Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Madrid

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MadridCiclo Sinfónico: Poderosa Karina

Dvořák, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov
Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España; Karina Canellakis; Edgar Moreau; Olga Pudova; Alexey Dolgov; Alexander Vinogradov

MadridArriaga, Lauzurika

Arriaga, Lauzurika, Mozart
Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE; Enrique García Asensio; Coro de RTVE


Bizet: Carmen
Marc Piollet; Calixto Bieito; Teatro Real; Alfons Flores; Mercè Paloma; Anna Goryachova; Stéphanie d'Oustrac

MadridOrquesta Sinfónica de Madrid: Concierto 2

Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov, Beethoven
Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid; Roberto Abbado; Regina Chernychko

MadridGlass, Stravinsky

Glass, Stravinsky
Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE; Erik Nielsen; Rafael Mas; Javier Eguillor
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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