Inspired by the wonderful tale of Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, arrive at Real Junior a delicate and colorful proposal for the little ones: A catless smile, new production for him Teatro Real en la que se darán la mano danza, theater, music and fantasy, the days 17, 18 Y 24 April 1, 2, 8 Y 9 of May, in double session, to 12.00 and to the 17.00 hours.

For almost an hour, the little ones - the show is designed for children from 4 years- they will recognize many of the characters that intervene in the mythical tale: the White Rabbit, Queen of hearts, the mad hatter and of course, Cheshire's cat, whose smile remained floating in the air when the feline had already disappeared and that surprised Alicia so much.

The show has been conceived by the versatile Ferran Carvajal, responsible for the stage direction, dramaturgy and choreography. Through her unique artistic vision we accompany the protagonist in the discovery of a new world, in which she enters driven by her curiosity and her desire to understand the world, through an overflowing fantasy.

They complete the artistic team Elisa Sanz, creator of the scenery and costumes; Eduardo Bartrina, in the lighting and the dancing performers Daniel Arancibia, Sara sanz Y Anna Serra.

The music of José Luis Greco, path and soundtrack of this story, will be played by the violinist Alejandro Gonzalez Romero, the piper Olga Ramón Chiquero and the percussionists Robert Úbeda Bordería Y Elezar Higuera Barragan, all of them soloists of the Youth Orchestra of the Community of Madrid.


Lthe piece rescues the story of the clown Totolin and its author, Hermenegildo Lanz, as well as the connection of four generations through theater, art and music

Eight performances will be offered on the days 5, 6, 7 Y 8 December in double session, to 12.00 and to the 17.00 hours

The public has more information about the show on the Teatro Real website through the following link: Totolín didactic guide

Totolín -entredós- is the last show of Puppets Etcétera, the veteran Granada company, National Theater Award for Children and Youth

The play, combining musical language and puppeteer, it's a tribute to august clowns like Charlie Rivel, Grock or the Rudi Llatas and their naive and deep humor at the same time

Royal Junior, in the Sala Gayarre, It will be the meeting point for the family audience the days 5, 6, 7 Y 8 from December in double session, to 12.00 and to the 17.00 hours, with the company of puppets Etcetera, who returns to the Royal Theater with a story full of tenderness, with friendship at the center of the narrative, to talk about the ability to excel and the struggle to make dreams come true, and it is also a tribute to the circus world and to august clowns like Charlie Rivel, Grock or the Rudi Llata, Totolín-Entredós.

Conceived for an audience from 6 years, the scene combines the languages ​​of music and puppetry, always in search of the complicity and smile that characterize Etcétera's proposals. With Enrique Lanz at the head, the team composed of Yanisbel Martínez, Leo Lanz, Mrs. Martínez and Laura Renieblas drag us to fiction to make us be part of it.

The piece rescues the real story of the Totolín clown and its author, Hermenegildo Lanz, as well as the connection of four generations through theater, art and music. In the words of its director, Enrique Lanz: “During the process of creating the show, we realized that our ideas were materialized in the character of Totolín, a puppet made by my grandfather, Hermenegildo Lanz, in the forties of the last century.

On stage, a musician and a clown strike up a friendship full of adventures in a circus in which they will turn red noses and play the saxophone in duet. Topics such as the ability to excel and the struggle to make dreams come true are combined with musical and puppetry languages, appealing to smile and family enjoyment.

Music, created for this work, performed live with various instruments - primarily piano and saxophones- and it is the thread that sews the relationships between the characters. It has been composed by Leo Lanz, who also interprets it live. Sara Martínez improvises with Leo some song, also playing the accordion and the piano.

Photograph: © Javier del Real / Teatro Real

Next Saturday, 9 of November, programming Royal Junior will reach the main hall Teatro Real to offer the premiere of the award-winning production Acrobat and Harlequin, Grenadine company La Maquiné, Inspired by Pablo Picasso stage pink, during which the painter was fascinated by the circus.

four functions will be offered daily 9 Y 10 of November in matinee, to 11.00 h and the 13.00 hours, one hour, for the entire family.

