The opera season that starts from this September with some trepidation does. The VAT increase that affects especially all kinds of shows, the threat of strike by workers of some theaters, They are just some of the problems that can also start in September.
Faced with such negative outlook, the best antidote is a good programming, necesarimente not through a large financial outlay, but thanks to an intelligent management. Hopefully those who are responsible for this kind of negotiated surprise us and prove, It would not be the first time, the times of twilight can also be very inspiring.
Teatro Real Madrid is one of those who planned the shadow of the strike. Season begins 7 September with some controversy, since the first production, Moses und Aron, Arnold Schönberg concert version, is a siimilar investment to other productions staged.
He 28 of September, the opera Boris Godunov by Mussorgsky. For the first time at the Teatro Real opera will be performed complete their 10 Polish scenes and act included, allowing appreciate the genius of Mussorgsky.
Of the 2 al 15 November is the turn of the double program, The prisoner, de Luigi Dallapiccola, Y Suor Angelica, Puccini.
December is for Macbeth. I could not miss a Verdi this year in Madrid, and the work chosen was the most appreciated by the composer, he admired Shakespeare.
The year begins with an opera in concert version, Parsifal. This year Wagner, the most mature of his works. Thomas Hengelbrock dirigirá, among others, Matthias Goerne and to Angela Denoke. He 22 January commissioned by the Theater premieres Philip Glass, The Perfesct American, dedicated to the figure of Walt Disney and based on the novel of the same title by Stephan Junk.
Perhaps to counter the criticisms that accuse him of neglecting the traditional repertoire, this season Mortier has decided, nothing less, that for three Mozart.
He 23 February the first, Così fan tutte, which has as one of its main attractions making the scenery by Michael Haneke.
Don Giovanni in April. This was to be the premiere of Ainhoa Arteta at Real, let's leave re-release. Mozart is the third for summer, 29 June and 2 Y 4 of July 1 Magic Flute directed by Sir Simon Rattle musically and scenically by Robert Carsen.
He 3 Y 7 March a new opera in concert version, Roberto Devereux, written in very difficult times for composer, Gaetano Donizetti, who had just lost his wife and son waiting.
March ends with the last opera in concert version of the season, The Pearl Fishers, Bizet. This time, Nadir, the fisherman, blind love, sacrifices friendship with passion, It will be played by Juan Diego Florez. The protagonist trio is completed by Patrizia Ciofi and Mariusz Kwiecien.
Ricardo Muti in May who will return to the Real with another title Mercadante, who is perfect knowledge of his work. retaliation is another pearl of the Neapolitan composer in Spain that the Italian Master has rescued for now.
Already in June, of the 3 al 20, Alban Berg's opera, Wozzeck, based on the play by Georg Buchner, protagonist becomes an antihero, being elevated into a symbol of the oppression of man by man. This work represents the premiere at the Royal innovative stage director Christoph Marthaler.
The opera season ends in July The postman, of the Mexican composer Daniel Catan. New production of the Teatro Real and perfect excuse for Placido Domingo contest, I could not miss either this season. Is the fictional friendship between Pablo Neruda and a postman, both had hit film.
Real nights, hopefully more successful than last season, the start a concert conducted by Ingo Metzmacher and piano Roger Muraro. The second night is for baritone Mattthias Goerne led by Teodor Currentzis.
In the third, the role is for flamenco, that empiza to occupy its rightful place. Guitarist Cañizares, he 9 from December.
He 26 from January, in the fourth, Semyon Bychkov director will share the stage with pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque.
The fifth night mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and director Alan Curtis will offer a recital completely 8 of March.
sixth night, it is the turn of Titus Engel and Maria Bayo and the seventh night, We enjoy the piano of Maurizio Pollini.
the eighth, Meash soprano Brueggergosman, accompanied by Sylvain Cambreling baton.
The ninth, which will be two, 1 Y 3 of July, Teodor Currentzis dirige a Veronika Dzhioeva, Violeta Urmana, Jorge de León and Ildebrando D'Arcangelo in Verdi's Requiem.
The last night is reserved for Rufus Wainwright. Accompanied by the Orchestra of the Teatro Real Owner.
Gran Teatre del Liceu
Twelve operas presented the Gran Teatre Liceu of a promising and balanced season. In these twelve must be added the three concert version, form the Bayreuth Festival Theater which has organized to celebrate a new year Wagner.
The season starts in October, with opera The force of Destiny, in Verdi, whom the bicentennial is also commemorated. L'elisir d'amore Donizetti, with the participation of Rolando Villazon, and Dvorak Rusalka take us until end of year.
January starts with two works in concert version, The pirate, Bellini and Iolanta de Chaikovski. February is for The Tales of Hoffmann Natalie Dessay with embroidering his character.
Contemporary opera, As a concession, will arrive in March and will be represented by Street Scene, Kurt Weill.
March continues Madame Butterfly Puccini with Roberto Alagna in the role of Pinkerton.
In April and May, Rheingold, Wagner, Y The turkish in Italy, Rossini.
The opera season ends with the concert version Rienzi, Wagner y Lucio Silla, the Mozart of this run up.
Where can further noted the cuts may be at concerts and recitals. The latter are limited to two, countertenor Bejun Metha, the December 3, and mezzosoprano Joyce DiDonato, the March 6.
In other programming to highlight Jordi Savall concerts that will present the lyric tragedy in France under Louis XV, the February 15.
PALACE OF ARTS
But is the Palau de Les Arts in Valencia where scarce resources becomes more apparent compared to the previous seasons. The theater closed from July 14 to August 27, hoping thereby to save a 200.000 € maintenance of the building.
This theater has always been the last to announce their seasons, but this year is being extended too. There are probably some things even without closing. What causes panic among fans of Valencia and around. What we know so far, and waiting for confirmation, It is that the season will begin on November 10 with Rigoletto, which together with I due foscari, with Placido Domingo, Y Otello, make the homage paid to Verdi Palau this year. Another title that makes up the repertoire this season is La Boheme, Puccini, directed by Ricardo Chailly.
Damiano Michieletto returns to the Palau with a colorful version The Barber of Seville Rossini. Closing the opera season one Magic Flute Mozart in April.
Teatro de la Maestranza
Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville presents this Season Seven opera titles. the October 25 begins with Thaïs, Massenet, whose main performer will be in charge of the incombustible Placido Domingo. December opens with Siegfried, Wagner has scheduled the Maestranza.
Already in February 2013 a double bill, jawbone, Janacek and Cavalleria Rusticana, de Mascagni.
On March 17 an opera in concert version, Princess of Navarra, Rameau.
In May of Manuel Penella a work, The Wildcat which leads to a season finale more interesting. A Rigolatto with the participation of Leo Nucci, Mariola Cantarero, Ismael Jordi, Celso Albelo and Maria José Montiel, among others.
Two concerts scheduled for the Maestranza sopranos Ainhoa Arteta, the December 3, and Maria Bayo on January 26.