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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Madrid

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MadridJuan Diego Flórez en Madrid

Juan Diego Flórez en Madrid
Juan Diego Flórez; Vincenzo Scalera

MadridDie Soldaten

Die Soldaten
Zimmermann: Die Soldaten
Pablo Heras-Casado; Calixto Bieito; Teatro Real; Michael Zlabinger; Rebecca Ringst; Ingo Krücgler; Steven Humes

MadridStreet SceneNew Production

Joel Prieto (Sam) and Mary Bevan (Rose) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Weill: Street Scene
Tim Murray; John Fulljames; Teatro Real; Dick Bird; Geoffrey Dolton; Jeni Bern

MadridCarta Blanca a Gabriel Erkoreka

Carta Blanca a Gabriel Erkoreka
Ravel, Erkoreka, Xenakis
Orquesta Nacional de España; André de Ridder; Jean-Guihen Queyras; Carlos Mena
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Cherkaoui and Pite

Faun © Marc Haegeman
The Royal Ballet of Flanders presents in Madrid's Teatros del Canal an attractive triple bill with works by its Artistic Director Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Firebird and Faun) and the Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite (Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue)
***11
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A landmark Gloriana at the Teatro Real

Anna Caterina Antonacci (Elizabeth) and Leigh Melrose (Cecil) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Ivor Bolton and David McVicar have teamed up to create an unapologetically Brittenian Gloriana, with Anna Caterina Antonacci at the top of a great cast
*****
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Handel’s Ariodante comes from Vienna to Madrid

Kate Lindsey (Ariodante) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
William Christie and Les Arts Florissants show true Baroque musicianship in Madrid, in an Ariodante with a solid cast.
***11
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A dusty Aida revived at the Teatro Real

Aida at Teatro Real © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
In a disappointing revival of Hugo de Ana's clichéd and clumsy production, Liudmyla Monastyrska and Violeta Urmana confronted each other with their superb vocal techniques and diverging styles.
***11
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