LOVA Gala at the Royal Theater

The project Lova -The Opera, A vehicle Aprendizaje-, the Royal Theater launched in 2007, meets 10 years with a path full of successes in the educational world in Spain. Lova is an education project in which students in a class (mostly primary) They are organized as an opera company, each assuming a professional committed to create and produce an opera along …

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It is the countertenor one of the voices that here we care when we have more time. also it affects the taste for this vocal repertoire that record belongs almost entirely. The countertenor was the figure that replaced the women who then could not enter theaters or temples. Bach arranged it with a chorus of children sang all, and it was not until classicism when it came …

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We are facing a fascinating character, therefore its interpretative genius, as for his flamboyant and attractive personality. Despite its uniqueness, and being diagnosed, Posthumously, with Asperger's Syndrome, his musical genius is above any personal aspects. Glenn Gould, the eccentricity of genius interpretation of the Goldberg Variations, namely initial aria, It is as deep as disturbing. That same version as the …

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Recent weeks have been marked by significant losses for the world of music. Claudio Abbado obtained from the orchestras who ran a delicacy almost unreal. Gerard Mortier was a teacher in bringing teams to deliver amazing results. The Royal Theatre premieres 3 April one of the last works of Mortier, Lohengrin de Richard Wagner. We left a text analyzing this work, which he related to the previously programmed in the …

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A small and simple funeral procession accompanied the Master's 21 January through the streets of Bologna. After, and absolute privacy, He was buried former Director of the Scala of Milan and the Berlin Philharmonic. Scarcely had flowers, the family wanted that money should go towards those in need. Also the neediest Maestro Abbado made the music that came. He took her to hospitals and …

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There are many recordings that are available to all through networks. Perhaps too. This volume of information prevents us sometimes discover authentic wonders. From this section we want to discover and presenting these little gems or curiosities that may be of interest. For that, Also we ask your collaboration, via mail, (brioclasica@brioclasica.es) to fish and show those recordings waiting look out this window. We decided to open this section with …

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The Bilabaina Association of Friends of the Opera, ABAO, It presents a season of strong feminine character. As usual, in their already 62 edition, premieres and own productions are its hallmark. Tutto Verdi exceptional program adds three titles: the premiere of Giovanna d'Arco Bilbao, Rigoletto and a new production of La Forza del Destino designed by Ignacio García. Onstage the extraordinary voices of Leo Nucci, Ainhoa ​​Arteta, Celso Albelo, …

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In these times of empty coffers, the Teatro de la Maestranza also opt for the replacement of titles from previous seasons. Four operas are programmed in a season that begins 25 October with "Aida" by Giuseppe Verdi. In a production of the Liceu of Barcelona in co-production with the Festival of Santander. The baton its principal conductor, Pedro Halffter, as stage director, José Antonio Gutiérrez. The singers will consist box …

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After a season 2012-2013 at a high level, Valencia Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofia continues this season by paying tribute to Verdi and Wagner. The cut for this season and the threat of a new ERE for your personal, They have not prevented scheduling a promising season. It will start 19 October. The Maestro Zubin Mehta will conduct a "Traviata" by Verdi already saw in 2005 at …

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Lova Royal Theatre project

Reflect, create, teamwork, overcome fears, or conflict resolution can be much easier and enjoyable if each student in a school group is vested with a unique and indispensable role to create an original opera. These are the objectives of the project "Opera, learning a vehicle " (BED), the Teatro Real has promoted 2008 and still growing: Today this ambitious educational program is developed in 24 centers throughout Spain. …

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servant Mistress

The Royal Theatre, true to its educational project, representa día en estos on Sala Gayarre La Serva Padrona de Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736). Opera for children from 7 years, libretto by Gennaro Antonio Federico and low production company Etcetera. Some beautiful puppets directed by Enrique Lanz, directed musically from the key by Jose Antonio Montano, with soloists of the Orchestra School of the Madrid Symphony Orchestra, Eugenia Enguita, as …

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Cecilia Bartoli Mission

When the Italian mezzosoprano Cecilia Bartoli diving in archives and libraries looking for information for their work "Opera Prohibita", They were discovered several musical-ments made. One of the most caught his attention, for its musical quality and the mystery that enveloped, It was on the seventeenth-century Italian composer, Agostino Steffani. The old friendship between Cecilia Bartoli with writer Donna Leon, He has led them to collaborate in the …

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To celebrate the International Day of Music, There are events that begin to be institutionalized. One of them is, definitely, the opera at the Temple of Debod of Madrid, organized by the Municipal Board of Moncloa-Aravaca. Rigoletto, in Verdi, Opera has been chosen for this occasion. The Egyptian temple has been transformed into the Renaissance palace where the action happens which was attended, for free, about six thousand people. This initiative …

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Emotions and music

The sensations and feelings that makes us music, have attracted the attention of scientists and researchers and have been studied. One of the most interesting recent studies on this subject, He is carried out by Dr. Sadrine Vieillard at the Laboratory of Neuropsychology of music and auditory cognition, directed by Isabelle Peretz, Univarsidad in Montreal.

summer festivals

While in the main theaters opera seasons end, at other festivals beginning give classical music and opera summer. More and more cities are striving to offer more or less attractive programming. To the already traditional festivals are added new ones that allow planning a vacation with a new attractive as an excuse, music.