La Maquiné returns to the Royal Theater with its distinctive visual language in which actors, puppetry, audiovisuals, shadows and objects give rise to a simple show, different and magical, in which the music of French composers Erik Satie (1866-1925) Y Francis Poulenc (1899-1963), with piano performance of Daniel Tarrida and singing Noah Lifona, accompany the narrative.

Acrobat and Harlequin, awarded the Feria de Castilla y León Award for Best Children and Family Entertainment & with the Prize to the Best Pedagogic Concert FestClásica (Spanish Association of Classical Music Festivals), will try to convey to all, big and small ones, the proper treatment of animals, respect, honesty and solidarity as fundamental rules for coexistence.

A young drifter named Paul began working as an assistant in a circus that just arrived in the city. Behind the scenes, while dreams of becoming one of the artists that shine under the tent, You learn to respect and care for animals, to integrate the differences and discover a magical world where everyone lives in harmony.

Joaquín Casanova Y Elisa Ramos, founders of La Maquiné, They are responsible for the dramaturgy and stage design - scenery, lighting, projections, puppetry, masks and objects- of this story for which they have enjoyed the cooperation of Jose Lopez-Montes in the adaptation and musical arrangements and participation of the actors on stage Alejandro Conesa, Elisa Ramos and Natalia Calles.

Royal Junior, the educational program Teatro Real, It is in its eighteenth season Disclosure of music for family audiences. This time, Acrobat and Harlequin is the second of seven children's shows complemented by workshops Everyone to the Gayarre!.

Photograph: La Maquiné

Puss in Boots

He Teatro Real It held on Thursday, 22 of November, Music's day, the first Retransmission of the season to schools, with the show The cat with boots, children's opera composer Xavier Montsalvatge.

Near 500 schools of over 300 locations from 20 provinces Spanish (see attached list) They have joined the initiative, and next Thursday will share the experience of 'convert' their classrooms in the main hall of the Royal Theater with the screening of this witty and amusing production of Emilio Sagi and Agatha Ruiz de la Prada.

He Teatro Real, in coordination with the Ministries of Education of the Autonomous Communities with which it has signed cooperation agreements ─Andalucía, Aragon, Asturias, Castilla la Mancha, Castilla y León, Madrid and Murcia─, it will allow each school to offer the show at its facilities in the schedule that best suits your needs, leaving your recording available for download and project all day.

It is an activity conceived and framed in the educational project of Teatro Real, Royal Junior, with which aims to bring music and the performing arts to the younger.

Through this program, the Royal Theater welcomes every year more than 30.000 Children at school functions and family of their shows designed for different ages (from babies to teenagers), and he has scheduled, since 2016, a series of broadcasts schools, whose participation continues to grow, with the figure record, the next 22 of November, from 500 colleges. The Royal Theater and grows thanks to its commitment to new technologies and audiovisual broadcasting project, in addition to its firm commitment to bring opera to all corners of the Spanish geography beyond its headquarters.


The cat with boots, children's opera by the Catalan composer Xavier Montsalvatge (1912-2002), based on the eponymous tale Charles Perrault (1628-1703), It is a successful co-production with the Teatro Real Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, ABAO and the Asturian Association of Friends of the Opera, who has triumphed in all theaters since its premiere in 2005.

Montsalvatge, with the complicity of Nestor Lujan, author of the libretto, He created in the summer of 1947 a Opera truth, "Opera buffa half and half ballet", for younger, in which nothing is missing: five solo singers, a large orchestra in the pit, opening, arias, duos, recitatives and ballet.

Transvestites characters inspired by the eighteenth-century Italian opera, Montsalvatge papel protagonist spends a mezzo del gato, which gave rise to Emilio Sagi ─en address escena─, Y Agatha Ruiz de la Prada ─en scenery and figurines─, for trasnformar the cat in a seductive cat and shrewd, that surprises the public since its first appearance, taking him, with his grace and winks, until the expected happy ending with wedding, celebrations and much hubbub.

