Opera

Achille in Sciro

Francesco Corselli

17 Feb, 23 - 25 Feb, 23

Musical Conductor: Ivor Bolton | Stage Director: Mariame Clément | Baroque Orchestra of Seville | Principal Chorus of the Teatro Real 

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Disguise and transvestism were an essential part of opera plots from the Venetian origins of this genre. In line with this tradition -   continued by ópera seria – the episode of Aquiles on the island of Esciros inspired more than 30 compositions for voice based on the libretto of Metastasio in 1737: Tetis, mother of Aquiles, disguises her son as a woman to hide him in the court of King Licomedes and prevent his participation in the Trojan War.  (What else is missing?). However, the plan begins to come apart when Aquiles, incapable of subduing his virility, falls in love with Princess Deidamia.

Francesco Corselli is a fundamental name in Spanish opera of the 18th century:  as Kapellmeister of the Royal Chapel of Madrid for nearly 30 years, he was the principle supplier of opera to the Spanish court. Some of these were under the artistic direction of the famous castrato Farinelli. First seen in 1744 at the Real Coliseo del Buen Retiro in Madrid, Achille in Sciro was composed to celebrate the marriage of the Infanta of Spain, Maria Teresa Rafaela to the Dauphin of France. Staging this opera was postponed by the interruption of the pandemic and it represents a momentous milestone in the recovery of our musical heritage.


Opera drammatica in three acts

Music by Francesco Corselli (1705-1778)
Libretto by Pietro Metastasio

Premiered for the firts time at the Real Coliseo del Buen Retiro de Madrid, 8 December 1744
Recoupered by the Instituto Complutense de Ciencias Musicales (ICCMU)

Premiere at the Teatro Real

New production of the Teatro Real


Artistic team

Musical Conductor and harpsichordist I Ivor Bolton

Stage Director I Mariame Clément 

Stage and Costume Designer I Julia Hansen

Choreographer I Mathieu Guilhaumon

Lighting Designer I Ulrik Gad

Baroque Orchestra of Seville

Principal Chorus of the Teatro Real


Cast

Licomede | Mirco Palazzi

                  José Coca - 21 feb

Ulises | Tim Mead 

Deidamia | Francesca Aspromonte 

Teagene | Sabina Puértolas

Achille / Pirra | Franco Fagioli

Arcade | Kryzstian Adam

Nearco | Juan Sancho

 

 

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14 November

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15 November

2022

Friends of Teatro Real

16 November

2022

Subscribers

17 November

2022

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22 November

2022

Performances

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17 February 2023

19:30

Main Auditorium

Subscription tickets E

19 February 2023

18:00

Main Auditorium

Subscription tickets F

21 February 2023

19:30

Main Auditorium

Subscription tickets D

23 February 2023

19:30

Main Auditorium

Subscription tickets B

25 February 2023

19:30

Main Auditorium

Subscription tickets G

Parallel activities

Enfoques

What's OnGayarre Hall

Ponemos el foco sobre la producción de Aquiles en Esciros con algunos de sus protagonistas. 

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2023

20:15

Mesa redonda

What's OnBiblioteca Nacional

La mitología en la literatura y la ópera. Mesa redonda en torno a Aquiles en Esciros y L'Orfeo | 17 de noviembre

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Conferencia

What's OnBiblioteca Regional de Madrid

Itinerarios. Escenarios teatrales en el palacio y los jardines del Buen Retiro | Febrero 

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Conferencia

What's OnFundación Pastor

Mito clásico y ópera: Aquiles en Esciros | Febrero

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Descubrir a Corselli

What's OnInstituto Cervantes. Sede Central

Música de España de origen italiano

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Ciclo de cine

What's OnFundación SGAE

Primeras transrepresentaciones | Febrero

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Encuentro

What's OnIstituto Italiano di Cultura di Madrid

Redescubriendo obras maestras | Febrero

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Conferencia

What's OnMuseo Arqueológico Nacional

Conferencia sobre el mito de Aquiles por Margarita Moreno Conde | Febrero

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Exposición

What's OnMuseo de Historia de Madrid

Príamo rescatando el cadáver de Héctor - Exposición como pieza del mes del abanico de marfil, con incrustaciones de oro y piedras semipreciosas | Febrero

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Seminario

What's OnMuseo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

Los hombres no quieren ir a la guerra

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Ciclo de conferencias

What's OnPatrimonio Nacional

Corselli y la Real Capilla. Ceremonias cortesanas. Ciclo de conferencias enmarcado en la actividad de Patrimonio Nacional Los martes en Palacio | 7, 14 y 21 de febrero de 2023

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Visita

What's OnRed Cooperación Rutas de Carlos V

La leyenda de las siete mancas.  
Visita a la villa de Simancas y, en exclusiva, también al Archivo de Simancas | 18 febrero

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Proyección

What's OnSala Equis

Proyección de Aquiles en Esciros. Ciclo de cine péplum | Febrero 

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