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Elena Copons (Clotilde) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Raquel García-Tomás' Je suis narcissiste premières in Madrid, ma non troppo

By , 06 March 2019
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Greer Grimsley (Wotan) and Sophie Bevan (Freia) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

A pale Rheingold begins Teatro Real's revival of Carsen’s Ring

By , 19 January 2019
***11
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BNE in Ritmos © Jesús Vallinas
Madrid

Ballet Nacional de España presents a vibrant 40th anniversary gala

By , 08 December 2018
****1
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Philippe Jaroussky, Davóne Tines and Nora Kimball-Mentzos © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Echoes in the comfort zone: Saariaho's Only the Sound Remains at the Teatro Real

By , 26 October 2018
***11
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Piotr Beczała (Faust) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

La Fura dels Baus’ Faust 5.1 opens the new season at the Teatro Real

By , 22 September 2018
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Javier Camarena (Edgardo) and Lisette Oropesa (Lucia) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Camarena does it again: Lucia di Lammermoor at the Teatro Real

By , 25 June 2018
****1
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© Paco Villalta
Madrid

Flamenco Reimagined: Olga Pericet’s punchy, elegant satire on flamenco clichés

By , 03 June 2018
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Faun © Marc Haegeman
Madrid

Cherkaoui and Pite in Royal Ballet of Flanders’ attractive triple bill in Madrid

By , 19 May 2018
***11
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Anna Caterina Antonacci (Elizabeth) and Leigh Melrose (Cecil) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

The vindication of a neglected masterpiece: a landmark Gloriana at the Teatro Real

By , 14 April 2018
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Kate Lindsey (Ariodante) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Handel’s Ariodante comes from Vienna to Madrid

By , 18 March 2018
***11
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Aida at Teatro Real © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

A tale of two princesses: a dusty Aida revived at the Teatro Real

By , 10 March 2018
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Joel Prieto (Sam) and Mary Bevan (Rose) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

A marble and a star: a vivid Street Scene at the Teatro Real

By , 14 February 2018
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Joyce DiDonato (Sister Helen) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Clarity and rhythm: Spanish première for Heggie's Dead Man Walking

By , 29 January 2018
****1
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© Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Ballet Nacional de España’s Sorolla: a disapointing collage of Spanish dances

By , 12 November 2017
**111
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Javier Camarena and Jamie Barton © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Jamie Barton shines in La Favorite in Teatro Real gala

By , 02 November 2017
***11
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Kurt Streit (Lucio Silla) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Opera seria goes wild: Lucio Silla at the Teatro Real

By , 16 September 2017
****1
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© Jaime Villanueva
Madrid

Victor Ullate’s Carmen seduces Madrid

By , 30 August 2017
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Madrid

Death not passion at the heart of Johan Inger’s Carmen

By , 15 June 2017
****1
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Anna Spina (Moncha), viola © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

World première of Elena Mendoza's City of Lies at Teatro Real

By , 21 February 2017
***11
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© Alice Blangero
Madrid

Les Ballets de Monte Carlo’s Romeo and Juliet: fate and grace.

By , 10 February 2017
****1
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Jacques Imbrailo (Billy Budd) and Clive Bayley (Dansker) © Javier del Real | Teatro del Real
Madrid

Deborah Warner's new Billy Budd sets a new standard in Madrid

By , 03 February 2017
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Karine Deshayes (Adalgisa) and Gregory Kunde (Pollione) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Warrior druidess: Norma as Games of Thrones at Teatro Real

By , 23 October 2016
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George Petean (Iago) and Gregory Kunde (Otello) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Kunde both amazes and disappoints in Teatro Real's Otello

By , 18 September 2016
***11
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Flora Gaudín © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Speechless theology: Moses und Aron at Teatro Real

By , 24 May 2016
*****
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María Miró (Mariana) and Manuela Uhl (Isabella) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Nobody expects Wagnerian comedy: Das Liebesverbot at Teatro Real

By , 22 February 2016
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Christian Eschenbach © Fernando Marcos
Madrid

Two opposing Rites: Eschenbach conducts the Spanish National Orchestra

By , 04 December 2015
***11
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Mariella Devia (Elisabetta) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Mariella Devia, Queen of Spiders: Roberto Devereux at Teatro Real

By , 22 September 2015
****1
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Plácido Domingo © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Domingo steps in for Domingo: triple bill at Teatro Real

By , 30 June 2015
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Fidelio © Tato Baeza | Palau de les Arts
Madrid

A shadow of Fidelio: Haenchen disappoints at Teatro Real

By , 27 May 2015
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Vadym Kholodenko © Van Cliburn
Madrid

RTVE shines in an exciting Beethoven programme in Madrid

By , 08 May 2015
****1
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Juan Jesús Rodríguez (Germont) and Ermonela Jaho (Violetta) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

A lacklustre La traviata from David McVicar at Teatro Real

By , 20 April 2015
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Madrid

Collegium Vocale Gent performs divine St John Passion in Madrid

By , 29 March 2015
*****
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Madrid

A retreating world: War Requiem at Teatro Real

By , 12 March 2015
***11
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Madrid

Opera under the sand: captivating world première of Sotelo's El Público

By , 24 February 2015
*****
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Madrid

A violinist and two castrati: Adriano in Siria in Madrid

By , 26 January 2015
***11
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Madrid

The gracious magician: Ton Koopman conducts National Spanish Orchestra

By , 25 January 2015
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Madrid

Here and now: Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony in Madrid

By , 20 January 2015
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Madrid

On storytelling: Gerhaher and Huber perform Mahler in Madrid

By , 21 December 2014
*****
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Madrid

Alagna and Yoncheva star in a concert Roméo et Juliette

By , 16 December 2014
****1
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Madrid

The universalization of Britten: Death in Venice in Madrid

By , 04 December 2014
****1
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Madrid

Natalia Gutman proposes an interesting reading of Bach's Cello Suites

By , 26 November 2014
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Madrid

A diabolic concert from Giovanni Antonini for Hallowe'en

By , 31 October 2014
****1
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Madrid

La Fille du régiment revives the Teatro Real

By , 23 October 2014
****1
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Madrid

So full of melodies: Kavakos and Wang play Brahms' Sonatas

By , 19 October 2014
****1
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Madrid

Lost in translation: A Spanish Carmen in Madrid

By , 19 October 2014
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Madrid

Eternal impermanence: Andreas Staier and Alexander Melnikov play Schubert

By , 23 September 2014
****1
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Madrid

Le nozze di Figaro kick-starts a new season at the Teatro Real

By , 15 September 2014
***11
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Madrid

Live together, die alone: Orpheus and Eurydice at Teatro Real

By , 12 July 2014
****1
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Madrid

Extraordinary cast for I vespri siciliani in concert

By , 11 June 2014
****1
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Madrid

In style: András Schiff plays four farewells to the piano sonata

By , 03 June 2014
*****
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