This “magic opera in one act and five scenes”, He appointed as its composer, It will now be seen throughout Spain, with all its color and mood, showing the force and effect of this delicious score, whose musical and dramaturgical wealth is able to seduce both younger, as the whole family.


With Royal Junior, the Teatro Real has several projects aimed at increasing training and to facilitate access for young students and under 30 years programming in order to create a community of viewers as the audience today and tomorrow.

The program College Scene, created in 2010, It allows each year about 1000 students from 20 universities and schools of arts education discover the multiple artistic and technical disciplines that develop inside the Royal Theater. technical visits, meetings and discussions with artists and theater professionals, exceptional attendance at rehearsals are key moments of each course. Which students receive college credit in their studies- actively involved with work analysis and evaluation of the Royal Theater productions, and perform an academic teamwork, followed by an oral presentation and discussion.

Likewise, the Royal Theater reaffirms its responsibility to education, integration and training of children and youth with project support as BED (The opera, Learning a vehicle) which it takes place in schools with teachers trained in workshops own Teatro-, and with very attractive older youth initiatives 16 years.

The minor 30 years They continue to benefit from Special rate 19 euros at the entrances Last minute, as well as fertilizers with special discounts.

Also children in unfavorable situations, whether physical, psychological or social, They have their space Social Hall of the Royal Theater, whose program it is developed in its halls Theater using music as a therapeutic vehicle integrator and, with the support of the Social Action Foundation for Music and with the participation of the Fundación ANAR, Foundation of Madrid Down Syndrome, Autism Federation Madrid, ActionAid, Spanish Federation of Parents of Children with Cancer Foundation and Victims of Terrorism (children).

Real Junior

With the first autumn leaves, he Teatro Real It is about to raise the curtain of programming dedicated to children, youth and family of their season 2018-2019, Royal Junior, in order to zoom in and stimulate curiosity for art and culture to younger, both from a playful side, as training.

Commitment and responsibility of the Royal Theater as creator and disseminator of culture center, takes on special relevance in the design of the new season, with shows and activities aimed at opening or initiation of children to musical and artistic world, así como la transmisión de valores y conocimientos a través de cuentos, fables and stories, con los que ellos pueden componer su propia visión del mundo.

The high artistic value of child-youth programming, will feature this season with the presence of big names like showbiz Luis Piedrahita Y Pepe Viyuela, the scenic area as Tomás Muñoz or puppet company La Maquiné, the music scene with Sonia de Munck, Cristina Toledo y Laurel Dougall, or dance, with Fernando Lazaro, to name only a few of them.

As in previous years, Royal Junior will offer its programming on two stages: the Main Hall and the Sala Gayarre, and seven shows will be offered, five of which are new productions: The story of Babar, Sparkles and rhythms of a hurricane, Piano in darkness, The phone Y The Carnival of the Animals. the puppet show is presented in Real Story of a seed y se repone el espectáculo de danza Pulcinella, one of the most loved by the young audience in pasadaedición.

The cycle of family workshops Everyone to the Gayarre! what, with monthly performs a musical introduction, lighthearted and entertaining, around the great titles of the main stage, will continue another year with management and presentation Fernando Palacios, Sunday nine meetings between the months of October to June.

Real goes to school

Alongside the family functions, the Royal Theater continues its outreach program to schools; on the one hand, with the pedagogical functions, They are taking place in two stages, Y, for another, rebroadcasting shows Real Junior in schools throughout Spain, thanks to collaboration agreements with the autonomous communities (Andalusia, Aragon, Castilla la Mancha, Castilla y León, Madrid and Murcia), through stage Digital, platform online The Royal Theatre.

