Ainhoa Arteta, Angela Meade & José Bros Headline Teatro La Maestranza’s 2018-19 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Teatro La Maestranza has announced its 2018-19 season featuring opera, zarzuela, and recitals.

Here is a look at what the season will offer.


The season opens with Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” Leonor Bonilla, José Bros, Vitaliy Bilyy, Mirco Palazzi, and Manuel de Diego. Filippo Sanjust directs the production with Renato Balsadonna conducting.

Performance Dates: Oct. 26 – Nov. 4, 2018

Tomás Marco’s “Tenorio” makes a rare appearance with Alfredo García, Nuria Garcés-Arres, and Manuel de Diego in a concert performance. Manuel Busto conducts.

Performance Date: Oct 31, 2018.

A new double bill comes to Seville with the Spanish premiere of Krenek’s “Der Diktator” and Ullmann’s El emperador de la Atlántida.” Martin Gantner, Nicola Beller Carbone, Natalia Labourdette, and Vicente Ombuena star in the productions with Pedro Halffter conducting productions by Rafael R. Villalobos and Gustavo Tambascio.

Performance Dates: Nov. 30-Dec. 4, 2018

Angela Meade, Piero Pretti, Dmitry Lavrov, and Agnieszka Rehlis star in a production of Verdi’s “Il Trovatore.” Pedro Halffter conducts Stefano Vizzioli’s production.

Performance Dates: March 20-29, 2019

Handel’s “Israel en Egipto” gets a concert performance starring Julie Cooper, Katy Hill, Daniel Collins, Edward McMullan, Mark Dobell, Tom Robson, Ben Davies and Eamonn Dougan. Harry Christophers conducts the Sixteen Orchestra and Choir.

Performance Date: April 13, 2019

Pedro Halffter conducts Giordano’s “Andrea Chénier” with Ainhoa Arteta, Alfred Kim, and Juan Jesús Rodríguez. Alfonso Romero Mora directs the new production from the Festival Castell de Peralada y ABAO.

Performance Dates: June 5-14, 2019


The season will include Sorozábal’s “La tabernera del puerto” conducted by Oliver Díaz and directed Mario Gas. María José Moreno, Antonio Gandía, Ángel Ódena, Rubén Amoretti, Ruth González, Vicky Peña, Pep Molina, Ángel Ruiz, and Abel García star.

Performance Dates: Feb. 7-10, 2019


There will be recitals during the season from with Veronica Cangemi and Carlos Mena teaming for a concert of  arias and duets from Vivaldi and Handel and another by Ramón Vargas.