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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Madrid

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MadridWest Side Story

Bernstein: West Side Story
Unknown; Ricardo Sánchez Cuerda

MadridLa Novena sinfonía de Beethoven en Madrid con Ibermúsica

La Novena sinfonía de Beethoven en Madrid con Ibermúsica
Mendelssohn, Beethoven
Orquestra de Cadaqués; Antoni Wit; State Choir Latvija; Ray Chen

MadridOrquesta Sinfónica de Madrid: Concierto de Santa Cecilia

Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid: Concierto de Santa Cecilia
Falla, Martinů, Ravel, Stravinsky
Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid; Juanjo Mena; Cayetano Castaño

MadridTeodor Currentzis y la vida celestial en Ibermúsica

Teodor Currentzis y la vida celestial en Ibermúsica
Mahler
musicAeterna; Teodor Currentzis; Anna Lucia Richter; Florian Boesch
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Echoes in the comfort zone: Only the Sound Remains in Madrid

Philippe Jaroussky, Davóne Tines and Nora Kimball-Mentzos © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Kaija Saariaho's delightful but unchallenging fourth opera comes to Madrid with the same crew of the world première and Davone Tines, Philippe Jaroussky and Nora Kimball-Mentzos in the leading roles
***11
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La Fura dels Baus’ Faust 5.1 opens the new season at the Teatro Real

Piotr Beczała (Faust) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Despite a great cast led by Marina Rebeka, La Fura dels Baus's unambitious approach to the myth of Faust and Dan Ettinger's noisy conducting prevent a brighter season opening at the Teatro Real.
***11
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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.
****1
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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.
****1
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