To enhance the experience, Real offers parents and teachers tutorial, accessible for free via the website of the Theater (www.teatro-real.es) in its new digital format, in which detailed information about the show and, fundamentally, practical exercises for teachers and parents to help small to get a broader view of the world that will know.

After the great success last season, ‘Summer camps'They will be active during the month of July with activities around the opera, dance and costumes, where children can develop their creativity submerging in creating a show.

LÓVA (The opera, Learning a vehicle) the educational project carried out at the Royal Theater from 2009, aimed at primary schools where the tutor or tutor turns your classroom into an opera company, It is now essential part of the collaboration that makes the Madrid coliseum in this project. Thanks to him the class devotes an entire course to form a company in which pupils and students are organized by professional teams: dramaturgy, characterization, locker room, interpretation, public relations, production, lighting, regiduría, scenography, choreography and music. This activity learning materials that make up the school year is multiplied and promotes integration and inclusion.

The European Union has chosen Lova Spanish educational project as a reference to develop cultural awareness and expression (Cultural Awareness and Expression Handbook).

Training program

The training program of the Royal Theater, accomplished, will include a new series of introductory courses in opera, in addition to those already established in its program, as 'opera bare', the 'monographic courses' or 'college scene'. Through these courses, workshops and conferences is to provide a new space for cultural and professional development both opera lovers and those who approach it for the first time.

Under the name Fundamental concepts of opera, new courses, taught by Professor Gabriel Menendez, it is proposed to explain, through audiovisual examples, the fundamental concepts that allow us to penetrate the essence of the operas: the elements of the musical dramaturgy, the types of voices, vocal and instrumental forms, the interaction between solo, ensembles and choruses, the staging, etc. Intended for all audiences, each session strikes a key aspect of operatic composition and follows its evolution and development since the beginning of the opera until the late nineteenth century.

This season, Exposed opera delve into the technical and artistic details around three operas: the Rheingold, Falstaff e The tovatore, told in first person by its protagonists.

The monographic courses They inquire about various aspects of the musical world. Appointments of this edition will be, besides those mentioned Fundamental concepts of opera, Three Shakespearean musical (analyze the influence of William Shakespeare in today's theater world through The Boys From Syracuse, Kiss Me Kate Y West Side Story) Y Jerome Robbins and choreography in the Broadway musical (Facet focused as a choreographer Jerome Robbins in the Broadway musical, their influences and their impact). With them the Teatro Real wants to continue opening horizons to new training concepts.

University scene, pioneering project in Europe, registered in the European Higher Education Area, It allows college academic credit after participating in meetings and discussions with the artists and the subsequent development of an academic work on the productions of the Teatro Real, analyzed from the perspective of their respective specialties.




Recommended for children from 4 years

20, 21, 27 Y 28 October

12.00 Y 17.00 hours

Company LA Maquiné

creators: Joaquín Casanova and Elisa Ramos

The show is a reflection on the abuses suffered by the environment at the hands of human beings, counted as a poetic fable, with a sensitivity and a sense of humor that makes this work is more effective than many environmental campaigns.


musical tale

Recommended for children from 4 years

17, 18, 24 Y 25 of November

12.00 Y 17.00 h

Music by Francis Poulenc and Jean Brunhoff book

musical director and pianist: Miguel Huertas

Dramaturgy and stage director: Ana Hernandez

Between 1940-46 Francis Poulenc le puso música a este cuento de Brunhoff convirtiendo la pieza en un verdadero cuento musical para piano y narrador. Babar cuenta la historia de un elefantito que huyendo de la selva termina convirtiéndose en un rey en la gran ciudad.


Leonard Bernstein tribute concert on the centenary of his birth.

