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Operavision Live Stream 2018: Lisette Oropesa & Javier Camarena Star in ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’
OperaVision will start streaming Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” from the Teatro Real starting on July 7, 2018. The Donizetti masterpiece will feature Lisette Oropesa as the famed heroine with Javier Camarena as her lover Edgardo. Artur Rucinski stars as Enrico with Roberto Tagliavini as Raimondo. Daniel Oren conducts. The stream kicks off at 7 p.m. local time. That’s around 2 p.m. EDT and 11 a.m. PST for the start time.…
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Q&A: Pablo Heras-Casado On The Spanish Premiere Of ‘Die Soldaten’
Madrid’s Teatro Real is set to present the first-ever performances of Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s "Die Soldaten" in Spain. The occasion will see Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, the theater’s Principal Guest Conductor, in the pit with a distinguished cast and Calixto Bieto directing. Zimmermann’s only opera is one of the most challenging and extraordinary pieces in the 20th-century and when  Oper Köln (Germany) commissioned the work, the company rejected the opera…
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Teatro Real De Madrid 2017-18 – Gloriana: Anna Caterina Antonacci & David McVicar Team Up For Sensational Revival of Neglected Britten Work
Benjamin Britten’s “Gloriana” was supposed to be one of his great triumphs. The composer himself is quoted, prior to its premiere in 1953, that he saw it as his best work to that point (he had already written “Billy Budd” and “Peter Grimes,” mind you). It was composed for the regal occasion of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation. It was one of his greatest failures. Critics destroyed the opera less because…
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Nina Stemme, Plácido Domingo & Piotr Beczala Headline Teatro Reals’ 2018-19 Season
The Teatro Real has announced its 2018-19 season, featuring a number of repertory staples and rarities. The season will also include a number of superstars and modern classics. Here is a look at all the vocal highlights in the season. Productions  The season opens with Gounod's "Faust" with two different casts. Piotr Beczala and Ismael Jordi star in the title role alongside Marina Rebeka and Irina Lungu in the role…
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Ana Lucrecia García Replaces Lianna Haroutounian As Aida At the Teatro Real
Soprano Lianna Haroutounian will no longer sing the role of "Aida" at the Teatro Real. The soprano, who was expected to perform the title role in the third cast of the production, has been replaced by Ana Lucrecia García. The Teatro Real gave no explanation for the change but it is the latest in a line of changes that have been seen for the revival. According to Platea, earlier in…
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Teatro Real De Madrid 2017-18 Review – Carmen: Calixto Bieito’s Vision Gains Relevancy in Spain’s Current Tumultuous Times
This marked my third time traveling to Madrid. What made this one unique was the number of Spanish flags in neighborhoods in the capital – a result of recent events in which autonomous Catalonia is seeking independence. That political backdrop brought further relevance to Calixto Bieito’s production of "Carmen," seen at the beautiful Teatro Real on Thursday night. It’s a production that was first performed in 1999 in the Catalonia…
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Ermonela Jaho Graces The Opera Platform As ‘Madama Butterfly’
The Opera Platform is set to live stream the Teatro Real's current production of Puccini's "Madama Butterfly." The live stream will take place on June 30 and will feature director Mario Gas's production, which is set in a 1930’s film studio where they are working on a film adaptation of Puccini’s opera. Gas opens the opera’s plot up by adding a film crew, offering two interpretations simultaneously, the acting in…
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Javier Camarena, Plácido Domingo & ‘Dead Man Walking’ Among Highlights of Teatro Real’s 2017-18 Season
The Teatro Real has finally announced its 2017-18 season, later than most other organizations. But the company has packed quite a punch for its upcoming showcase, with 13 operas on the docket. It all starts on Sept. 13 with Mozart’s rarely performed “Lucio Silla” directed by Claus Guth. The cast will be led by Patricia Petibon, who will sing five of the nine performances of the work. “Carmen” opens on…
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‘I Puritani’ With Diana Damrau And Javier Camarena Slated For Cinemas
Bellini's "I Puritani" returns to cinemas from the Teatro Real de Madrid. The broadcast, which was originally live streamed over the summer in 2016 on Facebook and in the main square of the Teatro Real, will be in cinemas from May 4 until May 7 throughout Spain. The opera stars Diana Damrau in the lead role of Elvira and Javier Camarena as Arturo. Nicolas Testé and Ludovic Tézier also star…
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Teatro Real And Medici.tv Team Up For ‘Rodelinda’ Live Stream
On March 31, the Teatro Real and Medici.tv will present Handel's "Rodelinda" on the live stream platform. The performance will feature the new production by Claus Guth, which the director noted was inspired by a house in London in which Mike Jagger lived in. Guth also noted that he didn't want to use a specific time period because the story of the opera was about real life people and therefore the plot could…