Opera

Alcina

Georg Friedrich Händel

27 Oct, 15 - 10 Nov, 15

Musical conductor: Christopher Moulds

Stage Director: David Alden

Händel's musical genius and the fantastical story from Orlando furioso, the epic poem by Ludovico Ariosto that inspired the opera, made Alcina one of the most popular operas by the Saxon composer (alongside Ariodante and Orlando, which were also inspired by the same great literary work) performed in Covent Garden in 1735. The story, which has echoes of Homer, features the sorceress Alcina, who draws the protagonists to her island to seduce them and turn them into part of the landscape; it shows Ruggiero and Bradamante's struggle to get rid of the evil witch, and continues to captivate audiences today with subtle metaphors on the illusions created by love and passion. In this adaptation by David Alden, who is making his début at the Royal Theatre, Alcina's magical kingdom is the theatre itself, constructed with references to Hollywood, magazines and musical comedy. The seemingly happy ending when Ruggiero gets married to Bradamante in an entirely conventional way in a suburbs manages to inspire nostalgia for the theatrical world where the sorceress reigned.

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"Alcina"

Opera seria in three acts

Music by Georg Friedrich Händel

Anonymous libretto based on L'isola di Alcina (1728) by Riccardo Broschi, with cantos VI and VII from the epic poem Orlando Furioso (1516) by Ludovico Ariosto

First performed in the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden in London, on 16 April 1735
First performance in Madrid

A new production by the Royal Theatre, co-produced with the Opéra National de Bordeaux

Releases

Amigos del Real

06 June

2015

Suscribers

11 June

2015

General Public

16 June

2015

Show functions

  • Date/hour
  • Space
  • Cast
  • Subscription ticket

27 October 2015

21:00

Main Auditorium

Alcina, Anna Christy, Christine Rice, Sonia Prina, Luca Tittoto, Allan Clayton, Erika Escribà
Subscription tickets E

04 November 2015

21:00

Main Auditorium

Alcina, Anna Christy, Christine Rice, Sonia Prina, Luca Tittoto, Allan Clayton, Erika Escribà
Subscription tickets A

03 November 2015

21:00

Main Auditorium

Sofia Soloviy, María José Moreno, Josè Maria Lo Monaco, Angélique Noldus, Johannes Weisser, Anthony Gregory, Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli
Subscription tickets B

10 November 2015

21:00

Main Auditorium

Alcina, Anna Christy, Christine Rice, Sonia Prina, Luca Tittoto, Allan Clayton, Erika Escribà
Subscription tickets -

30 October 2015

21:00

Main Auditorium

Sofia Soloviy, María José Moreno, Josè Maria Lo Monaco, Angélique Noldus, Johannes Weisser, Anthony Gregory, Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli
Subscription tickets D

06 November 2015

21:00

Main Auditorium

Alcina, Anna Christy, Christine Rice, Sonia Prina, Luca Tittoto, Allan Clayton, Erika Escribà
Subscription tickets F

31 October 2015

21:00

Main Auditorium

Alcina, Anna Christy, Christine Rice, Sonia Prina, Luca Tittoto, Allan Clayton, Erika Escribà
Subscription tickets G

08 November 2015

19:00

Main Auditorium

Alcina, Anna Christy, Christine Rice, Sonia Prina, Luca Tittoto, Allan Clayton, Erika Escribà
Subscription tickets H

01 November 2015

19:00

Main Auditorium

Sofia Soloviy, María José Moreno, Josè Maria Lo Monaco, Angélique Noldus, Johannes Weisser, Anthony Gregory, Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli
Subscription tickets X

02 November 2015

21:00

Main Auditorium

Alcina, Anna Christy, Josè Maria Lo Monaco, Sonia Prina, Luca Tittoto, Allan Clayton, Erika Escribà
Subscription tickets Y

Parallel activities

Exposición. El Furioso en la BNE

What's OnMuseo de la Biblioteca Nacional de España

Selección de las principales ediciones de Orlando furioso, de Ludovico Ariosto
6 de octubre de 2015 - 17 de enero de 2016. Museo de la BNE

06

October

2015

Los domingos de cámara. Programa dedicado a Händel.

What's OnTeatro Real

Solistas de la Orquesta Titular del Teatro Real
8 de noviembre de 2015, 12.00 horas. Sala principal

08

November

2015

12:00

Enfoques

What's OnTeatro Real

Encuentro con Christopher Moulds, David Alden, José Máximo Leza y Joan Matabosch.

22

October

2015

20:15

Recital de Xavier Sabata, contratenor

What's OnTeatro Real

Markello Chrysikopoulos, clave
Simos Papanas, violín
Fundación Albéniz. Pza. Oriente, s/n (entrada por c/ Requena, 1)
5 de noviembre de 2015. 20.00 horas

05

October

2015

20:00

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