Recommended for all audiences

15, 26, 27, 29 Y 30 from December

12.00 h

Director Musical: Luis Miguel Mendez

Presenter and script: Fernando Palacios

A concert with some of the most sparkling and fun pieces musician of the twentieth century, whose side pedagogue brought us the secrets of music simply and clearly with informative concerts in the seventies



Recommended for children from 4 years

19, 20, 26 Y 27 from January

12.00 Y 17.00 h

Music of Stravinsky, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi Vivaldi y

Pianist: Borja Mariño Y Ricardo France

Choreography: Fernando Lazaro

This amusing farce bring us some of the characters in the art commedy what, Using masks and colorful costumes, It represents certain archetypes that are nothing more than a grotesque reflection of human attitudes. Dance and gesture summed to tell this wonderful story that will captivate the little ones and will delight the greatest

PIANO IN Penumbras

spectral music backlit


Recommended for children from 12 years

15, 16, 22 Y 23 February, 20.00 h

17 Y 24 February, 19.00h

Pianist: Marta Hawthorns

Presentation: Fernando Palacios

The time and the perfect place to stop and listen to music silenced by the crackle of the fireplace: forgotten night, visionary pieces, variations for insomniacs, macabre waltzes, sentimental boleros, harmonies of the spheres, old tangos ... With works by Bach, Liszt, Grieg, Mussorgsky, Granados, Mompou, Failure, Consuelo Velázquez, Anibal Troilo…


Youth Opera

Recommended for children from 10 years

23 Y 24 of March

11.00 Y 13.00 h

From Gian Carlo Menotti

Director Musical: Jordi Navarro

Stage-manager: Tomás Muñoz

interpreters: Pepe Viyuela, Sonia de Munck Y Gerardo Bullón.

The Telephone gold Love three, estrenada en Nueva York en 1947 tells, in key parody, the story of Lucy and Ben, a loving couple whose relationship is mediated by the addiction that Lucy has the phone.


didactic concert

Recommended for children from 8 years

27 April 2 of June

11.00 Y 13.00 h

Music of Camille Saint-Saëns

Director Musical: Ignacio García Vidal

Screenplay and presenter: Luis Piedrahita

Luis Piedrahita tells the adventures of a dwarf flea short leg you want to go skiing in Baqueira Beret. Music, humor and fleas. A work for all audiences in which large and small enjoy the grandeur of the music of Saint Saens and "pequeñosidad" of the Siphonaptera.



7 October. 12.00, 17.00 h

Mephistopheles try to seduce, but it will difficult.

Parallel activity Faust


11 of November. 12.00, 17.00 h

The famous cascador nut combat boredom traveling.

Parallel activity The Nutcracker National Dance Company


2 from December. 12.00, 17.00 h

Tenor sleep will not let us to guess the three riddles.

Parallel activity Turandot


13 from January. 12.00, 17.00 h

The Alberico nibelungo manufactures a magical gold ring with nymphs.

Parallel activity the Rheingold

Trojans and Cretans V

10 February. 12.00, 17.00 h

Prince kills the sea serpent Neptune and ends up becoming king.

Parallel activity Idomeneo


10 of March. 12.00, 17.00 h

Girl to bear, and dare to Dipper.

Parallel activity La Calisto

VII_ THE vivant who laughed WORLD

28 of April. 12.00, 17.00 h

Clumsy, vain, Coward, gordinflón, quarrelsome… but very friendly.

Parallel activity Falstaff


26 of May. 12.00, 17.00 h

The countess has doubts: He does not know whether to stay with the poet or the musician.

parallel activity to Capriccio


23 of June. 12.00, 17.00

A mysterious minstrel always sings the same song.

Parallel activity The Troubadour

Royal Junior

The Royal Theater has presented a comprehensive and consolidated project for young and new audiences with a twofold: the dedicated to the show, and focused on teaching and dissemination, through Royal Junior and training program accomplished, in which you can participate all the public. Programming The Real Junior and training courses become one of the cornerstones of programming Bicentennial.

Aware of the need to open up to new audiences and promote the hobby of viewers who will be the future, Real it has designed different options that offer the opportunity to meet, in a fun and attractive, the world of opera through shows in two scenarios, the Main Hall and the Sala Gayarre, with the broadcast in cinemas and schools in the titles of their programming and training courses and activities aimed at the younger.

