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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Madrid

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MadridSinfónico 10: Coger aire

Sinfónico 10: Coger aire
Salonen, Bruckner
Orquesta Nacional de España; Christoph Eschenbach; Leila Josefowicz

MadridDas Rheingold

Das Rheingold
Wagner: Das Rheingold
Pablo Heras-Casado; Robert Carsen; Teatro Real; Patrick Kinmonth; Greer Grimsley; Raimund Holte

MadridLas nueve sinfonías de Beethoven (I)

Las nueve sinfonías de Beethoven (I)
Berlioz, Beethoven
Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid; Víctor Pablo Pérez; Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid

MadridBallet de l'Opéra national de Paris

Ballet de l'Opéra national de Paris
Debussy, Ravel, Bach, Satie, Stravinsky
Jerome Robbins; George Balanchine; Hans van Manen; Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris; Maxime Pascal
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Ballet Nacional de España presents a vibrant 40th anniversary gala

BNE in Ritmos © Jesús Vallinas
Ballet National de España (BNE) celebrates its 40th anniversary with a vibrant gala that brings together old and new landmarks of its repertory. Madrid’s Teatro de la Zarzuela hosts the event.
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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
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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.
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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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