Day Success Opera

Near 3.400 people have visited the Teatro Real in a new open day that has been part of the events of the European Day of the Opera 2013, and in which thousands of visitors have had the opportunity to get to know some of its most emblematic public spaces. From early in the morning, long queues have waited for the moment to access the interior of the Theater on a festive day, that has been developed normally and in which all audiences have had a place.
The tour has started in the Main Hall, where the visitors, received by the guides of the Theater, volunteers of the Association of Friends of the Madrid Opera, they have offered a brief explanation about the activities that take place on stage, in addition to offering the most curious data on the history of the Theater and the places that they were going to visit next.
The five imperial halls, with its works of art and ornamental objects; the palace cafe, from which you can see unparalleled views of the Plaza de Oriente and a detailed model of the building; and the old ballroom, now converted into a restaurant, of unique decoration and in which historical opera costumes used at the beginning of the 20th century are kept.
They have also had the opportunity to enjoy video projections of the latest shows held at the Theater and the activity of the technical team in the production and preparation of the elements that will later be used in the performances..
This is the seventh edition of the European Opera Day, in which 107 theaters, from 24 countries of the continent, have joined an initiative that aims to bring the art of opera and the talent of those who do it closer, to increase recognition of an activity that contributes to the creation of a more creative society.