World Classical and opera

One of the reasons that characterize a developed society is, among other, the importance and presence in it have different artistic and cultural expressions. Among these forms of expression, National University of Distance Education, through Professor of Greek Philology José María Lucas God, He has chosen the opera and his extraordinary relationship with classical texts for one of the courses of their university summer.

Lang Lang

Shy, in jeans and a scarf around his neck, Lang Lang awaits us in the Main Hall Auditorium Madrid. His features seem less years than have (few anyway). It does not seem tired despite a somewhat bumpy ride storm. Sereno but full of energy, not stop moving his hands on an imaginary keyboard while being photographed.


He 28 September Loulou opens the season 09/10 The Royal Theatre. This year, dedicated to women. This is a new production of Teatro Real in collaboration with the Royal Opera Covent Garden Hause and Londre, It will be led for the first time at the Royal Theatre by the Israeli maestro Eliahu Inbal. The main roles will be in charge of the young Swedish soprano Agneta Eichenholz, (Loulou) and American mezzo Jennifer Larmore The, what …

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Mozart scores

Last 2 August 2009, Y 240 years after being made, Austrian pianist Florian Birsak played, first enpúblico, and in the original composer Piano Forte, in his family home, two unpublished works by Mozart presented the Mozarterum International Foundation in Salzburg. Two short works written by Mozart in Amadeus childhood. They were specifically written when Mozart was 7 in 8 years. It is a movement of …

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Mozart Chopin

¿Sorbet sonata or symphony cake in C minor? A bittersweet dessert that would created by a pastry chef of the new wave- But it is not some whim or fantasy, but the experience of a young woman 27 years. Dedicated to music, It has a rare talent: the "synesthesia" sounds and flavors. As a musical chord perceives, associated feels a taste.


Recently, Peter Gelb, the CEO of the Metropolitan Opera House has issued a statement announcing his intention to represent the (times) Donizetti's Tudor Trilogy call from 2011. this theater, perhaps the most prestigious in the world, He has only represented in its history seven of the approximately 65 Donizetti composed operas: “Lucia of Lammermoor”, “The favourite”, “Don Pasquale”, “Daughter of the Regiment”, “L'Elisir d'Amore”, “Lucrezia Borgia” Y “Linda …

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Monteverdi's Orfeo

Like almost all the cultural expressions, Opera has come a long way during its more than four hundred years of existence. Health with which the opera has been presented in the XXI century is, among other causes, for its permanent transformation capacity even his being a mainly classical repertoire.

Carmen in Japan

The strength of the chords of the overture fills the New National Theatre Tokyo (NNTT), crowded on the second day of presentation of the ballet Carmen”, de Ishii Jun. The cigar and swirling bullfighters in front of the bullring in Seville. Carmen emerges from the shadows and the audience bursts into applause.”

Women and music

As in other areas of life, also in the music world women have remained in the background throughout history. But this does not mean they were entirely outside. The data we have of the relationship of women with music dating back to the earliest traces of civilization. In paintings and the oldest paintings and vases women appear playing instruments …

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Glenn Gould

Glenn Gould, born 25 September 1932 Toronto (Canada), He belonged to a Presbyterian family of Scottish descent. In fact, its name in the ancient Scottish spelling was spelled Greig”, and Norwegian “Grieg”, like the famous composer with whom, by the way, he was related on the maternal side. It was not a particularly athletic child, although very sociable from the beginning.”

Concertos for the left hand

When, in 1808, Napoleon Bonaparte, after invading the ancient kingdom of Westphalia, He ordered that the principle of equality before the law applies, all Jewish citizens were forced to take a surname. The businessman Moses Meyer Wittgenstein then adopted the surname, Old German name that came County.


The magic of Callas is a quality that few artists have, something special, different. There are many very good artists, but very few that have this sixth sense, the extraordinary quality. It is something that rises from the earth and transforms them into demigods. Callas had it. When Mary goes on stage and starts talking about his work or put to hum a tune, which immediately acquires this additional idad. For …

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