiography of the intentions of a Britten dealing with subtlety one of his most recurrent themes, this duality that for him …

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Christian Gerhaher

Christian Gerhaher offered its traditional concert at the Lied CNDM in the Teatro de la Zarzuela. He did, also as always, accompanied by his faithful Hubert Gerold. This time a selection of works by Schumann Liederbuch (Book of songs). Schaumann works composed in 1840, its most fertile year in composition of such works, how good commercial acceptance had at the time. The happiness …

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the villainess

Thirty-three years have passed since the last performance of The villain in the Teatro de la Zarzuela. And it not explained very well that much time has elapsed in the case of a work of so much substance in the genre boy. Even less is understood if we consider that music is the maestro Amadeo Vives, and it is based on the work Peribáñez and the Commander of Ocaña, Lope de …

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The Flying Dutchman

“Hell on earth ", well it is known to the city of Chittagong, en Bangladesh. Place where is the biggest shipbreaking the world and where work is done very precariously. Where human life has value only but, at the same time, It is a tremendously spiritual society, who believes in reincarnation and in the more traditional legends permanently entering contradiction with the most ruthless materialism. Y …

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Sicilian Vespers

El Palau de les Doctor, He has started its new season with Vespri Siciliani I, one Verdi opera authentic appeal, though little known by the general public, as it is shown rarely. Only, its magnificent overture is often included as part of concert. So, for the Valencian coliseum was challenging an opera like this, especially, for their great demands on the vocal level. After the success of the call …

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Iphigenia in Thrace at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid

the Teatro de la Zarzuela launched into a bold and risky adventure: schedule a baroque zarzuela. Iphigenia in Thrace, the Spanish José de Nebra with libretto by Nicholas Gonzalez Martinez. Besides the tastes, Each one has his own, can one approach this production seeing the glass half full or half empty. And this time there are arguments for both views. We will see… If we take into account that …

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La clemenza de Tito at the Teatro Real Madrid

“Turn away from our life everything that is not love ... ", They sing a duet Annio and Servilia in one of the most romantic moments of this opera. And so in love must be to venture successfully into the ice escenográfico proposed Ursel and Karl-Eenst-Rousset in its proposal last opera composed by Mozart written for the coronation pomp of Leopold II as King of Bohemia. Time passes for this production …

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Angela Meade as Norma

Not surprising that Norma, which they say is the masterpiece of bellcantismo, and one of the repertory operas, it has taken 102 years to be represented at the Teatro Real in Madrid. Bellini, bridge between classicism and romanticism, It took the curiosity of everyday emotions to a timid society by Catholicism. A true revolutionary of the romantic feelings he knew influence other composers. Chopin inherited from Bellini's …

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Otello at the Teatro Real Madrid

A cozy and renovated Teatro Real received the 15 September the start of the season. New colors and signs that bring you, in appearance at least, other prestigious theaters. Y, like La Scala or the Met is involved, the most famous perched on the forocool located at the entrance holl evening dress. Surely this is a way to advertise the theater and the season begins, although it produces …

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Two years ago he saw the debut in Peralada Xavier Sabata (Avia, Barcelona, 1976), who scored a big win with the concert was entitled "Furioso or the footsteps of Orlando". His return to Peralada, He has been one of the greatest attractions in the programming of the thirty edition of the festival ampurdanés. Countertenor Barcelona showed again his musicological concerns, to develop a program around the figure of Alexander …

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Castell Peralada Festival celebrated its thirty edition, programming highlighting the two performances of Puccini's Turandot, which they took place last 6 Y 8 of August, with great success of audience that completely filled the Auditorium Parc del Castell. Turandot was represented for the first time in the festival ampurdanés. But, go to parties, since before prosecuting these representations of Turandot, I would like to introduce the reader to the …

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Placido Domingo and Michael Fabiano in I Due Foscari at the Teatro Real

I due Foscari is one of the works composed by Verdi in so-called "galley years". So the composer himself referred to the seven years in which he composed no less than eleven operas. Does not about, much less, one of his best works. Not even the best known. But there's something I due Foscari to be displayed more times than their quality and position …

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Death in the opera Der Kaiser von Atlantis

If all works need their context, the work of Viktor Ullmann, The Emperor of Atlantis or Death abdicates (The Emperor of Atlantis or the abdication of death), It has in the context of its main protagonist. A protagonist who is not, who does not sing or act, but in this production it is evident in numerous occasions. Ullmann composed this work during their stay in the camp Terezin. A …

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It was the eighth time that Christian Gerhaher participated in the Lied Cycle CNDM in the Teatro de la Zarzuela. This time interpreting Winterreise (winter trip), Franz Schubert composed in 1827 for voice and piano. In it expresses the feelings of a walking through a winter landscape and frigid, after learning of the rejection of his beloved. Pinpoints his melancholy through a journey in which only …

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Angela Denoke

The recital has offered the German soprano Angela Denoke at the Royal Theatre last 15 of June, It was undoubtedly the perfect complement to Moses and Aaron Schoenberg, Der Kaiser von Atlantis by Viktor Ullmann and Hans Krasa Brundibár of. With the Cycle Dancing on the volcano, The Royal Theatre has been worth interwar music and composers, captained by Kurt Weill, They are trying to leave …

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Susan Graham

Was the last concert cycle Real Voices, and this time by mezzo-soprano Susan Graham of. Born in New Mexico, Graham scored big differences with the two American divas that have preceded it in recent days in Madrid. The first, the elegance, thereby responding to the canons and more pragmatic ways of lieder singing this. Nothing to do, for example, con la dicharachera Renée Fleming. The next difference …

