The Royal Theater celebrates World Opera Day

World Opera Day

The Royal Theater joins, one more year, to the celebrations of World Opera Day, which is commemorated next monday, 25 October. That day, to 13.00 and to the 19.00 hours, there will be two performances in the Royal Theater Float installed, this time, in the Plaza de Isabel II (Opera).

soloists of the Head of the Royal Theatre Orchestra will perform the String Quartet No. 15 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the Suite water music de George Frideric Handel, in a version for brass quintet. (see program below).

The Royal Theater float, with its embouchure, curtains and wings, It is a small traveling stage created from the transformation of a trailer truck like the ones that are usually used for the transport and storage of the scenery., opera props and costumes. Its interior can adapt to different scenographies, screenings or exhibitions, according to the needs of each event or performance. This stage alive, with the capacity to take shows and concerts of different formats to the entire Spanish peninsular territory, is one of the initiatives framed in the program Teatro Real – Near you', approved by the Council of Ministers as 'Event of Exceptional Public Interest’, effective from the current season to the 2022-2023.

In anticipation of World Opera Day, the Royal Theater will offer during the weekend, from tomorrow,  free access to three titles on its platform MyOperaPlayer: morning, Friday 22 October, Lohengrin, Richard Wagner; Saturday, 23 October, Turandot, Giacomo Puccini; and Sunday, 24 October, Così Fan Tutte, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. (art sheets below).

The Royal Theater will join, through their social networks, to various international initiatives promoted by OPERA EUROPA, LATIN AMERICA OPERA Y OPERA AMERICA, who have decided to celebrate World Opera Day together under the title of Opera Reboot (opera reboot), to celebrate the reopening of lyrical theaters after the stoppage caused by the pandemic (Hashtags #WorldOperaDay y #DíaMundialDeLaÓpera. The three associations, Have proposed, Likewise, three topics for discussion:

  • GREEN OPERA: re-evaluated production models, considering eco-responsible options
  • EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES: recognize that the diversity of citizens can be better reflected in the sector, in the workforce, on stage and in the audience
  • EMPLOYMENT FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF TALENT: prepare young artists and professionals at the start of their careers


Friday, 22 October

Free access on this day to Lohengrin, Richard Wagner, in My Opera Player

Production of the Berlin Staatsoper

Recording: 2020

Director musical: Matthias Pintscher

Stage-manager: calixto Bieito

Leading roles: René Pape, Roberto Alagna, Life Miknevičiūtė, Martin Gantner, Ekaterina Gubanova y Adam Kutny

Berlin Staatsoper Choir and Orchestra

Saturday, 23 October

Free access on this day to Turandot, Giacomo Puccini, in MyOperaPlayer

Royal Theatre production, in co-production with the Canadian Opera Company of Toronto, the National Theater of Lithuania and the Houston Grand Opera

Recording: 2018

Director musical: Nicola Luisotti

Stage-manager: Bob Wilson

Leading roles: Irene Theorin, Gregory customer, Yolanda Auyanet, Andrea Mastroni, Raúl Giménez, Joan Martin-Royo, Stephen Vincent, Juan Antonio Sanabria and Gerardo Bullon

Headlines Choir and Orchestra of the Teatro Real

Little Singers of ORCAM

Sunday, 24 October

Free access on this day to Così Fan Tutte, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and MyOperaPlayer

Royal Theatre production, in co-production with De Munt / Monnaie de Bruselas

Recording: 2013

Director musical: Sylvain Cambreling

Stage-manager: Michael Haneke

Leading roles: Anett Fritsch, Paola Gardina, Andreas Wolf, Juan Francisco Gatell, Kerstin Avemo y William Shimell

Headlines Choir and Orchestra of the Teatro Real

Monday, 25 October, EUROPEAN OPERA DAY

Performances in the Plaza de Isabel II, to 13.00 and to the 19.00 hours

String Quartet No. 15 in D minor, K. 421/417b

  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Andante

III. Menuetto and trio

  1. Allegretto but not too much

Santa Monica Mihalache and Daniel Chirilov, violins
Laure Gaudron, viola
Mikolaj Konopelski, cello


Suite water music, version for brass quintet by Frederic Mills

  1. Cheerful lively
  2. Air

III. Hornpipe

  1. Allegro majestic

Ricardo Garcia and Oscar L.. Martin, trumpets

George Monte, horn

Alexander Galan, trombone

Ishmael Cantos, tuba