Royal Junior

A) Yes, Real return to two of the most successful productions have won in past seasons. Open programming the updated Dido and Aeneas, Henry Purcell, by the young Spanish talent, Rafael R. Villalobos, whose figure is consolidating some of the most important stages in Europe, and focuses the action of the play in the living problems of our age adolescents: jealousy, friendship, fidelity and jealousy. Will follow on the calendar Loft toys, the curious proposal from the Company Etcetera inspired by the work of Claude Debussy, to take the little ones to a "hidden place" of the theater where toys come to life to tell a story full of tenderness, surprises and mood.

Mother Goose, Ravel, will lay off the year and will welcome the 2018 with a concert staged semi intended for all audiences at Christmas, to enjoy whenever tales inspired the French composer. January we also delve into the ingenious world Charles Chaplin a film show and live music, designed for children from four years, but it makes you smile the whole family: Old cinema new music.

After the great success of the concerts for piano in the hall of the Royal Theater Orchestra last season, where music is surrounded by a heady atmosphere, Presents itself The hidden face of piano, an opportunity to explore the different worlds that are hidden in their keys. And about to receive spring, comic opera The phone, with music by Gian Carlo Menotti, and dance show Pulcinella, with music by Igor Stravinsky and choreography by Fernando Lazaro, put the finishing programming of Real Junior.

continue, one more year, encounters familiar with the music of the workshop Everyone to the Gayarre!, directed and presented by Fernando Palacios, Sunday meetings to analyze, know and enjoy all the details and particulars of the great titles that make up the backbone of the great programming of the Teatro Real opera. Monthly basis, always in session twice on Sundays, Everyone to the Gayarre! It has established itself as the benchmark to enjoy and learn music sessions that allow the participation of the whole family.

accomplished: Training program

One of the biggest bets of the Teatro Real is focused on accomplished, the training program, through workshops, conferences and specialized courses, It provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the opera and the internal activity of the institution. There are three pillars on which is built and developed the program: College scene, Exposed opera and the monographic courses, designed to meet the demand of both amateur and those who want to focus or supplement their professional practice within the framework of performing arts or music.

University scene, pioneering project in Europe, registered in the European Higher Education Area, It allows college academic credit after participating in meetings and discussions with the artists and the subsequent development of an academic work on the productions of the Teatro Real, analyzed from the perspective of their respective specialties.

The monographic courses combine theoretical learning with active participation, designed in various formats and taught by specialists in various fields, in order to analyze specific issues always around the world of opera. The issue will now begin such prestigious names as Javier Fesser, Paul Laporte, Gabriel Menendez Y Alberto Look.

Exposed opera: how to ride a big production, this season will revolve around three distinct titles: Bohemian, Street Scene YGloriana. Each workshop consists of ten sessions along which will follow and analyze the operatic production process to discover and study the various disciplines involved and make possible a premiere on the stage of the Royal Theater.

Royal Junior and school

In addition to family functions, Teatro Real strengthens every year relationship with schools through pedagogical functions, performances taking place on the stage of the Madrid coliseum, but they have a prior preparation for students through a teaching guide, training tool aimed at teachers and parents, that can offer complete information on the show before accessing it.

In order to reach as many schools as possible, Royal Theatre, in coordination with the Ministries of Education of the Autonomous Communities that have signed cooperation agreement (Andalusia, Aragon, Castilla la Mancha, Madrid and Murcia) allow access to some of the shows of children's and youth programming through stage Digital, the platform online The Royal Theatre.

A) Yes, each school will offer the show at its premises in the morning of the appointed day in the program, in the time slot that best suits your needs. The titles chosen for the current school year are Moonlights, he 22 of November, Y Dido and Aeneas, 10 of May.

In the same way, they give performances of The Royal Junior in family roles morning in cinemas across Spain. This season, They will be screened The dream of a nigth of summer, he 1 October, Y The cat with boots, he 6 of May.