Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Teatro Real in Madrid 2013-2014

Together with La Monnaie/De Munt and a few German opera houses, and thanks to a remarkable work by Gerard Mortier, Teatro Real in Madrid is nowadays among the best --if not the very best-- opera house in Europe.

For its interior it was the most beautiful opera house since quite some time, but now it is also artistically the most amazing opera theater we have around. Even though their 2013-2014 will begin with a mediocre production of Il Barbiere, everything that comes after that is brilliant.

See below

September 2013

  • Il barbiere di Siviglia [revival]: dir- Emilio Sagi, cnd- Tomas Hanus. cast: Dmitry Korchak/Edgardo Rocha, Serena Malfi/Ana Durlovski, Bruno De Simone, José Fardilha, Mario Cassi/Franco Vassalo, Dmitry Ulyanov/Carlo Lepore...

October 2013
  • Die Eroberung von Mexico [new production, opera by Wolfgang Rihm]: dir- Pierre Audi, cnd- Alejo Pérez, cast: Nadja Michael/Ausrine Stundyte, Georg Nigl/Holger Falk, Carole Stein, Katarina Bradic, Stephan Rehn, Peter Pruchniewitz

November 2013
  • The Indian Queen [revival]: dir- Peter Sellars, cnd- Teodor Currentzis, cast: Julia Bullock, Nadine Koutcher, Christophe Dumaux...

December 2013
  • L'elisir d'amore [new production]: dir- Damiano Michieletto, cnd- Marc Piollet, cast: Camila Tilling/Nino Machaidze, Celso Albello/Ismael Jordi, Erwin Schrott/Paolo Bordogna...

January 2014
  • Tristan und Isolde [new production]: dir- Peter Sellars & Bill Viola, cnd- Teodor Currentzis, cast: Violeta Urmana, RObert Dean Smith, Franz-Josef Selig, Ekaterina Gubnova, Jukka Rasilainen.
  • Brokeback Mountain [new production, opera by Charles Wuorinen]: dir- Ivo van Hove, cnd- Titus Engel, cast: Tom Randle, Daniel Okulitch, Hannah Esther Minutillo, Heather Buck, Jane Henschel, Hilary Summers...

February 2014
  • Alceste [new production]: dir- Krzysztof Warlikowski, cnd- Ivor Bolton, cast: Paul Groves, Tom Randle, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Willard White, Magnus Staveland...

April 2014:
  • Lohengrin [new production]: dir- Lucas Hemleb, cnd- Hartmut Haenchen, cast: Christopher Ventris/Micheal König, Catherine Naglestad/Anne Schwanewilms, Thomas Johannes Mayer/Tomas Tomason, Deborah Polaski/Dolora Zajick...

May 2014:
  • Les contes d'Hoffmann [new production]: dir- Christoph Marthaler, cnd- Sylvain Cambreling, cast: Eric Cutler, Anne Sofie von Otter, Vito Priante, Ana Durlovski, Maesha Bruggergosman...

July 2014:
  • Orphée et Eurydice (opera/ballet presented in Paris a few years ago, corr- Pina Bausch): cnd- Thomas Hengelbrock, cast: Maria Riccarda Wesseling, Yun Jung Choi, Zoe Nicolaidou

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