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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Madrid

Madrid for classical music lovers

The Teatro Real de Madrid © Javier del Real
Let's go for a stroll around the places in Madrid where we will find great concerts, the most important museums, not to forget our favourite bars and restaurants where we can be revitalised.
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MadridSinfónico 2: Todo era silencio

Sinfónico 2: Todo era silencio
Haydn: The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Prelude, Representation of Chaos Hob XXI:2
Orquesta Nacional de España; David Afkham; Genia Kühmeier; Maximilian Schmitt; Markus Werba; Coro Nacional de España

MadridFaustNew production

Escena de Faust en el Teatro Real © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Gounod: Faust
Dan Ettinger; Àlex Ollé; Teatro Real; Alfons Flores; Lluc Castells; Marina Rebeka; Irina Lungu

MadridWest Side Story

Bernstein: West Side Story
Unknown; Ricardo Sánchez Cuerda

MadridSinfónico 3: Histeria colectiva

Sinfónico 3: Histeria colectiva
Río-Pareja, Shostakovich, Stravinsky
Orquesta Nacional de España; David Afkham; Alisa Weilerstein
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Camarena does it again: Lucia di Lammermoor at Teatro Real

Javier Camarena (Edgardo) and Lisette Oropesa (Lucia) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Javier Camarena’s debut as Edgardo contributed to a triumphal night at the Teatro Real together with Lisette Oropesa’s charismatic Lucia and David Alden’s powerful staging.
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Olga Pericet: Flamenco Reimagined

© Paco Villalta
In a production that proposes a revision of flamenco from its roots, stripping it of all the clichés and stereotypes that are currently weakening its essence, Fernandez’s mighty dancing and Pericet’s farsighted crafting and superb performance are extraordinary examples of the best artistic proposals that flamenco dancing can produce nowadays.
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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)
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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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