Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Madrid

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MadridLa bohèmeNew Production

Puccini: La bohème
Paolo Carignani; Richard Jones; Teatro Real; Stewart Laing; Stephen Costello; Piero Pretti; Anita Hartig

MadridEn Familia: Concierto para zapata y orquesta

Rossini, Beethoven, Verdi, Mozart
Orquesta Nacional de España; José Manuel Zapata; Paco Mir; Juan Francisco Padilla

MadridCiclo Satélites: Exótica

Kagel: Exótica
Neopercusión; Pablo Ramos

MadridOrquesta Sinfónica de Madrid: Concierto 4

Beethoven: Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125
Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid; Igor Ijurra Fernández; Orfeón Pamplonés; Juanjo Mena

MadridCiclo Sinfónico: Händel Made in China

Handel: Messiah
Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España; Xian Zhang; Sabina Puértolas; Sonia Prina; Matthias Stier; Christian Senn
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A disapointing Sorolla

Antonio Najarro’s attempt to produce a dance piece inspired by Joaquín Sorolla’s paintings for the Ballet National de España’s production Sorolla fails to grasp the essence of the rich diversity of Spanish dance
**111
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Barton shines in La Favorite in Madrid

Jamie Barton stole the show in a lacklustre concert performance in Madrid.
***11
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Opera seria goes wild: Lucio Silla at the Teatro Real

The Teatro Real opened its 200th anniversary season with a revival of Claus Guth's brilliant production and a great cast, led by Kurt Streit and Silvia Tro Santafé.
****1
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Ullate's Carmen seduces Madrid

Victor Ullate premieres his version of Carmen in Madrid’s Teatros del Canal. Mallarme’s story and Bizet’s score are updated in a sophisticated balletic rendering of the myth.
****1
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Johan Inger's Carmen for CND

Johan Inger’s Carmen is back on stage in Madrid, seducing CND's audience once again.
****1
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