Opera

Aquiles in Esciros

Achille in Sciro

Francesco Corselli

17 Mar, 20 - 27 Mar, 20

Seville Baroque Orchestra

Musical conductor: Ivor Bolton

Stage Director: Mariame Clément

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Aquiles en Esciros
PREMIERE AT THE TEATRO REAL New production by the Teatro Real

09 DIC. 19

Date of sale

17 Mar 20

Premiere

27 Mar 20

Last Performance

8

Performances

One of the great cultural events of the season, with libretto by Pietro Metastasio and music by Francesco Corselli, the Teatro Real welcomes the premiere of Achilles on Skyros, an opera which was first presented in the Court of the Real Coliseum of the Buen Retiro in Madrid on the 8th of December, 1744.  This new production represents the first time that this piece, recuperated by the Instituto Complutense de Ciencias Musicales (ICCM), will be publicly presented with its premiere in the Teatro Real, which signs for a new production within its commitment for the recuperation of our best lyrical patrimony.


Dramatic Opera in three acts.

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

Premiered in the Court of the Real Coliseum of the Buen Retiro in Madrid on the 8th of December, 1744.

Work recuperated by the Instituto Complutense de Ciencias Musicales (ICCMU)

Premiere in the Teatro Real

New production of the Teatro Real

 


Artistic Team

Conductor I Ivor Bolton

Stage Director I Mariame Clement 

Set and Costume Designer I Julia Hansen

Coreographer I Mathieu Guilhaumon

Lighting Designer I Philippe Berthomé

 

Cast

Licomede

  • Andrea Mastroni- 17, 19, 22, 25, 27 mar 
  • I Grigory Shkarupa - 20, 23, 26 mar 

Ulisse

  • Tim Mead - 17, 19, 22, 25, 27 mar 
  • Christopher Lowrey - 20, 23, 26 mar 

Deidamia

  • Francesca Aspromonte -  17, 19, 22, 25, 27 mar 
  • Francesca Lombardi Mazzuli -  20, 23, 26 mar 

Teagene

  • I Sabina Puértolas - 17, 19, 22, 25, 27 mar
  • Leonor Bonilla - 20, 23, 26 mar 

Achille/ Pirra

  • Franco Fagioli - 17, 19, 22, 25, 27 mar
  • Jake Arditti - 20, 23, 26 mar 

Arcade

  • Kenneth Tarver - 17, 19, 22, 25, 27 mar
  • David Alegret - 20, 23, 26 mar 

Nearco

  • Juan Sancho - 17, 19, 22, 25, 27 mar
  • Kryzstian Adam - 20, 23, 26 mar 
Language

Italiano

Subtitles in

Español, Inglés

   

Synopsis of Aquiles in Esciros

The chapter of the myth of Achilles in the island of Skyros, and specifically the attraction of the carnival-like disguises and the transposition of genders serves as the inspiration for over thirty lyrical compositions between the middle of the XVIII century until over two centuries later.

Thetis, the mother of Achilles, determined to masquerade him as a woman in order to hide him in the Court of the King Lycomedes, and therefore avoid that the Greek warriors take him off to the battle at which they intend to destroy Troy.  Their determination in counting Achilles among their ranks is the consequence of a prophecy which states that, without him, the victory will not be possible.  What starts out as an apparently effective idea, is complicated when Achilles falls in love with one of the princesses, and it becomes even more serious when Achilles is sent to the island to try to find his own whereabouts.

Francesco Corselli wrote Acilles on Skyros in Madrid, where he lived during the majority of his professional career and where he worked as Maestro of the Royal Chapel

This work, which initially had its future limited to a few performances for the Court, now arrives at the Teatro Real as part of an indispensable effort to recuperate our best lyric patrimony.

Releases

Amigos del Real

26 November

2019

Suscribers

03 December

2019

General Public

10 December

2019

Show functions

  • Date/hour
  • Space
  • Cast
  • Subscription ticket

17 March 2020

20:00

Main Auditorium

Andrea Mastroni, Tim Mead, Francesca Aspromonte, Sabina Puértolas, Franco Fagioli, Kenneth Tarver, Juan Sancho
Subscription tickets E

19 March 2020

20:00

Main Auditorium

Andrea Mastroni, Tim Mead, Francesca Aspromonte, Sabina Puértolas, Franco Fagioli, Kenneth Tarver, Juan Sancho
Subscription tickets X

20 March 2020

20:00

Main Auditorium

Grigory Shakarupa, Christopher Lowrey, Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli, Leonor Bonilla, Jake Arditti, David Alegret, Kryzstian Adam
Subscription tickets B

22 March 2020

18:00

Main Auditorium

Andrea Mastroni, Tim Mead, Francesca Aspromonte, Sabina Puértolas, Franco Fagioli, Kenneth Tarver, Juan Sancho
Subscription tickets C

23 March 2020

20:00

Main Auditorium

Grigory Shakarupa, Christopher Lowrey, Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli, Leonor Bonilla, Jake Arditti, David Alegret, Kryzstian Adam
Subscription tickets A

25 March 2020

20:00

Main Auditorium

Andrea Mastroni, Tim Mead, Francesca Aspromonte, Sabina Puértolas, Franco Fagioli, Kenneth Tarver, Juan Sancho
Subscription tickets D

26 March 2020

20:00

Main Auditorium

Grigory Shakarupa, Christopher Lowrey, Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli, Leonor Bonilla, Jake Arditti, David Alegret, Kryzstian Adam
Subscription tickets F

27 March 2020

20:00

Main Auditorium

Andrea Mastroni, Tim Mead, Francesca Aspromonte, Sabina Puértolas, Franco Fagioli, Kenneth Tarver, Juan Sancho
Subscription tickets H

Parallel activities

Enfoques

What's OnGayarre Hall

Encuentro con los artistas de la producción. 

Actividad Gratuita

12

March

2020

20:15

En torno a Achille in Sciro

What's OnGayarre Hall

José Luis Téllez ofrece al público, 45 minutos antes de cada función, las claves de la ópera. 

Todos a la Gayarre

What's OnGayarre Hall

El fiero Aquiles disimula

29 de marzo, 12.00 y 17.00 h. 

Visita Guiada

What's OnBiblioteca Regional de Madrid

Un recorrido pionero por los escenarios teatrales en el palacio y los jardines del Buen Retiro.

Marzo. Actividad Gratuita

Concierto

What's OnCírculo de Bellas Artes

Música para viola de gamba de los siglos XVI y XVII interpretada por Jordi Savall en la sala de columnas.

Fecha por determinar

Proyecciones

What's OnFundación SGAE

Tomando como referencia la producción del Teatro Real, se presentará un ciclo de cine sobre el cine queer.

Marzo. Sala Berlanga

Conferencia

What's OnInstitut Français

Dos especialistas en música barroca explicarán al público la belleza que contienen las partituras del XVIII.

Actividad Gratuita

19

March

2020

20:00

Visita Guiada

What's OnMuseo Arqueológico Nacional

La historia de Aquiles a través de una visita a la sala de Grecia del museo.

Actividad Gratuita

18

March

2020

18:00

Recital

What's OnMuseo Nacional de Escultura

Una velada musical en la Casa del Sol de Valladolid, con repertorio italiano del siglo XVIII para voz y arpa. 

02

April

2020

20:30

Ciclo de Conciertos

What's OnFundación Juan March

Corselli en Palacio

Tres conciertos para conocer al autor italiano.

21, 28 de marzo, y 4 de abril. 12.00 h

Actividad Gratuita

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