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Moses and Aaron

The Royal Theatre decided to devote the second part of his season to a single thread that elapses between the interwar period and the effect it had on the artistic expression of those who suffered. One such character was the composer Arnold Schoenberg that, influenced by the persecution of the Jews, He decided to embrace the beliefs of their ancestors. It took as inspiration for the Book of Exodus in the Bible and …

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Idomeneo, Mozart

The Palau de les Arts in Valencia has made a strong commitment, by staging its own production, a Mozart opera Idomeneo as, King of Crete, little-known Spanish public, despite its high quality music, as it is usually represented very rarely, at least compared with other famous titles like Mozartian: Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni , Cosi fan tutte and La flauta mágica. Five o'clock …

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Parsifal at the Teatro Real

Parsifal, Wagner last composition, He was released from his exclusive contract with Bayreuth 31 December 1913. That night was premiered at the Liceu in Barcelona and the next day at the Teatro Real in Madrid. Written in turbulent times, perfectly reflects a destroyed world and the need to find a liberating exit or something like a messiah. That deliverer looking Amfortas with his brotherhood …

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Karita Mattila

It was the first time the Finnish soprano Karita Mattila participated in the Lied the Teatro de la Zarzuela. Still we remember it in its fantastic Katia Kabanova interpretation at the Royal Theatre a few years ago. He presented a varied program. A first more French side, con agitadas obras de Poulen, Mattila who plays with great descriptive audacity, to continue with works by Duparc and Brams. The second part, more intimate, he was …

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Luisa Miller

Two performances were scheduled Royal Theatre Verdi Luisa Miller. A work unjustly considered minor in the repertoire. Perhaps because its composition, prior to the trilogy of Rigoletto, Il trovatore and La traviata placed it in the background. Verdi has this time with librettist Friedrich von Schiller giving more importance to love and social drama of the original work, Cabal and Love (intrigue and love). What the author …

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Maria Jose Montiel Maria Moliner plays at the Teatro de la Zarzuela

It is unusual brand an opera in Spain. I is even less so in the Teatro de la Zarzuela. And if opera is Spanish, more musical event, We talk almost a miracle. Maria Moliner is a character with enough packaging to star in a story. Packaging and heroics who made a formidable task from pure ostracism. Write a dictionary of use of Castilian in the solitude of his room …

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Ten years is a long if what comes back is to listen to Andreas Scholl at the Royal Theatre. It did last 22 of April. This time accompanied by his wife, Tamar Halperin, the key, y por Titian Bagnati, y laud Marco Frezzato, cello. All of them led by the violinist Stefano Montanari whose magical virtuosity led him to the purest Baroque interpretation and making variations impossible phrasings full of originality. your domain …

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Renée Fleming

There are many fans that the American soprano Renée Fleming has in Spain. At least this was demonstrated in his recital last night at the Teatro Real. With works ranging from the Baroque to the nineteenth century, He toured the wide repertoire that has given him international fame. In the first part, dedicated to baroque, he played works by Mozart, Handel and Schumann. A first part of the recital not too well chosen to …

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Last 19 March was held in Oviedo Gala Awards delivery Campoamor. This year with a special celebration because they are already 10 which have been held. To approach the true dimension of these awards must be taken into account, at least, two premises. The first, Lyrical award shows. And the second, We are in Spain. These two conditions could be contradictory, but the importance that they are achieving these …

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For a little ear given to the twelve-tone adventures like mine, nothing made him suspect that this Thursday 17 March would definitely conquered. Responsible for this surrender across rule has been the British composer George Benjamin and his work Written on skin. simply, a masterpiece. Martin Crimp's libretto based on anonymous thirteenth century razó, The eaten heart, It is the legend of Provençal troubadour Guillem de Cabestany, …

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The Liebesverbot, a rarity in the Wagnerian catalog, It is a perfect work to discover the origins of genius, It matured personally and musically very different ways in which we presented in this work. sirbe also to remove some labels that have always accompanied the figure of the German composer. Thank you, many times, distorting the work of one of its familiates. Mainly Cosima and Winifred. For this reason alone, the discovery …

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Francisco Viñas

Since 1963 It has been held the International Singing Contest Francisco Viñas in Barcelona. It pays tribute to Spanish tenor so that played a key role in disseminating the work of Wagner in Spain. During all these years they have been thousands of participants and many venues that have hosted the final. Some of the awardees voices in its various editions have been highlighted as Ewa Podles as, Olga Borodina, SOMI which, Achilles …

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Magic Flute

Credited is that the most critical situations extracted from each person his "self" most extraordinary. Applying this theory to a genius like Mozart and mixed with Masonic ideals, the result is one of the most sublime works of art of music. A work that, far from being a children's story, browse the deepest dreams illustration. With Mozart's The Magic Flute raised the Singspiel, the most popular music, a …

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Placido Domingo as Macbeth at Les Arts in Valencia Palau

The new season of the Palau de Les Arst Valencia, It has started six successful performances of Verdi's Macbeth, played by Placido Domingo, with a massive public attendance, demonstrating the real pull of this incombustible singer, dedicated in recent years to baritone roles. Giuseppe Verdi felt a special admiration for the plays of William Shakespeare, adapting his youthful days Macbeth, and in his bright senescence: Otello, Y …

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