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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
In this section you will find the best classical music events taking place in Madrid. Whether you are looking for concerts, opera or ballet, at Bachtrack you can browse from the Teatro Real opera season or the ONE program, the Teatro de la Zarzuela as well as all what is going on at the Auditorio Nacional. You can also enjoy our reviews from past events.
Opera in Madrid

Teatro Real

Teatro Real de de Madrid
Here you will find all the information about the opera and ballet season as well as past reviews
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MadridDohnányi, Frolov, Dvořák

Dohnányi, Frolov, Dvořák
Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE; Joseph Young; Yulia Iglinova Milstein

MadridStrauss

Strauss R.: Elektra, Op.58: Symphonic Rhapsody
Orquesta Nacional de España; David Afkham; Manuela Uhl; Lise Lindstrom; Katja Pieweck; Anna Larsson

MadridDohnányi, Frolov, Dvořák

Dohnányi, Frolov, Dvořák
Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE; Joseph Young; Yulia Iglinova Milstein

MadridOrquesta y Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid

Santos, Lopes-Graça, Harris, Mompou, Luaces, Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Pedro Teixeira; Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid

MadridSatie, Mendelssohn, Ravel

Satie, Mendelssohn, Ravel
Orquesta Nacional de España; Josep Pons; Hilary Hahn

MadridLa Villana

Vives: La Villana
Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez; Natalia Menéndez; Teatro de La Zarzuela de Madrid; Eduardo Portal; Nicolás Boni; Maria Araujo; Nicola Beller Carbone
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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.
***11
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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.
***11
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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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Nobody expects Wagnerian comedy: Das Liebesverbot

Kasper Holten's new production fails to convince about the alleged virtues of Wagner's outcast comic opera.
**111
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Two opposing Rites in Madrid

The latest concert by the Spanish National Orchestra was a fascinating opportunity to explore the contrast between Wagner and Stravinsky.
***11
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Mariella Devia, Queen of Spiders

In the opening night of Teatro Real's new season, Mariella Devia proved why she is one of the best bel canto singers of the last decades.
****1
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Fundación Excelentia: A breath of fresh air

Fundación Excelentia has developed a self­sustaining project, supported by more than 700 subscribers and featuring more than 60 concerts per season. Here are some pointers as to why this young endeavour has achieved a respected status in Madrid’s crowded orchestral season.

Mes del Barroco: Carlos Mena

Carlos Mena se somete a nuestro cuestionario y nos descubre en el Mes del Barroco los entresijos de la figura del contratenor.