Teatro Real dismisses his season with Giovanna d'Arco, in Verdi, starring Placido Domingo

He Teatro Real will end their season with three functions Giovanna D'Arco, from Giuseppe Verdi, in concert, the days 14, 17 Y 20 of July, with musical direction James Conlon, which he has already demonstrated its sensitivity and depth in reading pages Verdian The Sicilian Vespers (2014), Luisa Miller (2016) Y Macbeth (2017).

Placido Domingo, which is playing in recent years some of the biggest papers Giuseppe Verdi baritone roles ─los holders Simon Boccanegra, Nabucco, Rigoletto Y Macbeth; Miller, in Luisa Miller; Francesco Foscari, in I due Foscari; Count di Luna, in The Troubadour; Giorgio Germont, in La traviata; or Rodrigo, in Don Carlo─, this time it will play a less known figure by the public: Giacomo, Opera Giovanna D'Arco, you will hear for the first time at the Royal Theater.

Sunday will perform with soprano Carmen Giannattasio (Giovanna), debuting at Real, the tenor Michael Fabiano (Carlos VII) -who appeared in Cyrano de Bergerac in 2012 e I due Foscari in 2016, also with Placido Domingo, the tenor Moses Marin (sharing), baritone Fernando Rado (Taldot) and the Titular Choir of the Teatro Real, prepared, as usual, by Andrés Máspero. Except for Placido Domingo, all soloists, James Conlon and the Headlines Choir and Orchestra of the Teatro Real will perform Verdi's score first.


Giovanna D'Arco It is the seventh Verdian opera catalog and belongs to corpus of the first stage as a composer, which already they emerge the dramatic force of his music and beautiful melodies, Despite the limitations of the libretto Temistocle Solera, with which Verdi had previously worked on Nabucco, I lombardi Y Attila. it is poet, composer, operatic promoter, traveler and librettist success was the second director of the Royal Theater, just one year after opening, in 1851, and one of the first Italian entrepreneurs to mount productions at the Royal.

Starting from a free adaptation of the romantic drama The Maid of Orleans, from Friedrich von Schiller -author who has inspired I masnadieri, Luisa Miller and Don Carlo-, the plot of the opera is structured around the untamed Giovanna d'Arco personality, torn between the stubborn defense of the homeland and their personal feelings and emotions.

In his libretto, Temistocle Solera dignifies the death of heroin, who is killed in the battlefield, and frees the Church of the Inquisition accusing finger, becoming the father of the protagonist in the great promoter of his tragedy.

This preponderance of father figure in opera, whose character, Giacomo, played by Placido Domingo, experience throughout the drama a deep inner transformation, It gives rise to some of the most beautiful pages of the score, and presaging large and complex 'parents' created by Verdi throughout his career: Rigoletto, Giorgio Germont, Amonasro, Simon Boccanegra, Felipe II, etc.

Successfully premiered at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan 1845, opera consists of a prologue and three acts, in which the traditional numbers are articulated -arias, duos, tercetos, romanzas, cabalettas- contrasting articulated and with a large participation of the choir, often divided in two and three groups operating simultaneously.

With Giovanna D'Arco Giuseppe Verdi is still in a crossroads between the use of structural conventions, Stylistic and plot prevailing in the booming Italian operatic creation in the mid-nineteenth century, and search and exploration of new ways to flourish in later works.

With the presentation of this opera incorporates a new title catalog Verdian repertoire of Teatro Real, doing justice to one of the most beloved composers by the public of Madrid along the 200 year history.