Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Madrid

Palacio de Cristal en el parque de El Retiro de Madrid
Palacio de Cristal en el parque de El Retiro de Madrid
Here is the page where you can discover the best classical music events taking place in Madrid. Whether you are looking for concerts, opera or ballet, at Bachtrack you can browse upcoming events at the Teatro Real opera season as well as finding out what is going on at the Auditorio Nacional. You can also enjoy our reviews from past events. You will find reviews from Madrid in either English or Spanish!
February 2017
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MadridBach, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Torres

Bach, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Torres
Orquesta Nacional de España; Jordi Bernàcer; Frank Peter Zimmermann

MadridLa ciudad de las mentiras

Mendoza: La Ciudad de las Mentiras (City of Lies)
Titus Engel; Matthias Rebstock; Teatro Real; Bettina Meyer; Sabine Hilscher; Katia Guedes; Anne Landa


Haydn: The Creation (Die Schöpfung), Hob XXI:2
Orquesta Sinfónica y Coro de RTVE; Jaime Martín; Ditte Højgaard Andersen; Topi Lehtipuu; David Jerusalem

MadridBilly BuddNew Production

Britten: Billy Budd
Ivor Bolton; Deborah Warner; Teatro Real; Michael Levine; Jacques Imbrailo; Toby Spence; Brindley Sherratt

MadridMozart, Ravel, Shostakovich

Mozart, Ravel, Shostakovich
Orquesta Nacional de España; David Afkham; Jean-Yves Thibaudet

MadridCurlew River

Britten: Curlew River, church parable
Netia Jones; Teatro Real; Ian Bostridge; Mark Stone; Britten Sinfonia; Britten Sinfonia Voices
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World première of Elena Mendoza's City of Lies

Spanish composer Elena Mendoza presents a hermetic piece of contemporary theatre that is at the same time a disappointing opera and a worthy musical exploration of literary universe of Juan Carlos Onetti
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Les Ballets de Monte Carlo seduce Madrid

Les Ballets de Monte Carlo present Jean-Christophe Maillot’s elegant version of Romeo and Juliet in Madrid.
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Warner's new Billy Budd sets a new standard in Madrid

Billy Budd triumphs in Madrid thanks to an inspired orchestra, a solid cast and a dream team of stage magicians.
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Norma as Games of Thrones at Teatro Real

Livermore turns Norma into a dubious tribute to fantasy B-movies but Gregory Kunde and Karine Deshayes come to the rescue.
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Kunde both amazes and disappoints in Teatro Real's Otello

A lacklustre season opening at Teatro Real proves once again the elusive nature of Verdi's masterpiece.
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Speechless theology: Moses und Aron at Teatro Real

Romeo Castellucci's captivating Moses und Aron was a major success, a bold reminder of the boundless power of opera.
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