The Teatro Real conquers the ‘heaven’ of lyric with Jaume Plensa | EUROtoday

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The Madrid Coliseum opens its season with a brand new manufacturing of ‘Medea’ by Cherubini and an inventive intervention by the writer of ‘Julia’ that may fill its dome with clouds.

Jaume Plensa, during the presentation
Jaume Plensa, throughout the presentation of the ‘Cielo’ challenge at the Teatro Real.Javier del Real

He Royal Theater He had a final minute shock in retailer for the opening of his season. This afternoon, earlier than the curtain rises on a brand new manufacturing of Medea of Cherubini in the presence of the Kings, all eyes will probably be on the dome of the most important room, the place the sky of Madrid will probably be projected, an inventive intervention by Jaume Plensa that recovers and updates the pictorial custom of classicism with 4 high-resolution projectors that create the optical phantasm of an immense clear dome. As an opera fan, I understand how arduous it’s to disconnect once we burst into the room dragging all the noise from the road, the Catalan artist, additionally the writer of the levitating doorways that debuted at the Liceu in Barcelona, ​​tells EL MUNDO precisely one yr in the past. I believed of these altering clouds, getting darker and darker, like an expertise in transit in the direction of the essential silence that should precede all operatic motion.

The transferring photos of this mild portray, which can cowl the floor of the picket tondo and encompass the giant central lamp for the 20 minutes earlier than the begin of every efficiency, have been filmed with 4K cameras from the roof from the theater itself over the course of three days in June and have been later edited into seven clips that may alternate all through the season. with the challenge Cielo the Teatro Real will proceed to vindicate its roots and provides wings to the creativeness, he stated at a press convention Gregorio Maran, president of the board of trustees of the Theater Foundation. But it can accomplish that by way of wings that take root and roots that fly, as Juan Ramón Jiménez proposed in his well-known aphorism. It was in 2007 when the Madrid Coliseum contacted Plensa for the first time, with the concept of ​​creating a group of up to date artwork that was unaffordable as a result of the looming disaster, however the collaboration has not change into efficient till now, due to the assist of the patron and businessman. Juan Antonio Pérez Simón and the Friends of the Teatro Real Foundation.

Plensa’s work will even function a metaphor for a season that goals to proceed conquering the sky of lyric with nice stars and basic titles of the repertoire. Starting with the Medea to be carried out, from as we speak till October 4, by maestro Ivor Bolton primarily based on a essential version by Heiko Cullmann with recitatives in French by Alan Curtis. The new manufacturing by Paco Azorn, co-produced by the Abu Dhabi Festival, proposes a stark studying of Euripides’ tragedy that will probably be carried out on stage by three top-level sopranos (Maria Agresta, Saioa Hernandez and Maria Pia Piscitelli) all through 11 capabilities that will probably be devoted to Maria Callas on the centenary of her delivery. In three of them (these on September 22, 23 and 25) the employees of the Intermezzo Choir of the Teatro Real have introduced partial strikes to denounce her precarious employment state of affairs.

Jaume Plensa, during the presentation
Jaume Plensa, throughout the presentation of the ‘Cielo’ challenge at the Teatro Real.Javier del Real

The infanticidal delusion of Medea, one of the thematic axes of the programming, will probably be resumed in July with the semi-staged model of the Mde de Charpentir, on this event by the specialist William Christie and the musicians of Les Arts Florissants. Another delusion, that of Ariosto’s errant and livid knight, materialize in three suggestive proposals: a brand new meeting of the Orlando by Handel, a live performance model of Orlando paladin of Haydn and The liberation of Ruggiero from the island of Alcina by the baroque composer Francesca Caccini that Blanca Li tailored at the Teatros del Canal. Also in collaboration with the Naves del Espaol in Matadero, it can premiere at the finish of October The Regentthird opera by composer Marisa Manchado primarily based on a libretto by Amelia Valcrcel and edited by Brbara Lluch.

The first stage model of the Tenorio by Toms Marco (who indicators the libretto and rating, leaving the dramaturgy in the palms of the Señor Serrano Group) and the two fashionable titles with which the Teatro Real will make its explicit August: Rigoletto by Verdi (in a montage by Miguel del Arco with Javier Camarena in the position of the Duke of Mantua) and a Madama Butterfly by Puccini devoted to Victoria de los Angeles on her centenary.

The different nice pillars of the season will probably be The passenger by Weinberg (whose overwhelming story will probably be advised with one of the most sought-after batons of the second, that of the Polish director Mirga Grainyt-Tyla); the double program The human voice/The wait by Poulenc/Schoenberg (on the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of his delivery) designed for the event by Christof Loy; The Mastersingers of Nremberg (new Wagnerian milestone by Pablo Heras-Casado) y Lear by Aribert Reimann in the already applauded stage model by Calixto Bieito. In complete:_119 opera performances and 455 reveals (greater than double that of final yr) due to the musical programming, workshops and conferences for youngsters and adolescents that will probably be held in parallel at the Real Teatro del Retiro.